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Eland 2

Eland 2
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Copyright: Yukiko Aramaki (Violetteddy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 1 N: 53] (160)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-07
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Pentax MZ-3, Sigma 70-300 DLMacro, 35mm negative
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-05-07 8:11
Viewed: 5843
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another photo of elands (Taurotragus oryx).
I already wrote a lot about this animal with the other eland photo, so here's a bit of complementary infomation.

Elands mainly live in semi-deserts, savannah and grasslands, and they distance themselves from deserts, forests and swamps. They are typical browsers, and they are known to use their horns to bring branches of bushes and shrubs into reach. They can live without open water for long periods, and rely on sort of plants which absorb moisture from the atmosphere at night.

Single young are born anytime of the year. The gestarion period is about 9 months. Calves can run around with the herd whithin a few hours after birth.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-07 8:40]
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Hi Yukiko!
It's very nice shot.Lighting,details,DOF and composition are wonderful.Very well done!TFS...:-)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-07 9:05]
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Belle et intéressante composition photographique pour ces superbes Oryx. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Very Well Done !

Good colours, exposure is spot on, composition is pretty good considering that they are turned away from the camera. Good image...

Very nice shot Yukiko,
Excellent compositiom, details and exposure. I personally feel that the image would look better mirrored. I have done a WS to show you.
Thanks for posting

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-05-07 18:10]
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Une belle phto nature.


Lovely natural colors. I know these animals very well. I like the natural environment in the fram e and even though they are looking away from you the compo works. I would have liked to see some catch-light in the eyes though. Impressive work, I like this a lot.

Hi Yukiki!

Nice composition you have here. Eland on the left side leave plenty of room between their heads and the edge of the frame. I like the high horizon line with the green bush. Image is sharp and well exposed.

Good picture and TFS.

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