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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon Eos 300D Digital Rebel, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Baby Animals 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-16 3:44
Viewed: 3355
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I almost hit this baby Pronghorn Antelope as he was laying in the middle of a trail I was driving on in the Jenner area. He got up and ran 3 meters and laid down enabling me to shot this photo. Fawns are born after a gestation period of 7.5-8 months, this little guy was only about one day old as his embilical cord was still attached. Within a couple of weeks he will stay by moms' side instead of hiding. While he hides mom comes to nurse him every couple of hours, then hides him again. When I came back by he had been moved. This photo has been cropped.

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great-intimate moment and interesting comment, TFS Oro

Hi Rick,
the well decided approach from eye level makes this animal portrait a real eye catcher. And pulling in the landscape by wideangle provides all the information to the viewer to create a strong feeling for the place, the moment, and the animal as part of its habitat.
Thank you! Best regards,

Hi Rick,
Strange it wasn't scared...
You must have been really close with the camera. Almost touching the animal...

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-12-16 11:55]
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What a tender capture, Rick.
Both you and he were lucky that you had this encounter. For you, an opportunity to get this lovely shot.
For him, a chance to be seen and be safe.
I really like your low POV.
The position of the head in the foreground and the body curled up behind him make him look so vulnerable.
Very sharp details and perfect exposure.
TFS this unusual scene.
TFS. : )

Hello Rick,
I like this wide angle shot of the baby antelope.
You got a poweful visual scene, with the low POV used, that creates a connection with the animal, and transmit us some kind of vulnerability.
The compostion works pretty well also,
Congratulations and thanks for share,

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-12-16 21:55]

Interesting POV! And, the detail looks excellent.
Thanks & TFS,

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer [C: 191 W: 0 N: 10] (173)
  • [2006-12-17 13:38]

dŁnyaya merhaba...selamlar

Hi Rick,
It pays to look at all pictures of a photographer,somehow I overlooked this picture and to my chagrin you have taken a picture of an antelope-oops!Ignore my request for an antelope as in another post I made.The point of view on this shot is not conventional and I like that.Maybe if this picture were a little darker it would pop.Very nice comment by the way,keep 'em coming.

Terrific POV ! I like the perspective as it lets the viewer see the surrounding landscape. Just beautiful. Colors and details are stunning. Feel like I could reach out and touch him. TFS

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