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My name is gnu

My name is gnu
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Copyright: jessica balderas (jessbalderas) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 12] (54)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-11-02
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Exposure: f/4.1
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-05 22:23
Viewed: 7422
Points: 4
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The wildebeest (plural, wildebeest or wildebeests), also called the gnu (pronounced /nu/ or /nju/), is an antelope of the genus Connochaetes. It is a hooved (ungulate) mammal.

The principal food source of wildebeest is grasses.
The name wildebeest finds its origin in the Dutch and Afrikaans words wild and beest, which mean "wild animal" and "beest" in Afrikaans means "cattle" (or "steer"). Although the name is derived from the Dutch language, the name wildebeest doesn't officially exist in the Dutch language. The Dutch name for wildebeest is gnoe (where the Dutch "g" is pronounced [x], as in loch).

source: wikipedia

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Hello Jessica! Wonderful scene. Amazing gnu. Beautiful animal. Nice take, nice frame. Regards!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-07 12:17]

Hello Jessica

A very good shot of this oft not seen gnu.
The lighting is very good with warm colours.
Well focused with sharp details.
The POV is well chosen.


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