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Dama Gazelle

Dama Gazelle
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Copyright: Chris T Pehlivan (CTP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, 58mm circular polarizer
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 2, African Rare Antelope 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-19 20:54
Viewed: 4266
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Everyone,
I took this Gazelle( photo at Indianapolis Zoo here in Indianapolis,Indiana.
I hope you like it:)
Have a Great Week,
Correction:This animal was next to the striped Kudus all the time(i go this zoo often)and posted sign was showing only one photo and it was Kudu!I realized it different then others but I thought maybe female or younger one :)
Special thanks to Ori for letting me know this is a gazelle and Elefantino & Lycaon for telling me this is not a Kudu!
After the above warnings I checked and find out that this is a Gazelle:)

The Dama Gazelle or Addra Gazelle Gazella dama is a species of gazelle. It lives in Africa in the Sahara desert and migrates south in search of food during the dry season. After the rains return and the desert plants turn green, they move north back to the Sahara. Poaching and destruction of their habitat have greatly diminished their numbers, and they no longer live in large herds.

It is white with a tannish-brown head and neck. The Dama gazelle also has a subspecies, the Mhorr Gazelle, Gazella dama mhorr, which is extinct in the wild. Its numbers have fallen by 80% over the last decade, and the dama is now listed as Critically Endangered.
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Hi Chris,
An excellent portrait shot on this Greater Kudu. Nice even shadowless light. Colors look great, and the detail is very sharp. I like the detail in the horns.

Hello Chris,
A lovely portrait of this fine animal!
Good colours and details, and subjects is well framed...
Nice work, my friend!
Pablo -

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-20 3:23]

Hello Chris,
Nice to see a new post from you:).I liked POV,eye contact,sharpness,framing,3D effect and composition a lot.

Nice goat ;-)

No negative comments on the technical merits of your picture but if there is one animal this is not then it's the greater kudu!! The colour of the animal, the gyration and ornamentation of the horns and even the form of the ears are totally wrong for a Tragelaphus strepsiceros.

It's not a GREATER KUDU !!
I don't know what it is but I'm sure it's not a Greater Kudu !


Hi Chris,
ID may not be correct, but I like this picture. Great sharpness and very neat. DoF was perfect. What happens to the horns?

Ben Lakitan

lovely portarit,
well composed, nice opv, good dof,
well composed,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-20 8:18]

Hi Chris

This is a very beautiful postrait of this lovely kudu.
The poV is excellent, the details are very nice and sharp nad the DOF is very well managed.
What happened to its horns?

Anyway, Bravo for this nice picture and TFS

nice, looks like a gazelle and not a kudu, TFS Ori

What a beautiful animal, Chris! I love its ornate horns.
Wonderful portrait with lovely colors, sharpness and details.
TFS and bye.

Merhaba Tolga,
Değişik ve hoş bir yakın plan çalışma.Keçinin boynuzlarındaki renk ve şekiller oldukça iginç ve dikkat çekici.Eline sağlık.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-11-21 22:19]

Hi Chris,
wow this is great, look at all those details in those antlers. Very nice sharpness and excellent composition.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-11-23 12:59]

hello my friend
you are presenting handsome portrait photo. i like your model and its exposure. point of view, depth of field, colours, focus, sharpness and details are great

Hi friend!
Beautifully composed picture with nice DOF, details, light and composition! Take care Ana:)

Hi Chris,
Great shot ! Terrific POV, love those antlers hes got, had no idea they had such a pattern. TFS

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