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(un)Common Reedbuck

(un)Common Reedbuck
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-23
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO DG, Digital RAW 200, UV Filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Krugerpark feb/mar 2007
Theme(s): Kruger National Park 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-01 10:02
Viewed: 4462
Points: 17
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Took this picture near Lower Sabie,it is a common reedbuck,but not so common as it not so much seen in the krugerpark,not so much posted on TN and quite unusual as this male has only one horn left

Hope you like it and TFW.

Common Reedbuck

The Southern Reedbuck, or Common Reedbuck, (Redunca arundinum) is an antelope, found in
Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and northern South Africa.

Southern Reedbucks average 85 centimeters at the shoulder, and weigh
around 70 kilogrammes. They have grey-brown coats with a white underbelly
and black forelegs. Males have ridged horns of around 35 centimetres,
which grow backwards and then curve forwards.

Southern Reedbucks live in valley and upland areas, where they eat grasses and reeds.
Old Southern Reedbuck males are territorial, living with a single female, which they
follow at all times to prevent it having contact with rival males. Females and young
males are usually solitary, except in the dry season, when they sometimes form herds of
up to twenty individuals out of necessity. They are diurnal, but inactive during the
heat of the day.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-01 10:45]

Hello Paul,
Very fine capture of this "not so common" Reedbuck. He's obviously been given the wrong name! What a shame about the missing horn but even so a shot worth a lot! I like his pose and details are sharp and colours very pleasing.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-01 10:51]

Hi Paul,

Beautiful picture of this one-horned buck. The colors, details, pose and setting are all wonderful.


great subject
good picture

hi paul,
nice shot of the reedbuck with one horn,
well composed shot, well saturated colours, liked the way you have opted for shallow dof,
tfs & regards

CIao Paul. Bella composizione. colori eccellenti e soggetto interessante. Racconta con le sue ferite le difficoltà par la sopravvivenza. Ciao Emilio

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-01 21:12]

Hello Paul,
Excellent capture of this unique animal, is that also a hole under his left ear too? Looks like he has had a tough go.

Nice shot Paul. Good POV, Very good tones and crop. tfs. stev

This is an interesting capture of an unusual subject. I guess once a horn is lost, it's gone for good. Makes one wonder what happened to it. Nice sharpness and natural color.

Evelynn : )

Lovely capture and colours! Looking straight at you too.
Graceful shot...

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