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Black-backed Jackal

Black-backed Jackal
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40 D, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BEST OF: Foxes, Maned wolves, & Jackals 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-25 5:16
Viewed: 5434
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Black-backed Jackal usually lives together in pairs that last for life, but often hunts in packs to catch larger prey such as the Impala and antelopes. It is very territorial; each pair dominates a permanent territory. It is mainly nocturnal, but the Black-backed Jackal comes out in the day occasionally. Its predators include the Leopard and humans. Jackals are sometimes killed for their furs, or because they are considered predators of livestock.

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Brilliant shot. Blur motion on the foot while the head is crisp clear is just perfect.
I saw a pair in kenya by day light too. Out of reach distance for my camera. Yet it was a beautiful sight. Their way of walking is much more souple than dogs. Almost dancing-like.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2008-10-25 6:08]

Very nice shot.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-25 7:53]

Hello Tom,
Very beautiful photo of this Jackal. You were lucky to see this animal so close.
Sharpness, details and POV are excellent. Great natural colours. Good OOF BG.

Hi Tom,
What a great shot! I would have been much impressed to have seen this scene in the wild like this! This animal is a beauty! Exposure and colors are natural and you froze the movement well. This is a dynamic capture, congrats!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-10-25 10:14]

Hello Tom.
What a great capture of this jackal in its entirety.
Well exposed in both senses of the word.
Nice POV showing the legs in mid-stride.
He seems very intent... places to go and people to see!
TFS. )

Congrats, Tom.
Another excellent wildlife photo.
Very good sharpness; the acutance is great.
Same thing concerning the colors; these are very natural.
Very informative photo. And dynamic...and beautiful!
Well done
Thanks for sharing.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-10-25 16:50]

Hi Tom

Good action shot with excellent eye contact. The head is really sharp whilst the legs ahve enough blur to convey movement.


Hi Tom,
Super capture of this jackal, you managed crisp sharpness even with movement, the exposure is spot on as the colors and contrast bring this image alive. Well donr and TFS.
Paul :)

Hello Tom

Excellent close-up shot of the Black-backed Jackal
on movement, superbly focused with great
sharpness and details, TFS


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