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Three of a kind.

Three of a kind.
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Copyright: Erwin Kruger (rommel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-15
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, (digital)
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-22 3:21
Viewed: 2829
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
At first there were two of them side by side,so patience aid off as a bit later the third wildebeest happened to park himself in the right spot.That was luck.Wildebeest also called Gnu of the genus Connochaetes and a hooved mammal. Although it looks freightening , the horned wildebeest is neither aggressive or particularly dangerous.Tresspasses are first threatened with loud bellowing calls but its usual response to danger is flight.At the age of three or four the male leaves the group and attempts to establish terrotories of its own.They graze mainly on short sweet grasses.They reach sexual maturity at two to three years with a gestation period of eight to nine months.Usually have one off spring.

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Hi Erwin

Great shot of these three wilderbeest. Excellent composition and sharpness.


Brilliant and well captured trio, Erwin! Very sufficient dept of field, moderate natural colors and sharpness. Good job!
George Veltchev

Hello Erwin,
a very beautiful capture of these three Gnus, superb sharpness and marvellous colours, excellent POV and composition, well done.
Best regards

Hi Erwin,

Good timing to catch this trio while looking toward their forward alltogether. Very cute, and it looks like they are enjoying themself:) You have positioned them nicely in the frame.
Have a nice Sunday MF!


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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2010-05-23 0:23]

Hi Erwin,
good shot and presentation. An interesting informations. Well done photo.
Have a nice sunday.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-05-23 9:19]

Hi Erwin!
Excellent sharp capture of this gnus! Very good POV. Splendid light and colours.
Ciao! Vanda

Hello Erwin
excellent capture of this Wildebeests, i like her positions very much
this trio is well reproduced with sharp details
the colors are just right
fine DOF and beautiful scenery
Have a good night

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-07-05 4:01]

Hello Erwin,
you have a collection of excellent wild animals and most of them are very exciting. This is a hard to find image. The arrangement is excellent and the details are suerb.
You have chosen a wonderful pov and I would say it is a danfgerous one too.
A well thought shot and an exciting view.


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