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waterbuck ( female )


waterbuck ( female )
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-16
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Canon EF 300\4L IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-29 23:15
Viewed: 2271
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Waterbuck stand 120 to 136 cm (47 to 54 in) at the shoulder. Head-and-body length ranges from 140 to 240 cm (55 to 94 in) and tail length from 10 to 45 cm (3.9 to 18 in). Males weigh 200–300 kg (440–660 lb) and females 160–200 kg (350–440 lb). Their coats are reddish brown in colour and become progressively darker with age; they have a white 'bib' under their throats and white on their rumps. The waterproofing secretions of the waterbuck's sweat glands produce an unpleasant odor in its meat, unless the animal is skinned carefully. According to African myth, the meat of the waterbuck is not edible, but this is untrue—whilst not especially tasty, waterbuck venison is safe to eat. The long, spiral-structured horns, found only in males, sweep back and up.

Image taken in RAW, ISO400

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beautiful wildlife image. excellent closeup. good work. tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-09-30 14:04]

Hi George,fantastic DOF on the face,spectacular composition and dark atmosphere,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Love the intimacy of this shot.

Need to implement the "blur" Again the colors are so rich. When i shoot in Raw i don't capture this beauty...yet.

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