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Copyright: Edwin OWO (OWO) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 18] (120)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-05
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, Sigma EX Multi-Coated UV 77mm
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Acrobat animals, African Rare Antelope 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-01 6:50
Viewed: 6914
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Oryx Gazella (or Gemsbok in Afrikaans) was doing it's thing in a way I've never seen before. I just had to get this very unusual position on camera. Nearly wet my pants laughing.
The Oryx gazella has fine defintion contours. The most intrigueing about these antelope specie is that they can stay alive for a long time without drinking water getting sufficient from eating.

I must say that the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is one of the most beautiful parks I've seen, on par with Etosha and Serengeti. It is definitely worth a visit.

Shot n RAW.
Slight increase in contrast, decrease in lighting. USM.
Framed and adjusted size for posting.
All in PSE3.

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Hahaha, wonderful, Edwin!
I love your POV in front of this funny Gazella.
A perfect moment, thank you very much for sharing it with us, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2006-01-01 8:53]

Oryx Gazella (or Gemsbok in Afrikaans) was doing it's thing in a way I've never seen before, nice capture..

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-01-01 12:22]

This is a hilarious shot. Edwin.
I have never seen anything like this either. I have never heard of ruminants squatting like dogs to do their business. Very funny and unusual indeed. Great POV and sharpness. TFS. : )
Happy New Year to you and yours!

Edwin, no doubt this a a funny and nice moment.

I like composition and colors too.

A great "pose" and eye contact.

I tried a workshop. Please, let me know what you think.

Very catching posture he's in...:)

Very good capture with good detail and colour,
funny pose.

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  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2006-01-02 8:39]

Superbe attitude, très originale. Dommage pour les cornes et les sabots sinon cette photo était parfaite. Tu disposais d'un 70-200, tu avais pourtant de la marge en matière de cadrage. Enfin, e safari on ne fait pas toujours ce que l'on veut, c'est mon expérience qui parle.


:) Right place at the right time. GREAT shot. Great composition and colours

Nice job

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  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2006-01-02 13:01]

Now now, now smut allowed! Gotta be a winner! You'r the man - perfect moment forever. TFS

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-12-16 2:14]

Hello Edwin,
You made a funny shot :-)) You caught an unusual moment and the pose is realy great. The Oryx gazella seems to look at you and think "get away with your camera" ;-)
Well seen and well done.

Hi Edwin

I have seen many odd actions, but this is a first!!

TFS. Unfortunately I have used up today's allocation of points


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