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Greater Kudu

Greater Kudu
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Copyright: Adam Hays (Adam73) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-29
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-07-30 1:22
Viewed: 7445
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I wanted to learn some about some animals from around the world and took a trip to the San Francisco Zoo.

Greater Kudu

From: South Africa

Greater kudu are one of the tallest and most striking antelopes. Males can weigh up to 700 pounds and are adorned with spectacular long, spiraling horns and a beard. Females are noticeably smaller and will only occasionally have small horns. They have a reddish-brown coat (grayer in adult males,) 6-10 white stripes on the flanks, a white marking between the eyes, white cheek spots and a mane that runs from the neck down the entire back. When fleeing, kudu raise their tails and roll them forward so the white underside of the tail becomes visible. Their large, sensitive ears and camouflage coloring help protect them from predators. If alarmed, they stand still and are difficult to spot. They are powerful swimmers and possess a keen sense of hearing.

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Hello Adam, great portrait of this elegance KUDU.
I love this animal and it's one of my favourite buck.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-30 1:47]

That is a great portrait of the majestic kudu, Adam.
I love the POV of this one, and the details could not be sharper.
Wow... and those horns... and the eye contact. : 0
The exposure and DOF are just perfect. The colors are beautiful.
TFS. : )

Hi Adam,
it's a great portrait of the "African ghost", pity about the tag in the ear. I like the tight crop.
Good details and the shallow DOF is very nice, the animal standout well from the BG.
Well done.

Hi Adam,
A very nice portrait, good even lighting and superb textures captured!
I appreciate the details, good choice of f/5.6...
Pablo -

Hi Adam,
Very nice close up picture of a kudu. Sharp and clear. Nice blurry BG. Excellent shot.

Ben Lakitan

Hi Adam,
What a super cool photo, so close and with such great details. Great DOF, great colors and beautiful light. The eyes are amazing.

Nice potrait. It also shows the declaining number as it is tag with numbers.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-30 5:12]

Hi Adam,
A clear portrait with excellent colors, sharpness, quality and pov.
TFS, Josť M.

Hi Adam

Well done on a very nice shot. You show your subject very well. Crisp, clear and sharp. Good quality work. :-)

Hello Adam, excllent colors, BG, POV DOF Perfect details, very crisp excllent us eof DOF Perfect Job, TFS Kyle

Hi Adam,

A great portrait of this kudu wit excellent sharpness and details,



Hello Adam,
Very nice Portrait. Excellent exposure, sharpness, detail, DOF, and a great BG.
Composed well, slightly off-center. Perhaps a bit tight right..
I did a WS to remove the evidence of man.
Very well done
PS - I did not see that you had already cloned in your WS..I posted it regardless..
Also, I would add that I personally prefer the light/color in the original posting best, but it's subjective of course :)

Wonderful photo, brilliant composition and POV! TFS - Xplorator Radu

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