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Aepyceros melampus

Aepyceros melampus
Photo Information
Copyright: Suha Derbent (catman) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 23] (269)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1997
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon F5, Nikkor 70-200mm f:2.8 D VR, Fuji Velvia 50
Exposure: f/2.8
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: South Africa
Date Submitted: 2005-01-19 3:37
Viewed: 5732
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 36
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Impala (Aepyceros melampus)
In danger of extinction (LR) IUCN
Class Mammal
Order Artiodactyla
Male 53-76 kgs
Female 40-53 kgs
Habitat Southern Africa starting from Kenya
Life span 12 years

Impalas, which are among the most important prey of large and medium size carnivores, have a gestation period of approximately 200 days. The impala fawn is 5 kgs at birth. It stands up on its feet 10 minutes after birth and within an hour it can run almost as fast as the mother. Impalas make up 75% of the kills by wild dogs, 15% of kills by hyenas, 25% of those by leopards, 44% of those by cheetahs and 29% of those by lions. Impalas are active during the day and live in herds. Their great agility enables them to leap long distances. For example, they can jump as high as 3 metres and as far as 9 metres. This takes by surprise lions and wild dogs, of whose basic diet impalas form a considerable part.

Impalas are herbivorous animals which live in herds. The leader of a herd is a male. Males that do not have a herd form bachelors’ herds.

Sabi Sabi PGR.

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Nice action shot!
A little bit more place on the left side would be better.
Well done!

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-01-19 5:17]

Excelent shot. i Like the way yyou captured the movement and the gracefullness of the impala. Technicaly also good

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ***
Color: ****
DOF: ***
POV: ****

Very good action shot, good to have something to read with.
Well done.

Suha, Great "in-flight" shot ;-) Good supporting note. Grace in motion!! TFS

Great action capture! Very easy to see the impalas' agility here. Well done!

Good action shot Suha.
You have panning it very nice , the Impala is quite sharp and a blur BG, very good.
Good colours, composition. IMO a little more space to the left.
Very well done.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-01-19 13:37]

Spectacular. great action shot. Brilliant work

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-01-19 15:12]

Well done on the action and composition.


Superbe l'effet du flou que sa donnée. Bonne photo d'action et bravo pour la netteté du sujet. Merci pour l'envoi

Pretty good capture, especially for a slow film like Velvia 50. Well done.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-01-20 5:01]

Kool action shot, good capture, excellent job.

Nice action shot, you've captured the movement quite well.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-22 13:01]

Well if you panned to to take this one, you back must have been in a knot :)

This is an excellent action shot and the note is very good

Very well done and thanks for posting.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-02-01 7:10]

One of my favourites..
This capture is impressive.Colors&composition are very well

bi kanatları eksik, ama gerek de kalmamış arkadaş kanatsız uçanlardan :)
elinizie, gözünüze sağlık. çok beğendim.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-05-24 3:05]
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Hareketi tam kıvamında dondurmuşsunuz. Renkler, detaylar, alan derinliği, pozlama harika. Tebrikler.

spectacular capture Suha. the deer is very sharp.


muthis bir zamanlama olmus

great capture, TFS Ori

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