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Sharpe s Grysbok


Sharpe s Grysbok
Photo Information
Copyright: Vivian Droog (viv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-23
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG, Soligor UV
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/45 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-13 8:39
Viewed: 6018
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The sharpe grysbok is so extremely shy, we saw a couple but when you want to take a picture they move very fast so I have a lot move pictures. I think that this one is reasonable.
Thanks for looking and have a good weekend.



Appearance
Sharpe's Grysbok is a shy antelope, which is slightly smaller than the Cape Grysbok, and which has a thick-set body and a rich rufous-coloured coat. It stands 500 mm at the shoulder and weighs eight kg as an adult. A mingling of white and rich rufous hair on the back and sides gives this species a wiry grizzled appearance. Only rams have horns, which are 60-100 mm in length.



Diet
Principally a browser, feeding on the leaves and young shoots of shrubs and bushes. Sharpe's Grysbok also feeds on grass shoots, fruit and flowers when available. Cultivated crops are also taken at night.



Breeding
Single lambs are born after a gestation period of seven months. Because of its secretive nature very little has been recorded of this animal’s habits.



Behaviour
Sharpe’s Grysbok is usually solitary, lying up during the heat of day and grazing and browsing at night and early hours of the morning.



Where they are found
The Sharpe’s Grysbok is similar in appearance and habit as its Cape counterpart, but found in the north-eastern Mpumalanga’s Lebombo mountain range and further north. Conservation status unknown, but probably a rare species.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-03-13 10:21]

Splendid Vivian!
Nice capture and interesting.
Best,
Adrian

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-13 10:43]

Hello Vivian,
A fine capture of this little Antelope, the Sharpe's Grysbock. I must say I don't know the difference between a grysbock and a duiker. The Low POV, pose, composition, sharpness and lighting all contribute to a fine image and I thank you for introducing this species to me.
Have a good weekend,
Regards,
Ivan

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-13 12:13]

Hi Vivian. You this is reasonable. Its not its fantastic to get such a sharp picture of the littlecute animal. You have taken it with fine detail and natural colours in the fur. Your POV shows a good face on view. with a good DOF. well done TFS.
Nick..

Have a nice weekend.

hallo vivian
super scherp genomen en mooie compositie
goed van licht
een plaatje !!
je hebt ook al heel wat gezien

jij bent ook in costa rica geweest ,nou als ik met de foto's bezig ben wil ik wel weer terug.
bedankt groetjes lou

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-03-13 15:05]

Hola Viv.
Great photo. I really like this little Sharpe's
Grysbok in his natural habitat.
Lovely pose looking at You.
Have a nice weekend Viv.
Luis52.

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