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Buffalo Bull in the Rain

Buffalo Bull in the Rain
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40 D, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-21 12:57
Viewed: 5385
Points: 14
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African Buffalo
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The African Buffalo or Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is a large African bovid. It is up to 1.7 meters high, 3.4 meters long. Savannah type buffaloes weigh 500-900 kg, with only males, normally larger than females, reaching the upper weight range. Forest type buffaloes are only half that size.[1]The African Buffalo is not closely related to the slightly larger Wild Asian Water Buffalo, but its ancestry remains unclear. Owing to its unpredictable nature which makes it highly dangerous to humans, it has not been domesticated, unlike its Asian counterpart, the Domestic Asian Water Buffalo.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-11-21 13:58]

Hi Tom
Nice portrait.Very sharp image with excellent detail.I like the two bird on is back.
TFS Michel

Hi Tom,
Very good capture of this African Buffalo with some friends.
You have great POV and composition, sharp details.

Hi Tom,
A great image with the little birds sitting on the Buffalos back.
Obviously very tricky light to work with that day.
I like the details of the patterns on the horns and the moist looking nose.

Hello Tom,
Pretty close to this animal. The Masai people call it 'Black death', you know. But this unpredictable bovid is posing very well.
You showed very well the quality of this 300 f/2.8.
I'm a bit puzzled about the blurred oxpeckers?
The bokeh is wonderful though.
Well done!

Hi Tom,
C'est une excellent photo fort sympatique! I like this composition a lot with those to birds in background (I always find them fynny), the angle of the camera, details and composition. Well seen!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-22 8:13]

Hello Tom,
Very beautiful photo in excellent sharp details. Great natural colours. Excelletn POV, DOF and composition. The two Yellowbilled Oxpeckers are a big bonus.

Hallo Tom
I love this close in the face image. The very close approach displays well on the screen. This is a great portrait with details clearly seen, especially the fine hairs alongside the buffalo’s ears, the wet snout and the texture of the horns. I also like the blurred out oxpeckers as a part of your background. Great image with buffalo looking right at the camera. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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