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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: 2010-09-02
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals feeding, part one [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-03-07 12:48
Viewed: 3677
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Eland is the biggest Antelope of Africa, in Eastern Africa they are quite shy as they have been hunted for their meet for centuries, so even nowadays within the National Parks they are still very shy, almost as shy as Black Rhino still hunted today by poachers for their horn.
The Yellow-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus africanus) is preying mainly on tics and other skin parasites and are well tolerated by their hosts

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Hello Tom

Excellent photo of the the biggest Antelope of Africa
and the birds on his back, fine POV,
beautiful soft light, excellent focus,
sharpness, and details, TFS


Bonjour Tom,
J'attends toujours de pouvoir faire une photo correcte de cette espèce.
Ici la lumière n'est pas exceptionnelle, mais les oiseaux donnent beaucoup d'intérêt à cette photo et j'aime l'air "intelligent" de l'animal.
Beau travail, Philippe.

PS. J'ai l'impression que les élans que j'ai vus en Afrique du Sud étaient plus lourds et moins gracieux ; est-ce une sous-espèce différente ?

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-07 14:00]

Hi Tom,very very nice capture whit a lot of small birds on the body,a great opportunity and a great result whit perfect details and point of view,maybe just a bit undersaturated.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Great photo Tom! Very good composition, fantastic lighting and impressive sharpness!

Hello Mr.Tom,
Excellent picture of this Eland.Beautiful colour and sharpness.I like such type of wild life picture very much.Nice focus and dramatic atmosphere.
Thanks for showing us this beautiful picture,
Kind regards,

照的很清晰 羚羊很清晰
鳥很可愛 搭配的是相宜得彰
構圖也美麗 真是經典作品

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-08 3:26]

Hello Tom.
A great shot of this Eland as well as the Oxpeckers.
Superb POV, sharpness and natural colours.
Thanks ahave a good weekend,

allways interesting to see these oxpecker on wild animals. Thanks for showing.

Hello Tom,
Once again a wonderful photo taken from a very good angle and POV. Exceptional quality.....Outstanding colors and perfect focus. What a brilliant capture....
Great job!

Hello Tom.
it is really a good picture of the biggest Antelope of Africa with the birds. very well composed picture with good ambiance.
best wishes,

Bonjour Tom,
Scène pour le moins originale et fort bien restitué sous une lumière difficile.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-08 7:41]

Hello Tom,
Very beautiful photo of this Eland with so many Oxpeckers. Excellent quality!

Hello Tom
Excellent photo, perfect exposure of the antelope, very good detail. Lovely scene with the birds.
regards yiannis

Dear Tom
This poor Eland is obviously covered in ticks attracting so many Oxpeckers.

The satisfaction of being cleaned always creates a particular facial expression ( I guess the way you look, when your wife scratches your back :-))

Young Impalas having the first time an Oxpecker landing on them, walk literally looking backwards, fascinated about what's going on on their back...

Thanks for sharing , and I add your work to my group "Animals feeding.
Have a nice evening

Warm greetings Ingrid

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