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blue wildebeest

blue wildebeest
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Copyright: JeanMarie Mouveroux (Nephrotome2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-23
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon 70-200mm f/ 2.8 L IS USM, (digital), Canon 2x extender II
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-06 9:27
Viewed: 6030
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The blue wildebeest, or brindled gnu (Connochaetes taurinus) is an antelope. A full grown wildebeest can be 4 ft 2 in (1.27 m) to 4 ft 10 in (1.47 m) at the shoulder and weigh 265600 lb (120270 kg). They inhabit the plains and open woodlands of Africa. Wildebeest can live more than 30 years. The major predators that prey on wildebeest are lions, hyenas, cheetahs, leopards, and crocodiles. However, wildebeest are very strong and can inflict considerable injury to even a lion. At night the animals will take turns sleeping while others stand guard against an attack by predators.

PP work:
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Thanks for looking,


File Name IMG_4112.CR2
Camera Model Canon EOS 50D
Firmware Firmware Version 1.0.7
Shooting Date/Time 23/07/2010 10:58:52
Shooting Mode Program AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/500
Av( Aperture Value ) 7.1
Metering Mode Spot Metering
Exposure Compensation -2/3
ISO Speed 1600
Auto ISO Speed ON
Lens EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +2.0x
Focal Length 400.0mm
Image Size 4752x3168
Image Quality RAW
Flash Off
FE lock OFF
White Balance Mode Auto
AF Mode One-Shot AF
Picture Style User Defined 1(Standard)
Sharpness 3
Contrast 0
Saturation 0
Color tone 0
Color Space sRGB
Long exposure noise reduction 0:Off
High ISO speed noise reduction 0:Standard
Highlight tone priority 0:Disable
Auto Lighting Optimizer 0:Standard
Peripheral illumination correction Disable
File Size 24462KB
Dust Delete Data No
Drive Mode Low-speed continuous shooting
Live View Shooting OFF


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He looks as though he's coming right out of a rabbits hole, unless wildebeest developed new behavior from becoming displaced from their natural habitat and the climatic changes force them to live underground. Great perspective on this bovine.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-08-06 9:44]

Hi JeanMarie
What a lovely shot of this great blue wildebeest!
Wonderful details and colors.

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