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Copyright: Sujoy Bhawal (sujoybhawal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 406] (2181)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-19
Categories: Savannah
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 100-400mm EF f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-22 6:05
Viewed: 3395
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
You get to see them everywhere in Masai Mara. There were danger around and the impala is very alert.

I hope you like the picture and thanks for standing by.

An impala is a medium-sized African antelope. The name impala comes from the Zulu language meaning "gazelle". They are found in savannas and thick bushveld in Kenya, Tanzania, Swaziland, Mozambique, northern Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, southern Angola, northeastern South Africa and Uganda. Impalas can be found in numbers of up to 2 million in Africa.

Impalas range between 73 and 92 cm (29 and 36 in) tall. Average mass for a male impala is 46 to 76 kg (100 to 170 lb), while females weigh about 37 to 50 kg (82 to 110 lb). They are normally reddish-brown in color (hence the Afrikaans name of "Rooibok"), have lighter flanks and white underbellies with a characteristic "M" marking on the rear. Males, referred to as rams, have lyre-shaped horns, which can reach up to 90 centimeters in length. Females, referred to as ewes, have no horns. The black impala, found in very few places in Africa, is an extremely rare type. A recessive gene causes the black colouration in these animals.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-22 6:10]

Hi Sujoy,
lovely capture in its best green background. The clarity is so good, with the sunlight hitting the front, this composition is excellent and pleasant.
well presented shot.


Hi Sujoy,
Beautiful photo with interesting light conditions - you solved the problem of return light quite well. Nice natural colors, OK sharpness, greatly blurred background, the impala seems to pose for you - a delightful capture without doubt. Bravo.
Best regards, László

Ciao Sujoy. Great light for this elegant animal in dynamic posture. Very good sharp and details.


hello Sujoy
great sharpness picture with nie details and beautiful colours
i like this shot Sujoy
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-22 6:54]

Hello Sujoy.
Very nice capture of this lovely impala. Excellent sharpness and details. Great coloration, POV/DOF and composition and clarity best. Best regards Siggi

Hallo Sujoy,
what a fantastic portrait of this Impala taken from an excellent POV with very good sharpness and marvellous natural colours, nice composition
Best regards

Hello Sujoy, great capture of this beautiful impala, perfect details and wonderful light. Very nice addition to the general cleaning of the image. A great capture. All the best, Paul

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-02-22 7:37]

Hello Sujoy,
A fine portrait of an Impala buck.
The POV, pose, side-lighting, sharpness, contrasting natural BG and colours contribute to a high quality image of this species and the composition is excellent.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hello Sujoy,
Splendid Impala with outstanding colors, sharpness and details. Very nice composition and perfect focus.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Sujoy
Beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-02-22 9:26]

Hi Sujoy.
I like your very natural and nice shot with lovely animal. It's pose is excellent as well as the reproduction of all its features. Sharp FG and animal image combine with pleasant smooth a little bit BG perfectly. Natural colousr which are underlined by strong sun light are very nice too. Kind wishes and TFS.

Bonjour Sujoy,
Agréable publication valorisant bien le sujet dans une belle attitude.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-22 13:31]

This is truely perfect.What a sharpness and colors,what a background,and how are nice the horns shadows on the body.Very good work,have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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