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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-15
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Namibia, a photographer's dream
Date Submitted: 2009-05-07 9:38
Viewed: 5838
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This image is captured close to the entrance gate Etosha Aoba and Onguma where I spotted a small group of animals in the bush while I was driving northwards along the fences of Etosha National Park towards the Onguma Lodge also called 'the Fort'.
It is a female Kudu.

From wikipedia
The name of the animal was imported into English in the 18th century from isiXhosa iqudu, via Afrikaans koedoe.

More info about this Antelope can be found in my Kruger and Namibia travelogues.

Finally...could be useful!
How to Cook Kudu and avoid La diarrhée du voyageur...

Have a tasteful day...

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-05-07 9:58]
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Hi Annick. Good to see you again . This is an unusual looking animal with the brown body and white stripes , But a grey neck.with the large ears. You have taken it with good detail and natural colours. Well done TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-05-07 10:04]
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Ha die Annick,
Goed je weer eens met een foto te zien. Erg goede foto trouwens, met prachtig natuurlijke kleuren en uitstekende scherpte in een mooie compositie. Ben benieuwd hoe er gereageerd wordt op je recept...Ik vind het een geweldig grappige vondst. Het ontbreekt hier nog wel eens aan humor.
Hopelijk binnenkort de volgende foto.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-05-07 10:09]

Hello Annick
Nice portrait of kudu female, you capture it with natural colors and sharp details. Well done.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-05-07 11:18]

Hi Annick,
Very nice capture.Sharpness,POV,details and exposure are wonderful.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-05-07 13:54]

Hello Annick,
Beautiful animal, very sharp and well framed.. Well done


Oddly enough I was just here a couple hours thinking about you....and voila! You appear...it is magic Annick...some believe...some don't.

A fine image and worthy of and for your grand collection!

Hello Annick

Good to see you back mate, really nice shot of this female Kudu. Nicely framed with excellent detail, t.f.s

Cheers Rick :)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-05-07 21:50]

Hi Annick.
Nice framing of the charming animal. I like composition a lot as well as impressive cold a bit colour palette. Combination of sharpness of the main subject and blurriness of the nice BG is great as always. Funny link especially from nature lover. My best wishes and thanks.

Dear Annick,
I REALLY like your Kudu Lady - especially the natural Colours!!

I found many photographs on TrekNature in the short time I have been a member, where the after treatment was overdone, i.e. the animal did not look at all - like we find it in nature - but rather like the horrible paintings in cheap Nature-Books!

The focus is just perfect, one can even see the insects/parasites on her face. You caught a very typical pose - Kudus appear always proudly to hold up their neck.

The little bit of green in the right bottom corner balances the layout of your photo.

I see you were in Etoscha in December, you must have been boiling in the heat! In previus years - I talk now about the late seventies (we had just arrived in South Africa)- Etoscha was open to tourists only in winter...
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday,
Kind Regards

Another Kudu...who knew? :)
The OOF veggies seem to frame it well.
And as I said, who knew?
It's not a bird, it's not a plane..
It's another "skulking" Kudu ;-}}
Merry Christmas friend!

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