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Bushbuck for Jan-Hendrik

Bushbuck for Jan-Hendrik
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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: 2007-10-20
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's bushbucks [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-20 7:08
Viewed: 5970
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"Did you notice that there are no mature rams in the camp? I think that is because the male lambs are taken out of the camp by the rangers soon after they get their horns. I know that the bushbuck ram is a sly and brave little fighter. I have read reports of both man and leopard that was killed by bushbuck rams. Apparently they can be very dangerous, especially when wounded."
Jan-Hendrik van Rooyen
This is a critique from Jan-Hendrik on my previous Bushbuck post.
Jan Hendrik is a great nature photographer and critiquer.
I don't know whether this ram is mature or not but the ram was definitely inside the camp.
I had no idea this one could be dangerous.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To robindb: Hello Robinvanderschelden 2 09-20 20:51
To boreocypriensis: Thanks Bayramvanderschelden 2 09-20 14:07
To janhendrik: Thanks Jan-Hendrikvanderschelden 1 09-20 08:57
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Hi Annick,

He does not look fully mature, but he is getting there. The problem is that they just walk right back into the camp if they get removed, whether they are welcome or not, as I'm sure this one has. I think this guy might eventually be in trouble if he does not get the message. As far as I know the Parks Board do not like the rams in the camp, and I hope this guy got the message.

A nice post with a very good photo. Well done. Thanks for this great dedication Annick. I am touched.

You can also do some reading on the habits of the bushbuck here and here for more information.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-20 9:06]

Hi Annick. It looks to cute to be dangerous but you can never be sure. All the same you got a very good close up of the face with its horns , and big black eyes. Very natural colour and detail in the fur. well done TFS.

A beautiful animal and a beautiful portrait Annick, as usual it is a great pleasure to behold your nature studies my friend, thank you indeed for sharing them with us.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-20 9:33]

Hallo Annick,
Weinig tijd, maar weer een fantastische opname. Scherpte, diepte, kleuren .. het is weer allemaal even goed. Groots!

it sure looks dangerous with those Horns. I owuldn't want to be gorged by those things.

This has great focus on the animal. definitely a unique animal that's with out a doubt, I have never heard of this type before

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-09-20 10:07]

Hi Annick,
Very nice portrait and a very good dedication for Jan-Hendrik.
I like your frontal POV, and the expression you captured a lot. TFS
Have a good weekend,

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-09-20 10:52]

Hi Annick,
Fanastic portrait showing superb detals.I also like the BG showing enriching tones of green.Bery well done.
TFS & Cheers

Hello Annick

Another beautiful portrait.The sharpness and details are awesome.
Lovely eye contact and detail like two finely polished ebony globes.
The catch light defines the eyes well.
There seems to be a bit of attitude in the expression of this fellow.
The colours are natural and well saturated.
Well done.


Hi Annick,

excellent portrait. Very pure and sharp shot. well done. tfs. stev

Hi Annick,
Wonderful portrait shot of this cute bushbuck with an excellent frontal POV and composition.
Thanks for sharing this fine image my friend!
Have a nice Sunday with Dandelion:)


Hi Annick,

An animal that is not seen often and if seen they usually dissapear before a photo can be taken. This image is super sharp and detailed and he is probably just moving out of the penkop stage.



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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-20 14:23]

What a striking head-on shot of this Bushbuck, Annick.
The eye-contact is excellent.
Great composition.
Superb close-in crop.

Well done,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-09-20 14:26]

Hi Annick

Another impressive portrait from the master and this time a noble dedication to another great member here - Jan-Hendrik.
The full-frontal POV is remarkable and it brings with it a special feeling to the photo, thanks to the direct eye-contact.
The details and DOF are again "the Annick special" = superb and spot-on, while the exposure and colors are simply just as it should be.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-09-20 15:21]

Hola amigo,
bello retrato.
dedicatoria y nota...
excelente color bg.
saludos Annick

Hello Annick,
Excellent shot of Bushbuck with head on pose of it!
very sharp image with good quality in colour and details
many thanks for the sharing

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-09-21 1:39]

Ha Annick,

Een fraai portret van deze bushbuck,goede POV,mtet een mooie scherpte diepte,als ik deze foto bekijk krijg ik direct weer trek in een reisje naar kruger,


Hello Annick!
This is very nice capture, sharp, details and with natura colours. I like eye-contact too. And as for me it is so cute that it can not be dangerous ;)
Best greetings,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-09-21 7:55]

Hello Annick! Great portrait of this Bushbuck! It doesn't look very dangerous on your shot! Super sharpness and exposure, well done again!


Ciao Annick, superb portrait with splendid details and wonderful sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-09-22 19:24]

No, he's not a dangerous buck - he's a cute, sweet, young teenager...

But I will admit, that look he has in his left eye and the slight snare on his right lip and nose, do have a bit of a sly young fighter!!

Great shot Annick

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-09-24 12:05]

Hi Annick

You do these portrait shots so well. I love the curious glance and the bright eyes. Perfect DOF and wonderfully sharp. Great work



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