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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: 2007-10-11
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-08 6:12
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This a female Kudu, I photographed on a rainy day in South Africa's Kruger National Park.I flagged this one as a pick for a couple of reasons:
For instance I like the way she looked 'through' the wilderness branches.
Second one: this is a full frame; means there's no cropping involved.
Hope you like my work.
Have a great weekend with or without camera.
More info about the Kudu and other Kudu images you can
find in my photo gallery, more specific you can hit my Kruger national Park travelogue. In the latter you can also spot other Kruger National Park antelopes.

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
11/10/2007 15:39:22
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Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM +1.4x
Focal Length
560,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style

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Hello Annick! Amazing scene. Beautiful POV. Wonderful sharpness and contrast. Excelelnt capture. Good luck!

Great capture!
I like the composition very much, congratulations.


hello annick,
lovely shot, the pose is lovely, nice composition, precise dof,
well done
tfs & regards

Hello Annick
A lovely and wonderful shot of this beauty. TFS.

Pleasing image - very well composed with the usual great detail! Good work!
Cheers, Klaus

Hello my dear friend Annick

Another wonderful, lovely capture of this beautiful kudu. You posed it in a good posture! Great!
TFS friend,
Have a nice weekend!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-08 7:08]

Hello Annick,
Great focus on this beautiful Kudu watching you with great interest!! I love its pose and details are very sharp and the colour natural. Nice surrounding softness too! Well done!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-02-08 8:06]

Bravo Annick!
Great composition and perfect exposure, detail is better than could be. I like the right ear of the 'model' - it seems bigger than the left one, it' so nice...

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-08 8:19]

Hello Annick,
Great composition in this capture of a Kudu cow. A great full frame shot!
Not easy to take an excellent shot like this with minimal PP work.
Thanls for sharing this fine image,

Hi Annick, Fine work.
Nicely viewed through the brush. Fine focus and light.
Have a great week end yourself.


Great image,
I like the vertical shot,
But boy does she look mad, :)
Very nice,


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-08 12:21]

Hi Annick. I would think this little Kudu has good hearing with the sizes off its ears. I like the pose you have taken with the trigs on each side . good detail and colours. well done TFS.
Have a nice weekend.

beautiful capture ,nice pov ,great sharpness and colors!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-08 12:45]

Hi Annick

These are one of my favourite species. Great POV and detail.



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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-08 13:25]

Hi Annick,
a superb shot!
I love the quirky pose with him looking round a branch at you :-D
Excellent composition placing the head in the perfectly in the frame.
Superb low-down POV.
Very sharp and crisp.
Well done,

Well,yes... I do like your work.... whole bunches!!! : ) It is a wonderfully sharp full frame image. I too like her peeking at you. The colors in your images are so lovely. Her little legs looks so fragile and skinny.

Evelynn : )

Hi Annick,

Good shot in very difficult conditions! Thank you,


Hello Annick,
Great shot, nice composition and pov,great eye contact, excellent sharpness and good depth of field, nice colors and good light.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-08 22:50]

Hi Annick,
I will be back.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-02-09 0:16]

Hello Annick,
Fantastic shot, very nice capture with a superb composition
Superb detail,
Thanks for posting

Hi Annick, elegant creature in great pose with wonderful details and splendid sharpness, beautiful colors, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio

An other superb photo Annick
I wonder when we will have the opportunity to criticize one of your photos!!!
Well done
Have a nice W-E

Hoi Annick,
Een erg mooie nieuwschierige blik heb je hier weten vast te leggen. Het geeft echt de 'connection' tussen dier en fotograaf weer. Zoals altijd, super scherp en super helder.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-09 9:18]
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We see so many pictures of African animals that in the end, they all look alike. Your pictures are different, it's your artistic eye that makes it such. They're the best and you reanimate my love for African animals that I had when I was a kid. I wanted to go there and see those beautiful creatures and there you are, showing them to us in such a vivid yet poetic and beautiful way, it is fantastic. Thank you,


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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2008-02-09 10:38]

Hi annick
obviously it is possible to take great pictures on rainy days. the coloures leaves give a great forground and the compo is just perfect

Hello Annick excellent shot great detail, nice shallow dof good pov and good close composition. TFS rgds Necip.

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2008-02-09 23:43]

hi Annick,
this is a beautiful portrait of a beautiful and cuorious animal, very great shot as all yours, bravo

Hi Annick,
Lovely color & light, really like the way the animal is naturally framed here :)

Hello Annick,

Wow! What a splendid picture! Excellent composition by having the natural vegetation framing the kudu! Great eye-contact too between it and you! POV, exposition, dof cannot be better!

Great job and TFS!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-13 19:51]

Hello Annick

A beautiful shot of this Kudu,Kudos lol.
The trees frame it well.
Excellent focus and sharpness.I like the curious look on it's face.
The colours are bright.


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