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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
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Theme(s): Waterbuck [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-09 4:10
Viewed: 3979
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a photograph of a female Waterbuck.

The Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) is an antelope found in Western, Central Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa.

Waterbuck stand 100 to 130 centimetres at the shoulder and weigh from 160 to 240 kilograms. Their coats are reddish brown in colour and become progressively darker with age; they also have a white 'bib' under their throats and a white ring on their rumps surrounding their tails. The waterproofing secretions of the waterbuck's sweat glands produces an unpleasant odor in its meat. The long spiral structured horns, found only in males, sweep back and up.

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
11/10/2007 11:02:01
Tv(Shutter Speed)
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

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Hello Annick
Very intersting scene you show us today :O)
Perfect focusing,composition and POV,Welldone my friend.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-09 5:06]

What shaggy fur!
You would think he/she would boil in the African sun with that coat!
Once again you've composed it expertly and you POV is eye-level and parallel.
Nice colours and natural lighting.
Immense detail and superb sharpness.
Great DOF.
Well done Annick!


Excellent capture - good focus, crop, pose, color, complementary bg. Nice! Penny

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-09 5:52]

Hi Annick

Great detail and excellent POV. Isolation from BG excellent too.


Lovely image with sharp detail,
Great pose, too,
Very well done,


Dear Annick, Perfect, amazing fur details, beautiful pose, and very nice closeup view.
I could feel the animal breathing ! So lively, beautiful picture
TFS. with best regards.vab.

Hello Annick,
A fine portrait of this attractive lady!
I notice the well groomed fur coat, it is shining like it has been brushed...
A fine composition of an image of outstanding quality!
Pablo -

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-02-09 10:45]

It seems we could touch the fur of this animal. Wonderful!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-02-09 11:31]

Hallo Annick,
Prachtige close up van deze waterbok. Perfecte scherpte en compositie. Prachtige dieptewerking tegen de achtergrond. Mooi natuurlijke kleuren.

"Will she bite??? I feel as if I could reach out and pet her! She looks so well groomed... clean and combed. It is a lovely image with nice background texture.

Evelynn : )

Hi Annick,

A wonderful portrait of a young beautiful lady! Just perfect! Thank you,


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-02-10 0:41]

Hi Annick

Another superb portrait from you and one more that defies the "sharpness law" - 1/200 for 560mm...wow! And look at all those impeccable details!
Well...that aside, i really like the thick texture in his fur sa well as the side POV here that shows a very beautiful profile.
Excellent DOF again and very nice natural colors.
Superb job, my friend!

Bravo and TFS

Hello Annick,
Wonderful close up of this Waterbuck. Fantastic details. Very nice pov and composition. TFS this fine image.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-10 8:07]

Hello Annick,
Superb close-up on this beautiful Waterbuck. He seems so real here - I almost feel I could touch him!! Very impressive sharp details and lovely colours. (The coat is very similar to that of our little dog!:-)) Excellent focus on the beautiful face and a nice soft background too! Great capture!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-02-10 20:33]

Hola Annick.
Bella imagen, alto nivel de calidad fotografica, pues su nitidez y colorido son muy bellos. La nota escrita es muy interesante tambien.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-15 20:10]

Hello Annick

A lovely portrait of this lady.
The focus is sharp with amazing detail,and texture in the fur.
Excellent POV and DOF.
She shows well against the lovely OOF BG.
Wonderful eye contact.


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