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Copyright: Willie Miles (willie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-31
Categories: Mammals
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-11-03 13:41
Viewed: 4293
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Livingston Eland (taurotragus oryx)
Largest of Africa's antelopes:
Shoulder Height Males 1.7met
Females 1.5met
Mass: Males up to 850kg
Females up to 550kg
Both sexes have horns. The males horns are thicker with a heavy spiral. Horns on females tend to be slightly curved or splayed outwards
Predominantly browsers but also partial to fresh sprouting grass.
Calves are born after a gestation period of 271 days.

The subject captured here at Rutanga in Zimbabwe has obviously pushed his luck a little too much with some older bull. Result only half his armoury is still intact. Hence, I named him "Stompie".

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To gerhardt: "Stompie is mos dood? Winnie het nog haar matcwillie 2 11-04 09:33
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nice shot, good composition and nice colours.looks like it is camouflaging!

Stompie, is mos dood? Vra vir Winnie. :)

We are breeding with Eland and ahve a herd of 80. The are beautifull animals. Very gracefull. Your colours are spot on, showing the ID marks very clearly. I would have clone out the green spot on the forehead. Great shot. Nice note.

Nice shot Willie. Color and detail is good. Lovely animals, can become quite tame, and then they have a great love for bread . . .

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  • miqra Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 140 W: 3 N: 23] (151)
  • [2004-11-04 1:40]

I wonder what happened to it's horn, shame...
nice take Willie

Très belle photos bien cadrée. La note est également précieuse. Merci. Rudy.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-04 11:05]

Thisb is a great image with beautiful, natural colors. The sharpness is excellent and I love the composition.

Thanks for posting

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-11-04 13:15]

Hi Willie
Interestig shot with the broken horn. He looks ill to boot, under condition for such lush veldt. It is good that you allowed space in front of the face. remember the note about the legs.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-04 14:32]

I have never seen or heard of one of these before. Good capture, seems to be one horn short. Good work Willie.

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