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Blue Wildebeest

Blue Wildebeest
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Copyright: Patrick Lawrence (patrickb) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 17] (87)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-21
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Fujifilm finepix S9500
Exposure: f/3.8, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-07-12 14:08
Viewed: 15619
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Blue wildebeest wear dark stripes on the throat and on the sides. They live all over in the open savannah of Southern Africa. They are social creatures and live in groups of 20 to 40 animals, sometimes in larger herds, the members of which are usually cows and calves, led by a bull. There are also herds consisting exclusively of bachelor bulls.
Blue wildebeest graze when it is cool, in the morning and late afternoon. In the heat of the day, one finds them standing quietly under shady trees.

In the breeding period, a bull occupies a territory, which he grimly defends. After an eight and a half months long pregnancy, the cow gives birth to one or two calves that are immediately able to walk. The life expectancy of the Blue Wildebeest is between 15 and 20 years.

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  • Anton Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 11 N: 154] (595)
  • [2006-07-12 14:25]

Hi Patrick,
This a great capture of this wildebeest. The compoosition is good and the exposure spot-on.

Looked a little cool and washed out to me so I did a quick workshop version, hope you don't mind

Nice capture. Well composed.
I would have maybe enhance slightly the contrast with some PP work.

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2006-07-13 4:18]
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I like your Composition, POV, sharpness and detail on your pic. The workshop address the colour issue that will add quality to the pic. Keep up the good work. TFS,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-13 11:48]

A warm welcome to TN, Patrick. : )
A great capture of this huge wildebeest. Wonderful POV.
The details are sharp. The colors could use a bit more contrast,
and Miles' workshop addressed that very well.
TFS. : )

Hello Patrick
I like the photo of big wild animal ,and I think it is not easy to get them , this is why I appreciate them a lot+

this is a nice photo


Hi again dear Patrick ,
nice shot with great compsed and sharpness.
light is great.
thanks and best wishes.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-03-14 15:22]

Hi Patrick, a great shot of the Wilderbeest. Great POV and detail is sharp with good tones of colour. It must be wonderful to see these animals in the wild. Great.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-04-02 14:11]

Nice shot of this wildebeest, excellent POV, good composition and nice natural colours. Nicely done



one of the animals I would love to chase with my camera one day Patrick. Gorgeous image taken under soft light with pleasant detail and fine moderate sharpness.
George Veltchev

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  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
  • [2012-07-29 7:13]

Hi Patrick. Lovely shot of the blue wildebeest in its natural environment. It is an experience to see them run as they look so clumsy. I am sorry to say the I have hunted these many years ago, but now I only shoot animals with my digital camera. TFS Deon

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