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Blue Wildebeest

Blue Wildebeest
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Copyright: Ben Broughton (Lourens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 186 W: 0 N: 321] (1223)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-04-04
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/4.4, 1/210 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2004-08-24 13:48
Viewed: 4647
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus)

The Blue Wildebeest can be identified by the lightly built hindquarters with robust shoulders, large head, broad black snout and buffalo-type horns.
Adults are dark grey in colour with dark vertical stripes from neck to behind the shoulders. They have a dark mane along the neck and a dark beard at the throat.
Distinguished from the Black Wildebeest by having a black tail. (Black Wildebeest have a white tail and are much darker in colour).

The image shows a Blue Wildebeest bull on a mission after wallowing in mud. (many of the larger animals wallow in mud or take dustbaths to keep troublesome insects at bay).

Shooting Data: Fuji Finepix 6900Z; S 1/210; F4.4. Post-processing done in Photoshop.
Photo taken at the Lion and Rhino Game Reserve, Muldersdrift.

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To elihesam: WorkshopLourens 1 08-25 14:42
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Hi dear Ben,It's very nice capturing that you did,I like it,very nice informative,and effective shot about this animals.Thanks for sharing,Dear Ben.
I tried a WS,hope you like it.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-08-24 15:06]

Very nice capture Ben. I like the mud that is still sticking to his back. The shot is very clear and the DOF is good. Thanks for posting

Good capture Ben
Good DOF , nice color and good note
Well done

Nice one showing him after his bath. Nice frame and composition. Good note too. The focus is a tad soft, but none the less a nice capture. Thanx Ben.

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