|Copyright: Ben Broughton (Lourens)
|Date Taken: 2004-04-04|
|Exposure: f/4.4, 1/210 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2004-08-24 13:48|
|[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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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.
- [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
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.