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Copyright: Fabrice peytavin (pfabrice) (26)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-28
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-13 14:24
Viewed: 3913
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of the BIG FIVE
Buffalo are extremely large, ox-like animals. Standing approximately 65 inches at the shoulder, adult males have a mass of up to 1760 pounds and females weigh up to 1650 pounds.

To support the large body, the legs are very heavy. Front hooves are larger than the hind because of the extra mass they carry in the huge head and thick neck. Both sexes carry horns, which in the males can grow to 1.5m. Buffalo varies considerably in size, with some of the forest populations half the size of those from the plains and Savannah.
Habitat: Dense forest to open plains. Plentiful supplies of grass, shade and water are essential habitat requirements for the savannah buffalo. They avoid wide open areas and flood plains which are far from shade. Buffalo drink regularly, often twice a day, and they frequently remain in the vicinity of water when feeding.

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-12-13 16:28]

Hi Fabrice, Welcome to TN. This close up of the huge buffalo is very clear with good colours. Your notes about its habits are most interesting. TFS. Murray.

Hello Fabrice, this is a very close intimidating shot of this Buffalo. I like this composition with his head and horns filling the frame, but still with good visibility of the rest of the animal. The colour in this shot is very good, and you have good sharp detail.

Thanks, John

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-12-15 13:48]

Bonjour Fabrice, c'est ce qu'on appelle un close-up, j'ignore comment je réagirais être si près d'un tel animal. La photo est très belle, j'aime beaucoup les couleurs et on sent la stature de la bête, un buffle digne de Picasso! J'aime la netteté particulièrement sur la face du buffle et le reste laissé flou. Merci!


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