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impala male jumping

impala male jumping
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-20
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Canon EF 300\4L IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-03-02 0:32
Viewed: 4168
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Interesting Facts on the Impala:

•Females that have an excess level of testosterone have been known to grow horns. The horns however may grow disproportionately.

•A pregnant female is capable of extending her gestation period by up to 2 weeks if the start of the summer rains are late, which will result in poor grazing value and thus poor nutritional value of her milk produced.

•An impala can jump as far as 12 meters and as high as 3 meters!

Image taken in RAW, ISO400

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To jlinaresp: the answer is ...mwmod99 1 03-03 10:49
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Ok George, it looks like were going 3-D on this one! I kid you not, your antelope jumped out of treknatures hosting service and browser window right onto my glass desk top. I clearly saw it happen as it managed to separate it's very own source code from cyberspace virtuality to reality! Now were did I put my drink?.....(hic!)...(hic!).............(hic!) Seriously this one is crystal clear and really pops! I like great images and this is definitely one of them that appeals to me.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-02 2:27]

Hi George,the timing and the light position makes the difference.A magnificent capture very brilliant and whit the usual super quality,i'm waiting a new butterfly from your garden of wonders...ehehe...have a nice weekend and thanks,LUCIANO

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-03-02 2:48]

Just beautiful, sharpness, light and action. Great picture. Congratulation.

Hi George
great light giving nice shadow and perfect moment captured
a great one

trust me George, though the previous photographs were too good, but were not appealing to me. don't know. human psychologies :)
but this one is mine :) love the composition, sharpness, exposure and the 3D effect due to good DOF and that shadow. more than that, the mood of the subject... which i give most importance to.
nice note.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-03-02 7:29]

This is real beauty, so lovely pose and interesting lighting, well exposed and composition. tfs.

Hi George,
another excellent photo. Beautiful animal. Perfect depth of field. Amazing colours.

Another fantastic photo George! The pose of the animal, the composition, the colours and the sharpness for one more time are excellent!

Ciao George. Great time! Amazig light and beautiful colours. Sharp and details perfetc.


Hello George

The lights on your photos are always magical
and here the back-light effect even more beautiful,
fine POV and framing, you clicked the image at
the best moment with the feet movement,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-03-02 19:20]

Just :
Congratulations,George!You can be very proud of youself.This pic touch me so much...It is really a great shot!Wow!One of the best.
Thanks for providing me this aesthetic extase,aNa

Nice action shot,perfect lighting!

Hi George,
A masterfully handled light! ... How do you do for the body of impala is illuminated against the light?

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-03-04 19:27]

Hello George, Looks like a 3-D image!
Outstanding use of DOF which isolated the subject from it's surroundings. These are such beautiful creatures and you have done a great job of capturing it's unique features in fine detail and natural colors.
Looks like it was a bright sunny day, but you managed to correctly obtain just the right exposure. Love the long spiralling horns and attractive markings on it's face and coat. Well done!!

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2012-03-06 5:21]

This picture its a masterpiece for sure ! Do you think you could improve it !?!? I don't think so :-) !

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