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Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon F100, Nikkor 300mm AF-S f/4, Fuji Velvia 50
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fauna of ETHIOPIAN (Africa) Region [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-25 4:31
Viewed: 6909
Points: 36
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Bovinae
Genus: Tragelaphus
Species: T. strepsiceros
Binomial name
Tragelaphus strepsiceros
(Pallas, 1766)

The Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) is a woodland antelope found throughout East and Southern Africa.

Greater Kudu are about a metre to a metre and a half tall at the shoulder and weigh 120 to 500 kilograms, the males being much larger than the females. Greater Kudu have brown to grey-blue coats with many white stripes and markings. There is a crest on the neck and shoulders and a mane along the throat. The males have horns with up to three twists which can reach almost half a metre.

Greater Kudu live in woodland and scrub and eat grass and leaves. Greater Kudu are active both at night and during the day. They live in single sex groups of up to ten.

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Ciao Andrea,
Una imagen muy bella de este ejemplar tan curioso. Unas tonalidades muy bellas. Un saludo
Jose Luis

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-25 5:23]

Hi Andrea,

Great shot with good colors of this kudu,good composed,well done and TFS,


Hello Andrea,
Healthy looking animal. Good pov and composition. Well seen and TFS.

Hi Andrea,
Superbly capturing this beautiful animal: the greater kudu. Nicely composed. Great shot.

Ben Lakitan

Looks like she has sensed danger and is scanning the surroundings with an eager expression on her face.
Great snapshot, Andrea!

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-07-25 8:35]


Nice capture of this elusive creature.


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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-07-25 11:06]

Bonjour Andréa,
Quel bel animal que ce kudu ! Bonne composition et belles couleurs; Bravo.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-25 14:18]

What a magnificent animal seen in its natural habitat, Andrea.
Excellent composition with beautiful light and exposure.
The colors are gorgeous and the details are sharp.
Great work and TFS. : )

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-07-25 16:30]

Hello Andrea,
Beautiful warm colours and alert movement of the Kudu. I thing they are quite shy animals...
Well done and tFS

Well captured Andrea,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure.
Well composed and nicely framed.
Thanks for posting, have a great week


Very lush and green landscape for a pic taken in August. Normally it is all Brown vegetation. Well composed and good POV. TFS,

Africa... Africa... Africa...., mi fai morire...
Bella foto Andrea, un po mossa?!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-07-26 11:40]

very nice wildshot andrea,
a fantastic shot, well taken with your telelens and in a nice composition with fine details, v ery good job.
gr. jaap

Hello Andrea,
very nice capture with great colours, lighting and sharpness. Very good composition. Thank you for posting.

ciao andre, ma riesci a pubblicare due volte al giorno? mattina e sera?

allora, per i miei cigni lo scatto è stato abbastanza veloce ed in panning, ecco perchè ne è nato un mostro bicefalo. quello che mi paiceva dello scatto era il controluce sulle piume delle ali. conservando, nonstante tutto, un cetto dettaglio.

il tuo scatto è da manuale, ma non nitido (out of focus or mosso?)

ciao Mario

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-07-27 23:39]

Hi Andrea

Kudos on the Kudu. Very interesting shot with action.Nice POV. You get the sense of the wild here.Very nice colours and detail.TFS


Nice photo of the female Kudu, I love your work with light and saturation of colors.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-08-25 2:13]

This animal is beautiful and you have very well captured it ! Nice natural surronding. Colors, exposure and sharpness are good. Instructive note. Congratulations Andrea and thanks for sharing your trip.

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