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Copyright: Vivian Droog (viv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-26
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 75-300
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-10-23 4:53
Viewed: 4387
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Great to see that he show himself so majestueus to me. There was a group of kudu s. You becomes silent if you see those wonderfull animals.
Thanks for looking.

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Greater Kudu

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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I have no words for this fantastic pic. with a very good sharpeness. You took a very nice expression.

Hi Viv,

A nice shot of this kudu,well captured with a frontal POV,think the BG is a bit OE,I uploaded an WS and made some changes for own PP skills,hope you dont mind,


what a great portrait of the kudu, vivian! :-)
terrific frontal view directly in the face with a very cool
expression and good eye-contact.
nice colors and awesome details - my favorites are the big
ears and the twisted horns, there is just some slight noise visible.
well seen & captured, thorsten.

A very impressive creature,and a nice clear capture Vivian.
I see it has chipped its horn fighting,and that there is another straight behind it.

This is without doubt the nicest antelope in the world. You couldn't be more correct when you said "you becomes silent if you see those wonderfull animals." So true!!

Technically I find the noise levels a bit high and wonder if you used noise reduction sofware to reduce it. The bright BG borders on distracting but it was the only way you could get this antelope exposed correctly. The african sun tends to do this more often than not. Well done.

Hello Vivian
Very nic eshot of Greater Kudu,
Beautiful colors and focusing,


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-23 9:04]

What a splendid display of the true "power of nature", Vivian :)
He really does look very impressive.
Excellent frontal POV and great details. Very well framed and composed, too. A very nice note to go with all them :)
Very well done!

Bravo and TFS

this is so nice and majestic, no more words needed, I love the fade in the picture. TFS Ori

Hi Vivian
Perfect shot.
Great shorpness and composition.
Also very good POV.
I like it.

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  • Leace Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 61] (292)
  • [2006-10-23 11:34]
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Stunning photograph. I also noticed the kudu directly behind him.
Nice job with exposure and composition. I'm glad the full horns were included.

Hi Viv,
Nice idea, this close up.
IMO it has a bit of noise and I wonder why.
Cropping? Exposure UE due to metering process?
But neverthelss overall well done

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-10-26 11:50]

Hi Vivian.
Perfect portrait. It is full of sense. This animal simply suppresses by own look. The point of view is chosen excellently. Details and sharpness are great too. Very interesting and original work. My compliments.

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