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Greater Kudu

Greater Kudu
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-07
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, 300 mm 1:2.8 with 1.4 CANON extender
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-23 7:23
Viewed: 4227
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) is a woodland antelope found throughout eastern and southern Africa. Despite occupying such widespread territory, they are sparsely populated in most areas, due to a delicining habitat, deforestation and hunting.[2] An adult can weigh from 195315 kilograms (though the female tends to be lighter) and grow to be 11.5 metres tall at the shoulder, with a length of 1.952.45 metres.
The male greater kudu tends to be much larger than female, and vocalise much more, utilising low grunts, clucks, humming, and gasping.[citation needed] The males also have large manes running along their throat, and large horns with two and a half twists, which, were they to be straightened, would reach a length of 1 metre on average. However, the male horns do not begin to grow until the male is between the age of 612 months, twisting once at around 2 years of age, and not reaching the full two and a half twist until they are 6 years old.

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Hi Tom,
Good wildlife shot.
Well composed!
I like the yellowish and brownish colours in the image...

Hi Tom
Nice documentary shot of this greater kudu. I have seen this guy too but it was to long distance to shot. You have nice play with shadows in typical savanna atmosphere. Well done.

hi tom,

one of my favorite pictures!i like it because you can imagine how the kudu is hidden behind a tree.you see some beautiful shadows.and of course this is a great picture,nice composition and it is probably not easy to get such a good sharpness when you have all those plants in front of the animal.
tfor sharing this picture

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-23 15:22]

Hi Tom. What a great shot . a fine animal one i have not seen. good colour under bright lighting. good detail. well done TFS. good notes to

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-05-23 22:46]

Hi Tom, this is a very interesting post to me. You caught a great pose of this majestic Kudu. The exposure is perfect and focus is outstanding also. The off center composition is perfect.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-05-24 3:39]

Hello Tom,
Very nice capture.I liked POV,blurred BG,3D effect and composition a lot.

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