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A Female Nilgai

A Female Nilgai
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-22
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2, Tamron 62mm UV-Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-17 3:00
Viewed: 1466
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this Deer in Alipore.
*****Thank You Very Much OPYphoto for your help to find out the exact species.*****

The Nilgai(Boselaphus tragocamelus) sometimes called Nilgau,is the largest Asian antelope.It is one of the most commonly seen wild animals of central and northern India,often seen in farmland or scrub forests.
Males are larger than females.
Adult female weight-around 100 to 213 Kg.
The Nilgai has thin legs and a robust body that slopes down from the shoulder.Only the males having horns
Females and young are twany brown in colour,although otherwise with similar marking to the male;they have no horns and only a very small "pennant".Both sexes have an erect mane on the back of the neck,terminating in a bristly "hog-tuft" just above the shoulders.

Scientific Classification:
Genus:Boselaphus(Blainville 1816)
Species:B.tragocamelus(Pallas 1766)

For more you may visit:-Wikipedia(SOURCE)
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Hello Mr
照的清晰 很漂亮的鹿
非常的可爱 光線亮麗 整个肤色光泽都很细腻
尤其是眼睛真是漂亮迷人 照的很棒 很漂亮的特寫鏡頭
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An Excellent shot Srikumar.
Sharpness and colour is really good.
OoF BG enhance the overall beauty.
Best wishes,
Samiran da

hallo Sri
veru good picture of this head with good details and lovely naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Srikumar, Great head shot of this deer with stunned sharpness and details along with natural colours. Thank for sharing

Ciao Srikumar, great portrait of cute creture, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-01-17 8:01]

Hello Srikumar,
Wonderful portrait of this deer in sublime details. Great DOF and splendid natural colours. Very beautiful background. Perfect composition.

Hi Srikumar!
Great closeup shot of this dear. Details are very good and sharpness is almost perfect.Beautiful background, I liked it.Thanks for this lovely composition,
Good nite...

Hello Srikumar,

Excellent close up and details of this cute deer. It feels so 3D, like the nose and mouth is sticking out of my monitor.

Very good details and beautiful color, so natural and just the right amount of brightness and saturation.




Ciao Srikumar. Impressive DOF razor details and very good light.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-01-17 11:38]

Hi Srikumar,
Fantastic portrait (almost 3D),amazing colors
and excellent details with perfect background.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-01-17 14:53]

Hi Srikumar,spectacular close up,a magnificent portrait of this deer,so rare to watch on TN,you caught in the best way this lucky opportunity,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hi Srikumar,
This is not a deer, it is a female Nilgai. The Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus)is the largest Asian antelope (from the Bovidae family, which includes the domestic cows and other african antelopes. Deers are Cervidae). The males have small horns and are dark grey, hence the other name for the species: Blue Bull. The white throat patch is characteristic.
I like the dreamy look on the face. Sharp front to back and well cropped.

Hello Srikumar

Great macro of this wild animal from India, very fine POV and framing,
lovely warm light and color tones, great focus, sharpness and details,
if you could obtain more details of the dark eye(s) or a catch-light on it
I think the photo would be even more beautiful, TFS


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2014-01-18 5:24]

Good portrait of this female Nilgai with interesting background. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-01-18 6:15]
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Hello Sri,
Most beautiful animal-portrait. Bravo for this excellent shot and the interesting species. This one was not in your yard I suppose :-)
Kind regards

Hello Srikumar
Beautiful portrait with very good composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-01-23 23:23]

Hello Srikumar
what a special portrait of this deer. So well details and excellent sharpness. The blurry background is splendid in giving a nice effect.


A beautiful trophy for a photo hunter. So good that your trophy is a reflection of the beautiful head of this lady Nilgai and not the head itself, and so fond of hunters and have generated such disastrous consequences ...
Background beautiful golden tones and fine details of the coat.


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