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Not Paparazzi again , please!!!

Not Paparazzi again , please!!!
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Copyright: Adrian Rusu (roges) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-05
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite wild animal photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-16 9:51
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Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Alpine ibex (Capra ibex) is a ruminant of the size of a goat (about a meter and a half long), but quite typical because of the knotted, long (up to meters) and heavy horns standing (even 15 pounds) to form of scimitar. The horns of the female serve only to defend their young and are rather short and pointed. The summer coat is gray or brown-gray with a black stripe on his belly, winter is clearer. Their structure is the same as the chamois, then there are rings and accruing annual and can therefore accurately assess age. On the horns of the males is also observed that the rings of "ornament" that increase usually every 2 years, however, is not an absolute rule. In the ibex hooves are broad and flexible articulation with independent adapted to travel on rocky slopes and impervious. Males have a sort of beard under the chin. In winter, to improve protection from the cold, you develop a thick fluff that animals lose later in the spring (when descending toward the valley floor to coincide with the season of play) rubbing against the rocks.
Yes eats the leaves, buds, branches, bark, lichen and conifer needles. Excellent climber and jumper, no distrust and bring you leave, because an animal is protected for a long time and is so accustomed to his presence - The rings of horn, will show the annual growth and hence the age. The male adult is impressive and the season of love, struggle mighty horn blows with their rivals and the noise of duels you hear from far away.
Males and females, usually in summer separate, the females remain with the young and the males form small Aggruppamento, while in winter sight also mixed flocks.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-05-16 10:31]

Hej Adrian,
What a splendid view of the Alpine Ibex displaying its fine horns. Excellent sharpness and natural colours. A fine composition too!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-05-16 10:39]

Hi Adrian.
What a pictorial scenery and fine animal which is posing to you as a skill photo model. I like nice details of the entire scene. DOF is really selected perfectly. Eye-contact with animal is wonderful as well as reproduction of all features of the ibex. Well done and kind regards.

Ciao Adrian, great capture of lovely creature, splendid colors and excellent sharpness, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-05-16 11:39]

Salut Adrian
Frumoasa captura. Ai obtinut culori naturale si detalii bune.
Week-end placut .

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-16 12:47]

Hello Adrian,
A fine capture of an Alpine Ibex buck in a good pose and taken from a fine low POV with good sharpness against a natural OOF BG that could have been better if it were more blurred so that the ibex would stand out more. But it is a good shot of this species.
Thanks and best regards,

Ciao Adrian,
a splendid capture of Alpine ibex, i like its lovely posture with the eye contact, very good sharpness and very beautiful natural colours, well composed.
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-05-16 14:13]

Hello Adrian,
Beautiful presentation of this unusual animal. Great POV with good sharpness and natural colours. Very nice DOF and composition.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-05-17 7:21]

Hi Adrian,
"The Alpine ibex" curious looks ...
Excellent sharpness and natural colours.
Best wishes.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-05-17 9:21]
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Lieber Adrian,
Ihr habt also auch den Ibex gesehen auf Eurer langen Reise! Das Tier scheint dich wirklich skeptisch anzuschauen, sieht sehr lustig aus!
Schöne natürliche Darstellung, es fehlt vielleich ein wenig an Bildschärfe, aber wahrscheinlich warst Du so beindruckt vom Tier! :-)
Wünsche einen schönen Abend und sende recht herzliche Grüsse

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-05-17 12:34]

Hi Adrian . This is a fine looking animal. Its looking straight at you with its big eyes. Thats a large set of horns it has. You have taken it with good detail and natural colours. well done TFs.

Hi Adrian. Nice taken and good choise for the title. Very important capture.


hello Adrian

beautiful photo of the Alpine ibex, with fine POV and framing,
excellent sharpness and details of the subject
and a beautiful eye-contact, TFS


  • Lay Silver Star Critiquer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 2] (8)
  • [2009-05-17 15:30]

Olá Adrian
Great shot, Very good indeed. Keep going on, I´ll be here whating for more, I´ll keep in touch.
All the best

Hi Adrian
what a nice capture for lovely Ibex. focus, POV, eyes contact and composition very nice. Thanks for sharing.
It is very similar to Capra hircus aegagrus in our mountains, with a bit difference in general appearance.
have a nice week

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-05-17 18:42]

A beautiful animal shown very well Adrian!!
The colors are very natural and the detail is wonderful!! Love the composition and semi blurred BG. TFS. Great notes!!

I always admire this Ibex for its set of impressive horns, Adrian.
You have made me happy with this picture showing a confident fellow looking straight at you.
Very good picture taken in the natural habitat.

Superb shot Adrian. Very nice composition!

Hi Adrian,
It is looking like saying "if I catch you ,I am going to kick your back " :))
Excellent shot .

Best regards.


Salut Adrian
Frumos acest exemplar de Capra ibex, cu coarnele sale masive.Probabil erai la oarecare distanta, nu??
Numai bine, Oana

hello Roges!
certainly difficult to capture, but this photo was better for definition and details .. impressive specimen of Capra ibex....

greetings sERGIO

Hi Adrian, a beautiful capture of this lovely wild goat from wonderful POV with excellent details and nice composition.
TFS and cheers,

hello Adrian
very interesting glance,very fine capture with good resault,beautiful moment

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-05-19 3:54]

Hello Adrian,
Wonderful picture for this beautiful Alpine ibex . Very good DoF, details, light and colors. His pose also is great. I love your photo, best regards Siggi

Hallo, Adrian,
I like your gallery on the TN! This shot is fine too! Good title! Nice colours! An interesting note! TFS!
Greetings from Ural,

Sturday looking fella, nice shot.


But is it a relative of the goat?I know that might be a silly question, Adrian!
A lovely shot, and a wonderful note!

Salutare Adrian,
Superb. Nu e obisnuit sa vezi in Italia capre negre de la distanta asta. Ai facut o captura grozava. Felicitari.
Am fost si eu in rezervatii in noordul Italiei, am vazut ceva dar mi-ar fi trebuit un telescop. :)

Hallo Adrian
ein schönes Bild von diesem capra Ibex , Sie hatten eine wundervolle begegnung und mir gefällt wie er direkt in die Kamera schaut, die Farben sind schön und das Foto is scharf
sehr gut gemacht

Hello Roges !
Must have been such a geat moment, to meet such an animal ! And you have used this unique opportunity, bringing home such a nice picture. i like the pose of the Ibex, lokking directly at you. Nice details, natural colors, wonderful composition. Very well done !

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2009-06-21 7:51]

hello Adrian,
Capra ibex is very nice species and well capture..Excellent sharpness and natural colours.
Best wishes.

Ha,ha,ha!!!!!Ce fata are!!!!!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-09-06 3:31]

Hi Adrian,
this is a lovely capture and such a wilderness presentation. it is such a genuine view with surroundings well seen and depicted.
Very good to have it protected and i can witness it too.

Best regards,

Buna Adrian,
Cautand prin arhiva ta am dat de acest minunat exemplar de capra ibex surprinsa in mediul ei natural. Culorile sunt naturale si detaliile bune. Frumoasa imagine!
Numai bine!

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