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Sable antelope

Sable antelope
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Copyright: JeanMarie Mouveroux (Nephrotome2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon 70-200mm f/ 2.8 L IS USM, (digital), No Filter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-19 1:21
Viewed: 2780
Points: 6
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Sable antelope (EN)
Hippotrague noir (FR)
Sabelantilope of zwarte paardantilope (NL)
Hippotragus niger (Lat)

The sable antelope is a large species. It ranges from 117 to 143 cm (46 to 56 in) tall at the shoulder and measures 190 to 255 cm (75 to 100 in) long, not counting a tail of 37–76 cm (15–30 in). Sable antelope can weigh from 150 to 270 kg (330 to 600 lb). As its name implies, the giant sable antelope is slightly larger than other races, but it does not dwarf them. In all subspecies, males are slightly larger than females. Females are chestnut to dark brown, darkening as they mature, while males are very distinctively black. Both sexes have white underbellies, white cheeks and white chins. They have shaggy manes on the back of their necks. Sable antelope have ringed horns which arch backward, in females these can reach 1 m, but in males they can reach over 1.1 m. The lifespans of these animals is up to 18 years.

Although my lens is excellent and I love it, I found it doesn't perform good with counterlight. In that case I was very happy with the result. And I like the cloud of dust. Shot at Beekse Bergen park.

Thanks for looking,


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很有創意的照法 毛都形成出背的輪廓很美
難的是頭一彎 有了光線看得很清楚
構圖的黑白有自己的品味 真是好看

sable antelope looks really great. good wildlife image, beautifully framed. i am seeing this animal for the first time. good lights and shadow. tfs.

Ciao JenMarie.
Stupendo questo scatto,complimenti per l’eccellente gestione della luce,grande nitidezza del soggetto con ottimi dettagli,molto belli i coloro naturali.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

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