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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-20
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-03-22 6:53
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Pronghorn buck was very busy trying to keep his girls in line. One would break away from the group and he would chase her back, then another one would do the same, it was quite comical.
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Artiodactyla

Suborder: Ruminantia

Infraorder: Pecora

Family: Antilocapridae
Gray, 1866
Genus: Antilocapra

Species: A. americana

The Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is the only surviving member of the family Antilocapridae, and the fastest mammal in North America running at speeds of 58 mph (90 km/h) and the second-fastest land animal, second only to the Cheetah[1]. The Pronghorn is also known as the Pronghorn antelope, but is not a true antelope. It is a unique animal with no close relatives. Both the males' and the females' horns are made up of a hairlike substance that grows around a bony core; the outer sheath is shed annually.
Pronghorns live primarily in grasslands but also in brushland and deserts. They eat cacti, grasses, and forbs, and browse plants.

Pronghorn newborns weigh 5 to 9 lb (2 to 4 kg). Adult male Pronghorns weigh 100 to 145 lb (45 to 60 kg) while females weigh 75 to 100 lb (35 to 45 kg). The main color of adults is brown or tan, with a white rump and belly and two white stripes on the throat. A short dark mane grows along the neck, and males also sport a black mask and black patches on the sides of the neck.

Male Pronghorns have horns about 5 to 17 in (125 to 430 mm) long with a prong. Females also grow horns, though these are relatively small, ranging from 1 to 6 in (25 to 150 mm), and sometimes barely visible; they are straight rather than pronged. Pronghorns have a distinct, musky odor. Males mark territory with a scent gland located on the sides of the head. Pronghorns are commonly called "Prairie Goats", "Speed Goats", or simply "goats" for this reason (as well as their resemblance to domesticated goats.)

The Pronghorn is built for maximum predator evasion through running; its speed is surpassed only by that of the cheetah. It can sustain high speeds longer than cheetahs, however. The top recorded speed was 61 mph (98 km/h). The Pronghorn, although built for speed with an oversized heart and lungs, is a very poor jumper. Their ranges are often affected by sheep ranchers' fences. However, they can be seen going under fences. For this reason the Arizona Antelope Foundation and others are in the process of removing the bottom barbed wire from the fences, and/or installing a barbless bottom wire. The Pronghorn also sports a very large set of eyes that are said to be the equivalent of 8X binoculars, and have a 320 degree field of vision.

bobair, PaulH, fiyo, Shoot_Score, Silke, gurupawan, SkyF, lovenature, jaycee, Alex99, Luis52, coasties, ramthakur, mala-zaba, Farmer, Evelynn, nainnain, marieproue, daveman has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Evelynn: Yes they doAdanac 1 03-24 17:07
To vanderschelden: LOLAdanac 3 03-23 14:34
To vanderschelden: I don't know what it is actually in fronShoot_Score 1 03-23 10:08
To mala-zaba: ThanksAdanac 2 03-23 06:53
To lovenature: Hi JaniceAdanac 5 03-23 06:47
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Nice action shot you have in this photo rick.Nothing I see in it needs to be changed in any way,good capture 5x5. TFS. Bob

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-03-22 7:21]

Hi Rick,

another shot from Adanac's Ark i see ;o). well this is a beauty, great choice of aperture and colours seem so natural. I can see where he gets his name from...



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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-03-22 7:30]

Hello Rick,
amazing capture; sharpness, colors, light, composition, everything is excellent !

What a great catch a pronghorn on the run! Looks like it uses a pogo stick, to be honest! Quite comical really.

This racer that is giving Rick's Rambler a run for its money can benefit from wee adjustment in WS. Tfs a great shot. Jay

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-03-22 7:40]

Superb capture, Rick! I love the way it blends into the landscape (well-done capturing it on the move so that it stands out a little.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-03-22 8:06]

What a action shot !!Well captured...Nice details&POV!!TFS!!

Hi rick ,

A very good action pic capture with good deails and composition. And with such good notes beside the pic makes it all worth reading and checking this pic out.



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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-03-22 8:42]

Hi Rick,
wow you have quite a variety in wild life.
Excellent action shot, very well timed. The soft colors of the prairie look wonderful. Excellent sharpness and the composition is very nice.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-22 10:07]

Hello Rick,
Fine capture of a running Pronghorn. You caught him sharply and at a good moment. Well composed with fine Bg, though perhaps the powerline pole might have been cropped away.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hi Rick
Excellent capture, crystal clear, soft lighting and POV. I know how hard it is to capture a running Pronghorn. Well done.
TFS Janice
On a canoe trip 2 years ago...east of Writing On Stone, a lone Pronghorn was following the canoe for a short period, he must have been curious.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-03-22 11:18]

Hi Rick,

This is a fantastic shot! You froze his action at a spectacular time. Everything about it is wonderful - colors, sharp details, and a bg he blends with beautifully.


Hi Rick,
Here is your worst nightmare critiquer.
Starting with the bad news:-)of course: I don't like I don't know what it is actually in front of the head.
Nobody mentioned that in the critiques and I'm a bit disappointed about that...you can clone it awaaay:-)
But...BUT....that said: you posted a superb image. Just wonderful. Especially in terms of the depicted animal. Just great! Also the colours and sharpness are so well done. And as said above I especially love that 'run'....outstanding!!!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-22 13:50]

Hello Rick,
Great action shot showing razor sharp details of the Pronghorn and he is very nicely isolated from the background. Beautiful light and colours too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-22 14:08]

Hi Rick.
You have taken an incredible action picture. Bravo, first-class work. Amazing expression of the captured scene, outstanding details and sharpness of the animal image, great natural and pleasant colour palette and terrific DOF. My congratulations and TFS. Super.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-03-22 14:12]

Hola Rick.- Hermosa foto, muy clara y con muy buena iluminacion. Me gusta los colores de la piel de este antilope.
Saludos Luis52.

Hi Rick

Very good action shot with a good note. You managed a catchlight in the eye too. :-)

Hello Rick,
This is a first rate capture of this handsome Pronghorn galloping across the plain. The action shot catches him in a very interesting pose when three of its hooves are off the ground.
Whereas the subject is in perfect focus, the BG has turned out extremely beautiful in terms of its blurred look and light brown color matching with the color of the subject to perfection.
A great image, indeed.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-03-22 16:11]

Hi Rick

Another great shot - excellent detail and frozen movement.


Beautiful action shot. Lot of details. Crisp clear.

Hi Rick,
Nice action capture. Very sharp and good pov. I make a fast workshop to remove the power pole.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-22 22:58]

Hello Rick

A beautiful nature capture of this pronghorn.A real sense of action and movement.The composition is very nice.It looks like all the weight is on one leg in the shot.Very good focus with lovely colours in the BG.TFS


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-03-23 9:50]

Hi Rick.
This is excellent action shot.I like "frozen" of this animal in jump.Perfect details and beautiful colors with soft tones.Well done and nicely composed,TFS.
With greeting Milos.

That lens of yours is amazing ! You are getting quite good with it , pat pat . Pronghorn are so hard to get . Great capture , I'm green with envy . Thanks for sharing , more please . Kevin .

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-03-24 5:22]

hi Rick,
très bonne image, le moment est particulièrement bien capté. Excellente netteté compte tenu du déplacement rapide. L'image manque d'un soupçon de contraste, le poteau en BG est à gommer, et un format panoramique avec un bord blanc finirai ce travail merveilleux.


Oh, men can make such fools of themselves when it comes to the ladies. We have gotten more than one chuckle out of the antics of bull elk during rut. The cows seem to deliberately torment them.

This is a great capture. You stopped the action well and got the focus just right. Very nice for quick work.

Evelynn : )

quelle beauté, tu as pris cette photo vraiment au bon moment et surement pas facile a faire
bravo+++++ amitiès

Magnifique , les détails sont parfaits, dommage qu'il y ait eu un poteau juste devant.

Excellent sharpness and lighting, with a complementary background.

beautiful action shot, wow, amazing detail, Love it. TFS

Thanks for your comments on my photo " The Thawing of Lake Erie (18) " :o)

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