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Buffalo - Big Five

Buffalo - Big Five
Photo Information
Copyright: Stephane Ra (Watershed) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 43 W: 2 N: 61] (291)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-06
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikon AF VR 80-400 ED, Hoya HMC Super UV (0) 77mm
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-13 13:24
Viewed: 4212
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot in the Kruger Park close to Satara.

Syncerus caffer

These large, ox-like bovids have a reputation for sevagery and cunning and not without reason. Despite the fact they are solely vegetarian, they are responsible for the deaths of many people throughout the continent and are rightly feared by all with whom they come into contact. the animals are quick-tempered and will not hesitate to use their massive horns to ram and to gore if they perceive any threat whatsoever. Their reputation for extreme cunning and circling around to wait in ambush for hunter following their trail, s probably much exaggerated. This may occur only if the animal is seriously wounded.

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Nice job, Stephane. Looks like you found a nice herd of them. Kruger sure is a great place to see magnificant animals

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-04-13 15:30]

Hi Stephane. Great shot of this beast.good detail . I like the others in the background blured. well done TFs..

I must admit he does not look like a fun loving creature prone to frolics. It is a great capture and color and sharpness are very good. I really like the OOF buffalo in the BG with all the repetitions of the curly horns. Nice work.

Evelynn : )

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-13 21:04]

Hello Stephane,
Excellent closeup with great color and sharp details, I like seeing all the others in the background, thanks for sharing.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-13 22:32]

Hello Stephane

Excellent sharp image,with excellent POV and DOF.I like how this one is above the rest of the herd,and the rest of the herd is the OOF BG.Nicely done.TFS


I believe the Masai people call it 'the black death'. They avoid the animal.
I guess the loners are the dangerous ones.
Good work, Stephane.
Close shot and encounter...probably not photographed through car glass?:-)
Beautiful image. Beautiful blurred herd...

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-05-01 22:51]

Stephane, this is very nice.

I have never seen one of them.

Great pose, pov and composition. I like dof too.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-05-29 11:56]

Hi Stephane,

A great capture of this buffola,a great POV,the colors and details are excellent,I like the fact that in the BG there are sevaral oof buffalos,well done and tfs


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  • buff (26)
  • [2009-01-12 10:48]

Hi Paul

What a great shot of my favourite animal. I love the look on his face that he really fears nothing.



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