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Copyright: Tim Inman (tinman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM, SanDisk CFExtreme2gb, Hoya UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-15 9:14
Viewed: 4385
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken just outside of Skukuza, there were a few kudu and these two decided to "play". Lighting was not good, very dull day. I shot in RAW, had to play with the levels in Lightroom to get something here and then convert to site.

I will post another later with 3 in the ring, yes these two were joined by a third one.

Quite interesting that it is possible for these animals to lock their horns together so tightly that they can stay that way and obviously die. There is a statue of this at Skukuza near the shops.

Hope you like it.

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Wow Tim,

I'm green with envy. This is such a nice shot. The only nit is the light, but one has to take what you can get. It could have been worse; it could have been harsh midday sun. Congratulations.


i'd increase saturation and contrast a bit. this is a great action capture though with wonderful poses by the animals.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-15 10:40]

Hi Tim,

A wonderful action shot of these two. Those horns are amazing! The details on the kudu are wonderful, the setting is beautiful.


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  • Dejv Silver Star Critiquer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 0] (75)
  • [2007-05-15 14:48]

Hi this is nice shot! good colors!
TFS David

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