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Female Impala

Female Impala
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's Impalas [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-15 2:58
Viewed: 5238
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kruger National Park, South Africa. First day(1/20).
Cloudy weather.

Another Impala
in Kruger...
Other posted Kruger antelopes are Waterbuck,

More wiki info about Impala

An impala (Aepyceros melampus Greek aipos "high" ceros "horn" + melas "black" pous "foot") is a medium-sized African antelope. The name impala comes from the Zulu language. They are found in savannas in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, southern Angola, northeastern South Africa and Uganda (the source of that country's capital city's name - Kampala).

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
4/10/2007 17:02:39
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM +1.4x
Focal Length
560,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style

Thank you for your critiques, comments, etc. yesterday.
Wish you a very good day!

ellis49, Adanac, Alex99, nainnain, horia, kjpweb, Necipp, Mariol, marhowie has marked this note useful
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To Debz: Thanks Deborah,vanderschelden 2 11-16 10:50
To Heyshamite: Thanks Petervanderschelden 1 11-16 08:26
To horia: The girl apologized...vanderschelden 2 11-15 23:44
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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-11-15 3:09]

Wow, the beginning of second series!
I like this picture - it's wonderful close-up with great detail. Focus is perfect. It's great to see wild animal so close as it is near.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-11-15 3:37]
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Hi Annick, another beautiful shot from SA. Very fine portrait. I am surprised that the day was cloudy as you have captured perfect detail, light and colour. Good exposure, dof and sharpness.
Your camera setting info are very useful. :)

Hi Annick,
a very good portrait of a beautiful animal.
Well composed and good POV and you a funny pose too.
Exposure and sharpness are spot on.
Very well done.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-11-15 4:48]

Hello Annick,
Wonderful portrait of this impala, sharp focus and spot of exposure allows us this very detailed image, thanks Annick.

Hi Annick,
Excellent picture. Great colors and framing.
Congratulation, very good portrait of a beautiful animal.
Cheers from Hong Kong.

Hi Annick
Nice portrait of this impala.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-15 6:06]

Hi Annick.
It is difficult to imagine the more beautiful photo model and more nice portrait of it. Its reminds me by its gracious neck Egyptian queen Nefertity. Sharpness of the animal image and blurriness of the BG are superb. Bravo. Excellent pleasant for look job.

bonjour annick
alors là je te reconnais bien, superbe macro, couleurs nettes avec un tres bon BG, bravo

j'ai diffusé la meme bete sur TL
merci, bonne journée.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-11-15 6:32]

Hello Annick,well done on this beautiful capture. Well exposed and the colors are perfect.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-11-15 7:28]
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Hi Annick

Is this a bad imitation of a reptile's tongue flick or is she just being rude to us? :))
Yet another splendid portrait from you, my friend. I see the Kruger series continues...Episode II?
Again, fantastic details and focus on this impalas head and a perfectly blureed BG behind. The spot-on exposure and gorgeous natural colors complete this wonderful post!

Bravo and TFS

Good one! That's real close. Like the tongue movement. Good detail. Though I miss a little your narrative... :)
Cheers, Klaus

Nice portrait Annick composed well and good angle the detail is fine tfs rgds Necip.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-15 10:58]

Hallo Annick,
Erg leuk moment. Prachtige scherpte met details in de foto. De dieptewerking is fantastisch met deze achtergrond. Goede compositie en natuurlijke kleuren.

Hi Annick,

Lovely portrait of this impala. The level of detail and colours are all perfect and I really like the composition. They really are beutiful animals, and you have him proud with your picture.

Kind regards,


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  • Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
  • [2007-11-15 19:17]

Hi Annick,
High class portrait of this Impala with a little blurred tongue out as original point! - hard to image a better one. All your pictures from South Africa are amazing! TFS
Regards, Mario

Another cool shot Annick, I think this guy is sticking his tongue out at all of us here on TN ;}
Perfect color, exposure, and sharp detail. You nailed the DOF too at F/4, excellent de-focused BG..
Very well done,

Hi Annick,
I usually like some movement but I am not sure the tongue helps this photo. Everything else is spot on.

Good moment!

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