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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: 2007-10-20
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Theme(s): Intimate Portraits, Kruger National Park 2, Vanderschelden's bushbucks [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-22 7:32
Viewed: 4518
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Day 17 from unfortunately only 20 in Kruger National Park. Post processed in a very cold misty Belgium. Bah.

This is my second Bushbuck upload. First one you can spot
here; I refer to this link for more info about this Kruger antelope.

Weather forecast: warm day, beautiful light.
Location is Letaba.

Merry Christmas and Happy 2008!

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
20/10/2007 07:32:41
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-22 7:43]

Hi Annick. A fine close up of the Bush Buck.You have captured the big eyes so well. your sharp focusing has giving fine detail and natural colours. a nice pose from the animal. well done TFS..

Hi Annick,
A great shot of this beautiful bushbuck. Really sharp and well composed. Such a great animal to be shown on treknature.
Well Done and Merry Christmas,
Nick :-)

Once again... color, framing, exposure, interesting capture and DOF are all excellent.

I like most every image you upload. That must have been a wonderful trip.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-22 9:23]

Hi Annick,
Wonderful portrait shot with immaculate sharpness and fine colours. Perfect lighting and exposure and you have freezed the chewing action very deftly. Great DOF lets the Bushbuck stand out perfectly from the smooth BG. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Annick
Nice work of this Bushbuck.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and family.

Amazing portrait :)
sharpness and details are perfect.
composition is great, too

TFS Tatjana

Ha Annick,

Perfect shot
Prachtige DOF waardoor deze Bushbuck schitterend afsteekt tegen de pastelkleurige achtergrond
prima gedetailleerd door de PERFECTE scherpte en een uitstekende compo en POV

TFS Thijs

Hi Annick,

Excellent pic. Superb POV, colors are great and sharpness is spot on too. The 400mm lens gives a beautiful blur.
Well done

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-22 11:54]

Hallo Annick,
Alweer een foto met ongelofelijke scherpte. Prachtige natuurljke kleuren en erg mooie zachte achtergrond.

And a Merry Xmas to you as well...this image is so close in that I could do a dental exam on this bushbuck...but of course not being a v et....a fine close in image...softness of the real skin is apparent, as is a bit of wariness in the eyes..as if to run soon...

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-12-22 13:02]

Amazing capture! I love the colours and details here
Perfect composition

Hola Annick!
Un retrato excepcional, luz, brillo, encuadre...fabulosos.
Mis mejores deseos para tí y los tuyos en estas fechas tan señaladas, desde Gran Canaria, JL.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-22 16:37]

Hello Annick,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Annick. Thia is an exceptional portrait with Annick quality all the way. Thanks for your great talent Annick.

Hello Annick a wonderfull portrait and of high standard as usual from you great sharpness and fine detail lovely compo have a great Xmas and New yr best wishes Necip.

hello annick,

lovely closeup shot of this bush buck, the image is sharp with good details, nice colours, the pov is good and the dof is precise, well composed shot,
tfs & regards


Wish you and your family Merry Christmas

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-22 22:08]

Hello Annick

A beautiful portrait of this lovely antelope.
The focus is spot on with excellent sharpness and details.
Very good eye contact and catch light.
The details are so sharp I can see saliva in the mouth,it looks like it is chewing on some food.


Hello Annick,
I see the perfect photo from you again!
Perfect focusing with impeccable DOF here, with sharp details and great POV!!
This is very nice portrait shot of this Bushbuck.
Also, lovely natural colours here.
Well presented, my friend
TFS and best wishes,
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-23 3:03]

Superb photo Annick!
The diagonal composition is top-class.
Very good sharpness and amazing details.
Natural lighting and colours.
Brilliant DOF and BG.
Well done!
I hope you really enjoy your Chrismas!

Excellent portrait work Annick, a perfect fit @ F/3.2
I've looked back through your recent posts, all great..The three oxpeckers is very cool :)
Merry Christmas mf,

bonjour annick
vous obtenez toujours d'excellent BG qui mettent vraiment bien en valeur le sujet,j'aime bien aussi l'expression de l'animal ici.
bravo et bonnes fêtes de fin d'année

Hi Annick.
What a fine close up of the Bush Buck, well composed, with stunning detail, and very good eye catch. All the best Cheers Rick :)

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