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Impala in wilderness

Impala in wilderness
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: 2007-10-05
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: 2008-01-01 7:35
Viewed: 4295
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Happy 2008! Eventually...:-)

This is a female Impala. Background shouldn't always be blurred or neutral IMO; I admit the latter often adds to isolate the subject and enhance the beauty of the image.
On the other hand, for example content wise it is maybe better to display the background especially in terms of showing the environment, habitat, etc.
This image shows for example the Kruger National Park wilderness; the ever changing wilderness.
Concerning the latter, I read that the effect of global warming on Kruger is unknown. How could we know that? This is impossible.

For more info about Impala and other Kruger antelopes, I refer to my Kruger National Park link....
Also concerning itinerary, weather conditions, etc., I refer to that link as the images are there sorted chronologically.

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
5/10/2007 06:57:25
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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  • Great 
  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-01-01 8:01]

Hi Annick!
Wonderful composition! I like combination of great exposure and amazing detail.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-01 8:27]

Hello Annick, great shot of this Impala. THe details are real sharp and the surroundings are so beautiful. The soft light is really nice. Well done my friend ! All the best !


Hi Annick, fascinating composition with lovely deer, splendid colors and wonderful details, excellent sharpness, very well done, have a great 2008, ciao Silvio

Hello Annick,
What a wonderful picture to start 2008.
Excellent capture, Happy New Year to you
and your loved ones.


the mere fact that the tree trunk and subject are in perfect focus with further back OOF is super. This puts the animal where it lives doesn't it? An environmental image of this speed demon.

Hi Annick,
What a realistic congratulation! :-D
I like this clear capture of the Impala, standing so gracefully in front of that mature -or already death?- tree.
Wish you all the best in this new upcoming year.
Warm regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-01 12:36]

Hi Annick. Poor littlee thing looks like it need a good meal.a good natural pose from the Impala.good colours and detail. TFS.

All the best for 2008

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-01-01 13:21]

Hallo Annick,
Ben het volkomen met je eens wat betreft de achtergrond. Vooral wanneer deze zo is als op deze foto. Geweldig. De (wat angstige?) impala steekt er prachtig tegen af.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-01-01 14:47]

Hola Annick.- Exelent and fine photo of this beautiful "impala" Great colors and pose. Very sharp and well focus.

hello annick,
lovely capture, liked the composition and the bg very much, the dof is precise and the details are good,
tfs & regards

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-01 19:18]

Hi Annick,
Outstanding beginning to the new year. Wonderful shot. Wish you give us such beautiful images to enjoy throughout 2008, MF. I eagerly look foward to every moment here on TN with you and our entire community.

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