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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: 2007-10-05
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, Vanderschelden's Impalas [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-21 1:54
Viewed: 4337
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a female Impala. Taken in the southern part of Kruger National Park. My restcamp was Skukuza.
Other Impala images and general and in depth info can be found in my Kruger National Park travelogue as well as images of other Kruger antelopes..
Thanks for looking...

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
5/10/2007 12:54:28
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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To Argus: Thanks Ivan,vanderschelden 1 01-21 03:47
To joey: Thanks Joe,vanderschelden 1 01-21 02:57
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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-21 2:45]
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Beautiful portrait of this Impala!
This animal looks really calm in your presence.
Excellent golden tones with perfect lighting and an even exposure.
Very, very sharp with impeccable clarity and all the detail you could want!
Brilliant DOF and BG.
Great composition.
You did get some stunners on that safari! :D
Very well done my friend,

p.s just to point out the date in the picture info says 2008/10/05...

Hi Annick
this is what I call a perfect compo, perfect DOF and great sharpness

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-01-21 3:40]

Hi Annick,
Lovely portrait of this lady with very good lighting, colors, POV, focus, sharpness and details. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-21 3:41]
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Great portrait, Annick!
You could make a fortune setting up a portrait studio in Kruger NP and you will have hundreds of impalas, buffaloes and other beasts queuing up for your services! :-D.
Seriously this has immaculate sharpness great POV and superb composition. This must be one of the best animal portraits on TN.
Thanks for sharing it,

Superb portrait with fantastic sharpness. This is one of my favourite animals to photograph.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-01-21 6:04]

Hi Annick

As i told you before, this is a splendid portrait, one very well composed and exposed, that makes this beautiful impala look even more delicate. I really like it!
The attention to details and textures is impressive and the DOF is simply perfect!
A true "Annick-brand" photo!

Bravo and TFS

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-01-21 6:40]

It is really cute. Tender and beautiful girl. It's a pity it is too far and we can't touch its fur. Great shot, Annick!

hoi Annick,
deze kijkt mooi de foto in, goed portret en lekker scherp.

groet Gert

Very nice range of colours. Perfect focusing on head. Well captured, thank you.
Best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-01-21 8:05]

Hallo Annick,
Alsof ze door mijn beeldscherm komt! Perfecte diepte en compositie. Licht, kleur en scherpte zijn weer onovertroffen.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-21 8:52]

Hi Annick,

A perfect portrait of the Impala. How beautiful he is. Marvelous colors, excellent lighting, beautiful background. The details and textures are so fine that he just lights up. Face, ears, eyelashes, whiskers, and coat are fantastic.


Superb portrait, Annick.
Wonderfully exposed, composed, focused, etc...

Ciao Annik
magnifico primopiano dai toni caldi che rispecchiano i colori del mimetismo nella savana.
Stupendo lo sfuocato che incornicia il soggetto. Davvero una bella foto. Ivan

Hi Annick,
This is a class potrait. The details are amazing. The natural colors,Those eye lashes are excellent

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-01-21 11:21]

Hi Annick,
a perfect composition and DOF makes this portrait really stand out. Fine detail and beautiful natural colours throughout too - very well done as always.

Bonjour Annick,
Superbe portrait coloré et détaillé à souhait avec, cerise sur le gâteau, un regard envoutant.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Annick,
Magnifique close-up, d'une si grande netteté, les détails et les couleurs sont fantastiques.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2008-01-22 5:04]

Hi Annick,
Wonderfull portrait, very good composition, gentle colors.
Perfect job as we know from you.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-22 9:11]

Hello Annick

What a super portrait.Excellent POV.
The focus is spot on with wonderful sharp details.
The texture of the fur is amazing.The DOF is excellent and the OOF BG has a lovely bokeh.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-22 17:14]

Hello Annick,
Wonderful close up portrait of this Impala. Big beautiful eyes to watch for predators. details and colors are spot on, great work my friend.

Hi Annick,
Tis is simply great portrait of this impala. Regards,

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-01-23 16:23]

Hi Joey,

Beautiful close-up of the impala. Love the angle, it feels that she's coming out of the screen. You've taken her with such excellent details and amazing naturals colours.! Very well done.


Amazing portrait of this beautiful girl with superb detail. Well done.

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