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The girl is mine

The girl is mine
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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: 2007-10-10
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Date Submitted: 2008-06-18 11:17
Viewed: 4061
Points: 19
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A pair of Steenboks (Raphicerus campestris) captured in Kruger National Park.

In the blurred background you find the same charming (and scratching) female antelope I uploaded yesterday.
Through the tele it is rather difficult to get enough depth of field. My first idea was to crop the male. I changed my mind ‘cause I had already a few single images from this antelope in the gallery. So I decided to sharpen the male and to blur the background a tad extra. Right.

Before I took this one I took another (unfortunately a bit OOF) in which the male showed some aggressive or protective behaviour. Well aggressive is not the right word actually.:-). Anyway I called it “The girl is mine”.

Thank you very much for looking and do have a nice day…

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
10/10/2007 14:30:47
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 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-18 12:25]

Hi Annick. A great face on picture of this Antelope. Unusual looking face with a large round nose. You have good detail and natural colours. well done TFs.

  • Great 
  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-06-18 13:59]

Hi Annick

Great shot - nice composition eith one sharply in focus and the other a blurred presence - creates a great feeling ot depth.


  • Great 
  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-18 20:01]

Hello Annick

A bit of a devilish look on that steenbok's face.
The horns I think.
Very good pov and dof.
The eye contact is super.
Great job.


  • Great 
  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-06-19 0:55]

I love his smile / smirk!! And he has raised leg at you too.

Good shot Annick - really it is quite funny to see. What a story you can make to go along with this excellent image.


  • Great 
  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-19 3:24]

Hello Annick, Hmm. Very nice and perfect title. The mood of the fella is also seem to be the same. Well presented. ganesh

hi annick!
i like that one is sharp and
the other out of focus,makes
some feeling to the pic!
very nice to see!

  • Great 
  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-19 11:34]

Lovely image, Annick!
I love how the female is slightly OOF while the male is pin-sharp.
Excellent composition.
Perfect lighting and colours.
Superb DOF.

Well done,

Very nice Annick, love the direct eye contact here..
And I don't mind coming back for another look at your fabulous work either :)

  • Great 
  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-19 23:54]

Hello Annick,
Excellent capture of this beautiful pair. I like the way they're both facing you. Their thin legs are amazing! A very fine composition in lovely colours.
TFS and have a nice weekend, Ulla

  • Good 
  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2008-06-21 23:32]
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Sous un temps pluvieux sans aucun doute. Etonnant, le steenbok en arrière plan ressemblerait presaue à un Kangourou. Merci pour le partage, Annick.


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