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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: 2007-10-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Theme(s): Karatash's other favorite -I-, Vanderschelden's Impalas [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-11 11:28
Viewed: 3727
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a female Impala captured in the sunset light.
The location is the Limpopo province, close to Shingwedzi. Shingwedzi is a restcamp in nothern part of Kruger.
More info about this common specie in Kruger in my Impala theme.
I can't identify the leaves...

Thanks for looking...

rousettus, rcrick, soccer, Jamesp, JoseMiguel, jrobertop, Juyona, horia has marked this note useful
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-11 12:04]

Hi Annick. This is an amazing close up of the Impala with fine detail and colours . Good use of the eve light. I think i know the ID of the leaves i believe they are green HA HA !! . Well done TFS.

Hello Annick
wovv. wonderful portraite for this very lovely impala. All features, from eyes contact and focus to frame and POV/OOF, excellent. I will add it to my favourite. Thanks for sharing, best wishes

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2008-09-11 19:33]

Hola Annik: Una foto maravillosa, de una especie increíble...un encuadre, color, luz, enfoque y entorno excelentes...saludos.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-09-11 19:56]

Hi Annick,
Outstanding shot of this elegant Impala with very impressive sharpness and natural colours. Superb light and exposure management and a fine pose captured. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Thanks for sharing this fine image.

Hi Annick,

Just beautiful superb detail, wonderful colours, perfect framing, t.f.s

Cheers Rick :)

Hi Annick,

Very good detail, The ears show the alertness of these animals which they have to be being a target for all the carnivores. The highlight and the grass in the mouth add life to the image.


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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2008-09-11 22:24]


Very detailed and sharp pic of the Impala. Many people forget to take pics of them in the Kruger Park as they are so numerous.
Your DOF, POV, OOF BG and composition are all excellent.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-09-11 22:47]

Hi Annick

A great portrait of this female Impala. Superb detail and pose. Well seen and captured.


Hi Annick,
Harika tür netlik de çok güzel.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-09-12 1:51]

She looks great Annick, and I like the small green piece of grass in her mouth.
Well done

Hi Annick,
wonderful portrait of this Impala with great sharpness and colors.
Beautiful bg, too. I like the branches next to the Impala. Nice compo.
TFS Tatjana

Stunning image Annick. Lighting, exposure, sharpness, detail and colour, beautiful.

Hi Annick,
So all the credits for the exceptional image are for the sunset light? :)
This one reminds me the viewmaster, for the amazing 3D quality, specially of the head.
What beautiful details all along the fur, as well as the pose.
I like a lot the composition made with the inclusion of the leaves at the left.
Great image and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-12 6:15]

Hallo Annick,
Prachtige foto van deze dame. De scherpte is tip top en de kleuren zijn erg mooi. Steken mooi af tegen de groene achtergrond. Er zit een uitstekende diepte in de foto.

Hello Annick.
Admirable picture!
Extraordinary "pose" of this wonderful Impala!
Excellent perspective, sharpness and coloration.
I liked much of this work!
Congratulations and TFS!
José Roberto

  • smurali Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 205 W: 14 N: 609] (3596)
  • [2008-09-12 12:02]

Annick, Lovely closeup. Looks so close as if I am standing next to it. Great colors.

- Murali

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-09-12 13:15]

Hola Annick,
precioso retrato,
bello encuadre y bg.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-12 13:25]

A really intimate portrait of this Impala, Annick.
You are an expert at photographing these animals.
Superb catch-light in the eye.
Brilliant DOF.
Great light.

Very well done,

What a beautifully composed shot, and what a moment to capture. The sharpness and colours are fantastic. Its a one in a million shot.


Hi Annick, fantastic portrait of lovely creature, perfect focus, great details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-09-13 7:45]

Hi Annick

I don't know about anybody else, but i can't seem to get enough of your shots from S.A. Even if they present animals we've seen before, each one has something new to offer.
Here we have another great portrait of an impala but also a nice addition - that plant on the left. I think the two complement each other and create such a nice, natural union. Great composition with them tight in like that.

Bravo and TFS

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-09-15 13:01]

It looks in 3D to me here! What a fantastic shot, again you've done with your usual great technique andyour obvious talent! Well done Annick, thanks!


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