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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: 2008-12-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Namibia, a photographer's dream
Theme(s): Etosha National Park [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-29 10:13
Viewed: 5555
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Springbok are between 70-80 centimetres tall at the shoulder, depending on the age, weight and gender of the particular antelope, they weigh between 30-44 kg for the females and 33-48 kg for the males. Their colouring consists of three colours, white, reddish/tan and dark brown. Their backs are tan coloured and at the bottom they are white, along each side there is a dark brown stripe extending from the shoulder on towards the inside thigh.

Rams are slightly larger than ewes and have thick horns, the ewes tend to have skinnier legs and longer, more frail horns. Average horn length for both genders is 35 cm with the record being a female with horns measuring 49,21 cm in length. Springbok tracks are narrow and sharp and are 5,5 cm from point to point.

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hallo Annick
zo mooi van details
scherp tot op het bot!!
mooie kleuren
en zo rustig
groetjes lou

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-01-29 10:54]

Hello Annick,

This portret is impressive. There is such a sharpness of the image showing great details of the animal. I like how you have shown the texture of the horns. The delicate colors amkes photo look very natural.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-29 11:25]

Hello Annick,
Another excellent capture from your Namibia collection! Fantastic and very sharp capture in beautiful light. I love those horns and the beautiful colour of its coat. Nicely framed too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-29 11:45]

Hi Annick. What a great close up of this fine looking animal with its large horns. Your use of the light has give fine detail and colours in the coat . We can see the very large eyes. well done TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-29 11:57]

Hallo Annick,
Erg mooie foto van deze Springbok. Heel natuurlijk door de fantastische scherpte en kleuren. Goed contrasterend tegen de groenige achtergrond. Op de een of andere manier straalt deze foto erg veel rust uit.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-29 12:04]

Hi Annick,
Very sharp,clear and well composed image.
Thanks for posting.

Nice photo , but seem a bit soft to me. I have given a workshop, hope you like it.

Hi Annick,

Good portrait with nice pose and detail. I like the slightly open mouth as if he wants to talk Afrikaans to you.
Did you see any of them strutting or jumping and showing the open hair on the back?


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2009-01-29 13:12]

Hi Annick
This is a lovely shot!
very good sharp and detail
very well done.

Hello Annick,
Excellent capture, perfect portrait of this Springbok.
TFS and best regards. Ferran

Hallo Annick,

Een mooie portretfoto is dit.
Misschien iets meer ruimte boven bij zijn hoorn.
Verder perfect zoals al je foto's bijna.


Hello Annick,
A wonderful portrait of this Bok,taken once again in very bright light it appears.
You've managed the exposure well as usual,and captured some good detail and colour.
Cheers and TFS

Hi Annick,
You were my neighbor in my yesterday post. Sorry for late and you know why ;). People near stations always miss the trains. :O. A lovely capture of this beautiful Springbok. A well composed image with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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