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Black-faced impala

Black-faced impala
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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: 2008-12-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Namibia, a photographer's dream
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's Impalas, Etosha National Park [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-03 3:43
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Black-faced impala in Etosha National Park, Namibia.
Capture time 14:00.

Black-faced Impala
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Black-faced Impala

Vulnerable (IUCN 2.3)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Aepycerotinae
Genus: Aepyceros
Species: A. melampus
Subspecies: A. m. petersi

Trinomial name
Aepyceros melampus petersi
Bocage, 1879

The Black-faced Impala is a subspecies of the impala. It is native to Angola and Namibia.

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Hi Annick,

The darker colouring is probably due to the fierceness of the sun there in Namibia. Being serious this is a good image of this sub specie which is probably unknown to a lot of members showing the difference very well with good detail and clarity. Bg is well out of focus allowing the subject to stand out.



Hello Annick,
what a beautiful portrait of Black-faced impala!

Best regards, Leonid

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-03 4:27]

Hello Annick
Nice portrait with fine details and beautiful colors.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-03 4:42]

Hello Annick,
A lovely symmetrical close view of this Impala. Excellent sharpness beautiful light and colours. I love the big ears! A beautiful green background too that sets it off.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Beautiful close shot, yes 400m is a great focus.
Best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-03 8:50]

Hallo Annick,
Weer een knap stukje vakwerk. Jammer dat de achtergrond wat streperig is, anders zou de foto helemáál perfect zijn. De zachte kleuren en de scherpte zijn onovertroffen. Verbazingwekkend hoe je dit weer voor elkaar hebt gekregen. En hij kijkt ook zo mooi recht in de camera met zijn bolle ogen.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-02-03 10:23]

Ha Annick,

Een idd beetje andere soort als in kruger,een mooie frontaal portret op een fraaie achtergrond,bedankt voor de upload,


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-03 11:18]

Hi Annick. You have filled the fram with the face of the Impala. You have captured the details so well. with large eyes and ears. and the dark marking on the face. All with good detail and natural colours. looks good against the blurred BG. well done TFS.

hallo Annick
je blijft ze mooi maken
er valt niks over te zeggen

zo scherp en die oren ,te gek
die streep op de kop springt er gewoon uit
groetjes lou

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2009-02-03 13:30]

How cuteeee!!!
What a marvellous portrait, Annick!! It's really amazing and beautiful! I love the perfection in all your pictures, but the presentation is also beautiful and pleasant.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Best regards

Hi Annick,
A wonderful capture of this Impala.
Amazing patterns and textures here again.
The name of the region,Oshikoto,is intriguing ... almost sounds Japanese.
hAnother excellent post with good notes as usual.
Cheers & TFS,

Hi Annick,

Stunning shot of this Black-faced Impala, superb detail worderful eye contact, excellent framing, really nice work mate, t.f.s

Cheers Rick :)

Hello Annick

An excellent portrait with lovely attentive pose.The focus is tack sharp with lovely detail and texture.
Wonderful eye contact.
The colours are ntural and well saturated.
Excellent POV.


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-02-04 13:01]

Hello Annick,

The portret of this animal looks great. Due to the well chosen DOF the whole head is in focus. The big eyes are impressiv as well as the big ears. Due to the high sharpness of the image excelent details can be observed.

Thank you for sharing,

Hello Annick.

Excellent image portrait.very ggod details and composition.

Jose Luis.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-02-09 18:08]

Hi Annick,
Wow.....so cute and beautiful. This is an outstanding portrait of this Black-faced Impala with immaculate sharpness, details and colours. I like its so innocent eyes, details on its ears and the 'smooch' pose. Again the lighting is so soft and pleasing. Excellent DOF and composition.

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