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Red Hartebeest

Red Hartebeest
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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: 2008-12-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Namibia, a photographer's dream
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's Africa, CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos 2, Etosha National Park, Full of tenderness / Pleine de tendresse, Annick Vanderschelden Wildlife Photography [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-05 17:00
Viewed: 7078
Points: 54
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Red Hartebeest
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Red Hartebeest

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Bovidae

Genus: Alcelaphus

Species: A. caama

Binomial name
Alcelaphus caama
Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803
Alcelaphus buselaphus caama G. Cuvier, 1804

The Red Hartebeest (Alcelaphus caama) is a species of even-toed ungulate in the Bovidae family. It is found in South Africa.

Also found in Namibia apparently as this picture is captured in Etosha National Park.

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Hello Annick

A lovely capture of this Red Hartebeest with young.
The composition is terrific.
I like the low POV,almost like the view of a predator.
The colours are natural and well saturated.
There is a nice DOF .


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  • danar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 17] (273)
  • [2009-02-05 18:34]

Hello Annick.

Wonderful capture !!! Good sharpness. Nice colours.


Hello Annick,

Excellent composition and POV in this image. Pin sharp with great detail. Really nice work mate all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-02-05 20:12]

Hello Annick,

You have used very well the DOF. Animals are well separated from for and background. Image has a high quality showing sharply both animals. The well rendered colors make the photo look absolutely natural.

Thank you for sharing,

great capture, tfs Ori

Hi Annick:)
What a lovely capture of these beautiful Red Hartebeests. The baby one so cute and accompany its parent:)
TFS and cheers MF!

hello annick,
lovely capture of the Red Hartebeest with the yong one, i liked the natural colours and the composition, the lower pov is excellent,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-02-05 22:31]

Hi Annick,
Outstanding shot of the mother and child with immaculate sharpness. Superb lighting and the natural habitat looks wonderful. Excellent POV, DOF and composition.

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2009-02-05 22:51]

Hello Annick,

Wonderful image of this Red Hartebeest with habitat. It is so real and upclose. Striking details and faded BG are dramatic.
Thanks for sharing

Hi Annick,

Great to have mom and child in the image with both very sharp and detailed. It looks like the Etosha white mud on the face It is strange the way they rub their foreheaads in the mud or sand.


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-02-05 23:30]

Hello Annick !
What a great picture ! I love this Hartebeest, it's not something we can see every day on TN, and they are very beautiful antilopes. The shape of their horns looks a bit strange, but I like it. Sharpness and details are excellent, beautiful composition, nice natural colors, great POV. It's a fantastic picture of mother and baby. Very well done !

Hi Annick,
Excellent picture of this interesting Red Hartebeest with young one; great POV and composition, sharp fine details, good lighting and colours.

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-02-06 0:02]

hello Annick
a very beautiful capture of the mother and calf. this is kind of a unique image. I didn't remember to see this species and such a special pose.

What extraordinary must be to have opportunity to see views like this live (not only in pictures)

Hello Annick,
very beautiful picture with Red Hartebeests! I like composition, details, colours and BG.

Best regards, Leonid

Hello Annick,

A fine capture of this lovely mother and calf.
They are sharply focussed and therefore, the details are clear.
Well composed and using a good dof.I like how the infocus bush makes the link between the f/g and b/g.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Quite a nice prey for a lion !!
Nice DOF perfect isolation of the animals from fore and back ground

Excellent shot of these Hartebeest,(gnot a gnu) lookng pretty relaxed on the savannah.
A very prickly looking tre in the background (no doubt evolved to protect itself against grazing hHartebeest,amongst other things.
It looks rather like a plant I had growing in Pirongia called Xanthoxylum, or Xanthozylum.
Is it the same,or is this some kind of Acacia?
Very interesrting anyway.
Cheers & TFS

Hi Annick,
A nice capture of this beautiful Red Hartebeest and her young one. Excellent sharp details with a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-02-06 5:45]

hi annick,
very good image of this beest with young one, you could have given more space on top than bottom to make it better. some more habitat will make this image more environmental image. tfs.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-02-06 6:06]

Hi Annick,

A very nice composition of this hartebeest and its calf,tfs and have a nice weekend


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-06 6:20]

Hi Annick.
I live in sunny region and when sun is absent all around is sad. However, your shots despite the absence of sunlight are looked greatly. At this one colours are rich and wonderful and of course pictured scene is fine and touching. Details of the cute animals as well as blurriness of the BG and piece of the FG are refined. My kind regards and compliments.

hello Annick

very beautiful photography of this African animal with his baby,
fine POV and framing, excellent sharpness and details,
i love this kind of photographys where with the parent
we also see the babys (birds/animals), it is a photography
with full of tenderness, c'est une photographie avec plein de tendresse,



hallo Annick
prachtige foto met een leuke compositie
goed van scherpte en een mooie zachte kleur
groetjes lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-06 8:40]

Hallo Annick,
Mooie plaat van deze Hartebeesten in een dromerig sfeertje. Lekker om zo aan het weekend te beginnen.
Technisch weer uitstekend in alle opzichten.
Relaxed weekend,

hi annick!
beautiful pic with the little one behind!
very nice!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-02-08 2:31]

Hi Annick,
this is really outstanding.Clarity and the poses are pleasant. The soft blurry background really throw the beuaty into your shot. I like the details very much even the mark on the face is noticeable .
Excellent composition.


Hallo Annik, let me use that opportunity to congratulate you for this wonderful shot and ask you how often you are using the maximum aperture f/2.8 of this lens? Have you got any experience with the cheaper f/5.6 version of the same focal length?
Thanks for sharing and have a great week!
George Veltchev

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