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Scimitar Horned Oryx

Scimitar Horned Oryx
Photo Information
Copyright: Frederic de Laminne (frederic) (6)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-10
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon Powershot S1-IS
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 2, African Rare Antelope 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-09-18 6:02
Viewed: 4720
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Scimitar Horned Oryx almost disappeared from the Sahara due to the bad conditions in the region (wars, armed conflicts)

After 270 days of pregnancy, the Oryx give birth to one (and only one) Oryx.
Once 'adult', it will weight about 200 Kg and measure 1,2 m (shoulders height).

Picture taken at "Espace animalier de la Haute-Touche"

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To Robbrown: Workshopgerhardt 1 09-18 17:52
To Robbrown: Thanks for the commentfrederic 1 09-18 16:40
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I like your oryx and agree they are in great danger in the wild does not help when people hunt them from large 4 wheel drives with machine guns for sport :0(((( .
The image seems a little soft and we can see a little bit to much of the constraining fence, we try where possible to hide such thinks if possible either by shooting angle (the best way) or by a little post work in your fav. editing suite.
Hope you dont mind but I did a bit of PS8 (CS) on it with this in mind.

Frederic, I think Robert has already jumped the gun and gave you good pointers. I like his WS. Strange to nitice the one with broken horns. I got one the other day in SA as well.

These antelope are seriously endangered. There are less than 500 surviving in the wild.

A nice shot with good colors

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