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Black Buck (Juvenile)

Black Buck (Juvenile)
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Copyright: Goldy RS (goldyrs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-02
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-17 2:42
Viewed: 4601
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Strange,but this is a Blackbuck I captured in the wrong place, at the wrong time.
Corbett is not home to this species of Deer, this is a deer of the plains. It had been brought to be relocated to a more suitable habitat. This Blackbuck was relocated within a few months of this shot to Asola Wildlife Sanctuary.

Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra), Krishna Mrigam is a species of antelope found mainly in India, and also in some parts of southern Nepal, and Pakistan, though it has also been introduced in Texas and Argentina. It is one of the fastest of all terrestrial animals reaching to speeds of up to 80 km/hr and is one of the few antelopes where males and females have distinctive coloration, as the male bucks are a distinctive black and white and have long twisted horns, while females are fawn coloured with no horns. In its scientific name Antilope cervicapra, 'Antilope' from 'anthalops' (Greek) a horned animal; 'cervicapra' from 'cervus' (Latin) a deer and 'capra' (Latin) a she-goat.

The blackbuck, is the provincial animal of India it is known as Krishna Mriga in Kannada and Krishna Jinka in the Telugu language, has been declared the state animal of Andhra Pradesh. Other local names for the species include Kala Hiran, Sasin, Iralai Maan, and Kalveet in Marathi. It is often simply called Indian antelope though this term might also be used for other Antilopinae from the region.

The skin of Krishna Mrigam plays an important role in Hinduism, and Brahmin boys are traditionally required to wear a strip of unleathered hide after performing Upanayanam. It used to be one of the most abundant hoofed mammal in the Indian subcontinent, so much so that as late as early 1900s, naturalist Richard Lydekker mentions herds of hundreds in his writings, though today only small herds are seen that too inside reserves, chief reason of their decline being excessive hunting. Till Indian independence in 1947, many princely states used to hunt the Indian Antelope and gazelle with cheetahs, which became extinct in 1960s. Though the royal sport had ended, growing cultivation saw it as crop-raider, further leading to its decline. Eventually, when in the 1970s several areas reported their extinction, it was enlisted as a protected animal under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.

Source:- Wikipedia

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-09-17 3:14]

Hi Goldy
Great shot of this lovely Blackbuck!
See, you can make a very good capture in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-09-17 3:23]

Hello Goldy,
It's very beautiful animal and taken very well although I'd used more low POV to it.
Regards, Pawel

Hi Goldy brother. Super image of this lovely juvenile black buck.
Best regards

Lovely capture, Goldy. You were keeping it back for such a long time. I love the colours on this cute Black Buck.
Thanks for sharing and all the best!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-17 4:58]

Bonjour Goldy,
Intéressante ta note explicative qui complète cette image naturelle et plaisante. Combien l'intervention humaine peut changer l'équilibre de la nature, tu nous le prouves encore une fois par l'histoire de cet animal.
Très bonne netteté de l'image aussi. J'aime bien le côté très paisible de ta photo.
Bonne fin de semaine

Ciao Goldy. The best sharp as possible and perfect DOF by the hight POV. Impressive focused eye with great details.


Ciao Goldy, great capture of lovely creature, splendid sharpness and beautiful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Oh Man, such a beauty. Amazing, I was not knowing that these are there in Corbett. I thought these live in my part of the world :). This is too good news for me. this is just an amazing animal. You have got a real closeup of this one. Very nice and sharp image. Congratulations Goldy!


Hi Goldy,
A nice aerial view of this young black buck. Good composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Goldy,

The subject is well framed. The point of view is showingf with precision the details and colors of the black buck which is eating. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi brother Goldy.. Great pose, very pretty deer with nice colors and clear details..Excellent catch..TFS.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-09-17 12:12]

Hi Goldy.
Nice meeting and wonderful shot. Details are stunning. Great representation of this charming creature.

Hello Goldy bro!
Wonderful shot of this cute deer with lovely pose.
Great composition.
TFS and regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-17 12:29]

Hello Goldy,
Beautiful photo of this red Blackbuck. Fantastic sharpness, details and a very good natural colours. Were you sitting on an elephant? One of my wishes for the next years: riding on an elephant through the Jim Corbett NP and photographing a lot of birds there.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-17 13:22]

Hi Goldy,this high point of view is a unusual and beautiful choice.Fantastic way to show us this young antilope,no comment about the quality always at the top.Thansks for share,have a nice weekend,LUCIANO

Hi Goldy,

a nice presentation from this flower with good pov and details.
Fine colours.


Good night L'il Bro Goldy!

The blackbuck's facial expression and pose is what makes this shot so special. Lovely capture with nice composition!
TFS and have a nice WE!


Impresionante nitidez de todo el conjunto. Los colores llamativos
y la luz deslumbrante por su belleza.
Un trabajo precioso Goldy.


Hello Goldy,
Quite an image.... Highly IMPRESSIVE.
Your note is EDUCATIVE.
A great capture of a lovely baby buck!!!
Best regards from a true friend in COLD COLD Canada.

Hola Goldy

Precioso antilope, una imagen bien tomada y perfecta nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hello Goldy,
Even if you caught your image in the wrong place, at the wrong time you have good details, natural colours and great sharpness.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-09-19 10:25]

Hi Bro,

This Blackbuck doesn't seem to mind if he is in the right or wrong place. He looks so sweet as he enjoys his snack. You captured him beautifully with natural colors and good details of his face and skin. Clarity and composition are excellent.


hello Goldy

very beautiful close-up photo of this juvenile Blackbuck,
with fine POV, fine focus excellent sharpness and details,
a very beautiful light of the photo, TFS


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