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Bushbuck ewe

Bushbuck ewe
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Copyright: Peter Thomas (FunkyMunky) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 0 N: 608] (3154)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 APO DG OS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-30 3:20
Viewed: 3076
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken at Lake Panic in Kruger National Park, one of my fave spots for photography, you are always certain to get something special there.

The Bushbuck {Tragelaphus Scriptus}

The bushbuck is a rather large antelope which relies on vegetation for cover. Bushbuck can be found in most of sub-Saharan Africa, especially in areas where it can easily be concealed.

Bushbuck will live anywhere from sea level to mountain-tops in all types of habitats from rainforest to subdesert terrain.

Coloration: The colour varies depending on geographic location. Eastern and southern bushbuck are yellow in colour with relatively few markings. Northern and western bushbuck are reddish coloured with stripes and spots. Both sexes darken with age.

Weight and Height: Males weigh 40-80 kg and stand 70-100 cm tall. Females weigh 25-60 kg and stand 65-85 cm tall.

Horns: Horns are nearly straight with one twist close to the bottom, 26-57 cm long.

Activity: The bushbuck is primarily nocturnal, but it is also fairly active during the day. Most of the day is spent standing, grazing and feeding and a small amount of time is spent moving about. At dusk bushbuck move toward their night range. Before dawn all bushbuck move back to their day range.

Socialisation: The bushbuck is the only non-territorial and solitary African antelope. Neither males nor the females defend any part of their home range so many home ranges overlap.

Reproduction: The gestation period for bushbuck is 6 to 7 months. This means that females are able to reproduce twice a year in some areas. Both sexes reach puberty at 11 months.

Predators: Hyena, lion and all larger carnivores.

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hi thomas
lovely shot nice BG and sharpness
good POV

Nicely captured image of this lovely Bushbuck, Peter! The position of your camera is giving us a chance to see the animal perfectly well. In overcloud days, like the one you took that photo, I suggest to set the camera in RAW, or carefully adjust your settings in JPEG. Increase the contrast a bit! Just an opinion Peter! Well chosen f/6.3 keep the entire body of the Bushbuck in focus, and the background is well separated! Thanks for sharing my friend!
George Veltchev

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-30 5:12]

Hello Peter,
beautiful view of this animals in its natural surroundings. The fur is well defined in sharpness and colours so real. The stream behind makes this composition so natural and pleasant.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-30 5:32]

Hello Peter,
Excellent photo of this Bushbuck with great sharpness and details in the fur. Beautiful natural colours. Nice isolation from the OOF BG. Pleasing POV.
Have a good weekend,

Adorable picture of this Ewe, Peter.
With large subjects such as this one, the posture of an animal makes a lot of difference. Needless to say, the posture of this one is very charming.
Thanks and regards.

Hi Peter,
This is absolutely a beautiful shot of this Bushbuck. I like the way it stands out against the fading background. The water gives it a serene and peaceful look. They must have had some rain in that part of the KNP because on our side it is still very dry.
Very well done and thanks for sharing my friend.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-10-30 11:43]

Hello Peter
Nice presentation...thanks for sharing

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