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Black Bucks of Gir Forest

Black Bucks of Gir Forest
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D-200, Nikon AF-S DX 55-300 mm F/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-21 9:51
Viewed: 6767
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Shot this herd at Gir Interpretation Zone, Devalia at Gir Forest. The area is full of lions BTW !
Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra), 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/h 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.

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hello Subhash

beautiful scenery of these Blackbucks,
the photo being againts daylight (en contre-jour)
you manged very well your camera to obtain
details of these wild animals, TFS


A very nice frame filling angle on the animal as well as teh composition too! Very nice Subhash. I like this one enough to fav it...lets say that and Ill have to let it go there because my category has been full and replaced many times.

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