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Impala Family

Impala Family
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Copyright: Paul Lees (PaulLees) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 548 W: 0 N: 1647] (9004)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-22
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 55 - 300mm Zoom, UV filters
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-05-23 4:31
Viewed: 4421
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Impala are one of the most numerous antelope in South Africa and are very popular animals for private game farms. They can form very large herds and the males establish territories that they actively defend during the mating season. Impala are both browsers and grazers, enabling them to survive in many habitats. The Impala is one of the finest jumpers in Africa, known to clear 3m in height and have been recorded clearing 12m in length. They are the favored prey of Leopard as well as Wild Dog.


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Very nice photo in beautiful soft light and colours!

Ciao Paul, lovely group of cute creatures, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Pauly,
Une lumière bien maitrisée permet de bien mettre en valeur les sujets dans leur mimétique environnement sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-05-23 6:13]

Hi Paul,

I like the composition.You show us four impala's, very gracious animals. I also like the light and the natural colors in this shot. The way these beautiful animlas are looking at you is unforgettable. My compliments!


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-05-23 7:53]

Hello Paul.
Very natural picture full of light and atmosphere.I like the composition and the fine details, a lovely capture!They are lovely in there natural environnement.
Best regards Siggi

Perfectly captured family photo! The light highlights the animals very nicely against the background. regards yiannis

Hi Pauly,
what nice animal they are. Excellent portrait taken with great sharpness. Amazing colours. Very good contrast.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-23 8:32]

Hello Paul,
What a great photo! The warm colours and perfect composition make this photo to high standard quality. Excellent sharpness and DOF. And all with eye contact.

Hi Paul!
Great evening light on this "staple food". They really posed nicely for you. The nasty people call them Mc Donald beacause they'r everywhere. My son (5 yrs) actually call them "jumping" since the first time he saw them they jumped right infront of our car.
Best Regards

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-05-23 9:26]

Hi Paul,
Excellent photo of this Impala family, great lights and details, TFS!

Fantastic photo Pauly!! The POV, the composition, the colours, the lighting and the sharpness are excellent.

Hello Paul,
A very beautiful capture of these antelopes, superb sharpness and marvellous colours, excellent POV and composition. Well done!

simply wonderful ! very good light and details,
very nice the subjects ,

conratualtions Paul !

ciao, tino

hello Paul
very nice picture with good details and beautiful sunlight
greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-23 15:17]

Hi Paul,a beautiful quartet in a perfect pose and a magic light inside the pic,a magnificent way to capture this impala's group,whit an excellent sharpness and warm colors too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello Paul
very nice group of impalas in the high grass, and all eyes are turned at us,
wonderful sharpness and warm colors,
a very beautiful scene

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-05-23 23:19]

Lovely family portrait with great lighting and almost monochrome feel, some space to the left side would have been better, I feel. tfs.

Nice shot of this harem herd!

Hello friend Paul. Another wonderful shot with all the animals you are watching and ready to run. An excellent achievement that demonstrates your skills as a photographer and an ability to avvicinemento the subject. All the best, Paul

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-05-24 6:51]

Hello Paul,
A wonderful capture of these elegant creatures alll facing you and looking so beautiful in the sunlight. Excellent focus on all and well composed.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Ciao Paul. Superb wild graphic enviroment for the animal hitten by the African's light. Best compliments.


Hello Pauly

Beautiful photo of these Impalas with fine POV
giving beautiful eye-contact from all of them,
i love the warmer light and color tones,
excellent focus sharpness and details,
a photo like this one with 4 subjects inside
i would keep it and post it for my 4th TN anniversary,



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