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Copyright: Stefan Zetterlind (scroller) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 19] (99)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D 80
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-06-03 7:46
Viewed: 4666
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Klipspringer in Marakele National Park. In Latin the name is Oreotragus oreotragus.

From Wiki I got this information:
Reaching approximately 58 cm (22 inches) at the shoulder, klipspringers are relatively small animals compared to some of their larger antelope cousins. They stand on the tips of their hooves and can fit all four hooves on a piece of cliff the size of a Canadian dollar coin. Male klipspringers have horns that are usually about 10–15 cm (4–6 inches) long. Female klipspringers in Eastern African populations also have horns.
With a thick and dense speckled "salt and pepper" patterned coat of an almost olive shade, klipspringers blend in well with the kopje (rock outcrops, pronounced "kah-pee") on which they can usually be found.

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Hi Stefan,

A very nice image of the Klipspringer, good strong composition, splendid exposure/white balance control that enhances these lovely colours, good detailed sharpness and nice highlighted eye, great stuff and well done,
Congratulations Stefan and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,


Hello Stefan

A very beautiful photo of this antelope that is
the Klipspringer, you shot the photo with a very
fine POV and framing, very beautiful light and
lovely warmer color tones of the background,
great focus sharpness and details, very beautiful
bokeh of the background with showing details.

It is a close-up photo but with showing the
beautiful background in the same time this
is a environmental photo for this animal, TFS


  • Great 
  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-06-03 9:10]

Hi Stefan,

Wondeful colors and a very cute animal.I like the crop you made. The composition is superb. Well done.


nice capture in interesting habitat, TFS Ori

  • Good 
  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2011-06-03 11:20]

Good picture Stefan, I like the color and the composition. Good dicision to show the background, I can see more animals in the little hill. But the klipspringer stil being the protagonist of the picture. Saludos.

Hi Stefan,
Fabulous composition and excellent exposure management in difficult light conditions. Beautiful focus and nice shallow DoF to isolate the main subject from the background. Great job. Congrats and tfs.
Have a nice weekend, truly yours, László

Hello Stefan
Impressive photo with excellent composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness. The habitat in the BG is Beautiful.

Bonjour Stefan,
Agréable publication valorisant relativement bien le sujet dans son environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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