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Greater Kudu

Greater Kudu
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Copyright: Bunyapon Kusolkrong (bungbing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 516 W: 0 N: 1626] (7743)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-16
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D80, NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRII, UV Filter
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-21 23:43
Viewed: 2897
Points: 32
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Thank you to Klaus Rudloff [KlausRudloff] who correct I.D for me!
Greater Kudu
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) is a woodland antelope found throughout eastern and southern Africa. Despite occupying such widespread territory, they are sparsely populated in most areas, due to a declining habitat, deforestation and hunting,

Greater Kudus have a narrow body with long legs, and their coats can range from brown/bluish-grey to reddish-brown. They possess between 4–12 vertical white stripes along their torso. The head tends to be darker in colour than the rest of the body, and exhibits a small white chevron which runs between the eyes.

Male Greater Kudus tend to be much larger than the females, and vocalize much more, utilizing low grunts, clucks, humming, and gasping.[citation needed] The males also have large manes running along their throats, and large horns with two and a half twists, which, were they to be straightened, would reach a length of 1 metre on average. However, the male horns do not begin to grow until the male is between the age of 6–12 months, twisting once at around 2 years of age, and not reaching the full two and a half twist until they are 6 years old.

Males weigh 190–270 kg (419-595 lbs) while females weigh 120–210 kg (265-463 lbs). Females do not have horns while the bulls have horns that average 120 cm (42 in) in length with the record being 187.64 cm (73.87 in)
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Hi Bunyapon,
Excellent photo of this Nyala, very good sharpness, colorful deails and useful description too, TFS!

wonderful scene and moment, fine photo performance!
regards Nasos

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-22 1:02]

Hello Bunbing,
Great action photo of this Nyala in its beautiful camouflaged colours. Good sharpness and composition.

amazing jumping nyala, TFS Ori

Ciao Bunyapon. Great shot for the interesting animal in action. Impressive sharp and razor details. Excellente DOF.


Impressive shot at an interesting moment. Good pose, excellent detail and light. Good to see this interesting animal. regards yiannis

hello Bungbing
very good and sharpness picture with beautiful naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Bunyapon,
very good photo of this animal. This is really dynamic scene. Perfect sharpness. Very good details. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Bungbing
Impressive action photo with perfect timing, very good composition, fantastic natural colours and great sharpness.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-22 8:59]

What a timing and what a perfect camera settings to take so well this nyala jumping,great capture whit the best sharpness in a nice composition too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Dear Bunyapon,
sorry is not a Nyala (Tragelaphus angasi). It is a Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), a perfect picture too. Congratulations and best regards Klaus

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-22 10:51]

Hello Bungbing.
Excelente presentation.Very good POV and sharp image.Fur details is very nice.I also like the jump scene in your image.Best regards Siggi

Hello Bunyapon,
fine capture of this Nyala with a good jumping pose and splendid sharpness. I also like the beautifully natural colours.
Best wishes,

Hi Bunyapon,
Awesome image, very dinamic, very well managed. I like a lot the POV for this nyala!... Weel done, also weel documented!... TFS

Hi Bungbing,
A Beautiful action shot of the Kudu. Your focus was on the right spot. Great natural colours and excellent POV.
Best regards,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-11-23 8:38]

Hi Bunyapon,
Nice timing and composition ..
A nice capture of this Greater Kudu. Good sharp details and a nice composition.
Best wishes,

Hi Bunyapon,
Very good picture of this kudu with good details & sharpness.
The skin is well camouflage. Well done & TFS.

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