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Gemsbuck - Oryx gazella 2

Gemsbuck - Oryx gazella 2
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Copyright: Carl Landsberg (Jakkals) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 3 N: 587] (2813)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-27
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF 300 f/4L IS USM, Tiffen 77HTDUC Filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-12-10 5:37
Viewed: 6761
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On 2011/08/27 at 11:45 upon returning to our camp in Etosha, this Gemsbuck started trotting next to my vehicle. I dearly wanted to take shot but how? The vehicle was moving and on a gravel road, so I slightly accelerated to try and get ahead so that I could stop. When I stopped the passenger window was already open and leaning across, I managed three shots free-hand.
Please enjoy and comments are welcome.
Best regards,

anel, PeterZ, marius-secan, maaciejka, cobra112, nagraj, Pitoncle, tuslaw, pierrefonds, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-12-10 5:56]

Hello Carl,
You caught this impressive Gemsbuck in full movement which creates an interesting dynamic shot. Funny to read how you had to proceed!!
Fine natural picture.
Have a nice weekend

Ciao Carl, great capture of superb ceature in a beautiful ambientation, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-10 7:06]

Hello Carl,
You did an amazing job! Fantastic sharp detailed and dynamic photo of this Gemsbok on the run. Very beautiful natural colours. Good composition.
Good weekend,

Hello Carl

You have achieved a remarkable instinctive photo here. Apart from the animals sharpness and colours,the horizontally stratified BG with its own colour tones catches the eye. Gives true feeling of the landscape. Thanks

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-10 7:37]

Hello Carl.
Excelent presentation.Very good POV and sharp image.Fur details is very nice.I also like the light in your image.Best regards Siggi

Hello Carl,
This is just beautiful in such great sharpness and overall excellent quality. Truly a pleasure to view. Would "correcting" the "tilt" be an improvement? Not sure and I think you did consider that. Just a thought. Very well done my friend!

PS: Oryx have a very special anatomical adaptation for body temperature regulation and to be able to go without water for long periods.

WOW fantastic action photo Carl! The composition, the lighting, the colours, the sharpness are excellent! Beautiful animal!!

hallo Carl
super sharpness and great details with beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Carl,
What a splendid photo with exceptional details.
Absolutely amazing colors and exceptional clarity.
The light and exposure are perfect as usual.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Carl,
very good photo of this interesting animal. Really perfect point of view. Excellent sharpness and details.
Have a nice weekend,

good light. the picture is perfect. has got good resolution and sharpness. moreover the mood is nicely captured.
thanks for sharing.

Hi Carl,

Fantastic capture of this feisty looking beast my good friend, nice timing to freeze this moment hmm im jealous heehe:-, superb lighting control considering the time of day with the Sun directly above, nice and sharp with good clarity and texture, splendid composition, excellent work here Carl and very well done,
Best Regards,


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-12-11 11:48]

Hi Carl,
Very nice portrait of a beautiful Oryx.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Carl. Another dynamic pic from the wild Africa. Stunning details and sharp against the blurred BG.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-12-11 21:45]

Your attempt to shoot from moving vehicle really worked, beautiful image of this magnificent animal on the move. tfs.

wonderful animal, great on the move scene, very fine photo performance!
regards Carl

Hello Carl,
A very nice action picture of this Oryx, good lighting, excellent sharpness and beautiful natural colours, a very well captured,
Thanks for sharing and have a great week,
Best Regards,

Bonjour Carl,
Bonne coordination de la vitesse et de la profondeur de champ permettant d'apprécier les détails du sujet dans son déplacement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Carl,
An excellent action shot captured from a great POV with nice colours and great sharp details. Beautiful composition, too. Well done!

Hi Carl,
Good action shot!
Well captured with free hand & the details & sharpness is great.
The horns are very long. I like the composition. Well done & TFS.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-12-17 1:36]

Hello Carl,
Whenever I think of Africa this particular fellow comes to mind. With it's long spiraling horns and beautiful markings it is definitely a favorite of mine. You managed quite well at getting a great shot of this guy while riding in your vehicle.

Hi Carl,

A good capture of the Gemsbuck in movement. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Gemsbuck. The late morning light is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Carl

A great action shot, i love it, it brings dynamism
to the image, with fine POV and framing, great focus
sharpness and details, beautiful light, TFS


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