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impala girl


impala girl
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Canon EF 300\4L IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-25 9:39
Viewed: 2677
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Female Impala are sexually mature between 1 and 2 years of age. Males, however, are sexually mature at a year old but they do not establish territories and breed until they are approximately 4 years of age.
Impala tend to breed between March and May and females isolate themselves from the herd to give birth. After a gestation period of 194 - 200 days, 1 calf is born weighing approximately 5 kgs.

The mother and her calf will rejoin the herd after a couple of days and when the calf is old enough they will join a creche. When they reach 4 - 5 months old they are weaned.

Image taken in RAW, ISO200

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Hi George,
another beautiful photo from South Africa. I can feel an atmosphere. Amazing light. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,
Maciek

Hello George
Fantastic play of light and shadows!! Fantastic photo as always!
Regards,
Christodoulos

Ciao George, splenddi light on lovely girl, beautiful natural ambientation, wonderful colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

The play of light is special George! I was actually showing your pictures to one of my fellow photo artists explaining what all a picture should have for it to have impact on viewers/ buyers etc.
Great work once again
TFS
Goutham Ramesh

Hello George
Light and colour.Great magic atmosphere.After all photography is all about and You are a master.Thank You.
Have a nice weekend!
Best regards
J.Diogo

George,

A fabulous shot with the sun light blazing trough the tree top onto the face and brisket area. Maybe a little over sharpened (brown lines in lit areas). Well done. Did she know you were present?

Best wishes,

Mike

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