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Uganda Kobs

Uganda Kobs
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Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-07
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon F100, AF-S VR Zoom-NikkorED 70-200mm f/2.8G IF, Fuji Velvia 50
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-04 11:43
Viewed: 20643
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
(Kobus Kob)

Kobs are ecologically restricted, preferring low-lying flats or gently rolling country free of seasonal extremes and close to permanent water. They compete for these lands with humans, who need them for farming. The social structure of the kob is based on small herds that come together into larger groups of up to 1,000 animals. These large groups will contain 30 to 40 breeding males that hold territories. Like many other antelope species, breeding only occurs within areas controlled by an individual territorial male.The holder of a territory is constantly being challenged. If he loses his territory, either through a fight or by leaving it to graze or drink, he joins a bachelor herd of males. When he recovers his strength, he will try to regain his territory. Kobs often associate with larger animals such as hippos, buffalos, topis and hartebeests. These animals help keep the grass short, as the kob prefers. Like reedbucks and waterbucks, kobs develop attachments to particular localities, returning to the same grazing areas and watering places day after day, season after season.
During the first 7 months of life, the mortality rate is high, with only about half of the kobs surviving predators such as lions, leopards, spotted hyenas and hunting dogs. When threatened, the solitary kob will lie flat and still or take to water to escape its hunters.

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Hi Andrea,

Very good capture, i like the effect with the second animal, perfect light to.

molte grazie,
Bruno (cooper)

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2006-04-04 13:00]

Hi Andrea,
What a lovely image.The composition is just perfect almost as if they were posing for you.
Good depth of focus and i like the strong colours.Well done.
Regards, David

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-04-04 13:03]

Hi Andrea,

Very well captured duo,I like the composition with both of the kobs,sharp abd detailed and colorfull composition,

Well done,

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-04-04 13:25]

Hi Andrea!

Nice shot. Sharp and well exposed giving fine details all over and excellent color saturation. I like your balanced composition where the elements are well located.

Great picture and TFS.

Hello Andrea,
Beautiful shot, tack sharp, good contrast, very rich colours and a very nice mirror-effect.

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2006-04-04 16:49]

Well spotted and excellently captured double feature! I like the DOF effect with the second subject OOF and emphasising focus on the first.

Hi Andrea,
A very nice composition with great detail and color. Both at attention!
Well done and Thank You!

Ma che razza di colori caldi: ma č sempre cosė la luce in Africa?

I like the way they look back at you. This is a brilliant image, and wonderfully presented, well done...


Nothing els but perfect! Great comp here. Great pose, POV, DOF and detail. TFS


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-04-05 7:13]

Wooooooooow ! What a wonderful and interesting shot that you have very well done ! I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Andrea and thanks for sharing.

Very nice composition
good cadrage and dof
best wishes

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-04-05 20:24]

Well composed Andrea ! Very good warm light, well exposed and sharp. Thanks !


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-04-06 1:04]

Hello Andrea,
Wonderful capture.POV,colors,sharpness and composition are excellent.TFS

fantastic light and colours, the second animal is excellent, but it is a shame that your lens was dirty... there are spots all over the picture and I woudl have like to see the front animals legs, even if it was only an illusion of seeing them.

Still lighting, colours and composition are excellent.

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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-04-09 6:39]

Privet Andrea.
Pleasant composition for eyes in view of the coming sun. But they have seen the photographer. Work is pleasant.

Ooooh they look so lovely.
Nice colors on image, very good lightness, great work.

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-04-10 4:43]

Beautiful, well composed, the light is right.. well captured. Shame the DOF is not a bit longer.

Hi Andrea,
What an amazing photo. To have two Kobs looking at you at the same time in the same posture. Excellent color and a beautiful soft warm light.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-04-17 9:26]

Hi Andrea,
This is a beautiful shot, the POV/composition is superb. I really like the use of shallow DOF as well, it works very well here. Lovely work!

thats a perfect echo shot of these kobs
will be visiting uganda so i will keep a look out for them
stunning colour hues and depth of saturation
very crisp

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-04-25 10:30]

Hi Andrea,
Really well composed, with very natural and beautiful colours. The two kobs with same pose is find. A beautiful photo, as most of your gallery.

Hi Andrea,

Very good shot.
I like it.


Great shot, lovely perspective in the DOF. Well done

Absolutely wonderful shot here! Great POV and framing of these beautiful animals. I love the saturated colors that Velvia provides for the scene, especially in the darker brown of the Kob's back. I really love how the two Kobs seem to be in identical poses, almost as if they were mirror images. Wonderul picture and TFS

capperi, che composizione perfetta.. certo che hai anche trovato due "fotomodelle" molto collaborative ;o)

Some times flim is still nice colours.It's
nice picture.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-05-26 4:06]

Beautiful capture.I liked the composition,including the second one in the frame little blur.Good POV&TFS!

Ho visto ora questa tua foto..... superba!

Very nice composition

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-07-21 12:05]

Hello Andrea,

What a marvelous mirror effect you have here! Colors are warm and natural! Great pov for having those 2 cobs like that and great composition! Execllent job and TFS,


Hi Andrea
Great picture. Second one blurred is a wonderful!

I like the rich colors in this image, and the composition with the two animals is excellent.

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  • kona Silver Star Critiquer [C: 35 W: 3 N: 0] (875)
  • [2006-09-10 19:57]

amazing tones. marvelous composition. a delight.Best wishes, kona

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2006-09-12 15:20]

Hi Andrea,
I very likes your african photo-series, it really wonderful! Here the poses are good captured, nice DOF and colours, thank you and best wishes,

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2006-09-20 19:54]

Hello Andrea,
What great colors and details. The "twins animal" make great effect. Good composition. TFS

Hi Andrea!
a beautiful wildlife scene...the composition is perfect and the pose of this graceful animals is fantastic...looks like the Kob in the background is a duplication of the one in the foreground!
best regards

Nice color and DOF with the second male. I love how proud and regal the males appear. No wonder the are Uganda's national animal.

Hi Andrea,
Awasome composition. I very much like the two kobs, which are in the very same pose, while only one is in focus. Great scene.
The photo is over saturated in my taste (it is only a matter of taste).


Very soothing colours.
Excellent clarity.
Very well composed.
Extremely well presented; with EXCELLENT taste.
The focusing of your main subject is P.E.R.F.E.C.T.
Precise notes; well done.
Best regards,

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