<< Previous Next >>

Roan Antelope

Roan Antelope
Photo Information
Copyright: Michael Halliday (pompey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-31
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF 75-300/4.0-5.6 III, Skylight
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animal portraits, RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 2, African Rare Antelope 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-01 12:22
Viewed: 5034
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Roan Antelope.
Beautiful antelope that habits lightly wooded country and grasslands throughout most of central Africa.
Body Length: 220-265 cm / 7.3-8.8 ft.
Shoulder Height: 140-160 cm / 4.6-5.3 ft.
Tail Length: 60-70 cm / 2-2.3 ft.
Weight: 225-300 kg / 495-660 lb.
The upper body is grizzled grey to roan in colour with the legs darker. The underparts are white. On the face there is a black/brown and white facial mask, slightly lighter in females, that consists of a white spot on either side of the eye and a white muzzle. On the neck and withers is an erect, dark-tipped mane, while a light 'beard' is present on the throat. A long tuft of dark hair is present on the tips of the ears. The arched, ringed horns are found in both sexes, though slightly smaller in females, grow 60-100 cm / 2-3.3 feet long.
Photographed at Marwell Zoological Park in Hampshire, England.

Post Processing;
Manual colour adjustment.
Cloning out of fence post in the background.
Ran through Neat image.
All of the above was carried out using Paint shop Pro 8.

Callie has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-01-01 12:43]

Beautiful Roan, Michael! A lovely mug-shot of a guy I have never seen! But they are scarece and finicky antelope. My only nit is the missing horntip, this is a No no in this type of detail shot, otherwise it was a wall hanger, for sure!

  • Great 
  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-01-01 13:56]

Superb Michael. Very very nice mugshot. Well done

  • Great 
  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-01 15:17]

I just love this mugshot. The sharpness is great and the composition excellent. My only nit is the missing tip of the horn.

Very well done and thanks for posting

Composition: ****
Sharpness: **
Color: ***
DOF: ***
POV: ***

A nice portrait, but I think you've done too much PP.

  • Great 
  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-05 12:46]

Michael, just perfect. Very nice pose, great pov and composition. Colors are stunning too.


Calibration Check