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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.
Sharpened.
Ran through Neat image.
All of the above was carried out using Paint shop Pro 8.

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  • 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!

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  • 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

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  • 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.
TFS.

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  • 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.

Congratulations.

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