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A close-up

A close-up
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Copyright: Paul Sirugo (sirugo) (50)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1998-07
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 300, Canon 28-80mm, 52mn circular polarizer
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-27 3:49
Viewed: 4228
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A followup to yesterday's photo.
I managed to move closer to take this photo of the resting ibex. Actually I was only 8 ft away and I sat there with him for about three minutes. I even had to lean backwards to capture the whole length of his beautiful horns.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-27 3:52]

Fantastic capture, Paul.
A beautiful animal with very impressive horns.
I like his pose with his downcast eyes.
Sharp details and great POV.
TFS. : )

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-27 3:53]

Another superb shot, Paul!
A very beautiful close-up picture of this stunning ibex.
Excellent colors, lovely colors, great POV and very nice BG.
Bravo and TFS

Simply majestic animal, more imprssive to me than the chamois, moufflons and bighorn sheep im used to. I've only seen them in zoos.
Fantastic follow up on yesterday's post, a lot more personal but still the same divine warm light.

Bella foto Paul, complimenti!
Benvenuto su Treknature!

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-27 4:26]


A great shot again,very nice close up of this ibex,with good colors anddetail,


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-27 8:23]

Hello Paul,
excellent close uo of this bock, those horns are very impressive. Excellent pose and the details are of great sharpness. POV, loghting and colors are beautiful. A excellent composition.
Welcome to TrekNaure..Sky

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  • ciccio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 50 N: 338] (2751)
  • [2006-07-27 11:14]

Hola Paul, una gran retrato de este majestuosos ejemplar de cabra montÚs.
PD: Noto algunas motas de polvo en el sensor.
Jose Luis

Hi Paul,

Yes, I guess you did get closer! That must have been fun. It is a magnificent animal and thanks for sharing a great shot of him.

Evelynn : )

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-07-28 13:59]

Hi Paul,
Very good portrait of the ibex, nice pose and composition. To have such big horn seems very tiring!
Well done and TFS

majestic ! you should clean the dust spots. thanks, Ori

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-07-28 20:42]
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Paul, these are native? Never have seen a horn like that.

well done,


Excellent capture Paul
A majestic looking Ibex, even thought he looks like he's having a snooze.
The composition is good, you did a great job getting those large horns
into the photo.
TFS Janice

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