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How proud I am..

How proud I am..
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Copyright: Willem Botha (whjb) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 26 N: 172] (683)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-21
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Olympus E-300, Sigma 55-200mm 1:4-5.6 DC, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): !Horns; big, long or otherwise [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-12 6:44
Viewed: 6011
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A young male waterbuck. Only male waterbucks have horns and this fellow was proudly showing off his. Waterbucks are normally found grazing near water.

They have a distingtive white ring on the rump and the local game wardens nicknamed them "toilet seat bucks".

The backlighting created an interesting frame with the long hair of the youngster been highlighted.

I took this photo at a waterhole between Orpen and Satara in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

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To claudine: Hi Willemclaudine 2 01-25 00:09
To claudine: Done a workshopwhjb 1 08-12 14:40
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Hi Willem,
I think you did great with this beautiful waterbuck as it was taken in the wild. The backlight creates an interesting effect. Maybe a little noise in the BG and a bit soft on focus but in the wild, you cannot always set things as you whant! Well done with interesting notes. TFS,

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-08-12 17:14]

Hi Willem,
It's nice how the light plays with the fur of the waterbuck. These are beautiful animals, I've seen them often while living in Kenya.
This one looks very cute!
Well done and TFS

A young buck eh! Just sprouting new horns!
Ekskuus tog Meneer. Sal ek nog 'n plek kan bespreek?

Well he's in the "Horny Gallery" now!

Nice use of backlight and good eye contact! Baie dankie,J.

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