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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: 2006-07-23
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Olympus E-300, Sigma 55-200mm 1:4-5.6 DC, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-08-28 13:46
Viewed: 5448
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture of a kudu female early in the morning just north of Satara in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Photos of male kudu are popular because of their magnificient horns. The female of the species, in my opinion, are just as graceful.

Due to veld fires in the area the early morning sun was slightly redish.

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Hi Willem,

Fantastic portrait. It's got star eyelashes ;o)
I posted a WS to adjust a little the colours. I kept the reddish tones of course, just reducing them a little.


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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-08-28 14:59]

Hi Willem,

What a beautiful animal, I love her big ears and lovely stripes, The detail is nice and sharp and I like the pose too. I like the colours as it is because of the sun so it is natural.

TFS Hilary :)

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-08-28 15:10]

Hallo Willem,
it's really a nice portrait with a pretty good focus on the face. The colours of the animal and the surrounding savanna are in beautiful harmony.


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  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2006-08-28 16:22]

great post, been in that area recently myself, well done

amazing light and beautiful kudu, I love the toft of hairs on its bqack. Ori

Great light and details.
Good compo and I agree the female Kudu is really gracefull.
It's the fovourite buck of my girlfriend, I prefer Steenbok.


Hi Willem

Great shot. Lovely composition. Nice clarity and colour. TFS.

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