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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO DG, Digital RAW 200, UV Filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Krugerpark feb/mar 2007
Date Submitted: 2007-03-07 3:59
Viewed: 3976
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Probably on of the first/last sightings you will have when you enter/leave the krugerpark are impalas,as they are so common a lot of people think they are not that special,but I think they are beautifull and always a pleasure to watch,this shot I took on our first morning drive near pretoriuskop on the S7,the sun just appeared above the horizon and it promised to be a good day.

Impala browse and graze in herds upto 100.when alarmed they blow or snort,and confuse predators when they run with leaps of upto 3 m high and 11 m long.During mating (April and May),snorting and grunting of rutting males can be heard from afar.

picture taken out from car window using beanbag as stabilization,small crop,resized an sharpened before upload.

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I love this closeup... very well taken with the good lighting. Nice colors and sharpness..
i like how you composed this shot.. very nice.


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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-03-07 5:24]

hi Paul,
très beau portait, ce qui ressort, c'est la douceur. Très bons détails et excellent netteté.


Hola Paul,
Un retrato muy bonito y natural, con buena definición, y luz suave muy agradable. Un cordial saludo

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-03-07 5:55]

Hi Paul.
Beautiful portrait of this impala with amazing soft colours tones and pretty ligh.I like point of view and good eye contact.Nicely composed picture.
TFS and best greetings Milos.

hi paul,
lovely portrait, nice sharp image with good details & nice eye contact,the natural colour tones look lovely,
tfs & regards

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-07 6:59]

Hi Paul,
Another superb portrait showing fantastic color and details.
Beautiful animal, thanks for sharing.

Hello Paul,

That is a beautiful close-up of a beautiful animal. Very good detail. You're lucky with the colour tones in the background as well; creates a very natural picture.

Greetings, Dennis

Hi Paul,
Nice impala shot.
They are beautiful indeed...

Hi Paul,
Very nice portrait of the impala female. Excellent composition, colours, POV and DOF. Well done. TFS,

Hi Paul,
It´s a lovely shot! Nice warm colours and great lighting. Very well done!

Regards, Peter

Very pure and sharp shot Paul.
Harmony of atmosphere, colours, lightning. Very well done. tfs. Stev

A beautiful portrait Paul! Nice composition with sharp details and great colors. TFS!

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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2007-03-16 4:24]

Excellent portrait avec une belle netteté
splendides détails

PS merci pour ta visite

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