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Glorious mud


Glorious mud
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Copyright: Vic Chapman (VeeJayCee) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 12 N: 116] (711)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-28
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 HSM APO DG, Raw ISO 400, Skylight 1A
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-21 12:51
Viewed: 2852
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Although they are not usually dangerous, these buffalo can become so if one of their number is threatened. Although lions will take a young or sick buffalo if separated from the herd they will rarely attack a full grown animal.
Focal length 500mm (750mm). I used a beanbag, without a doubt the most useful means of support when shooting from a vehicle.
For anyone interested or thinking about buying a long lens for wildlife read my reply to Boonie.

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To boonie: Quite right but........................VeeJayCee 1 12-22 09:12
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Hi Vic
That's a great capture, they realy stand out, looks hot out there.
Regards
Gil

Hi Vic
They look pretty happy to be in that mud! Impressive animals, and well captured - the 500mm has really brought us in, with great detail and good depth of field.
Nice shot
Rew

That's a great shot Vic!
Fabulous clarity and effective composition.
Well done - Vincent

Yea and the second most useful is the size of the lens - dont think I would want to intrude on their "mud" - well captured and composed.

Dan

good show Vic..I truly love this kind of image and you captured it so well on your gear.Wonderful addition to your archives..
Bob

Excellent portraits photography.

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