Kudu Eyes Right


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Young Kudu antelope (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) captured during the early morning in Mana Pools National Park. Notice the ox pecker birds on their backs. The Kudu is probably most distinct with its six to ten white striped down its side and curling horns (the longest of the African antelope, when fully developed), but often Nyala (T. angasii), which also has white stripes can be mistaken for a Kudu in thick bush or poor light. The horn structure of the two is completely different. These three animals have not yet developed their horns.
(Canon 7D; f/7.1; 1/160sec; ISO-200; 190mm)

Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Digital Wildlife Photographic Tips
Wildlife photography will always have a large number of opportunities which the photographer cannot foresee. It is imperative that the photographer pre-sets his camera as best he or she can to ensure that these opportunities may be captured. Consider choices between aperture or exposure priority, the time of day (light), your mode of travel or static positioning and adjust your settings accordingly. Some DSLR cameras allow for two or three programmable setting modes. Use them.

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