Waterbuck Exile


An Impala ram strolls past two male Waterbuck (Kobus EllipsiprymnusShona: dhumukwa; Ndebele: isidumuka), that seem to be bonding, yet could well be joisting, while catching the last rays of sunshine filtering through the canopy. Young waterbuck males are usually driven from the herd into exile at that tender stage just past weaning and this could be the herd bull doing just that in a gentle way. The youngster will hang about within the vicinity of the herd until he bonds with a bachelor group of sub-adult males, and then make his own way in life. The waterbuck is low risk, but conservation dependent with populations declining (assessed to be circa 105 thousand in the wild).
(Canon EOS 5D Mk III/ EF100-400mm IS II USM; 1/250 sec; f/5.6; ISO 320; 400mm)

Picture ©2016 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

A-Z of Photography

Bokeh is a Japanese term (derived from boke) that refers to the pleasing or aesthetic quality of the blur in the out of focus part of a photograph, and is a subjective aspect of the image. It is sometime defined as the way a lens renders out of focus points of light. With some skill, photographers can achieve creative images with impact using just the image bokeh.

“I came from the outside, the rules of photography didn’t interest me… there were things you could do with a camera that you couldn’t do with any other medium… grain, contrast, blur, cock-eyed framing, eliminating or exaggerating grey tones and so on. I thought it would be good to show what’s possible, to say that this is as valid of a way of using the camera as conventional approaches.”

– William Klein