I snapped this picture while on Safari in Botswana. A herd of kudu were walking in front of our vehicle when they panicked and started to run - or in this case, fly.
This was taken in Khumaga, by the Makgadigadi Pans National Park.
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RED_DEVIL (23) 2004-11-19 11:37
Great action shot Ian!
Perfectly captured in the middle of the frame. I like the way you have managed to get no blurring on the antelope and capture its markings as well as getting good contrasts between the light and shaddows.
emreozkurt (344) 2004-11-19 12:34
Good timing, nice shot.
vincentr (52) 2004-11-19 13:15
Great shot. Exposure is good (a little to much light, but not sure) and well "designed".
This kind of picture is hard to take since you cannot ask the animal to take ist time.
To increase your chance of having a good picture you can try to take several pictures quickly (there is a specific mode on the camera).
justa (0) 2004-11-19 15:15
Good moment, good shot. Lovely animal, beautiful place. Good work.
Welcome in TE, good luck
zilinskyi (493) 2004-11-27 9:45
Great picture hunt. You were very lucky
Piotr (0) 2004-12-01 16:10
Great hunt, fast hunt, very sharp, frozen move, well done
nilolabrador (1469) 2004-12-01 16:51
Incredible shot. The timing is just great and the quality either. Compliments!
bartove (2861) 2004-12-04 10:27
Great hunt You were very lucky.beautiful place. Good work.
edji (1368) 2005-01-09 12:40
Wow, you were really fast to capture this scene. Well done. DOF and sharpness are great.
MC-Maxim (28) 2005-01-12 1:59
Wow .... great photo. Lucky man ;) Good WORK !
Our-Scotland (6) 2005-01-12 14:50
Well captured... a case of being in the right place at the right time WITH a camera to hand!
elihesamian (26149) 2005-01-14 5:14
It's great,in a nice moment you freezed him,very well captured and really I enjoy it,Ian,nicely composed and congratulation for this kind hunting:)
maurazos (0) 2005-01-19 13:03
You took a unique moment! And it's great that you could take a short time of exposure to "freeze" the movement of the animal, but you could make a light picture at the same time. Brilliant! Regards.
djenno (0) 2005-01-20 16:44
Wow! What an action shot! The fact that you captured it above the road just adds so much to the moment. Well centered and taken with skill, having in mind that you might have had appx. 2 seconds the most to make this shot! Perfect!
Jeppe (18654) 2005-01-27 12:10
Wow - what a shot :-) you surely beat my geese with this fine capture. You did a very fine job Ian - Congratulation and thanks for sharing.
FrancisVachon (427) 2005-02-08 19:46
Wow! Impressive! You where lucky to se this, but you where good to capture it that well :)
F064564 (66) 2005-04-21 12:32
Great shot ! You were at the right place at the right time, to take a very good and difficult picture...
odemira (514) 2005-07-01 5:52
Perfect timing. Great shot.
Ulises (1026) 2005-07-03 12:24
amazing picture, i admire your precision with the shutter buttom,
everlasting (14696) 2005-08-01 6:48
Great timing to catch this beautful beast in full action.
jbweasle (9373) 2005-08-03 14:14
Well done, Ian. Captured at the perfect moment. I doubt you could take another picture like this however long you waited! The antelope is perfectly placed at the peak of its jump, happily coinciding with the light road as the background so it stands out well.
Facsi (212) 2005-08-10 3:54
You are lucky and fast to get this moment. Great photo.
paolino (1024) 2005-08-19 13:55
Great snapshot Ian. Timing is really perfect
sun_web (665) 2005-09-11 3:13
Yahoo! great shot Ian, It is kind of hard to take such pictuers of flying 'anything', esp. an antelope! Good job!
Mistral (15402) 2006-01-12 14:08
Well done, Ian!
Good eye to catch the flying kudu!
MLINES (12516) 2006-01-26 4:11
Good timing to catch this beautful beast mid flight. Can imagine the heat there judging by the sand track etc.
bebeM (412) 2006-04-06 19:20
Haha, so fun and such beautiful animal! The timing was perfect. Thank you,
Toba_O (123) 2007-07-02 12:48
wow an exellent shot Ian
great colours and very nice composition
- Copyright: Ian Sewell (IanSewell) (579)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-07-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon Rebel G, Canon EF75-300mm USM
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): African Wild Animals [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-11-19 11:26