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Intruder Alert by Deryck

Intruder Alert 


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21.09.2009 at 21:09h
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F8, 1/125, ISO100, 300mm

These eland may be looking like placid animals, and they are. But do not misjudge them. They are huge and as such they are powerful animals. I have a motto of not disturbing the animals unduly. In fact, I am normally very aware of their emotions.

But this time I misjudged them. I did not pick up on the tension in those ears which are a sure sign of the alertness. I also did not think about the reason why they were standing in the tallest grass in the park.

They had their backs to me. They were grazing. About 10 of them, including two little ones. I was trying to get a decent shot from under the trees, when suddenly they were spooked from the other side and came charging past me. It sounded like the running of hooves in a horse race, all within meters past me.

I am still trying to get my heart out of my throat.


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Thank you Gunda Horstmann for your kind proposal
Geborgenheit... by Gunda Horstmann
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Irca Caplikas, 21.09.2009 at 21:15h

what a wonderfull moment!
I am VERY invidious...



Mark Billiau., 21.09.2009 at 21:18h

Yep, that's life of a wildlife photographer. Nice to read that you're stil alive and kicking.
The shot is a wonderful one, beautiful light, great pose. Well worth the fear.......

Mark



J e n n i f e r E., 21.09.2009 at 21:35h

a wonderful shot again. It's nice to see them in these tall grass, they have almost the same colors.

They also look very calm and proud.



JOKIST, 21.09.2009 at 21:47h

Ein GROSSES Bravo !!

LG Ingrid und Hans



ston, 21.09.2009 at 21:48h

Hey, Deryck, stay care fully. I want to see more of your beautiful pics ;-)

Stefan



gerla, 21.09.2009 at 21:55h

I never saw eland so close up to me. Fantastic shoot!
lg gerla



Heidi Bollich, 21.09.2009 at 22:33h

Wonderful shot of this great moment.
Greetings Heidi



KAITH FROM HELLAS, 21.09.2009 at 22:48h

strong wild animals...
pure nature !!!!!!



Fons van Swaal, 21.09.2009 at 23:04h

Excellent work again,
I admire your skills to get as close to the animals as you show us....
Compliments,
F.....



Gunter Linke, 21.09.2009 at 23:12h

herrlich diese Spießböcke, sehr gut gesehen
GG



Ilidio Fernandes, 21.09.2009 at 23:57h

Excellent capture


Ushie Farkas, 22.09.2009 at 5:32h

EXCELLENT PIC. Deryck! I like it very much! Salut Ushie


Angela 1711, 22.09.2009 at 5:47h

Wow, eine fantastische Aufnahme!!!

Liebe Grüße
Angela



Heidi Bürger, 22.09.2009 at 8:32h

A wonderfull moment!
Greetings Heidi



s. sabine krause, 22.09.2009 at 10:07h

exciting story!! i'm glad you were not run over! beautiful shot of the elands, too! i like that dreamy little "smile" on the one that's in front, and the "parallel" horns and ears look great! greetings, sabine.


Sergio Pessolano, 22.09.2009 at 10:48h

This composition works great!


Barbara Neider, 22.09.2009 at 11:04h

that was surely a scary moment...
funny, like one animal with four horns, if you don't look attentive enough
LG Barbara



Michael Grotkamp, 22.09.2009 at 11:43h

Excellent image,
bw Michael



Birgit Presser, 22.09.2009 at 14:34h

Fantastic shot!!!
Great!
Greetings,Bibi



-anDREas-, 22.09.2009 at 15:30h

prima.

vG; Andreas



Ulfert K, 22.09.2009 at 17:06h

Well the rest shown in the photo.
greets
ulfert k



j.a.j.jansen m., 22.09.2009 at 18:01h

A great shot, well done.
Jan.



Jutta Grote, 22.09.2009 at 18:09h

Eine schöne und gute Momentaufnahme ist dir wieder gelungen.
LG Jutta



A. Napravnik, 22.09.2009 at 19:23h

Ein toller Moment,
Klasse!
LG Andreas



Angelika El., 22.09.2009 at 19:58h


Another wonderful pic in a great mood..

bw
angelika




Pascal Viyer, 22.09.2009 at 20:19h

splendid capture, so calm
amitié
p^v



Black Pearl Design, 22.09.2009 at 20:53h

fantastic picture..
very nice scene and great editing..
friendly greetings Katharina



Chaoscats, 22.09.2009 at 21:08h

Doppelkopf ( = German Card Play ;-))


Gunda Horstmann, 22.09.2009 at 22:09h

its wonderful Deryck... lg Gundi


Inez Correia Marques, 22.09.2009 at 22:33h

Very beautiful photo Deryck The light is so amazing . I am glad you are still with us :-)
Well done

Ciao



nyhr, 23.09.2009 at 8:52h

I'm glad to hear that you are intact after this dangerous adventure. Through your courage your are succesful in making a wonderful pic. My compliments.
Greetings, Karin



Canan Oner, 23.09.2009 at 12:31h

What an adventure Deryck !! Please be careful....
A wonderful capture..Looks great between the reeds..
Hugs,
Canan



Gasser Lisbeth, 23.09.2009 at 13:27h

Magnifique, superbe netteté et composition !
Amitiés, Lisbeth



Stefan Turowski Photography, 24.09.2009 at 21:16h

Wonderful picture!
Greetings,
Stefan



Voting Center, 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

 
This photo has been selected for the gallery with 93 pro- and 82 contra-votes. Congratulations, Deryck :-)


Gunda Horstmann , 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

wonderful...


Daren Borzynski, 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

I appreciate that it must be a very difficult animal to capture.
But I really dont think this is as good as your other wildlife images in the Gallery & in Voting at the moment.
I find that the 2 animals being so close together makes them look a bit odd, really needed more seperation between them.

Contra.



KAITH FROM HELLAS, 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

p


Claire Laira, 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

pro


leonorakarr, 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

PRO+++++


Adele Oliver, 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

PRO!!!


Alexandru Valentin Iedu, 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

PRO


Mark Billiau., 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

+


J e n n i f e r E., 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

+


Die Mohnblumen, 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

+++PRO+++


Alfredo Mazzoni, 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

++++++++


mike snead, 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

pro


Hangover, 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

+


JURAFR, 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

pro+++


Karl Dichtler, 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

p


roberto manicardi, 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

++++++++++


Canan Oner, 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

Pro...


r o l f WENGENroth, 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

+++


Gasser Lisbeth, 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

+++PRO+++


Alfredo Yanez, 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

PRO!!!


Matthias Besant, 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

pro


Uwe Vollmann, 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

Pro!


adriana lissandrini, 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

PRO!!!


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+


bombamo Michèle, 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

++++


JValentina, 8.10.2009 at 13:10h

PRO


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pro


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Pro


Denis Heirendt, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

+


willy ombret, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

pro+++


vittorio L, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

pro


Anne-Marie Frei, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

pro


Ada80, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

+++PRO+++


Christa Regina, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

pro+++


Fons van Swaal, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

++++


ACAKO, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

Pro


My Blick, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

pro


Inez Correia Marques, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

Yes! Agree with Gunda!

PRO



Falko Follert FF77, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

P R O + + +


Sabine Suess, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

PRO!


Vesela Maleeva, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

+


Takis.K, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

+


Gabriela Müntener, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

pro


Reinhard Block, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

-contra-


Michael Grotkamp, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

pro +++


Gisa S., 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

great Deryck..pro!


Sylvia Schulz, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

+


lolita cecilia, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

PRO+++++++++++++++


Ruud van der Lubben, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

In my opinion due to the fact there's 2 animal standing behind eachother the picture get a little too cluttered, the animals can not be clearly distincted from eachother.
Good story though !! 8-))



--Opal--, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

+


--Opal--, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

+


vasilis valakis, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

PRO


Johann Dittmann, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

+++


MoniC CHAILLIER, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

p r o


t a s e n e t, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

+


Ayse Nalan Yasin, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

Pro++


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+++


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PRO


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+++


Black Pearl Design, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

+


Jürgen Cron, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

PRO


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+++pro+++v+++pro+++


Pascal Viyer, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

pro !


Jörg Klüber, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

pro


bayerlein ute, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

+++++


Ingo Höppner, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

PRO


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+++pro+++


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PRO


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Pro


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PRO


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+++


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+++


Guglielmo Rispoli, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

PRO & PRO


Cécile Fischer, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

P R O


Charly Roggow, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

++


Anca Silvia B., 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

pro


Marko Cepa, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

PRO


Selma von Bytomski, 8.10.2009 at 13:11h

PROOOOOOOOOOOOOO


 

Christa Regina, 9.10.2009 at 17:07h

Gratulation lieber Deryck. Be blessed. Christa


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