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Tom Kellie

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Bohor Reedbuck Quintet


~ Photographed on 28 July, 2015 at 5:43 pm in Nairobi National Park, Kenya, with an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.


ISO 800, f/8, 1/50 sec., 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.


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The final hour of the final game drive of a very satisfying safari. We were parked beside a small pond in Nairobi National Park with Emakoko guide Peter Muigai.


While there were nearby birds attracting our attention, we also were observing a quintet of Bohor Reedbuck on the other side of the pond.


Presumably they were highly aware of our presence, yet they carried on with their grazing and resting in the tall grass as if we weren't there.

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egilio

I think you wanted all reedbuck photos (bohor, mountain, southern) and not the bushbuck? Bushbucks are very different animals compared to reedbucks.

I haven't seen too many bohor reedbuck photos, but I think reedbuck n0 5 in the background is actually an impala?

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Tom Kellie

I think you wanted all reedbuck photos (bohor, mountain, southern) and not the bushbuck? Bushbucks are very different animals compared to reedbucks.

I haven't seen too many bohor reedbuck photos, but I think reedbuck n0 5 in the background is actually an impala?

 

~ @@egilio

 

You know best. I lacked your expertise and experience.

Sorry for not having been as professional as might have been done.

We observed the animal in the background, which actually later ran past us, enabling other photographs.

It was another reedbuck. Perhaps the poor quality of the image made it look like an impala.

Again, sorry for not having posted a quality image.

You're right — they're aren't many reedbuck photos posted, which motivated me to open this thread.

I combined bushbuck as they're also seldom posted in the photography section.

An older amateur like yours truly fumbles around and makes so many careless errors.

Getting the photos uploaded and described for Safaritalk members and visitors to enjoy is fun to do.

Your knowledge and advice reminds me of how little I know and thus how much more I must learn in order to meet Safaritalk's standards.

Thank you for taking time to point out my flawed reasoning!

Tom K.

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egilio

Hi Tom, it's not flawed reasoning, but I think bushbucks deserve their own thread! And going through my own pictures, indeed I do have few pictures of bushbucks. It could be an artifact of heat, or it being out of focus, or both, which deformed the horns in such a way it made it look, to me, as being an impala. But a picture is just a snap of the moment, and doesn't tell the whole story of what was happening there.

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Tom Kellie

Hi Tom, it's not flawed reasoning, but I think bushbucks deserve their own thread! And going through my own pictures, indeed I do have few pictures of bushbucks. It could be an artifact of heat, or it being out of focus, or both, which deformed the horns in such a way it made it look, to me, as being an impala. But a picture is just a snap of the moment, and doesn't tell the whole story of what was happening there.

 

~ @@egilio

 

Thank you so much for your insight, which is right on-target.

I should have separated the two.

Before I go tramping around and start any other combo thread, I'd better consult others, such as you!

BTW: My first clear shot of a bushbuck happened at the close of July in Nairobi National Park.

One was literally grazing by the side of a road. Seeing it was such a surprise that I almost dropped my camera!

I'm not sure how to ask a moderator or @@Game Warden, but perhaps they might go in and do as you've kindly suggested and remove “and bushbucks” so that a new “Show us your bushbucks...” thread might be opened.

The reedbuck which resembled an impala was quite a jumper. It bounded along in the tall grass with one of its fellows. The one leaped, the other more or less walked. They both ended up grazing together behind our vehicle.

Ha! I admire your years of direct experience in Africa. Your accumulated knowhow is worth dozens of graduate seminars!

With Appreciation,

Tom K.

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Peter Connan

Personally, I don't think it matters.

Yes, they are different, but perhaps one slightly busier thread is better than two quiet ones that soon disappear in the mists of time?

 

Mountain Reedbuck:

 

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Bushbuck:

 

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Edited by Peter Connan

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Tom Kellie

~ @@Peter Connan

 

What a surprise!

A set of fresh images to get this poorly planned category going!

I'm very glad to see these as there is a shortage of such photos. They're out there, but it's nice to have them gathered in one spot for purposes of comparison.

Many thanks for posting these, which I presume were all taken at South African locations, as opposed to somewhere in Botswana during your honeymoon.

Tom K.

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Peter Connan

Tom, indeed these are all South African.

 

Mountain Reedbuck on the lower slopes of the Waterberg mountains near the town of Middelburg, and the bushbuck in the campsite of MAphelane nature reserve, St. Lucia.

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Geoff

Kwando Reedbucks 2005.

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Tom Kellie

~ @@Geoff

 

That second Kwando reedbuck shot is superb!

As soon as I saw it I smiled, enjoying such artistry with a beautiful animal.

Made my day.

Tom K.

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Geoff

Sth Luangwa Bushbuck, 2008.

 

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Patty

Mountain reedbuck, Aberdares Kenya

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Bushbuck, Tsavo West Kenya

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davidedric

I thought the bushbucks need a boost. Female, Nsefu sector, South Luangwa. Taken with Panasonic gx7 and 100-300mm lens.

 

 

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Safaridude

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Bushbuck, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

 

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Menelik's bushbuck, Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia

 

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Harnessed bushbuck, Pendjari National Park, Benin

 

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Common reedbuck, Kafue National Park, Zambia

 

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Bohor reedbuck, Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia

 

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Nagor reedbuck, Pendjari National Park, Benin

 

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Mountain reedbuck, Nairobi National Park, Kenya

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Tom Kellie

I thought the bushbucks need a boost. Female, Nsefu sector, South Luangwa. Taken with Panasonic gx7 and 100-300mm lens.

 

~ @@davidedric

 

That's really considerate of you to freshen up this topic.

I like the long stretch of the legs.

The angle you used accentuated the proportions.

Very Nice!

A visual Christmas gift!

Tom K.

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TonyQ

@@Safaridude

The Menelik's bushbuckalmost looks like a composite animal - the head of a bushbuck put on to an entirely different animal. Fascinating

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Safaridude

@@Safaridude

The Menelik's bushbuckalmost looks like a composite animal - the head of a bushbuck put on to an entirely different animal. Fascinating

 

The Menelik's bushbuck looks particularly peculiar in the photo because he was in the midst of giving me a typical "dominance display": horning the vegetation and giving a lateral presentation with head high and dorsal hair bristling.

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davidedric

Here's a male from Luangwa. If you look on his flank you can see he's been in a scrap - presumably with another male

 

Dave

 

 

 

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Antee

Another Bushbuck.
And another one from South Luangwa.

It seems like S.Luangwa is the capital of Bushbucks as well, not only Leopard :)

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kittykat23uk

Reedbuck, xaxanaka in Botswana.

3038017789_1251d2d356_b.jpgReedbuck by Jo Dale, on Flickr

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davidedric

Here's a female bushbuck from the Cape in South Africa. I was interested to see how the colours and spots differed a lot from the Zambian bushbucks that I posted a few months back.

 

Dave

 

 

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pomkiwi

Male bushbuck on the run!

 

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Sabi Sands, March 2015

Nikon D7100, 70-300mm lens @ 240mm. ISO 500, f/, 1/640 sec

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Peter Connan

Bushbuck ewe at Lake Panic:

 

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Nikon D600 + 500mm f4, 1/2000 at f4 and 800 ISO

Edited by Peter Connan

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Bush dog

Tuli Block, October 2008

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Caracal

Southern Reedbuck , Kafue NP, 2011

 

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Busbuck Kafue NP, Sep 2016

 

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