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Posted by david fletcher on Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:57 pm

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D300 & 500 F4 AF-S II at 1/2500 F4. ISO 400.   Beautiful morning light in the Mara.  WB as shot.  

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by SantaFeJoe on Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:41 pm
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Nice light and pose. If one didn’t know better, you could surmise that the name came from the heart shaped curve of the horns.

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by david fletcher on Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:34 pm
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SantaFeJoe wrote:
Nice light and pose. If one didn’t know better, you could surmise that the name came from the heart shaped curve of the horns.

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Joe,  that comment has piqued my curiosity,   :)


Without spending a host of time on it Joe, I only have a memory of a "tough OX"..  Sort of get where you are going, because it makes sense but i think also when many species were named, we might want to input 19th century thinking... and languages... smacks of Africaan   but Google failed me miserably... Would be nice to know....
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by SantaFeJoe on Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:16 pm
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Hey David
In general, the name is said to mean deer beast. Here are a couple of references:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartebeest

https://www.yourdictionary.com/hartebeest

And, yes, the word is derived from Afrikaans.

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by Ron Day on Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:00 pm
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Dave, the warm morning light is awesome. Great look-back pose. Excellent shot.
 

by david fletcher on Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:57 am
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SantaFeJoe wrote:
Hey David
In general, the name is said to mean deer beast. Here are a couple of references:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartebeest

https://www.yourdictionary.com/hartebeest

And, yes, the word is derived from Afrikaans.

Joe




Thanks Joe. Sort of makes sense.  In the UK a Fallow deer is often called a Hart.. (Knowledge comes from visiting many fine establishments called "The White Hart'... often better known as Pubs.)..
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:14 pm
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This is definitely a 'tails' win, and in such nice morning light, Dave. That face is a real giveaway that they're related to the wildebeest!

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by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:37 am
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Wonderful light, Dave. The look-back and swished tail make this one work for me. I think I'd like it without the "beest" on the right too, if you don't mind an almost square crop.
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