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Old Dagga Male. Nyati.


Posted by david fletcher on Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:15 am

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Taken in Nakuru NP.  Light very contrasty so imv only image to show is the effect the light had on his wrinkles... LOL.  D300 and 500 AF-S.

Cropped to follow lines on the horns.  Poor old fella has had a tough life.  That blood red eye tells me there is life in this old boy and only the foolish would challenge. 

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by Carol Clarke on Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:00 pm
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Yes, he has definitely seen better days, but he's still enjoyed a nice mud wallow before warming up in the sun again. Every line and wrinkle tells a story, and I'm sure he could tell many - but as you say, Dave, never underestimate one of these bad boys!

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by Ron Day on Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:39 pm
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Your technique reveals the character of this old warrior perfectly, Dave. Well done!
 

by Swissblad on Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:01 pm
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Impressive portrait of an impressive character - high res is excellent.

BTW - in SA'can vernacular Dagga means something completely different - marijuana!
 

by Mary Brun on Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:07 am
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Really a significant image of how difficult it can be to live in nature.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:06 am
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Oh, my, he does look ancient. I wonder how old....
An impressive portrayal-he definitely looks the part...and dangerous!
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by david fletcher on Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:22 pm
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Swissblad wrote:
Impressive portrait of an impressive character - high res is excellent.

BTW - in SA'can vernacular Dagga means something completely different - marijuana!



:lol: .  Thank you... gave me a chuckle.   


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