Patience rewarded!

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It took me thirty minutes to get this picture 🙂

This Common Duiker ran off into thick bush when I came around a corner on one of Pakamisa’s roads. I stopped the car, lowered the window, positioned my 500mm lens and then did not move, as the little antelope looked in my direction.

It was very suspicious of this “new thing” on the road and it took almost 40 minutes before it moved out of the really thick stuff and presented itself. I moved the camera very slowly into position and got only three shots before it decided that hanging around here was far too dangerous. It ran straight up a hill and disappeared from sight.

I like to image, which documents the shy nature of these small and extremely fast antelope.

4 Replies to “Patience rewarded!”

  1. Christian,
    All of your pictures are outstanding, but this one is exceptionally beautiful.
    Nancy

  2. Beautiful photograph
    Sent via my BlackBerry from Vodacom – let your email find you!

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