Tamron Prize Challenge: Travel and Nature

Challenge #1 in the Tamron Prize Challenge series. Hosted by Tamron Challenge, Simon Joinson.
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Give us your best Travel or Nature shot and you could win a superb SP 17-50MM F/2.8 Di II XR VC LD Aspherical (IF), which sets high-performance DSLRs free with SP engineering, F/2.8 maximum aperture and Tamron VC. To find out more about this highly praised lens check out http://tamron-usa.com/lenses/prod/1750_vc_b005.asp. The winner of this challenge (as decided by public vote) will receive a Tamron SP 17-50MM F/2.8 Di II XR VC zoom lens (in Canon EF-S or Nikon mount). If the winner is a full frame user, we will substitute the SP 28-75mm F/2.8. No other substitutions will be offered. No cash alternative is available. Prizes are non transferable and non refundable. Competition open to any registered dpreview.com member, anywhere in the world.
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Lesser Kudus come from the savannas. They have to rely on thickets for protection, so they are hardly ever seen in the open. Their drab brown and striped pelts help them disappear in scrub environments. I could not move for 2 hours, waiting for this one to come to the pond for some water. It was getting dark fast, and the bugs started to populate the pond too. But, what a beautiful animal !
Submitted: Thursday, 6th October, 2011 13:53 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 25th August, 2011
Focal length: 145 mm
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 800
Notes: Monopod, from a hidden shelter.
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