Dik-dik Babe

© Kathy Salerni

Dik-dik Babe

Tammy Espino 7/13/2011 4:13:22 PM

Sweet capture! Have never seen one of these before :) #1392825

Patrick Rouzes 7/14/2011 5:35:18 PM

He looks very tiny, Kathy! Lovely tones, textures, clarity & pose captured here, my friend! Beautiful animal portrait!
Good luck with the company!!! #9530596

Terry Cervi 7/14/2011 8:08:41 PM

Oh, how sweet he is! He does look small but hopefully he's doing well. A wonderful shot, Kathy! #9530885

Freddy Bland 7/15/2011 11:51:46 AM

Such an adorable animal, Kathy! Those eyes are so sweet! Can't imagine how small he is..and this is an excellent image of him!! #9532094

Debra R. Harder 7/15/2011 4:27:08 PM

I've never seen anything like this, Kathy!! The details, clarity and lighting are outstanding. Truly fascinating! Deb #9532549

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 8/25/2011 2:45:06 PM

WTG on this wonderful finalist, Kathy! :-) k #9628250

Merna L. Nobile 8/25/2011 4:26:43 PM

Great photographers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
Congratulations for your achievement, August, 25, 2011. Merna
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Phyllis H. Burchett 8/25/2011 4:29:20 PM

Congrats on this adorable finalist Kathy! #9629048

Reynaldo D. Reyes 8/25/2011 6:03:28 PM

Congrats on your finalist Kathy! #9629932

Rona L. Schwarz 8/25/2011 8:34:06 PM

Somehow I missed this one earlier, Kathy, but what a touching animal portrait. Hopefully he has gotten a little bigger and is continuing to do well. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding Finalist and Good luck in the next round! #9631072

Carol L. Fowler 8/25/2011 8:54:31 PM

Beautiful Finalist! Congrats #9631165

Gina Cormier 8/25/2011 10:06:21 PM

Congrats on this wonderful image! #9631458

Ellen Hodges 8/26/2011 4:13:09 AM

Congrats on a fantastic finalist, Kathy!!! Very best luck!!! #9632180

Patrick Rouzes 8/26/2011 5:36:42 PM

Congratulations on this amazing Finalist, Kathy! WTG, my friend! #9635329

Debra R. Harder 8/27/2011 4:54:51 PM

So happy to see this beauty again, Kathy! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #9637652

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Description

There are four species of dik-dik, all native to the grasslands of southern Africa. They’re a kind of miniature antelope, with hooves and (on the males anyway) horns. Dik-diks grow to only a foot or so high at the shoulder, which means they can hide among the grasses, but they prefer places where they can see a fair distance. They’re herbivores that eat leaves, fruit, berries and plant shoots, which provide both sustenance and water.

Their predators are all familiar animals of the savannah: jackals, caracals, leopards, eagles, hyenas. Humans also kill them. The female’s alarm call (“zik-zik” or “dik-dik,” which gave them their name) can warn larger, more desirable game species that it’s time to flee.


Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 250.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300S

Uploaded on 7/13/2011 4:01:28 PM


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