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Thank you for all your votes and comments and a big thanks to Netta (netta1234) for the UA, much appreciated.
Just after the sun had set we came across a big herd of buffalo grazing and settling down for the night. Hence the high ISO and not the best quality images. This calf had been born with a recessive gene in the blood line of the herd causing it to be born an albino without any skin pigmentation. Unfortunately the little calf sticks out in the herd and only time will tell whether he will survive.
The versions are a few more of him....

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70-300mm f/4-5.6 G
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 Mar 2014 - 5:40 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:2000
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Black sheep of the family
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:13 Apr 2014 - 1:38 AM
Tags:Buffalo, Wildlife / nature
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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
13 Apr 2014 - 1:45 AM

He is so cute. I pray god to take care of him. Nice shots

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781969
781969  1 India
13 Apr 2014 - 5:35 AM

Very cute capture.

Vikram.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2014 - 5:56 AM

Poor little fella, Colleen, I fear that being so noticeable, he is going to fall prey to some hungry predator Sad Well captured set. Carol

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Jenny-D
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13 Apr 2014 - 7:23 AM

Delightful captures of this vulnerable little one Colleen.

Jenny Smile

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LynneJoyce
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13 Apr 2014 - 7:35 AM

Nicely captured set.

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kuvailija
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13 Apr 2014 - 7:48 AM

Very touching images of the white-black sheep! --- We all hope the vey best for her!Smile - Nicely done , Colleen! --- Jukka.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2014 - 7:54 AM

Great spot and capture Colleen, but must feel sorry for him.


Cliff

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lifesnapper
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13 Apr 2014 - 7:59 AM

Ah, very cute Colleen, VERY cute indeed. I wont say "well spotted," as how could you miss it ?Wink

John Smile

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pentaxpatty
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13 Apr 2014 - 8:16 AM

Ahhhh a photo full of cuteness. A lovely little chap I too hope he wont fall prey to predator s, but that's life in the wilds.
Have a good Colleen. Patty Grin

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Franko59
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13 Apr 2014 - 8:20 AM

Awwwe bless! Smile

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2014 - 8:42 AM

Four delightful images, Colleen!
Hope he has a long life!!

Richard

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sparrowhawk
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13 Apr 2014 - 8:54 AM

amazing set

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Maiwand
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13 Apr 2014 - 9:04 AM

Lovely wee creature. I wish him all the luck in the world--- I think he might need it.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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SUE118
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13 Apr 2014 - 9:51 AM

Very cute images and lets hope someone will be keeping an eye on him.

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mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2014 - 10:26 AM

Nice spot Colleen and lovely images of the little calf.
Hope he has a long and lucky life.

Dave.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2014 - 10:33 AM

Sad to be the odd one out. He looks as if he knows he's different.
Best wishes for his survival.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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ddolfelin
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13 Apr 2014 - 11:12 AM

Unfortunately Nature doesn't like 'different' unless it is an advantage.
Good pictures, Colleen!

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2014 - 11:54 AM

poor little guy hopefully the herd will keep him safe, lovely images Colleen SmileSmile

Ali

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Bravdo
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13 Apr 2014 - 12:12 PM

cute , good series.

Barry

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2014 - 12:13 PM

A hard life made harder for this little one so I hope he makes it to adulthood. Great images.
Joan.

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TrevBatWCC
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13 Apr 2014 - 12:40 PM

He looks rather sad Sad But a lovely set, Colleen, thanks for sharing these with us Smile Do hope he survives...
Trev Smile

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digital_boi
13 Apr 2014 - 12:56 PM

he seems to know he is different hope he survives

Graham

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Rende
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13 Apr 2014 - 1:02 PM

Interesting set Colleen. The birth of a white bison has great significance for the native Indians, I wonder if there are similar legends in Africa.
Rende

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ColleenA
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13 Apr 2014 - 1:07 PM


Quote: Interesting set Colleen. The birth of a white bison has great significance for the native Indians, I wonder if there are similar legends in Africa.
Rende

Yes I did read that on Google, am not sure about it in Africa...

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gss
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13 Apr 2014 - 1:14 PM

Before reading the info, thought you have inverted the photo, according the title
And, yesterday it was lunch day for my stray dogs, thank God they are both alive ans sane

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JohnoP
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13 Apr 2014 - 2:50 PM

Thanks for sharing these images of this special little calf Colleen! John

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ChristineD
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13 Apr 2014 - 2:54 PM

Well captured set, lets hope the little fella survives

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Fred263
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13 Apr 2014 - 4:06 PM

Stunning wilidlife images, Colleen. Expert narrative adds great context.

Fred

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capto
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13 Apr 2014 - 5:04 PM

An unusual find. Nature has not been kind to him.Smile

ivor

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13 Apr 2014 - 5:05 PM

superb shots V3 for me


billy

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Holmewood
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13 Apr 2014 - 7:38 PM

What a cutie Colleen. He does stand out unluckily for him. Lovely set. Cathy

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SlowSong
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13 Apr 2014 - 8:06 PM

Aw, sweetheart.
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GeorgePlatis
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13 Apr 2014 - 8:10 PM

Wonderful images of this strange calf, Colleen!
George

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netta1234
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13 Apr 2014 - 8:49 PM

A lovely set Colleen,I do hope he will survive,he'd have a better chance if it was black.
NettaSmile

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brandish
brandish e2 Member brandish vcard United Kingdom
13 Apr 2014 - 9:04 PM

Bottom of the heap again,takes me time to look at the latest uploads.Very nice set with no particular favourites,I like them all.
Martyn.

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viscostatic
14 Apr 2014 - 8:39 AM

Interesting images Colleen. Not easy for this chap as nature has given him a rough deal. I do hope he survives.

Phil.

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accipiter
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14 Apr 2014 - 1:40 PM

Fascinating images Colleen - his chances are not great! A

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2014 - 2:08 PM

Nice images but quite sad. I don't think he is going to have a long life unfortunatelySad
Ryan

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ubaruch
ubaruch e2 Member 1ubaruch vcard Israel
15 Apr 2014 - 8:18 AM

Very lovely set !

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
16 Apr 2014 - 3:05 AM

Awwe... The poor wee thing...
Nature hum? I hope he can make it...
Good images...
IB

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Glostopcat
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17 Apr 2014 - 10:53 PM

I hope this little guy survives against the odds, this is a lovely set of images of him

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