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You show 'em, mom!

You show 'em, mom!
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Copyright: Nico van Gijsen (Nico) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-23
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 70-300mm AF-G
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Baby Animals 1, Family Matters 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-03 5:11
Viewed: 4830
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hippo's have a lazy life in the rivers of Africa. They are also very good caring mothers, it seems. This little one kept a worrying eye on me, whilst mom wasn't mincing words to let me know not to come too close. Thosde teeth are not for eating, they are for fighting only. Hippo's eat grass, yet and more people are killed in Africa by hippo's than all the predators put together. The reason is mainly for coming between mother and child. I kept a fair distance between us, not nearly far enough as my Land Rover was parked more than 50 m away from I was photographing. I trusted that she would not leave baby behind in chasing me, realising that Hippo's can outrun any human athlete any day, notwithstandig their more than a 1 000 Kg bulk.

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Wonderfull image, stock potential

Very nice shot, great POV and very good pose.
Well done.

Nico, Great moment captured! I like the POV, pose and framing that includes the youngster..Great title also. Well done!

An amazing capture, Nico. I am really glad you were in a Land Rover. Perfect sharpness and great POV.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-06-03 10:41]

Very sharp photo of this family scene. Fantastic composition. Great pose of the mother (?) with her mouth open. Wonderful image. TFS. : )

Lovely shot Nico.
Strong composition, well exposed and good clarity of detail, great title too.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-03 16:50]

"Oh, what big teeth you have mama!"
What a good capture Nico. Dear little baby looking at you and mama trying to scare you off. I had heard that they were the main killers of humans in Africa. And I can see how. Thanks.

This is a very good shot, Nico.
I like the POV, very nice low angel. Swimming with the hoppo's ?. Good detaila, nice colours and well composed.
Great work.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-04 3:38]

Belle et intéressante composition photographique bien réalisée pour cet Hippopotame. Bon point de vue et bonne netteté.
Beautiful, interesting & well done !

Great POV, Nico. Where you in the water? :) Very sharp and nicley exposed. Very well done. I like this one a lot.

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