Hitching a Ride - for Nasos
- alin-m (1773)
- [2010-02-11 7:29]
Very interesting capture in a great moment when this animals enter in water.
Funny image Well done.
- marianas (6739)
- [2010-02-11 7:38]
What a great hippopotamus capture.
Very interesting place this lovely Benin.
- goatman04 (10573)
- [2010-02-11 8:06]
A great capture with beautiful colors, details & natural habitat. Well taken, composed & presented. TFS & best wishes.
- nasokoun (62)
- [2010-02-11 9:55]
my good friend James, the localities of your photographic search are enviable and dreams for me, thank you for the dedication of this splendid scene of wild nature. I wish you all the best, good travels and beautiful photos of Earth!
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2010-02-11 10:54]
Hi Bro James,
Stunning shot of these river horses. It looks perfect from where I'm sitting. Great dedication to agood friend too!
TFS and heve a nice night MF!
- nglen (36145)
- [2010-02-11 11:20]
Hi James. Once again for the interesting notes to go with the fine picture. A animal i should love to see in the wild. TFS.
- Heaven (7912)
- [2010-02-11 12:15]
Mothers are all the same everywhere on our world: just spoiling the kids!
Many thanks and congratulations for this original and very pleasant picture. That's wildlife at the purest stage!
- lovenature (6391)
- [2010-02-11 12:23]
Great capture! I didn't realize the hippopotamus did this. Nicely composed and sharp detail.
Thanks for keeping me educated ; )
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2010-02-11 13:38]
excellent photo of these hippopotamus with fine low POV, DOF,
fine focus excellent sharpness and details, i love the POV
that is at their level and the level of the water, it is like
if we where with them on the water, TFS
- siggi (52850)
- [2010-02-11 13:42]
Wonderful capture of these young hippopotamus and its mothers.Your excellent camera work brings it to life for us, great work .
Best regards Siggi
- anemone (651)
- [2010-02-11 14:14]
Hi James, lovely capture of these hippos.
Pov, dof and composition are fine.
TFS. Kind regards,
- jaycee (25460)
- [2010-02-11 15:52]
This is wonderful! Finally you have posted something I have seen with my own eyes. An excellent shot of hippos doing what hippos do.
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2010-02-11 18:58]
What a neat capture of this little guy hitching a ride. I never knew they displayed this type of behavior, but then we don't have any hippo in our part of Ohio to observe..HA.HA.
You did a great job controlling the exposure on this extremely bright sunny day. Wonderful detail with very natural coloration!! Well done!! Informative notes!
- maurydv (36428)
- [2010-02-12 0:55]
a great dedication to our friend Nasos; a very beautiful capture of these Hippopotamus, very good sharpness and splendid natural colours with very beuatiful reflections, a very nice composition with this natural environment.
- Argus (50626)
- [2010-02-12 6:15]
A fine and unusual capture!
This young hippo is quite raised out of the water while hitching a ride on his mother. Her raised orbital is well seen and both are taken with excellent sharpness and colours.
Thanks and have a good weekend,
- ingridshaul (0)
- [2010-02-12 7:43]
You chose a good example for frightening TrekNature members. Lots of tourist ignore the warnings in lodges and get bitten into halves.
I actually had a funny story from Ferran, how he was relaxing in the pool, heard a big splash, and ran as fast as he could from the Hippo, which had joined him. See my my "Killer" photo link
Have not heard before about Hippos transporting their young ones... never too late to learn :-))
Cannot add any compliments not yet said by other members, except it is an outstanding documentary, thanks.
Have a nice evening where-ever you are, when you read this,
- foozi (25839)
- [2010-02-12 23:33]
very special capture of these special animals. The clarity is wonderful and the moment is well shown here. The effect of shallow depth of field adds dramatic to the scenery.
Special moment well shared.
- rousettus (19818)
- [2010-02-28 14:13]
fantastic capture of famous Hippopotamus from Benin. A young hippopotam gave a great pose from its mothers back to you. wonderful scene and composition. greatly focused and noted good information. I also like derivatio nominis (etymology). you already mentioned. potamus came from "river", e.g. Mesopotamia (ancient region between Tigris and Euphrates rivers).
thanks a lot. I will wait your new posts from new Africa travel. best wishes and have a nice new week