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Hippopotamus amphibius

Hippopotamus amphibius
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Copyright: Gerard Calberac (Pitoncle) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1173 W: 0 N: 1594] (9508)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-26
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G ED, SanDisk Ultra II, Hoya UV
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-15 12:03
Viewed: 5204
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hippopotamus amphibius, Hippopotamus, Hippopotame amphibie observés sur le rivage de la Chobe River dans le Chobe National Park.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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very beautiful scene and the photo!
TFS Nasos

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-12-15 12:07]

Splendid photo, TFS!

Interesting shot Gerard taken from low point of view. Good depth of field and lovely natural colors. Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-15 13:13]

Hello Gerard,
very nice composition well captured. The disposition of Hippopotamus is superb. Very well done and TFS.Best regards Siggi

bonjour Gérard
très interressante scene d'un groupe d'hippopotames dans leur élément naturel,
superbe point de vue, les details et les couleurs sont juste parfaits
Passe une bonne nuit

Hi Gerard,
A very nice composition of interchanging layers.
Best wishes,

Hola Gerard

Bella composición de estos hipopotamos descansando que es lo unico que hacen y todos juntitos. Bella imagen y bien tratada.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-12-15 18:27]

Hola Gerard.
Exelente foto, llena de bellos detalles de estos Hipopotamos. Debe ser una experiencia maravillosa poder observarlos en su medio ambiente natural.
Saludos Gerardo

Hello Gérard.
Nice view of the Hippopotamus partially submerged under the bright sun. The shallow focus is splendid with very good details in the frame.
Thanks and kind regards - Jusni

Hallo Gerard
I like the different layers you captured in this image. Firstly the water, then the lazy hippos, which is your main subject, a layer of brownish-green grass, a layer of yellowish-green grasses and in the far distance a layer of trees, and to end it of a layer of sky. A very interesting image indeed. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-12-16 11:07]

Hello Gerard,
What a peaceful looking scene with this hippo herd lazing in the shallows. Yet these are the most dangerous animals in Africa I have heard.
Excellent image Gerard, thank you for sharing this beauty.

Hello Gerard,
Great shot with nice details and superb clarity.
Excellent composition with this enormous animal in his natural habitat.
Congratulation and thanks for sharing!

Hi Gerard

an nice of sort panorama picture with good pov and sharpness.
Fine colors.


They look right at home, seem to be enjoying themselves with some R&R :)
Nice detail & natural colors. I might rotate just a bit CW if it was mine.
Merry Christmas Gerard!

Hallo Gerard,
une très belle capture de Hippotames, un excellent point de vue avec un cadrage bien balancé, couleurs belles et naturelles.
Merci et félicitations
Je te souhaite une bonne soirée
Ciao Maurizio

Salut Gérard

Jolie photo de ces Hippopotames, avec un excellent DOF à la fois
à leurs niveau et à la fois montrant le paysage du background, TFS


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