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Dwarf Mongoose


Dwarf Mongoose
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1495 W: 24 N: 2203] (14316)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-26
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2014-07-01 22:21
Viewed: 1746
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"THE MOTTO OF ALL THE MONGOOSE FAMILY IS,'RUN AND FIND OUT'...."-Rudyard Kipling


This small creature helps control rat population.

I have captured this picture in Orpen(Kruger National Park;South Africa)at the time of Sunset.



The Common Dwarf Mongoose(Helogale parvula),sometime just called the Dwarf Mongoose,is a small African Carnivore belonging to the MONGOOSE family.


SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION:-
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Herpestidae
Subfamily:Herpestinae
Genus:Helogale
Species:H.parvula(Sundevall 1847)

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:-
The Common Dwarf Mongoose is a typical mongoose:it has a large pointed head,small ears,a long tail,short limbs,and long claws.The species can be distinguished from other mongoose by its size.It is much smaller than most other species;in fact,it is Africa's smallest Carnivore.The soft fur is very variable in colour,ranging from yellowish red to very dark brown.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT:-
The Common Dwarf Mongoose is primarily found in dry grassland,open forests,and bush land,up to 2000m in altitude.The species ranges from East to southern Central Africa,from Eritrea and Ethiopia to the Transvall in South Africa.

DIET:-
The diet of the common Dwarf Mongoose consists of insects,spiders,scorpions,smalllizards,snakes,small birds,and rodents,and is supplemented very occasionally with berries.

FOR MORE ABOUT THIS SPECIES,YOU MAY VISIT-Wikipedia(SOURCE)

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Ciao Srikumar, great capture of cute creature, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

FANTASTIC IMAGE..........

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-02 0:28]

Hello Srikumar,
Excellent photo of this mongoose. Superb sharpness, details in an almost complete blurred environment. Very, very beautiful! Light and colours are splendid. Taken from a fantastic low POV in a great composition.
Regards,
Peter

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-02 0:32]

Hi Srikumar
what a cute mongoose. Very well captured in good details and moment. I like the shades and tomes of your image, Very attractive.
Well done,,like it.

Regards
Foozi

Great shot Srikumar!
Very good sharpness and details. Nice use of light and a splendid background. Thanks for sharing.
Best Regards,
AKBAR

Good day Srikumar
Thank you so much for Your kind words my Friend.
Your capture of this Mongoose is really a great work.Superb composition,wonderful light and colour combination.The POV could not be better,the clean BG and depth makes the pic.Sharpness is excellent.Congrats!
Thank You for this beautiful picture.
My best wishes to You and Your Family!
J. Diogo

Ciao Srikumar

照的很漂亮 很美麗的鼠 也很清晰
光線亮麗 表情真是可愛
構圖也很美麗 真是好看
謝謝分享
STONE

Hello SriKumar,

Superb light on this mongoose and producing fine color and sharpness with excellent complimentary bokeh of the dry arid terrain beyond. Perfect pov for profile composition. Well captured!

Regards,

Derek

hallo Sri
super picture
great sharpness good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2415] (10644)
  • [2014-07-02 8:04]

Hi Srikumar,
A lovely capture of this mongoose ..
Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Best wishes,
Seyfi

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-07-02 9:55]

Hi Srikumar,
Beautiful Mongoose,amazing colors and fantastic sharpness details with excellent background.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-07-02 10:04]

Hi Srikumar.
Great use of shallow DOF and impressive composition of the image so charming animal. Warm colours are fine and suitable for the subject. Details of the mongoose are excellent too. My warm regards and best wishes.
Alexei.

Bonsoir Srikumar,
Agr嶧ble publication valorisant bien le sujet.
A bient矌 sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
G廨ard

Love the focal plane on this, the subject really stands out nice on this wonderful capture. Well done. :)

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 1 N: 534] (5797)
  • [2014-07-03 2:31]

Great picture and deep of field. Congratulation Saludos.

Srikumarda aapnar haat dhore South Africar species gulo dekhte pachchhi...khubi sundor...TFS

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2014-07-03 10:01]

Hola Srikumar, pocas veces he visto una fot tan bella; me encanta la especie, color, composici鏮, fondo, manejo de la luz; en fin, una foto perfecta...saludos.

Good Work...

Hello Srikumar

Beautiful photo of the Dwarf Mongoose
with fine lateral POV in its expressive pose,
beautiful light, great focus, sharpness, & details, TFS

Asbed

Hi Srikumar,

A simple looking but lovely photo. I liked the clean BG AND clear focus on it. They're curious animals and i love their intelligence.

Great work and TFS :)
Emin

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