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White Rhino 2

White Rhino 2
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Copyright: Ben Broughton (Lourens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 186 W: 0 N: 321] (1223)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 170-500mm APO
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-10-25 14:15
Viewed: 4086
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
White Rhinocerus (Ceratotherium simum) Witrenoster

Another image of a white rhino. I posted this image to show the square lip of the species - adapted to grazing short grass. Differs from the black rhino in that the latter has a elongated upper lip - adapted to browzing leaves, small branches, sticks and even thorns!!

These beasts are rather lazy and I think I was quite lucky to capture one on the move! However do not underestimate their speed and agility when riled or threatened!!

Shooting Data:
Nikon D70
Sigma 170-500 APO set at 400mm
ISO: 400
S: 1/1250
A: f6.3
Beanbag used to steady camera.

Postprocessing done with Coral Photopaint.

miqra, japie, marhowie, TAZ, willie, Luc, gerhardt, Callie, Signal-Womb, technogran has marked this note useful
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  • miqra Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 140 W: 3 N: 23] (151)
  • [2004-10-25 14:26]

Awesome animal and shot both, your colors work particularly well.Good one!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-10-25 18:14]

Hierdie ou slaap op sy voete. The image is sharp (as usual) and the detail excellent.

Thanks for posting

Ben, Are you sure that's a "square" lip and not a "tight" mouth because he's contemplating putting that horn where the sun doesn't...well you know! ;-) TFS

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-10-26 10:29]

Ils sont impressionnants ! Pour moi ce beau cliché est dépaysant.
Well done !

  • Great 
  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-10-26 13:56]

Was this taken in the Krugersdorp Game Reserve.
The shot is nice and sharp. Good Picture.

Skitterend Ben. The clarity in these photos are very nicley done. Love to see the little one too. Pity his bum just fell outside the frame. Great family photo.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-10-29 1:28]

Very sharp and clear, Ben. TFS.

This is excellent emphasis on colors. Aren’t our winters just the right time for photographing the big 5? Nice shot!

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-10-31 14:40]

Hallo Ben
Mooi renosters, ek het eintlik geen fotos van hulle nie.
I would crop off the bottom OOF grass, it would improve this already nice pic a lot, it is cause by the f-stop on the 400 mm setting.

Excellent capture and very sharp ben. These huge animals fascinate me. Good note.

Good capture of this armour-plated beast. (At least that is what it looks like). Everything is good and sharp in the photo and the muted colours seems typical of those found in dry plains. This is not an animal I would like to come face to face with on a dark night. I imagine they can be very fierce. Well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2004-12-05 16:16]

Ben, I'm really impressed with the sharpness of your shots. And this is another great one. I only hope it hasn't been necessary to run away from them...



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