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Hippo yawn

Hippo yawn
Photo Information
Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon F100, AF-S VR Zoom-NikkorED 70-200mm f/2.8G IF, Fuji Velvia 50
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Fauna of ETHIOPIAN (Africa) Region [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-11 11:49
Viewed: 6979
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A big mouth Hippo!!
He show his bigness to scare everyone from his territory.
Big male hippos are most dangerous animal in Africa.
Every year they kills more people than lions, snakes, crocos and any other animal in Africa.

Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda is one of the best park in Africa to meet hippos.

Tanks for looking,


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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-04-11 12:07]

Hello Andrea,
Great shot, they are so big and dangerous especially when there are babies in the neighbourhood.

Hello Andrea,
Very good action scene you have captured here! Looking at this fat boys teeth I don't think I want to be in the water with him...
Great color on the Hippo, and excellent DoF.

Hi Andrea,
Excellent photo with a great action. The colors and light of this one a perfect. I really like the low, almost water level, POV. Makes me feel as if I am swiming in the same river.

Hai visto la foto di Rizzato pubblicata sui giornali? Non siamo molto distanti con questa!

  • Great 
  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-04-11 20:45]

Great capture Andrea, shot at the right time. Sharp and clear. Thanks.


  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-11 21:27]

Hi Andrea,
What a great catch.
The light on him is beautiful. The POV is wonderful.
I hope he does not unlock his jaws from this huge yawn.
Great work and TFS. : )

bonjour Andrea
Très belle prise de vue avec dee très jolies couleurs et super bien détaillé.
belle composition
Bravo et merci...JP

excelent shot Andrea!!!!

Hi Andrea,
This is an excellent shot! Perfect timing on this one. The action is frozen perfectly. Quality of light was superb.

Great picture blue seem a little on the purple side but not so that it detracts from the image which is realy good. Well captured.

Power of the nature! The power of the evolution, Africa possesses the most beautiful copies of the carbon triumph in Earth, big, strong, and colofull!! Its very necessary to take care well of that nature!

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