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Rhino resting

Rhino resting
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Copyright: Anton Prinsloo (Anton) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 11 N: 154] (595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70S, AF-S Nikkor VR 200-400mm F/4 G
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-10 10:28
Viewed: 4333
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday I photographed this rhino at the Johannesburg Zoo while he was taking his Sunday afternoon nap.

This a white or square-lipped rhino. It is one of two rhino species in Africa. The rhinoceros is a large, primitive looking mammal that in fact dates from the Miocene era millions of years ago. In recent decades rhinos have been relentlessly hunted to the point of near extinction. Since 1970 the world rhino population has declined by 90 percent, with five species remaining in the world today, all of which are endangered.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2006-07-10 11:01]

C'est le repos du guerrier.

Hi Anton,
An excellent shot with good POV and sharpness.And good note too. As far as decline in population is concerned it is the same case with Indian one horned rhino.The demand for rhino and tiger parts in China and Tibet has pushed these animals almost to extinction.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-07-10 11:31]

Hi Anton,
Beautiful 3D sharpness and warm coulours for this sleepy rhino.
Well done and TFS

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-10 11:45]

You have captured a wonderful pose of that rhino, Anton.
I like the POV and the colors. The details are sharp and the exposure is excellent. Great job and TFS. : )

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2006-07-10 12:05]


You sure do get around to take pics on the weekend!

The pic is very sharp and detailed indeed. The composition, POV, Lighting and clarity of the image make a great posting. TFS,

Hello Anton, excllent colors, bg, POV DOF Perfect colors great work, TFS Kyle

The shot is perfect with a great light. Well composed and follow by a god note but I prefer pictures taken in the wild.


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-07-10 18:43]

Bonjour Anton!

Bravo pour cette prise,le sujet est superbe et s'hamonise très bien avec son environnement.Bravo pour la netteté,les couleurs et l'éclairage.

Wonderful photo, brilliant composition and POV! TFS - Xplorator Radu

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-11 10:45]

Hi Anton,
Powerful animal very well captured. Pov, color, pose and sharpness make it a big shot for this majestic animal. Unfortunately, another kind of real shots were made with bullet from human species.
TFS, José M.

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-07-14 9:39]


fine shot of this beast, so primitive looking, well taken.


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