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Me and mini me

Me and mini me
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Copyright: Willem Botha (whjb) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 26 N: 172] (683)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-27
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Olympus E-300, Sigma 55-200mm 1:4-5.6 DC, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Baby Animals 6, Mammals of Southern Africa II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-06 9:04
Viewed: 5928
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius). More info on the Hippo here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippopotamus

I took this picture just outside the Kruger Gate of the Kruger National Park, South Africa. The Sabie river forms a natural border for the park at this point.

Because we were outside the park and on top of a bridge we could get out of the car to take pictures.

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  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2006-08-06 11:05]

Been at that spot as well and also had some super hippo action that time! Lovely catch, maybe a little too much greenery on the top, but that a nitpick. Well done

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-08-06 12:02]


Dit is lekker, well done,

Welcome to Trek Natrure,

Ek Pratt biekie Afrikaans ..
I would love to go to Kruger.

Thanks for sharing,


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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-08-06 13:22]

what a lovely capture, willem! :-)
excellent composition with mama and baby hippo for a walk on the land.
amazing to see how small the little one is and how big it will be once.
well seen & done, thorsten.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-08-06 14:08]

Hello Willem,
What a great shot of mother and child, and you was lucky to get out of the car.
I like it a lot.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-06 19:34]

Fantastic shot, Willem.
That baby hippo is adorable, and the juxtaposition of the wee one next to his huge mom is quite comical.
Sharp details and good exposure with excellent POV to compare the two.
TFS. : )

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