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Good afternoon everyone.... finally managed to upload, rather late than never.
Thank you for all your great comments on Scar face and to Harriet for her UA.
Today the last of The Big 5....our treasured Rhino which is under threat of extinction due to the excessive poaching of their horns. Last year 588 Rhino were killed in South Africa, 362 in the Kruger national Park alone....that is one a day, really tragic. To make it worse there is no medicinal value/cure to their horns which is made up of similar stuff to our nails.
The Private game reserves are now either micro chipping the horns, injecting poison into the horns or even sedating the rhino and cutting their horns off. So if they do manage to survive over the years you may never see them with their horns. South Africa have already lost 0ver 350 this year. They have arrested 246 poachers but it does not seem to deter them. I personally would like them to get the death penalty.
I will upload another image of a mother and her calf, she has a huge horn worth millions of dollars as well as a few rhino taking shelter under some trees during a windy afternoon.
Have a great day.....

P.S CarolG has asked me to mention that she was also unable to upload a bug this morning and decided to go and sun herself on the beach for the day GrinGrinGrin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70-300mm f/4-5.6 G
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Jun 2013 - 4:14 PM
Focal Length:75mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Our treasured Rhino
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:20 Jun 2013 - 1:10 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Quoise
Quoise e2 Member 1261 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 - 1:15 PM

Has to be V2 for me, lovely sunlight and of course the little one following behind Smile

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digital_boi
20 Jun 2013 - 1:27 PM


Quote: Has to be V2 for me, lovely sunlight and of course the little one following behind Smile

Have to agree Colleen enjoying this series

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 1:35 PM

Beautiful series of a magnificent animal Colleen.
Rende

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Caziwinkles
20 Jun 2013 - 1:36 PM

Super images of this lovely beast. You have some fab images here Colleen.
I too will go for V2 - very appealing. Smile

Carol

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ugly
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20 Jun 2013 - 1:44 PM

V3 I like..
A very nice set of images..

Dave

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Badgerfred
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20 Jun 2013 - 1:50 PM

Super images Colleen, like them all,
Fred.

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Rev2
Rev2  4220 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 2:02 PM

Fantastic shots of White Rhino & a very sad tale. Elephants are having a hard time of it too.

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 2:21 PM

Fantastic set of images Colleen, I really can't pick a favorite. It is so sad that these fabulous creatures and being slaughtered for their horns

Hugh

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TrevBatWCC
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20 Jun 2013 - 2:27 PM

I thoroughly agree, Colleen, they should give these poachers the death penalty - they won't do it again. It's so sad what's happening to these, and all the other beautiful threatened creatures, out there Sad But a what a wonderful set here, each one is worthy of it's own upload Wink
Trev Smile

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 2:27 PM

Treasured by all I would hope.................. Yes, V2, love V1 but V2 is almost picture postcard. A good series, many of which would stand alone.

Tish

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2194 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 2:34 PM

Thanks Tish...yes I wanted to upload V2 as my main image but as its 2 rhino (even numbers are taboo in photography) I thought I would be reminded of the fact, so was safer to load one.GrinGrin

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 2:49 PM

Excellent wild life images v2 is the best.

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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 3:12 PM

Lovely images you have enough to last all year.
regards John.SmileSmileSmile

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
20 Jun 2013 - 3:13 PM

Fantastic rhino images Colleen !GrinGrinGrin I feel great sympathy to rhinos. Your story is very moving,and i hope all the best to them! SmileSmileSmile ____ Jukka.

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WhiteRose1
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20 Jun 2013 - 3:27 PM

It's only really one and a half though Smile, so v2 for me as well, the lighting wins it.

Dave

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christinecilia
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20 Jun 2013 - 3:35 PM

beautiful set well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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GeorgePlatis
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20 Jun 2013 - 3:38 PM

Beautiful captures of this majestic and calm animal !
George

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ali63
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20 Jun 2013 - 3:49 PM

Excellent work,

Ali

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 4:22 PM

Wonderful images - V2 is outstanding but I have a soft fpot for V6. Hope that the poaching problem is solved one day so that all the magnificient creatures can roam freely and safely with nothing more than a camera shooting them.
Joan.

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anglingandyq
20 Jun 2013 - 4:24 PM

Glad to see you have been able to upload Colleen and they were well worth the wait excellent set

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richmowil
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20 Jun 2013 - 4:32 PM

Great set of images!!V2 for me!! Excellent!!

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gwynn56
gwynn56  269 forum posts England
20 Jun 2013 - 4:35 PM

brilliant set of images , shame can't poach the poachers and feed them to the lions Smile

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brian17302
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20 Jun 2013 - 4:42 PM

Superb set of Rhino photos & the statistics in your narrative tell a very sad story
Regards Brian

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2194 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 4:53 PM

A great idea Gwynn

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mauriceegan
20 Jun 2013 - 4:53 PM

Excellent images Colleen of this magnificent animal, such a shame to think so many are being needlessly killed for the horns.
Maurice

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JuBarney
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20 Jun 2013 - 5:24 PM

A splendid set and lovely to see the calf.
Ju

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 5:43 PM

Stunning Colleen - this series has been a joy to look at! Love the idea of poaching the poachers and feeding them to the Lions!! You have to break the rules sometimes - v2 is outstanding.

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kathrynlouise
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20 Jun 2013 - 6:17 PM

Hi Colleen. Am so loving this series, thankyou for sharing your wondeful experience Grin
V2 for me, a gorgeous image GrinGrin

Kathryn

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pollisher
pollisher  1 Scotland
20 Jun 2013 - 6:19 PM

Superb images of a wonderful beast.Smile

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Ade_Osman
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20 Jun 2013 - 6:41 PM

Very envious Wink

Ade

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Irishkate
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20 Jun 2013 - 6:50 PM

Another wonderful set of real wildlife images.
I like V2 best and I see there a bird up in the tree just for good measure.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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AngelaSeager
20 Jun 2013 - 8:45 PM

V2 for me.....(Mother and Child).....Perfect composition and brilliant capture, my favourite of the series Colleen....

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Trev_B
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20 Jun 2013 - 8:55 PM

Such a sad tale of what some humans will do to make money.....

A great set Coleen, well done.

Trev

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 8:56 PM

V2 for the beautiful light and AH factor GrinGrinGrin

Rod

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Jenny-D
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20 Jun 2013 - 9:07 PM

Another wonderful set of images Colleen. They are all outstanding but V2 is a very lovely image.

Jenny Smile

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 9:27 PM

Wonderful set, I like v2 most...

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 - 9:42 PM

Fantastic set Colleen. There are some crazy people out there! Cathy

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Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 10:20 PM

A great series again Colleen, V2 for meSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Cliff

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LuDa
LuDa  1 United States
20 Jun 2013 - 11:48 PM

Hi Colleen, I guess there are problems with the site, I was trying to up-load different versions of my photo today, but I couldn't, and the problem still, I try recently with not good results at all, also I wanted to see your pic for today, but it was impossible. Any ways lets keep enjoying what we can.
It is sad to read what is happening to the rhinos and in general with all animals. I hope we can still see all them in the natural habitat, and all abuses against nature can be stopped, but I guess I'm dreamingSadSad
Your image is fantastic, I would like to have the opportunity you have to see them in their natural environment, but for now I only can go to the zoo and try to get good pictures of the wild life thereTongueTongue
Best regards,
LuDa

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Lynniesefforts
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21 Jun 2013 - 1:12 AM

Great set Colleen, I love the one where its scratching itself on the tree trunk..GrinGrin

LynetteGrinGrin

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BIGRY1
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23 Jun 2013 - 5:01 PM

Another set of a lovely animal. I too think they should get the death penalty as it would probably be the only deterrent that would workSmile
Ryan

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30 Jun 2013 - 12:04 AM

A terrific set of images of this endangered species.

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