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Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis), or Cape Hyrax are closely related to the Elephant. Makes for an interesting read if you want to Google it Smile They are commonly known as Dassie in South Africa. They love to sit and bask in the sun early morning and late afternoon.
V2 - another cutie !
Thank you for your kind comments and votes on my mauve Hibiscus and a special thanks to Alison [Ali63] for her prized UA !

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Lens:5.0 - 100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.9 - 558.5 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 Mar 2013 - 4:31 PM
Focal Length:46.5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Rock Hyrax (Procavia Capenses)
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:2 Apr 2013 - 5:33 AM
Tags:Dassie, Or Cape Hyrax, Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis), Wildlife / nature
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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2278 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 5:34 AM

Morning Herman...a great shot of a cute little DassieGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 5:41 AM

Two excellent captures, Herman, but how strange it is closely related to the elephant, will definitely have to google this fella Smile Carol

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 5:53 AM

Beautiful nature study.

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gwynn56
gwynn56  380 forum posts England
2 Apr 2013 - 6:13 AM

nice capture , looks as though he or she is posing for you , especially in v2Smile

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 - 6:44 AM

This one gets a double WOW from me Hermanus!
Wonderful "Smile" and yes she is posing for your camera! GrinGrinGrinGrin
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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 6:49 AM

Two superb captures Herman well done.
Rob

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 7:09 AM

Elephant? Is that the pet version, it sure enough poses like a dog or cat?
Wonderful shots Herman the light is excellent and the furry detail, too.

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Badgerfred
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2 Apr 2013 - 7:17 AM

Super images Herman, love the poses and detail,
Fred.

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SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 7:27 AM

I love it's expression Herman.

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kathrynlouise
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2 Apr 2013 - 7:28 AM

Morning Herman. Will definately be having to google that one! 2 great shots but V2 for me Grin

Kathryn

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WesternRed
WesternRed Plus Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
2 Apr 2013 - 7:32 AM

Another lovely creature from your part of the planet. I bet the kids like them.
Well captured Herman. Also well done. Well done. WesternRed.

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achieverswales

This is another new one for me Herman and what a cute feller it is, love both images. and what a stunning backdrop in V1 also.

Regards

Trev.

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CaroleS
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2 Apr 2013 - 8:03 AM

Smiling for the camera!

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:07 AM

Looks a comical little character ~ lovely capture.

Albert

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:11 AM

I have never seen it up to now, Herman. Thank you for it! Both are excellent images and they are so cute.

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myhappyplaces

Never seen those before, dead cute, great picture.

Carol

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Tish1
Tish1 Plus Member 2Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:28 AM

How closely related to the Elephant? Lovely pose, as usual you get your subjects to pose in order to get the best shot; you'll have to teach me how you do that.

Great images.

Tish

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51317 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England144 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:50 AM

Elephant!! will have to read more. Two bright and cute captures, Herman.

Dave

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:57 AM

They look friendly, Herman but I wonder......
Good captures, though.

Ray

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leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
2 Apr 2013 - 9:02 AM

Two excellent bright captures, Herman.
Effrossini

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ali63
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2 Apr 2013 - 9:10 AM

Two excellent images what a cutie,

Ali SmileSmile

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RonnieAG
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2 Apr 2013 - 9:12 AM

Such appealing wee animals, Herman, and you have caught this wee chap's attention: I heard on a TV programme some years back that they were related to the elephant and could hardly believe it.......I think that programme came from Table Mountain where these animals are common.
Ronnie.

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barbarahirst
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2 Apr 2013 - 9:16 AM

Great expression you have caught.
And sooooooosharp

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 9:17 AM

I will Google it when I have a few minutes as it sounds interesting Herman, two lovely images. - gary

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NDODS
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2 Apr 2013 - 9:19 AM

Two quite superb photographs Herman.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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netta1234
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2 Apr 2013 - 9:22 AM

A Great set,I've never seen one beforeSmile
NettaSmile

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morpheus1955
2 Apr 2013 - 9:25 AM

Two superb shots Herman, fantastic detail and tones, I love the expressions Smile

Hugh

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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 England
2 Apr 2013 - 9:40 AM

2 lovely pictures but I think v1 for me as I love the waves behind him.

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cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 114326 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 9:42 AM

Bet he'd give you a nasty nip!!! Smile Smile Smile Smile

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Rende
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2 Apr 2013 - 10:30 AM

Intriguing creature! Beautifully captured Herman.
Rende

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DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 10:53 AM

Two great images of this little fella, Herman!
Related to the elephant? - amazing!

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 11:21 AM

2 great images of this cute animal Herman, well captured.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 12:29 PM

Superb Herman, two first class images of this extra cute fella!

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brian17302
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2 Apr 2013 - 12:31 PM

2 super Hyrax photos Herman
Regards Brian

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 1:04 PM

Nice images herman Grin I prefer V2 there looks to be more to eat on that one Smile

Rod

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 1:43 PM

A very dear animal-- well togged with a non distracting bg!

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 1:53 PM

Cute llttle guy(?). Looks like you are making the most of your vacation, Herman. I do love your animal portraits.

Peter

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xwang
xwang  631 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 2:18 PM

Both are excellent. So cute.Smile

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Mike_Smith
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2 Apr 2013 - 3:41 PM

Two crackers here, i have never seen these before but very interesting

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sweetpea62
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2 Apr 2013 - 3:47 PM

Two brilliant shots Herman,I have never seen one..Lin

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq Plus Member 2anglingandyq vcard England
2 Apr 2013 - 5:21 PM

You certainly are fortunate to have such a veriety of wild life on your door step Herman. excellent captures and detail SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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Jat_Riski
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2 Apr 2013 - 5:31 PM

Excellent shots, Herman. Love the smily face in V1.Smile

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 6:09 PM

Very fantastic and great captures,Herman,very well done,
saeid

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GeorgePlatis
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2 Apr 2013 - 6:32 PM

Wonderful captures, Herman !
George

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1881  3 India
2 Apr 2013 - 6:58 PM

Really vary beautiful work.
SANJEEVBlush

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Billyray
Billyray  770 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 7:30 PM

Two excellent shots Herman of this little beauty. Spot on focus, will look it up on google later on.
Ray

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mauriceegan
2 Apr 2013 - 8:51 PM

Fabulous images Herman, I am intrigued with the connection to the elephant, will have to Google it GrinGrinGrin
Maurice

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HELANA
HELANA  5 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 - 9:36 PM

Two gorgeous shot Herman, very cute faces, it looks as they are smilling asking you to take there portrait, Great images.
ElenaGrinGrin

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longhoss Plus Member 5longhoss vcard United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 - 10:22 PM

superb details on these Herman
Glyn

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pamelajean Critique Team 9902 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1716 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 10:28 PM

The dassie is definitely smiling, Herman! I did the googling, very interesting.

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queengu21
queengu21  5 Israel
3 Apr 2013 - 4:34 AM

V2 is my favorate. You just want to strech out your hand and touch it. It is so cute.
Regards Ely

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ukgubbi
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3 Apr 2013 - 6:04 AM

Nice capture. I found some them on the table top mountain in cape town when I visited SA.

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gallero
gallero  3 Venezuela
3 Apr 2013 - 12:22 PM

Usted capturo la mirada de animal y eso le da mucha fuerza a esta imagen..

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3 Apr 2013 - 7:30 PM

never seen one before

well taken
David

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4 Apr 2013 - 3:33 PM

Wonderful wildlife images, excellent work!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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4 Apr 2013 - 8:14 PM

{2} Superlative {A++++} Color wildlife Images ~ Peter Smile

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5 Apr 2013 - 7:16 AM

Great shot , Herman..................Grin

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6 Apr 2013 - 12:37 PM

I have never seen this animal before, what a stunning looking creature, great photos Grin Lynette

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CHRISB911
CHRISB911  954 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 9:23 AM

excellent image
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