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Two Hippo in a serious battle!

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:Canon 75 - 300mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Fighting Hippo
Username:LourensdB LourensdB
Uploaded:2 Aug 2009 - 12:35 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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DOGSBODY
DOGSBODY  61432 forum posts England30 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2009 - 12:46 PM

This is a wonderful image. You have captured all the action at a very opportune time and the water flying everywhere really heightens the sense of action.
A great piece of photography. Andy

I have just looked at your portfolio and thought that it was super. It's very varied in content and the quality of your images is excellent. I don't know how I have missed you in the past. Andy

Last Modified By DOGSBODY at 2 Aug 2009 - 12:50 PM

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LourensdB
LourensdB  10 South Africa
2 Aug 2009 - 12:50 PM

Thanks Andy. Yes I was fortunate to be at the right place at the right time.
Lourens

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2009 - 1:00 PM

a great capture, the flying water works brill.lesley

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bailey73
bailey73 e2 Member 11357 forum postsbailey73 vcard
2 Aug 2009 - 1:07 PM

Fantastic image

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LourensdB
LourensdB  10 South Africa
2 Aug 2009 - 1:36 PM

Thanks Cassiecat & Baily73 - much appreciated

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Cormy
Cormy  7 England
2 Aug 2009 - 2:03 PM

Fabulous image.
Cheers
Alan

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84354 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2009 - 2:07 PM

No critique I'm afraid!! I just had to pop in and tell you just how much I like this image!! Brilliant.

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lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2009 - 2:19 PM

If I had to make a minor suggestion it would be to have a tad more room at the top. However, this is a marvellous shot and would do will in the NH section of international exhibitions

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2009 - 3:34 PM

A superb image with so much action superbly captured very well done love it
Alexa

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CathR
CathR  7139 forum posts United Kingdom563 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2009 - 3:43 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Great capture Lourens. You have caught the power of these animals very well. The composition is good also with the strong diagonal of the animals.

I was wondering though about the exposure. I have uploaded a mod for you where I have tweaked the levels to give a bit more light to the animals, particularly the one on the left, so we can see a bit more of the detail. I have also gone for a subtle saturation boost, simply to make them stand out a bit more through all the water spray.

Regards

Catherine

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saxy
saxy  6 Slovenia
2 Aug 2009 - 4:57 PM

Fantastic image, great action captured ...
Regards

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James_C
James_C  536 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2009 - 7:58 PM

An amazing photograph

James

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SKETCHER68
2 Aug 2009 - 9:38 PM

very powerfull animals, well caught in your photo. would'nt want to be in the middle of that fight. S

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LourensdB
LourensdB  10 South Africa
4 Aug 2009 - 12:05 PM

Thank you all - your comments are realy much appreciated.
Lourens

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