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This is one of my wife's favourite hippo photos Smile I also like the arty minimalistic feel here Smile V2 - another one of them lazing amongst the reeds .
I am overwhelmed by the response to the Pearly yesterday !! Thank you so much for your votes and comments and for the much appreciated UA's from:
George, Malcolm, Darryl, Steve, Nathan, Carol, Bill and Moira.
Have a wonderful day - I have to visit the vampire lady again to give another blood sample as they neglected to test the fasting glucose level in my blood last time Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24.0 - 1200.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 Jun 2013 - 9:46 AM
Focal Length:74.6mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Arty Hippo
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:31 Jul 2013 - 4:09 AM
Tags:Hippo, ISimangaliso Wetland Park, Lake Bhengazi, Wildlife / nature
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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 4:11 AM

Wonderful photo, Herman. I love to see the social groupings of the hippos........and those that are alone. What great animals to live near!!

Hope your blood sugar level is good, my friend.
Peter

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
31 Jul 2013 - 4:23 AM

Two very nice scenes well worked. Keep it up.
WesternRed.

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 4:28 AM

Both images are equally beautiful.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 4:32 AM

Firstly congrats. on the success of yesterday's shot of Pearly, Herman.
And as you say, I too like the minimalistic feel to the V 1 shot: these are big animals and although only a small part of them are breaking the surface, they need a lot of room and a lot of water, and this you have provided for in the shot.
The reeds add some f/g interest and an appropriate base to the scene.
Ronnie.

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abeeror2
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31 Jul 2013 - 4:59 AM

Beautiful images Herman, looking forward to catching on your work. Cheers KathrynSmileSmileSmile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 5:22 AM

Two super captures, Herman, I love these wonderful beasts Smile Carol

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
31 Jul 2013 - 5:24 AM

A great abstract

Peter

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2162 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 5:38 AM

Morning Herman....hope you don't tell her you call her the vampire lady she make start sucking your neckGrinGrinGrin
2 lovely hippo captures, love the compositions...cannot believe we go back to the game farm in a few weeks time again.GrinGrin

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 5:40 AM

Nice photos, but V1 is definetely the one! Like rocks on the water. Good shots Herman!

Last Modified By Diggeo at 31 Jul 2013 - 5:40 AM

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 6:40 AM

That's an excellent shot Herman, perfect placement of the hippos. They must have taken some pushing to get them just where you wanted them.Grin

Andy

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32925 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 6:45 AM

Well done on yesterdays achievements Herman, a great image to hoot...

Todays images are most endearing, the Hippo and Elephant seem to be everyones favourite. I'm a bit of a Giraffe man myself.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 6:47 AM

Morning Herman. V1 for me today, a wonderful bunch of wallowing hippos.
Wishing you well with the vampire lady Wink

Kathryn

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104000 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 6:55 AM

Can't see a hippo without singing this song GrinGrinGrin




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Badgerfred
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31 Jul 2013 - 7:00 AM

2 super images Herman, really like V1,
Fred.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 7:17 AM

I do like both these compositions Herman ~ well seen and captured.

Albert

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 7:22 AM

Love V1 with its very arty feel, and the reedy hiding place inV2.

Good luck with Nurse Dracula.

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 7:36 AM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 7:38 AM

Hope you give blood easier than I do.......

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SUE118
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31 Jul 2013 - 7:40 AM

Oh to be a hippo and laze about in the water..................SmileSmile

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 8:22 AM

Two good images Herman!! V1 is my favorite!!

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Caziwinkles
31 Jul 2013 - 8:52 AM

Two fab images Herman. V1 would look great in the bathroom - above the bath! Wink

Carol

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 8:56 AM

Excellent captures of these fascinating animals Herman, glad you didn't get too close. Grin

Ray

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 9:10 AM

Yes - a couple of excellent captures Herman.
Joan.

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 9:46 AM

2 Wonderful Hippo images especially like V1
Regards Brian

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 9:54 AM


Quote: 2 Wonderful Hippo images especially like V1
Regards Brian

Same here.

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 10:29 AM

2 wonderful pictures Herman, V1 is beautiful,

Ali

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 11:03 AM

2 great images Herman, like minimilisam of bothwell capturedSmile

Cliff

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WhiteRose1
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31 Jul 2013 - 11:39 AM

Lovely simplicity, Herman. Square crop, high contrast mono conversion mod uploaded SmileSmile

Dave

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Joline
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31 Jul 2013 - 11:51 AM

Your wife has good taste. V1 is naturally lovely in its simplicity.

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 12:23 PM


Quote: Two fab images Herman. V1 would look great in the bathroom - above the bath! Wink

Carol

Love this idea - two great shots Herman.

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JuBarney
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31 Jul 2013 - 12:42 PM

Two really lovely shots esp. V1
Ju

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2154 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 12:53 PM

Congrats on all your Award's yesterday Herman.these two are great again today and I agree with you about v1,
Like them both.Hope all goes well with giving your blood,that's a job I dont like at all.
My Husband's just been on saturday to donate for the 76 th time since he started donating,and received a certificate last time.
NettaSmile

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
31 Jul 2013 - 1:12 PM

Una fotografía de premio.

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 1:29 PM

Nice composoitions on both images,
Matt

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capto
capto e2 Member 21000 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 2:24 PM

Hippos kill more people than any other large animal, but we still love them.Smile

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 2:28 PM

I do like the ''lazy'' lifestyle hippos seem to have Herman.
Bit like me I suppose !!
Good shots.
Mick.

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Ayoob
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31 Jul 2013 - 3:36 PM

Two excellent shots , Herman -like both of them....Grin

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jackyp
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31 Jul 2013 - 4:36 PM

Truly beautiful and creative capture Herman of these amazing creatures Smile

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 4:54 PM

I am also loving the mods on these Herman, you have given at least three people hours of fun Grin I would argue the mod by Whiterose1 would make a good wall hanging, [well, he's a Yorkshireman, what did you expect] I can see why your wife likes it.

The vampires have more fear of me than I do of them, since when they attempt an extraction they get absolutely nothing.................. It's my blood, and it has taken years of abuse to get it into it's current state. TongueWink

I'm off to the Cardiologist on Monday to get the results of all the tests I've been having; I know my heart is working because I heard it last week on one of the tests they did, so who needs any better news than that. Grin

Tish

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footloose
footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 5:24 PM

V1 is a cracker Herman,it looks so natural.
Dennis

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hasslebladuk
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31 Jul 2013 - 6:11 PM

Excellent shots
mike

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 - 6:20 PM

Two stylish captures, Herman.

P.

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Mike_Smith
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31 Jul 2013 - 6:34 PM

Wonderful shots Herman, and nice to see them in the wild

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myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 - 6:39 PM

I agree with your wife Herman,
2 fabulous images, they are minimalistic but super in every way.

Myra

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maggietear
31 Jul 2013 - 7:24 PM

Great image, makes them look quite innocuous! Like the grasses in the foreground Herman!
Maggie

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 - 8:24 PM

I thing your wife has a good taste Herman, it is a very minimalist but very well thought and capture image,Love the grasses too.SmileSmile
Elena

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marktc
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31 Jul 2013 - 8:52 PM

V1 is a cracker!

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anglingandyq
31 Jul 2013 - 9:11 PM

Definitely V1 Herman a wonderful imageSmile

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jasonrwl
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31 Jul 2013 - 9:19 PM

Great stuff Herman

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Lillian
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31 Jul 2013 - 9:33 PM

Most definitely V1
what a shot
Lillian

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sable
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31 Jul 2013 - 10:17 PM

Two excellent images very arty my favourite is V2 love all the grasses/reeds - Elizabeth xx

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31 Jul 2013 - 11:18 PM

two good captures here Herman

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
1 Aug 2013 - 5:18 AM

Africa at it's best... Both images are wonderful V1 for looking so serene with those beasts in the water. V2 for the camouflage in the grasses... Grin
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digital_boi
1 Aug 2013 - 7:49 AM

both great Herman with v1 out in front by a nose love it

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1 Aug 2013 - 10:13 AM

I love images showing animals in their natural habitat. great capture

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carper123
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1 Aug 2013 - 8:25 PM

Nice work again, Herman, some wonderful images from you recently, well done my friend.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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1 Aug 2013 - 11:26 PM

Lovely shot V1 my favourite Herman. Cathy

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1 Aug 2013 - 11:30 PM

V1 is a favourite. Ann.

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2 Aug 2013 - 10:02 PM

V1 works for me too, a great shotWinkGrin
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4 Aug 2013 - 7:54 AM

Great set. paul

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