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Our first camp at Mikambi, beside the Kafue river. Directly beneath the resturant area, a Hippo. This individual was a male, expelled from the pod by the resident male his life may have been as a wanderer. It even managed to visit the resturant on occasions !! Apparently accepted by the management of the camp, he was around our tent most evenings !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1DS Mark II
Lens:100.0-400.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Oct 2012 - 10:51 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:Hippo Bliss
Username:rontear rontear
Uploaded:13 Nov 2012 - 12:20 AM
Tags:Hippo, Large, River, Skin colour, Vegetation, Wildlife / nature
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debu
debu  4 India
13 Nov 2012 - 12:21 AM

Nicely captured.
debu

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 12:25 AM

Interesting narrative behind this shot, and an interesting POV looking down on the animal.
Ronnie.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 4:26 AM

Not too sure I would want to come across him in the dark Ron
a lovely captured image of him..chilling out
Lillian

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
13 Nov 2012 - 4:54 AM

Excellent photo of one very content Hippo ! Well taken Smile

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13 Nov 2012 - 6:49 AM

Lovely detail & information Ron.
Pauline.

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SUE118
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13 Nov 2012 - 7:45 AM

Delightful and you could say part of the management looking after guests.

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maggietear
13 Nov 2012 - 7:57 AM

I like the front on viewpoint, makes him look quite docile!!!
Maggie

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 8:42 AM

Like your pov and the interesting narrative too Ron
Regards Richard

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8526 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 8:44 AM

Probably the most unusual wildlife shot in your portfolio!
Moira

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 10:23 AM

Stealthily slipping through the water just his nose and eyes above the water, forgetting that he has a huge body coming along behind. A tremendous POV making this a grand and wonderful animal image Ron.

Dougie

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 10:47 AM

What a lovely happy hippo picture. Super viewpoint.
x

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 1:16 PM

I like your viewpoint for this Ron.

Nigel

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 4:57 PM

Poor old chap - I do feel sorry for hippos when they're ostracised! Love your viewpoint here Ron! Hope his hippo noises didn't keep you awake at night! Smile
Ann

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7618 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 5:06 PM

Yes, I imagine he is in bliss in that water, and he's found a kind of bliss visiting restaurants and camps Smile A semi-tamed hippo??

Anne

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paulb20
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13 Nov 2012 - 6:55 PM

All that river vegetation makes a good frame, like the viewpoint too, Ron.
Paul

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 8:49 PM

Like the viewpoint and the way you have left in the frame for himto move into Ron.
Derek

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 11:16 PM

Thank you all for your comments and to Dougie for his award !! most appreciated.
Ron.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2012 - 11:52 PM

oh, I'm sure he is having a great time.. well captured in his natural favourite spot Smile

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