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leedsgh 13 496 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2004 7:45AM
I've got this fella on my portfolio!

I know what you mean about the hiding!!


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Pete Plus
16 18.8k 97 England
14 Sep 2004 7:48AM
There were Rhino at the zoo??? Wink That will teach me to turn up late...someone mentioned Elephants too...doh!!! You nature guys... even have to wait half an hour at a zoo... lol. Well worth the effort though.
pks 13 2 England
14 Sep 2004 7:49AM
worth the wait

Terry L Plus
14 596 5 England
14 Sep 2004 7:51AM
Great shot Mike, the subdued lighting has helped to bring out the texture and colour of the rhino hide.

ardbeg77 14 1.2k 6 Sao Tome And Principe
14 Sep 2004 7:51AM
Excellente! great crop - looks like he's got the 'just woken up' grumps...
User_Removed 13 1.4k United Kingdom
14 Sep 2004 7:53AM
Great shot Mike, they were quick little bugga's for their size, nicely captured - well done!
Craig ☺
kit-monster 14 3.7k 2 Singapore
14 Sep 2004 7:53AM
Lovely shot Mike. Patience is the key. But knowing you, you'd have been happy to just sit and chat!

I appreciate you didn't have much time to get this shot and I like the tight composition, I think you could have gone even tighter and removed all traces of the background. You've got the head nice and sharp from ears to snout, I feel it's spoilt a bit by the soft silhouette. A tighter composition would remove that distraction. But that's just my opinion!

Greyheron 16 282 7 England
14 Sep 2004 8:13AM
Thanks for the great comments Guys, appreciated :o)

I didn't see many of the animals you others have posted Pete, but I guess between us we covered a fair chunk of them.

You know me too well Edward...spent most of the day chatting & didn't get to meet half the people who attended the time though.......

I played around with the crop but settled on this not so tight version as I thought the space around the beast added a feeling of his size & strength. It's amazing what images you can get out of just one frame ;o)
Appreciate your thoughts!

All the best,
kit-monster 14 3.7k 2 Singapore
14 Sep 2004 8:16AM
Yep - you are right about the size & strength. Made me look at this in a total different way. Amazing how many ways you can see a single shot.
14 Sep 2004 8:29AM
Never got to see these amazing animals. This is a great shot, well worth the wait. K.
Daisy_intheMill 14 145 1 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2004 8:30AM
Great shot.
stevieb 14 3.0k 2 Panama
14 Sep 2004 8:33AM
This shot shows what a huge size they are. Wouldn't want to get in the way of one of these! Great shot.

shane 13 7 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2004 9:30AM
Brilliant shot

aunt sally 14 110 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2004 10:04AM
Great shot Mike,

14 Sep 2004 10:55AM
Oh yes MIke we had done it. And it was good because then we have a nice talk together. Thanks for that....I hope we can do it again soon.

Nice shot.

iscramble 14 90 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2004 5:26PM
Blimey Mike, what a brute! Excellent capture.
tull 14 181 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2004 5:43PM
Superb portrait Mike,excellent detail and textures and colours.

Best wishes.

Greyheron 16 282 7 England
14 Sep 2004 6:28PM
Thanks for all your comments, appreciated :o)

Worth the wait Carsten, the sun came out too :o)

All the best,
foggytwo 14 36 1 Scotland
14 Sep 2004 7:00PM
Super image Mike,you have caught the rhino very well. I like ths comp. The detail and the texture of the skin has been caught very well too. Very well done Mike. Click.
daffydill56 14 190 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2004 8:01PM
A fabulous capture Mike and certainly well worth the wait!! Wish I could have made the trip!!The crop has brought out the textures well.Click

ericfaragh 14 149 4 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2004 9:45PM
Excellent close detail, powerful image of a powerful animal. Well done Mike.
jeanie Plus
14 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2004 7:09AM
Super crop - I am going to upload similar today but desaturated.
zippie 14 1.3k England
15 Sep 2004 7:39AM
Great shot Mike, and well composed.

naturenut 15 1.8k England
15 Sep 2004 8:54AM
Great capture Mike, well done.
Greyheron 16 282 7 England
15 Sep 2004 7:03PM
Thank you all for your comments, very much appreciated :o)

IanA 14 3.0k 12 England
15 Sep 2004 9:30PM
Nice one Mike!
I'm sure that the wait wasn't boring though!

Ian (clicked)
hobbs 13 1.3k United Kingdom
16 Sep 2004 8:08PM
Great capture, worth the wait. Click
Greyheron 16 282 7 England
16 Sep 2004 11:44PM
Ian & Nick many thanks for your comments :o)

No, indeed not Ian!!

17 Sep 2004 8:53AM
Oh wow, he's a beauty Mike! What a brilliant capture, definitely worth the wait!

Shirley 14 91 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2004 11:03AM
Brilliant shot Mike. didnt get this guy . card was full forgot to put spare card in bag.

Shirley xx Wink
ronr 14 3 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2004 8:31PM
Smashing shot Mike, great texture and colour tones.
Greyheron 16 282 7 England
17 Sep 2004 8:41PM
Many thanks for your comments :o)

You should know better than that by now Shirley....come & ask, one of us has always got spares :o))

Great shot Mike, like the full on effect.
Carabosse 15 41.0k 269 England
19 Sep 2004 11:21PM
Patience rewarded! Click!
Greyheron 16 282 7 England
20 Sep 2004 9:35AM
Richard & CB thanks for dropping by to comment, appreciated :o)


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