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Good morning...
So glad you all enjoyed my rhino images and sorry I left the best image for last. My hubby thought it was an awful pic as it was a view of their bums....I never learn, he has no clue about our tastesGrinGrinGrin
A special thank you to Ann and Bill for their UA's, always greatly appreciated.
I thought I would upload a Saturday shadow today.... a hippo with ox peckers on his back, he disappeared into the water 5 minutes later and they had to scatter
Have a great weekend, I have 4 more days of doing tourist trips around cape Town with our friends before life gets back to normal. Its been 7 weeks on the go

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:18 Aug 2013 - 9:34 AM
Focal Length:270mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Get off my back
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:24 Aug 2013 - 6:26 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Votes:67
Voters:CarolG · S_Psharma · ugly · andylea · marshfam19 · gwynn56 · Philip_H · TyChee · DicksPics · User_Removed · AnnChown · Bzox · fificat100 · Hermanus · Nigeve1 · ANNDORASBOX · jovanovic · NaturesHaven · RobertTurley · Badgerfred · capto · moiral · netta1234 · scrimmy · morpheus1955 · GeorgePlatis · tomcat · Fefe · howdog · brian17302 · jdinne · Derek_Fearn · Irishkate · saltireblue · Nikonuser1 · pollisher · CaroleS · Jenny-D · AlexAppleby · BIGRY1 · EMJAYCEE · myrab · mikbee · SammyRatFan · Tish1 · Alan_Baseley · Brian65 · TrevBatWCC · jaktis · ChristineD · JuBarney · Quoise · kathrynlouise · Mike_Smith · ali63 · kuvailija · Holmewood · Stephen_B · johnlw · 213hardy · widtink · Potra · Glostopcat · digital_boi · georgiepoolie · annettep38 · lonely_oryx ·
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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 6:31 AM

My favourites, ColleenSmileSmileSmile. I love hippos, so glad you have included some in your wonderful pf. Enjoy your weekend, hope it isn't too tiring. Carol

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 6:59 AM

brilliant comp and detail colleen v1 for me today a belter nice one Wink
andy

Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 - 7:07 AM

Two excellent wildlife captures, Colleen.

P.

DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 4DicksPics vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 7:13 AM

Our wildlife bonanza continues with these two super images, Colleen!

Richard

User_Removed
24 Aug 2013 - 7:13 AM

Two excellent captures.

fificat100
24 Aug 2013 - 7:21 AM

Super images, Colleen. V1 my choice, good shadow and I like seeing the birds doing their clean-up job!

Lavina

Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
24 Aug 2013 - 7:35 AM

Good freezing morning Colleen !! Be strong and courageous, the season of business will soon be over Smile I love these images !! The image of them lazing in the water is so nice but I think V1 is excellent - especially for Saturday Smile

capto
capto Plus Member 32719 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 8:30 AM

V1 with the birds is my fav.Smile

ivor

moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
24 Aug 2013 - 8:31 AM

Beautiful pair of images Colleen. Couldn't choose a favourite. You will be glad when a routine returns after 7 weeks on the go. Moira

netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3253 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 8:44 AM

Well Colleen I've enjoyed your 7 weeks on the go images,but I am sure that you need a little rest now.
but keep sending them in.
These two today I love them.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 9:30 AM

Wonderful images, Colleen!
George

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96361 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 9:31 AM

Nature in tandemSmile

My you are a busy personWink

Adrian

howdog
howdog  625 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 10:01 AM

Nice set of shots Colleen.
Iain

Last Modified By howdog at 24 Aug 2013 - 10:01 AM
brian17302
brian17302 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 10:03 AM

2 Great Hippo Images love V1 with the 7 OxpeckersGrin
Regards Brian

jdinne
jdinne  12 England
24 Aug 2013 - 10:25 AM

Two great shots Colleen V1 for me.

John

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 533 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 11:22 AM

An excellent capture with those ox peckers on board.
KateGrinGrinGrin

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 55003 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway30 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 11:42 AM

I guess that after the birds have finished lunching on you and removing all the small tics and fleas, then you are covered in bird poo, so what could be more natural than a leisurely bathe to remove the pooGrin

Malc

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 3Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 11:45 AM

2 great images Colleen, well capturedSmile


Cliff

CaroleS
CaroleS  5260 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 11:53 AM

Two great shots ColleenSmile

Jenny-D
Jenny-D Plus Member 5Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 - 12:17 PM

Great images Colleen, love V1.

Jenny Smile

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 1:02 PM

Both so good will have to have half a vote each.SmileSmile
Joan.

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 2:16 PM

Well,that is one way to get them off their backs Colleen,
by diving into the water !!
Good shots.
Mick.

Brian65
Brian65  6 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 - 4:30 PM

2 Cracking shots Colleen, well taken.
Brian

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 4:39 PM

Lovely shots, Colleen - V1 really made me chuckle! Grin
Trev Smile

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
24 Aug 2013 - 5:58 PM

Great with the peckers

Peter

ChristineD
24 Aug 2013 - 6:11 PM

Beautiful pair of images, v1 for me

JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 4JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 6:40 PM

Two splendid shots; lovely to see them wild.
Ju

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 7:29 PM

Two wonderful images Colleen. Love them both Grin

Kathryn

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith Plus Member 8231 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 7:44 PM

Two cracking shots Colleen, Hippo's look to me to be a powerful animal, i wouldn't like to cross one

ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3685 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 8:28 PM

2 beautiful image Colleen,

Ali Smile

kuvailija
kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
24 Aug 2013 - 9:55 PM

V2 is something very special, Colleen ! Iiiihanaa,as we say in Finland!Wink ---- Jukka.

Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
24 Aug 2013 - 10:00 PM

Two lovely shots Colleen. You will need another holiday soon - just for a rest. Cathy

widtink
widtink  3406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 12:19 AM

Two great shots Colleen Smile

Rod

Potra
Potra  2 Venezuela
25 Aug 2013 - 1:40 AM

Great shots, perfect title!
M

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 9:57 PM

The best shadow saturday image involving wildlife I've seen on the site, v1 is marvellous

digital_boi
27 Aug 2013 - 3:34 PM

both have loads of appeal Colleen so two votes

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrin

Barleybank
4 Sep 2013 - 2:35 PM

Great set of images Colleen, you're certainly in the right place for the wildlife.

Alan

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4210 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 10:12 PM

great does he have numbered zones on his back so that they know where to scratch?

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