Views: 256 (106 Unique) 
Vote 84
Award Shortlist   

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS
  • REVIEWS
  • INSPIRATION
  • COMMUNITY
  • COMPETITIONS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here


Comments


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

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

Two very nice scenes well worked. Keep it up.
WesternRed.
31 Jul 2013 4:28AM
Both images are equally beautiful.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
31 Jul 2013 4:32AM
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.
31 Jul 2013 4:59AM
Beautiful images Herman, looking forward to catching on your work. Cheers KathrynSmileSmileSmile
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
31 Jul 2013 5:22AM
Two super captures, Herman, I love these wonderful beasts Smile Carol
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
31 Jul 2013 5:24AM
A great abstract

Peter
ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
31 Jul 2013 5:38AM
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
31 Jul 2013 5:40AM
Nice photos, but V1 is definetely the one! Like rocks on the water. Good shots Herman!
Andysnapper Plus
7 109 25 England
31 Jul 2013 6:40AM
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
NDODS Plus
5 4.8k 125 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 6:45AM
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
31 Jul 2013 6:47AM
Morning Herman. V1 for me today, a wonderful bunch of wallowing hippos.
Wishing you well with the vampire lady Wink

Kathryn
cats_123 Plus
12 4.4k 25 Northern Ireland
31 Jul 2013 6:55AM
Can't see a hippo without singing this song GrinGrinGrin




31 Jul 2013 7:00AM
2 super images Herman, really like V1,
Fred.
fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
31 Jul 2013 7:17AM
I do like both these compositions Herman ~ well seen and captured.

Albert
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 7:22AM
Love V1 with its very arty feel, and the reedy hiding place inV2.

Good luck with Nurse Dracula.
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 7:36AM
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
31 Jul 2013 7:38AM
Hope you give blood easier than I do.......
SUE118 Plus
7 8 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 7:40AM
Oh to be a hippo and laze about in the water..................SmileSmile
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
31 Jul 2013 8:22AM
Two good images Herman!! V1 is my favorite!!
31 Jul 2013 8:52AM
Two fab images Herman. V1 would look great in the bathroom - above the bath! Wink

Carol
rayme330 Plus
4 17 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 8:56AM
Excellent captures of these fascinating animals Herman, glad you didn't get too close. Grin

Ray
EMJAYCEE Plus
6 9 10 England
31 Jul 2013 9:10AM
Yes - a couple of excellent captures Herman.
Joan.
31 Jul 2013 9:46AM
2 Wonderful Hippo images especially like V1
Regards Brian
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
31 Jul 2013 9:54AM

Quote:2 Wonderful Hippo images especially like V1
Regards Brian

Same here.
ali63 Plus
4 733 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 10:29AM
2 wonderful pictures Herman, V1 is beautiful,

Ali
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 17 10 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 11:03AM
2 great images Herman, like minimilisam of bothwell capturedSmile

Cliff
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
31 Jul 2013 11:39AM
Lovely simplicity, Herman. Square crop, high contrast mono conversion mod uploaded SmileSmile

Dave
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
31 Jul 2013 11:51AM
Your wife has good taste. V1 is naturally lovely in its simplicity.
Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 12:23PM

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

Carol



Love this idea - two great shots Herman.
JuBarney Plus
4 10 3 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 12:42PM
Two really lovely shots esp. V1
Ju
netta1234 Plus
3 291 2 Wales
31 Jul 2013 12:53PM
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
Una fotografía de premio.
paskinmj Plus
7 11 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 1:29PM
Nice composoitions on both images,
Matt
capto Plus
3 3.2k 8 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 2:24PM
Hippos kill more people than any other large animal, but we still love them.Smile

ivor
mikbee Plus
8 3 8 Scotland
31 Jul 2013 2:28PM
I do like the ''lazy'' lifestyle hippos seem to have Herman.
Bit like me I suppose !!
Good shots.
Mick.
31 Jul 2013 3:36PM
Two excellent shots , Herman -like both of them....Grin
31 Jul 2013 4:36PM
Truly beautiful and creative capture Herman of these amazing creatures Smile
Tish1 Plus
3 16 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 4:54PM
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
31 Jul 2013 5:24PM
V1 is a cracker Herman,it looks so natural.
Dennis
31 Jul 2013 6:11PM
Excellent shots
mike
Two stylish captures, Herman.

P.
Mike_Smith Plus
8 270 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 6:34PM
Wonderful shots Herman, and nice to see them in the wild
31 Jul 2013 6:39PM
I agree with your wife Herman,
2 fabulous images, they are minimalistic but super in every way.

Myra
Great image, makes them look quite innocuous! Like the grasses in the foreground Herman!
Maggie
31 Jul 2013 8:24PM
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
marktc Plus
5 85 14 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 8:52PM
V1 is a cracker!
Definitely V1 Herman a wonderful imageSmile
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.0k 10 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 9:19PM
Great stuff Herman
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 9:33PM
Most definitely V1
what a shot
Lillian
sable Plus
7 9 7 England
31 Jul 2013 10:17PM
Two excellent images very arty my favourite is V2 love all the grasses/reeds - Elizabeth xx
two good captures here Herman

David
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2013 5:18AM
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
IB
1 Aug 2013 7:49AM
both great Herman with v1 out in front by a nose love it

Graham
1 Aug 2013 10:13AM
I love images showing animals in their natural habitat. great capture
carper123 Plus
4 744 8 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2013 8:25PM
Nice work again, Herman, some wonderful images from you recently, well done my friend.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
1 Aug 2013 11:26PM
Lovely shot V1 my favourite Herman. Cathy
AnnJ Plus
4 5 Scotland
1 Aug 2013 11:30PM
V1 is a favourite. Ann.
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 10:02PM
V1 works for me too, a great shotWinkGrin
Ryan
4 Aug 2013 7:54AM
Great set. paul

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.