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Fighting Hippo

By LourensdB
Two Hippo in a serious battle!

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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DOGSBODY 9 1.4k 30 England
2 Aug 2009 12:46PM
This is a wonderful image. You have captured all the action at a very opportune time and the water flying everywhere really heightens the sense of action.
A great piece of photography. Andy

I have just looked at your portfolio and thought that it was super. It's very varied in content and the quality of your images is excellent. I don't know how I have missed you in the past. Andy

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LourensdB 13 2 South Africa
2 Aug 2009 12:50PM
Thanks Andy. Yes I was fortunate to be at the right place at the right time.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
2 Aug 2009 1:00PM
a great capture, the flying water works brill.lesley
bailey73 Plus
14 357
2 Aug 2009 1:07PM
Fantastic image
LourensdB 13 2 South Africa
2 Aug 2009 1:36PM
Thanks Cassiecat & Baily73 - much appreciated
Cormy 10 3 England
2 Aug 2009 2:03PM
Fabulous image.
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
2 Aug 2009 2:07PM
No critique I'm afraid!! I just had to pop in and tell you just how much I like this image!! Brilliant.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
2 Aug 2009 2:19PM
If I had to make a minor suggestion it would be to have a tad more room at the top. However, this is a marvellous shot and would do will in the NH section of international exhibitions
shandoor 9 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 3:34PM
A superb image with so much action superbly captured very well done love it
CathR 11 151 564 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 3:43PM
Great capture Lourens. You have caught the power of these animals very well. The composition is good also with the strong diagonal of the animals.

I was wondering though about the exposure. I have uploaded a mod for you where I have tweaked the levels to give a bit more light to the animals, particularly the one on the left, so we can see a bit more of the detail. I have also gone for a subtle saturation boost, simply to make them stand out a bit more through all the water spray.


saxy 9 Slovenia
2 Aug 2009 4:57PM
Fantastic image, great action captured ...
James_C 8 36 56 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 7:58PM
An amazing photograph

SKETCHER68 10 4 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2009 9:38PM
very powerfull animals, well caught in your photo. would'nt want to be in the middle of that fight. S
LourensdB 13 2 South Africa
4 Aug 2009 12:05PM
Thank you all - your comments are realy much appreciated.

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