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Wonderful photo, Herman. I love to see the social groupings of the hippos........and those that are alone. What great animals to live near!!

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Two very nice scenes well worked. Keep it up.
S_Psharma 5 1 India
31 Jul 2013 4:28AM
Both images are equally beautiful.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 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.
abeeror2 6 23 Australia
31 Jul 2013 4:59AM
Beautiful images Herman, looking forward to catching on your work. Cheers KathrynSmileSmileSmile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
31 Jul 2013 5:22AM
Two super captures, Herman, I love these wonderful beasts Smile Carol
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
31 Jul 2013 5:24AM
A great abstract

ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 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
Diggeo 5 13 Greece
31 Jul 2013 5:40AM
Nice photos, but V1 is definetely the one! Like rocks on the water. Good shots Herman!
Andysnapper 10 109 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

NDODS 7 5.1k 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

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 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,
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
31 Jul 2013 7:17AM
I do like both these compositions Herman ~ well seen and captured.

LynneJoyce Plus
10 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 9 37 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 7:36AM
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 7:38AM
Hope you give blood easier than I do.......
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 7:40AM
Oh to be a hippo and laze about in the water..................SmileSmile
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
31 Jul 2013 8:22AM
Two good images Herman!! V1 is my favorite!!
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 8:52AM
Two fab images Herman. V1 would look great in the bathroom - above the bath! Wink

rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 8:56AM
Excellent captures of these fascinating animals Herman, glad you didn't get too close. Grin

9 10 10 England
31 Jul 2013 9:10AM
Yes - a couple of excellent captures Herman.
31 Jul 2013 9:46AM
2 Wonderful Hippo images especially like V1
Regards Brian
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
31 Jul 2013 9:54AM

Quote:2 Wonderful Hippo images especially like V1
Regards Brian

Same here.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 10:29AM
2 wonderful pictures Herman, V1 is beautiful,

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 11:03AM
2 great images Herman, like minimilisam of bothwell capturedSmile

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
31 Jul 2013 11:39AM
Lovely simplicity, Herman. Square crop, high contrast mono conversion mod uploaded SmileSmile

Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
31 Jul 2013 11:51AM
Your wife has good taste. V1 is naturally lovely in its simplicity.
Mrsbass 5 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


Love this idea - two great shots Herman.
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 12:42PM
Two really lovely shots esp. V1
netta1234 6 382 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.
31 Jul 2013 1:12PM
Una fotografía de premio.
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 1:29PM
Nice composoitions on both images,
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 2:24PM
Hippos kill more people than any other large animal, but we still love them.Smile

mikbee 11 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.
Ayoob 7 Australia
31 Jul 2013 3:36PM
Two excellent shots , Herman -like both of them....Grin
jackyp 7 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 4:36PM
Truly beautiful and creative capture Herman of these amazing creatures Smile
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 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

footloose 7 1 England
31 Jul 2013 5:24PM
V1 is a cracker Herman,it looks so natural.
31 Jul 2013 6:11PM
Excellent shots
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 6:20PM
Two stylish captures, Herman.

Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 6:34PM
Wonderful shots Herman, and nice to see them in the wild
myrab 12 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 6:39PM
I agree with your wife Herman,
2 fabulous images, they are minimalistic but super in every way.

31 Jul 2013 7:24PM
Great image, makes them look quite innocuous! Like the grasses in the foreground Herman!
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
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
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 8:52PM
V1 is a cracker!
31 Jul 2013 9:11PM
Definitely V1 Herman a wonderful imageSmile
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 9:19PM
Great stuff Herman
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 9:33PM
Most definitely V1
what a shot
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
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

Chinga Plus
7 3 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
1 Aug 2013 7:49AM
both great Herman with v1 out in front by a nose love it

ukgubbi 6 5 India
1 Aug 2013 10:13AM
I love images showing animals in their natural habitat. great capture
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 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
6 5 Scotland
1 Aug 2013 11:30PM
V1 is a favourite. Ann.
6 3 8 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 10:02PM
V1 works for me too, a great shotWinkGrin
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 7:54AM
Great set. paul

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