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Hippo and baby.

Hippo and baby.
Photo Information
Copyright: Erwin Kruger (Jonathan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 816 W: 0 N: 376] (13989)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-21
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon Digital EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS, Digital
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-24 2:14
Viewed: 1437
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Gestation period of the hippo is about eight months.At birth hippo calves are about ten times larger than that of a human.Generally have a calf every two years and during birth the mother removes herself from the herd for a week or two. The name Hippopotamus comes from the Greek word meaning " water horse". Hippos are on the red list foe vulnerability due to loss of habitat. They are normally extremely dangerous and agresive and even more so with a calf.

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Ciao Erwin, fascinating family composition with fantastic creatures, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bom dia Erwin,
Awesome shot, tender and very well done
I'm impressed on the fantastic sharpness.
Great one.

The bond between mother and child is special even in animals. Awesome capture of this tender moment with good details. Well done, tfs.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-10-24 8:05]

And a cute smile obtained as well with this.
You show the harmony of mother and babe perfectly.


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2013-10-24 9:19]

Hi Erwin,
Sweet, sweet, sweet--- TFS Julie * it's a favorite.

Hi Erwin
touching and cute natural scene. fantastic moment. excellent family portrait. great picture, sharp and clear.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2013-10-24 11:26]

Hi Erwin,
A fine nature shot of this Hippo family.
Perfect details in the face features of both the animals.
Good light and a nice crop.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Olá Erwin
delicious moment with a good focus and sharpness.
A good moment and photo
um abraço

Hi Erwin..nice shot...excellent subjects well captured. Nice work.


Dear Erwin,
fine family snapshot, fine scene, nice animals, superb natural colors, good post.
Thanx for sharing.

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