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Copyright: Rabani HMA (Rabani) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 0 N: 259] (977)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-03
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon 40D, Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 AF XR Di-II LD IF
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-10 23:40
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Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We have a lot of water buffaloes in the rural countryside. The chances are if the countryside has wide tracts of padi fields, there are herds of them grazing somewhere. Or if you don't see them around standing, look for a thick muddy pool near the padi field.

Just don't startle them. Not that they are wild or would stampede and gore you to death for startling them but you wouldn't want all that wet mud splattering all over you in the splashing and mud slinging melee among them, getting off the mud pool.

Buffaloes love to soak in mud pool, to cool off and getting away from the tropical heat. They could soak all day long and just lie in mud until they get either hungry or when it is getting dark or cold.

In the photo, a herd of buffaloes in their favorite pool by a village in Kiulu. A buffalo with her young is seen waiting by the pool side, looking for a vacant spot to soak in, in the crowded mudpool.

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Hi Rabani,
excellent compo of soaking water buffaloes with great pov here,
soaking in mud pool....
what a enjoyment of them;)
welldone and tfs,

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-09-11 16:40]

HI Rabani
Coming back from a vacation where it was really hot which launched a herd of those tiny black flies that love to much on you,I can certainly understand the animals when they roll over in the dirt. I could have used a mud bath and looking at the sun shining on their muddy backs gives the shot a feeling of intense heat.
Great capture.

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  • Ramdan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 688 W: 31 N: 1408] (5765)
  • [2008-09-11 17:24]

Assalamualaikum bang,

This is something for the coming outing?... :) - a thoughtful hint for composition. And the well-written story is as always, adorable and inspiring.

Ko ada nampak ka tu karabau?
There was a farce phrase about this creature, which was a fame among my colleague - as a 'slapstick' joke with no particular meaning - KO ADA NAMPAK KA TU KARABAU?

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-09-11 19:56]

hi Rabani

I have seen similar and more deadly scene of crocodiles lying still in muddy water waiting patiently for prey but this capture has more 'mud paste' effect and the buffaloes are looking a little like stones or tree trunks if they are not moving.

A fine post.

tfs, bill

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  • rigz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 82] (1091)
  • [2008-09-12 0:17]

assalamuallaikum rabani,

For those who like colors, this shot not their choice.But to me its was very interesting to know about the daily life of buffalo which is I can't see in my place. Shot was nicely captured with the details and good angle. Well composed making this shot very well presented.

Geoffrey bin Ramji

hello rabani..
macam poring lembu in. bole tahan juga..
good shot...

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2008-11-28 18:47]

Assalamaualaikum Rabani,
thanks indeed for telling me about my inner sense or my "forte". Such an inquisitive and introspective self discovery thought you gave.
May Allah bless you for the insight that contribute into making my mind focussed on the Omnipotent, the Superior Ruler.
The mudbathing buffaloes really make me think of yesteryears when I could see them plenty around. Suddenly now when almost 20 years of working, doing nothing but work and work, busy and getting busier each and everyday, the picture of a buffalo was erased from my mind. Now when I see this shot of
happy guy and gals bathing together, but they never sling mud at each other, I realise how much we have lost the relationship to the nature. We pretended to earth friendly. We never care for these..buffaloes and the sort.
Thanks for lovely shot, my grandfather and my
father have a few last time. These buffaloes are very attached and very personal.
Thanks for the shot. It brings the root.


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