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A night camp visitor

A night camp visitor
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A900, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 200
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-19 7:56
Viewed: 4984
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi All,

After a great day safari and diner we were relaxing some on our terrace of our bungalow in the satara restcamp,when we heard garbage bins were thrown over (in previous visits I saw that baboons or hyenas did this).today it was the honeybadger whoe made his way inside the camp to scavenge the garbage bins,off course as it was the first time I saw this mammal I tried to capture it on picture,not that easy in the middle of the night,anyway I made some nice captures I thinkl,although I cloned some garbage away,hope you like it and tfw

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What interesting animal!
Great details and funny face.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-19 8:00]

Hi Paul
What interesting capture : a honeybadger eating...bred I think!
Great details!
Congratulation for this lovely shot!

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-19 9:21]

Hallo Paul,

Dit is een om zomaar niet tegen te komen langs de straat.
Ziet er een zeer sterke uit, mooie scherpte op de kop.
Mooi foto werk, bedankt.

Prettig weekend,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-19 9:50]

Hello Paul
Excellent not common capture. Thanks for sharing

Hi Paul
Cute capture of this honeybadger. He has very long claws that I'm guessing he uses for digging. Nicely composed and sharp details.
TFS Janice

Hello Paul,
What an interesting meeting in the night! Excellent shot of this honeybadger trying to save his bread from the photographer! :) Very impressive animal. TFS, have a good weekend,

Hi Paul,
perfec picure,
nice species and artistical,
have a weekend.

Hello Paul
you had really a nice night visitor, and you have taken a beautiful shot of it,
i like his pose, the lovely details on his fur and his impressive claws
have a great sunday

Dear Paul,
I REALLY appreciate this story/photo, very well described in your notes.

It is a great pity, that visitors to the game parks/Lodges do not secure the rubbish bins, thereby allowing the animals to raid them.

It is a twofold damage: the animals get used to ""being fed"", get aggressive - when disturbed - and have to be shot.

On the other hand many eat food stuff totally wrong for animals, become ill and fall prey to Lions...

I have never seen a Honey Badger in the thirty five years I have lived in South Africa (only in UK), and I am delighted to see this excellent photo.

Your perfect focus allows the viewer to see so many details, not least the giant claws!!

Thanks very much for sharing!!

I wish you a nice week-end
Kind Regards

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