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Kruger Park encounter

Kruger Park encounter
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Copyright: Peter Thomas (FunkyMunky) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 0 N: 608] (3154)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-18
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P510
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-08 23:12
Viewed: 3150
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While driving in Kruger National Park this hippo suddenly appeared in front of us crossing the road towards the river. It is really awesome to see them as close as this and out of the water as well. Hippos usually spend most of the day in water and leave the water at night to look for grazing. Early morning they return to the water again. This one probably enjoyed himself too much and was a litte late in getting back to the river. A real bonus for us!

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Dear Peter,

A marvelous moment you have caught here!
Good details and well shown exposure with nicely balanced light.
The POV is excellent, and the addition of the car at far also add to the beauty of this moment.
Nice work!

Best regards,

Hi Peter,
What do they say about being at the right place at the right time! You were so lucky. I take it this is between Lower Sabie and Skukuza where we also got one two years ago. Excellent sharp image. Well done.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-09 8:34]

Hi Peter,a magnificent hippo in a very strange scenary,not easy to see a moment like this,i like a lot your pic,really original and at the top of quality!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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Well done


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-09 11:05]

Hello Peter,
Very well composed Hippo picture with great sharp details, good DOF and colours.
Best regards Siggi

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-06-09 20:10]

Whoa!! and we think it's a big deal when a deer crosses the road in front of us. I can't imagine coming over a hill and running into something as large as this. Great capture Peter!! and shown in such an interesting and unusual manner.

Hi Peter,
must be a very special moment to have this giant in front of you. Good situation pic and good quality.
best regards

Hello Peter
Fine shot of this giant.Very elegant one.Lovely colours and great sharpness.For this we can't go over 40 kms/h..eheh..
Thank You
Have a good week!
Best regards

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