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mongoose family

mongoose family
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Canon EF 300\4L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/750 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-23 0:10
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 18
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This was one of the most interesting encounters we have in a long time across the land of Dikhololo ( North West Province )We have enjoyed our afternoon coffee when unexpectedly a small noisy group of Mongooses arrived in front of us not more than 3 meters away, not paying any attention to our presence. Suddenly I brought an egg and when they saw it the show has begun!!! The eggs are one of the favorites foods for those little mammals.

Here the little girl was encouraging her father to be more brave .... if she wanted to say : " daddy go for it :))

Image taken in RAW. ISO200

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George, wonderful picture. This couple beautifully lined up for the camera, they have fantastic noses.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-11-23 1:57]

Excellent capture George!
The egg gave a fine result captured with excellent timing to show both parent and young Mongoose in a fine pose. You used the low F well with just the right focusing to give a sharp subject against the diffuse natural BG. Perfect composition. I have no negatives on this one!
Thanks and enjoy your WE,


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-11-23 4:08]

Hi George,what a tender scene and what a magnificent capture! Great timing to take this lovely moment and fantastic quality of details and colors as usual!! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello George,
What a nice image and interesting too.....Excellent capture of a interesting mammal specie. The composition, the light and exposure are very good. Fantastic razor sharp details. Lovely capture.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi George,
really really interesting animals! Excellent photo. What a sitution. Perfect depth of field and presentation.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello George

Beautiful close-up shot of the baby Mongoose
with his father, both concentrated on their glances,
a beautiful photo with full of tenderness, TFS


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-11-23 12:59]

Hi George
I had miss that presentation.This a great composition with excellent low point of view,As usual very sharp ima with great fur detail,Excellent pleasing pose from both mongoose,Great work again
TFS Michel

such a lovely mood, George! not to mention how well you have handled the low light.. good one.

Great and funny shot:) Thanks!

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