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Protective Mum
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Copyright: Bunyapon Kusolkrong (bungbing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 516 W: 0 N: 1626] (7743)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D80, AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Outstanding [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2015-01-08 5:23
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Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The meerkat or suricate (Suricata suricatta), is a small carnivoran belonging to the mongoose family (Herpestidae). It is the only member of the genus Suricata. Meerkats live in all parts of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, in much of the Namib Desert in Namibia and southwestern Angola, and in South Africa. A group of meerkats is called a "mob", "gang" or "clan". A meerkat clan often contains about 20 meerkats, but some super-families have 50 or more members. Meerkats have an average life span of 12–14 years,

The meerkat is a small diurnal herpestid (mongoose) weighing on average about 0.5 to 2.5 kilograms (1.1 to 5.5 lb). Its long slender body and limbs give it a body length of 35 to 50 centimetres (14 to 20 in) and an added tail length of around 25 centimetres (9.8 in)

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More Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meerkat

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hallo Bungbing
very nice picture of this Familie
great details good sharpness and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Hi Bungbing,
An excellent capture with good sharpness and POV.

Hello Bungbing

It is a full of tenderness photo, great POV at their level to obtain
the baby meerkats glances on you, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-08 11:38]

Hi Bungbing,absolutely beautiful this pic! What a tender moment of this family,great capture made with the usual impressive sharpness in a correct exposure,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Dear Bungbing,
attracted at once when seeing the thumbnail, and then:
yeah - bingo, a winner!
Very inviting twin-pack eye-to-eye-contact, the whole group warmin each other in close contact appearing charmingly emotional, heart-warming, and funny to look at. And also in terms of technique: point of view, focus, depth of field, handling of light, composition - everything just perfect here. Thank you!
With best regards,

Hello Bunyapon,
I agree with Peter and all the other accolades above. It really is a winner. One of the best I have seen in a long time. Fantastic! Congratulations. Take it forward.

PS: The little one on top opened its mouth just now as I was still admiring this wonderful photo. I missed what it was saying as I did not have my earphones on.

Hello Bungbing - Although I have visited KNP twice, but still I haven't met with this species, called Meerkat. I like your presentation which is the symbol of tenderness and care. Very good details and natural color. Perfect BG of its natural habitat. Thanks for sharing such attractive species with useful NOTE. Regards - Srikumar

Hello Bungbing
Wonderful and tender moment.Great eye contact with the chicks.Wonderful natural colors and great sharpness.Thanks.
Best wishes!

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2015-01-09 11:08]

sublime image !! TFS


nuri :)

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-01-10 9:39]

Hello Bunyapon,
A very tender moment in the lives of this meerkat family. Nicely composed and displaying good focus and wonderful eye contact. Warm colors and just the right exposure. Very cute!!

Ciao Bunyapon, great capture of lovely family, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

This is so cute and amazing, TFS Ori

Hi Bungbing,
Excellent compo, very funny photo. Perfect timing, you captured the moment very well. Sharpness on the young faces is second to none, and I also love your white balance. Good work, congratulations!
Have a nice festive season, kind regards from Ireland, László

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