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Young Rhino

Young Rhino
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Copyright: Andy Cole (flagman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 351 W: 44 N: 607] (2408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-18
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 70-200 f/4L, Hoya Super HMC Pro1 67mm Sky1B
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Zoo animals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-10 9:31
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another photo from the archives.
Quite a simple shot of a young Southern White Rhino at Whipsnade. I believe it to be about a year old. I like this shot because of the simple background and because their textured skin really shows off the quality of a sharp lens :)

Scientific name:Ceratotherium simum simum

The Southern White Rhino was one of the first kind of rhino to be at the brink of extinction in our life time. At the start of the 20th Century, there were perhaps only 50-200 Southern White Rhino surviving. Like other rhinos, the Southern White has recently been persecuted by poachers who sell its horn for medicinal or ornamental purposes in the Far East and Middle East. But, at the end of the 19th century, Southern White Rhinos were decimated by farmers and hunters, in South Africa, much as the American bison was in the United States. Thanks to the efforts of conservationists, researchers and concerned individuals (especially in South Africa) Southern White Rhinos were protected and have recovered to about 11,330. They are now the most abundant kind of rhino in the world. Their numbers are greater than all the other kinds of rhino combined. However, poaching pressure is still intense and almost all Southern White Rhinos live in a single country so we can't be complacent about their conservation.

Courtesy of the International Rhino Foundation.

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Nice documentary shot with great details & colours.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-08-10 12:35]

very nice shot Andy of your Rhino.
very nice capture, good photo, good sharpnes and well taken shot, good job.
gr. jaap

Nice shot Andy,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. POV is good.
Well composed and good framing.
This is one of the rhinos from my kiss kiss bang bang posts. She seems to have grown quite a bit, and would probably do a bit more damage to her brother now!
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-08-10 17:11]

Hi Andy,

Very clear and good lighting in this photo. I like the details in the skin of this young animal.


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-08-11 3:25]

What an impressive animal ! I like this shot, the colors are vivid, the exposure and the sharpness are excellent.
Well seen and well done, thanks Andy for sharing.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-08-11 13:10]
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Hello Andy,

I can't say much about this picture, except that I think it's technically perfect. The focus is very, very sharp and the exposure is perfect. Great colors too. Well done & TFS!


Beautiful composition and colors, a very clear shot.

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