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Dirty Boy

Dirty Boy
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Copyright: Cesar Velazquez (kikvel) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 28] (185)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-05-29
Camera: Minolta Dimage Z1
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-09-29 20:47
Viewed: 10768
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An enormous, amphibious mammal with smooth, naked skin. Inflated-looking body supported on short, relatively thin legs. male wt 3529-7040 lb (1600-3200 kg), ht 56-66 in (140-165 cm); female wt 1440-5157 lb (655-2344 kg), ht 52-58 in (130-145 cm). Head-. huge muzzle, bigger in males; eyes, nostrils, and little ears placed high on head. Teeth: canines enlarged as tusks, lower pair up to 20 in (50 cm) in male, kept sharp by honing against short upper pair; middle pair of lower incisors elongated in male (12-16 in 130-40 cm)). Tail: a paddle, short and muscular with flattened sides. Color: brown to gray-purple with pink underparts and creases; short bristles on head, back, and tail. Penis: recurves backward and testes internal. Glands: mucous glands secrete an oily red fluid that protects skin from sunburn and drying, and perhaps infection; no scent or sweat glands. Teats, 2. RELATIVE The pigmy hippo, Choreopsis liberiensis, a solitary, forest-dwelling native of the West African lowland rain forests, considered a living relic of the hippo's ancestor.

Info source: http://nature-wildlife.com/hipptxt.htm

You may find more there...or you may know even more yourself!

I love these giants, huge personality and fierce attitude.
This one was enjoying his bath? but anyway he is a dirty boy...
I cropped and made some adjustments. Tech. info below.

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wauw, what a shot,
I like the photo, the good cropping and the details of this good photo, very nice colours too, very good job Cesar

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-09-30 2:40]

This must be a female, she just needs the cucumber on the eye. This an excelen moment you captured and you did it well too.

Thanks for posting

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-09-30 5:04]

Very "clean", Bravo Cesar.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-09-30 5:48]

Ha ha, very good picture of a hippo with a face pack. I couldn't figure out what is was from the thumnail. Great work and thanks for the note.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-09-30 8:39]

Le sigues sacando el jugo a tu ¿hermoso? hipopotamo Cesar.
Excelente primer plano donde tu mascota está disfrutando de una máscara facial embellecedora.

WOW...what an awesome shot!!!! Excellent strong composition. This is a top rate photo.

Cesar, I would have to say this one definitely has "eye" appeal!! ;-) This is great..it creates an immediate response in the viewer to want to look again..and again! thanx for this "down & dirty" shot! Good note.

Extreme close-up, Cesar. He looks plastered.. :) A very unique and interesting post of this Hippo. Nice note too. TFS.

Very interesting and artistic shot,. I think is just great, the crop is perfect. thanks for sharing.

This is a funny one, nice seen, Cesar !

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-03-16 1:09]

Hi Cesar!
A beautiful image and interesting at the same time.
Warm colors, clear.
I love it.

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