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Stripe-necked Mongoose

Stripe-necked Mongoose
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D 80, Sigma 50 -500mm f4/6.3 DG EX APO HSM
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-20 2:29
Viewed: 3703
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all,
Thanks for kind words on my 400th post. Today i present Stripe-necked Mongoose shot at Kabini.

The Stripe-necked Mongoose (Herpestes vitticollis) is a species of mongoose found in southern India to Sri Lanka. The stripe-necked mongoose is the largest of the Asiatic mongooses. It has a stout body set on short legs. It is easily distinguished by the black stripe that runs laterally on both sides of its neck. The body coloration is a rusty brown to grizzled grey. The relatively short tail is mostly black, with grey at the base. The stripe-necked mongoose feeds on frogs, crabs, mouse deer, hares, rodents, fowl, and reptiles. This mongoose species is more diurnal in habits. They prefer forested areas near a fresh water source. They are often found in swamps and rice fields.
There are two subspecies. H. vitticollis vitticollis from the provinces of Western Ghats, Coorg and Kerala, and has more of a reddish tint to its fur. The other, H. vitticollis inornatus, is found in the Kanara province, and lacks reddish tint to its fur.

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stripe-necked_Mongoose

Goutham R

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Hi Goutham,

Lovely shot of this Mongoose
Excellent light and eyecontact
beautiful sharp details
good colors and composition

TFS Thijs

What a wonderful gorgeous creature Goutham! Seems that is coming towards you! Good clarity, dept of field and composition. The detail on the eyes is impressive too! Have a great day my friend!
George Veltchev

Hi Goutham,
A very lovely capture of this beautiful Stripped necked Mongoose. Excellent sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Goutham,
Excellent capture of a interesting Mongoose. Lovely details and colours.
Perect catch.

Primero gracias por tus amables comentarios a mis fotografías Goutham.
Tu trabajo sorprendente, primero por la belleza del animal y la nitidez
con que lo captaste y despues por la rareza de la especie al menos para mí.
Buen documento además para Tn.

Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-21 3:55]

Hello Goutham,
Very good photo of this Mongoose. Great sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Nice frontal POV. Good DOF and composition.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-09-22 12:12]

Hi Goutham
Excellent closed up.Good pov and very nice eye contact.Sharp image with good detail
TFS Michel

Namastey Goutham,

Brilliant work! You've frozen the action perfectly with the proper shutter speed. This pretty fellow is very sharp, and the soft background is perfect.
TFS and have a nice night/weekend MF!


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