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Mungos Mungo
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2016-03-02 9:42
Viewed: 1820
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had captured this photograph of Banded Mongoose at Orpen, Kruger National Park. It is my second picture of this species in same place. It was early in the morning.....

*Banded Mongoose, has large head, small ears, short muscular limb, and a long tail.

*An adult can reach a length of 30 to 45 cm and weight 1.5 to 2.25 kg. The tail is 15 to 30 cm long.

*Banded Mongooses feed primarily on insects, small reptiles and birds. Millipedes and Beetles made of most of their diet.

*They forges in group but each member searches food alone.

*Banded Mongooses lives in many of African's protected areas, such as - Serengeti of Tanzania, Queen Elizabeth National Park, South Africa, Kruger National Park etc.

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Hello Srikumar
A lovely portrait of this Mongoose in the soft morning light. The lighting brings out all the colour nicely, especially on his beautiful coat. Excellent composition, detail and DOF. A beautiful little creature.
TFS Janice

Hello Srikumar,
It is really a splendid capture. Amazing sharpness and excellent clarity. Outstanding colors. The light and details are great. I am waiting for springtime and I think it will came soon because the weather in my country is unusual warm for this season....
Thanks for sharing!

Another great details with excellent lights and BG well done SRIKUMAR BALIAL

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-03-03 7:15]

Hello Srikumar,
Excellent photo of this mongoose. Great sharpness, details and splendid light. Good DOF.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-03-03 7:15]

Hi Srikumar,
Excellent capture of this mongoose in interesting morning light. Amazing colours and excellent sharpness.
Regards Jiri.

hallo Sri
very nice picture with good sharpness and lovely naturel colours
thnaks gr lou

Dear Srikumar,
Congratulations and best wishes for not taking photographs of animals in captivity, which makes this image very special. I do not remember ever having seen a banded mongoose in captivity. In my view this is a rather special achievement. Thank you and best wishes.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-03-04 9:15]

Hi Srikumar,you were lucky with the light,a beautiful capture of this rare guest of TN gallery,i like the excellent quality of sharpness and the warm colors made by the morning light,well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2016-03-05 13:18]

Hola Srikumar; maravillosa especie muy bien registrada en su movimiento diario, me gusta la luz, el entorno y los detalles de la especie...saludos...

Hello Srikumar

Excellent close-up shot of the Banded Mongoose with its expressive pose,
lovely warm light, excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Hi Srikumar,

The animal is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details of the Banded Mongoose. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. The sharpness is very good. Have a nice day.


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