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Old Sep 14, 2005, 1:41 PM   #1
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This"teenager" hippo took this little frond of flowers and threw it around for a few seconds. The story behind it is that an elephant had invaded his space, eaten the bunch of flowers, and left this frond behind, and I suppose with a bit of mild aggression, the hippo took his frustration out on the frond.


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Old Sep 14, 2005, 1:43 PM   #2
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His slightly larger brother gave me a nice "yawn" - adisplay of power.


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Irather likethis shot of a lappet-faced vulture coming in to land [pity about the blurred stick (brown filter, Dave) on his left wing. I could clone it out, but decided to leave it.
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A Cape vulturemakes his appearance- Somehow the shot reminds me of Freddy Mercury on stage - no offence to Queen fans, I also enjoy their music.
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Lastly, We were surrounded by a herd of about 200 of these Cape Buffalo, and this ol' "meany", probably one of the older leaders of the herd, looked rather quaint with his "cleaning service crew" - red-billed ox-peckers, one at work and the others sitting around having a tea-break
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One word......WOW
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Old Sep 14, 2005, 3:02 PM   #7
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I have to agree with the "WOW!"

I've read that Cape Buffalo are more dangerous than Lions.

As for the "filter." You are supposed to place the "filter" about one foot from the lens. This is my standard procedure when I get excited, and it works like a charm.

When I get home, I briefly wonder why the image is "tinted," and then remember how "cleverly" I placed my filter....:lol:

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Thanks again Jake. It's amazing the variety of wildlife over in your neck of the world. The shot of the Cape Buffalo with his cleaning crew is priceless. Cheers.....thekman.
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Once again, AWSOME shots!
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Old Sep 14, 2005, 10:27 PM   #10
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Jake, you're blowing us all away here. That buffalo shot is wild with the birds on the back. You live in photographer heaven
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