04 April 2009

Camera Critters 52: Hippo Birthday

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Hippo Birthday! Congratulation on Camera Critters first birthday :). I wish this meme a lot of joy and happiness in the upcoming years. Thanks to Misty the host and all of the wonderful participants who made it so much fun. I hope you like my special post here. The photo was taken at one of our family trips to Taman Safari Indonesia. I know that the hippo came too close to our car window, so that it was difficult to capture its full nose. Still, the critter seemed to match my intended theme quite well.


Uploaded by kalmshot


Thank you for hosting this great blog carnival, Misty!
Thank you for this special button, Tammy!

Camera Critters 1st Anniversary

17 appreciated note(s):

i beati said...

big wish lol Sandy

Tricia said...

Too cuuuute!!! Very cool post for Camera Critters - I love it!!!

Carla said...

Love your hippo picture, in the video, I think this is how our old basset feels about the younger basset-tolerant:)

Syaa_Fiqq said...

Wow, that is huge.. Great picture!

Norm said...

great capture of that huge hippo, love the video also very cute and wonderful. Visit my flamingos here, also my colorful parrots here, thanks for the visit and happy one year anniversary to you.

Flo said...

That hippo picture is adorable!!!

Mine is up over at my animal blog.

Oskar said...

He looks as if he needs his face cleaned.

jenn said...

This is the second hippo I've seen today...too cute!

Tammy said...

What a cute CC post. Misty is going to love it. Thanks for playing along!

Vicky said...

That's a cute picture. looks like he needs a clean shave! Lol

Lilli & Nevada said...

Now that is a cute Hippo

Mariamellie said...

Dear Rosidah, this is a very cute pic!! love it! by the way, I mention your blog in my recent post =)

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That's an animal I've never seen in the wild, ... only a zoo!

Dianne said...

you made this guy look so cute, love the angle you captured, he's smiling for you!

Economista said...

Rosidah I like this hippo pic very much.
Have a nice day

Bryan said...

Hehe, hippo birthday.

1/180s is a pretty good shutter speed for captures of slow moving or not moving subjects. When dealing with fast subjects or macros, I like to use speeds of 1/250s or faster. Birds in flight usually require at least 1/500s to completely freeze them. Water droplets can be captured at 1/500s with flash.

On the other end, if I'm looking for motion blur, I like the results I get at 1/30s and slower. My favorite speed for waterfalls is 1/5s, but with live subjects, it depends on how well I can track them and how likely they are to stay in the same plane.

Either way, experiment a lot and have fun!

Misty Dawn said...

WOW! What a photo! I love it, but I must admit I probably would have been a bit nervous having it that close. It sure did make for a GREAT photo though!