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Banded Mongoose



It is not easy to get a single banded mongoose in focus. On a recent trip, I manged this shot !

It is not easy to get a single banded mongoose in focus. On a recent trip, I manged this shot !
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33 Comments | Report
Roussou
 
Roussou December 08, 2014
Fantastic capture, well done
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mytmoss December 08, 2014
Thank you :)
davidsloan
 
davidsloan December 16, 2014
A brilliant find, awesome.
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mytmoss December 16, 2014
Thank you :)
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Athena_B January 14, 2015
Congrats, after careful review, your photo has been selected as one of the finalists for the "Small Mammals" photo Challenge. Superb Capture!
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mytmoss January 14, 2015
Thank you :)
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO+
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography January 31, 2015
Wow what a capture! Nice family photo i'm sure that wasn't easy :)
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mytmoss January 31, 2015
Thank you, it was a matter of timing too. They scattered immediately.
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njkerosky March 04, 2015
Exquisite Capture!!!...Congrats!
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mytmoss March 05, 2015
Thank you :)
Anba
 
Anba July 23, 2015
What a fantastic capture! Congratulations on being featured!
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mytmoss July 23, 2015
Thank you :)
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman July 23, 2015
What a "business"! This is fantastic. Congrats on being featured.
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mytmoss July 23, 2015
Thank you :)
itstns
 
itstns July 23, 2015
simply awesome....
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mytmoss July 23, 2015
Thank you :)
Remraf
 
Remraf July 23, 2015
Great shot!
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mytmoss July 23, 2015
Thank you :)
ShelleyE
 
ShelleyE July 23, 2015
Love, love, love!
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mytmoss July 23, 2015
Thank you :)
tetvet
 
tetvet July 23, 2015
good shot, congrats
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mytmoss July 23, 2015
Thank you :)
kkat PRO
 
kkat July 23, 2015
Wow! super group photo! Congratulations!
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mytmoss July 23, 2015
Thank you :)
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock July 23, 2015
How awesome! I gasped.
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mytmoss July 23, 2015
Thank you :)
2242James PRO
 
2242James July 23, 2015
Hi- AWESOME... R these Praire dogs?
Brand new here!
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mytmoss July 23, 2015
Thank you, they are banded mongoose, found in South Africa
GBloniarz PRO+
 
GBloniarz July 23, 2015
Remarkable shot! Got the entire neighborhood!
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mytmoss July 23, 2015
Thank you :)
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq July 23, 2015
I love this! Congrats on being featured! :)
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mytmoss July 23, 2015
Thank you :)
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz July 23, 2015
Incredible find and capture!!! Congratulations on your well-deserved capture.:)
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mytmoss July 23, 2015
Thank you :)
FazooLoo
 
FazooLoo July 23, 2015
Brilliant shoot and phototures, fantastic capture, this should be a winner, you can not get right, with 50mm lens at the wedding, when you take all family members, one few will spoil the shoot, even if you have taken 10 shots, sounds like these mogooes, wanted a family shoot!
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mytmoss July 23, 2015
Thank you :)
FazooLoo
 
FazooLoo July 23, 2015
Sorry, one more thing I like to add, you have great choice of camera, that 7D, best camera, (I own) Canon ever made, it everybody choice, amiture, semi to pro!
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mytmoss July 23, 2015
I did (past tense) love it. I just got the 7D II :)
prof1120
 
prof1120 July 23, 2015
Very well done! Congrats on feature. Well deserved.
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mytmoss July 23, 2015
Thank you :)
Bannekh
 
Bannekh July 25, 2015
Nice shot
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mytmoss July 25, 2015
Thank you :)
ninamatiishyn
 
ninamatiishyn July 29, 2015
A good shot)
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mytmoss July 29, 2015
Thank you :)
sharlenescarboroughdodds PRO+
 
sharlenescarboroughdodds August 21, 2015
Delightful Capture Very Nice
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mytmoss August 21, 2015
Thank you :)
franciscogranadeiro PRO
 
franciscogranadeiro August 30, 2015
Great phototure
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mytmoss August 30, 2015
Thank you :)
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography September 07, 2015
Nice and one with a bad eye.
wolfgangkorazija
 
wolfgangkorazija October 23, 2015
Great Nature capture
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mytmoss October 23, 2015
Thank you :)
andrevondeling
 
andrevondeling May 17, 2016
What a great image, the essence of my challenge! Thank you for sharing!
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mytmoss May 17, 2016
Thank you :)
andrevondeling
 
andrevondeling June 28, 2016
Again thank you for joining my challenge, it is in the top 3 of my favourites. Sadly I can only choose 1..Sorry, Andre
lulu2
 
lulu2 October 22, 2018
Excellent shot
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mytmoss October 22, 2018
Tahnk you :)
Argentiere PRO
 
Argentiere December 07, 2019
Amazing: wonderful.
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mytmoss December 07, 2019
Thank you and many thanks for your awards and likes
karenpanagos PRO
 
karenpanagos Mar 12
I count 34 in this picture! It's very good. Lucky you!
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mytmoss Mar 12
That's about right ! :)
sandrarust PRO+
 
sandrarust Mar 31
Amazing click, so incredible to see
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mytmoss Mar 31
Thank you, most people do not realize how rare of a sighting this is. They are not like meerkats where this behavior is seen more often.
marilynjlyon PRO+
 
marilynjlyon May 27
FANTASTIC!😊
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mytmoss May 27
Thank you ! :)

Behind The Lens

Location
The shot was taken at Lion Sands Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa
Time
10:30 AM
Lighting
The day was bright and sunny
Equipment
Canon 7D, Canon 400 DO with 1.4x and it was hand held
Inspiration
I have tried for years to get a single picture of a banded mongoose in focus. We were driving along on a dirt road. We went up a rise and around a corner and there was this entire business of mongoose (that is what it is called) in the middle of the road. I picked up my camera and took as many shots as I could. They quickly retreated and scattered. To see something like this is very unusual as they are not like the more commonly known meerkats we see on TV.
Editing
This was shot in raw, so basic sharpening, working levels, contrast, etc was done.
In my camera bag
When traveling in Africa, I have 3 Canon bodies, two 7Ds and a Canon 5D III. The lenses I carry and use the most are 400 DO, 100-400L, 70-200 2.8 L II.
Feedback
Always be prepared ! Make sure the ISO is set properly for the amount of lighting because it can change while shooting wildlife. You never know what can be around the next corner.

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