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georgeclevy PRO
 
georgeclevy July 14, 2015
This Hippo was just beyond the clean glass wall at the St Louis Zoo. What a friendly look....
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots July 18, 2015
Great capture! Congrats.
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DutchTouch September 28, 2015
Fantastic image! Congrats!
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz September 29, 2015
Fantastic image! Congratulations on being chosen a 'Wild World' contest finalist.:)
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nandicmb October 08, 2015
Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in It is A Wild World Photo Contest !
adavies PRO
 
adavies May 02, 2016
Awesome capture! Nicely done! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Animal Antics challenge:)
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marcinszymanski
 
marcinszymanski July 09, 2017
Wonderful portrait:)
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sweetpea72 August 05, 2017
Amazing shot! Congrats!! シ
Mr_serrano
 
Mr_serrano August 09, 2017
Absolutely love this! So clean
MylesAllan
 
MylesAllan August 11, 2017
Amazing
stefanmatthis PRO
 
stefanmatthis August 12, 2017
Wow Great
clem
 
clem November 06, 2018
a dinosaur, well caught. Friendly?? NO it would kill if you got too close.
Fabulous

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photograph was taken at the St Louis Zoo during a visit to Missouri at the end of June and into early July, 2015. The Hippo was curious about the human with the black box and tube.
Time
It was taken from a darkened viewing area into the well lit outdoor habitat for the hippo.
Lighting
Natural lighting. A small reflection is visible on the right side of the photograph
Equipment
Handheld, used the Sony Alpha 7R camera with a Sony 24-240 mm lens. the lens was set to just over 40 mm on this full-frame sensor camera.
Inspiration
It was an awesome view that I had to record. The hippo kept dropping under the surface of the water, and when underwater he closed his eyes and 'plugs' closed his nostrils.
Editing
I used Lightroom and Photoshop to process the photograph, some clarity added and sharpened moderately.
In my camera bag
In 2017 I shoot with both Sony A7R M2 and Sony A9 camera bodies. I do a lot of Macro shooting using the Sony FE G 90 mm f2.8 Macro lens. Earlier, I used a Sigma 105 mm OS EX Macro lens, often with a Sigma EX 2x teleconverter. I shoot with Sony GM and G lenses and recently added the 12-24mm f4 and the GM 100-400mm lenses. The latter works very well with Sony's 1.4X FE teleconverter. I like the GM 24-70 f2.8 for street photography and the 70-200mm f2.8 for portraits.
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