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Digging In This Termite Mound Is Hard Work
Digging In This Termite Mound Is Hard Work
RHoldenSr


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: At Rest (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Zoo - Dallas, Texas
Date: Sep 20, 2003
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/250s
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 21, 2003

Taken at the Dallas Zoo 09/20/03
70-300mm Zoom Lens with 2x converter for 140mm-600mm.
F5.6 1/250s ISO 320

This hard working Meercat decided to rest after all his hard work digging inside the termite mound looking for a snack or lunch. You can see all the sand on his paws, nose, and back side from digging in the mound. He just walked up the mound and sat down then looked at me like to say "Digging In This Termite Mound Is Hard Work".

Statistics
Place: 34 out of 288
Avg (all users): 5.6758
Avg (commenters): 7.0588
Avg (participants): 5.5826
Avg (non-participants): 5.7788
Views since voting: 1307
Votes: 219
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/01/2008 08:22:41 AM
Love this shot!
10/03/2003 11:37:04 PM
I loved this shot! It's nearly as good as I've seen in National Geographic. You managed to capture a bit of personality of the animal as well.
The bits of mud on his nose and claws made the shot that much more interesting.
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10/01/2003 05:27:08 PM
Thanks to all of the voters who liked and supported my photo. I have to agree now that I do think the border was a bit to much.

The hardest part was having to hold that heavy 70-300mm lens and camera steady.

But all in all it was one great shot :)

Calvus
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/29/2003 11:35:58 PM
hate the frame, but I love meerkats soooooo much that I'll try to overlook it.
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09/29/2003 01:35:32 PM
gotta love the pose! hehe. no need for the thick border.
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09/28/2003 09:45:20 PM
Wonderful submission. 8 Morgan
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09/27/2003 03:54:30 PM
lol.. now if that isn't a restful pose I don't know what is. Good clear shot. Not fond of the frame but it still gets a 7 from me :)
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09/26/2003 10:47:07 PM
too funny!!
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09/26/2003 09:13:56 PM
thats a funny shoot :) very good moment.
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09/26/2003 12:09:37 PM
This fellow made me laugh out loud - a nice break from cats - 8
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09/26/2003 12:48:03 AM
Looks like he is going to eat me. Good texture, good Depth of Field.
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09/25/2003 10:12:04 PM
what a great capture, the composition if good, nice blurred background, good focus on the subject
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09/25/2003 07:35:06 PM
Nice shot but I find that the frame is a bit much. I would only have placed one half the width of the one shown here. I find it takes away from this cool image more than it adds to it.
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09/25/2003 12:08:06 PM
Is there a spate of these things running wild? this is the second one I seen on this challenge, nice shot though
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09/25/2003 09:00:48 AM
This is a nice meerkat but the black border is too heavy, in my opinion
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09/24/2003 09:12:44 PM
Who could not like this shot--sharp, interesting, clear, nice contrast and great eye contact!-9-
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09/24/2003 08:45:10 PM
What a cool critter! He/she reminds me of some ladies I know at church, with the honest, smiling face, gentle look, monotone clothing, hands primly in front, whatever. Anyway. I hope you never show up at my church :) I like the frame. ~8
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09/24/2003 05:34:26 PM
Very cool photo. I really, really like it!! 9
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09/24/2003 02:49:27 PM
The face looks a bit out of focus. Nice work though
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09/24/2003 02:02:27 PM
The subject just screams personality. I like the detail in his/her fur and the orangey color as well. He looks as if he was purposely posed for a portrait picture! I even like the black border which to me holds the picture together nicely. The lil bugger sure looks pleased with himself!
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09/24/2003 12:21:03 PM
Such incredible expressions these animals have!
Absolutely amazing shot!
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09/24/2003 11:32:42 AM
This is toooo cute! I love it! Great photograph....left side of the photo is slightly blurred, but it's still a great shot!
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