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Bucket List - South African Safari

Member Since Dec 23, 2005
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I am way too serious, LOL. I had such fun comments from people wanting to take me up on an African Safari and some compared it to making a list like in the movie "Bucket List". Now for those of you who know about the movie, will know why I found it amusing.

My upload today is to tease you further: Have you ever wished you could get this close to a Rhino and her calf, safely, and no, she is not captive, she roams in the wild. Furthermore she has the biggest horn we know of and thus her whereabouts are kept secret for her own safety. I uploaded a bigger than usual version, so feel free to zoom in, there is detail of her udder - something rarely ever spotted. I wonder if this should have been tagged for nudity? :-|

Okay, I quit, LOL! People like PJ, Shari, Spike, Louise, Bonita and Michel showed some interest, we are waiting for you guys. Carin and I can speak American.

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July 18, 2008
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Jul 18, 2008 6:21:10 am
nice mood, great composition, jo que envidia poder hacer esas fotos menos mal que tu no las pones en renderosity gracias amigo

by jeroni Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 6:26:03 am
Excellent capture..

by DarkStormCrow Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 6:26:05 am
superb photograph!

by timtripp Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 6:26:50 am
A trip like this would be a great addition to anyone's "bucket list" :o)...loved your intro and cool capture !!!

by NekhbetSun Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 6:29:37 am
Very nice~ How do I get on the list???

by tennesseecowgirl Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 6:33:55 am
Very sweet scene with incredible details. Thanks for sharing your safari photos. Hope this rhino is really safe !

by virginiese Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 6:35:06 am
I'm the coordinator of that list ... See me. :| LOL Oh Pieter, this is SOOO GOOD; looks 3-D-ish .. its that fantastic DOF you got going on that makes this POP so beautifully! I'll zoom in on her ... to have that closer look. Hope she won't mind. This is a fav .. its SO GOOD!!! Thanks for sharing this Pieter.. hope you have a wonderful weekend -- don't work too hard, cuz there's some playin' thats gotta be had too. :)

by tizjezzme Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 6:57:00 am
Amazing capture, Piet!!!
Thx for share!!!

by carlx Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 6:59:43 am
Excellent capture!!!

by tetsu-pino Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 7:03:18 am
Aww cute scene and great capture!

by moonbunnie Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 7:15:22 am
Awwww! The baby is so cute! Wonderful texture in that leathery skin! Udderly fabulous capture:-) I would so love to go on a safari!

by ShadowsNTime Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 7:48:55 am
I always look forward to your new release Piet, brilliant image as always

by magnus073 Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 7:51:32 am
Haha yes it is on my Bucket list!! Great image again Piet

by danob Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 8:19:45 am
Wonderful capture, Oom. They are beautiful creatures. Hugs. Di. xx

by rainbows Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 8:21:00 am
Very nice capture :-)

would love to see Africa sometime!

by Mad-Mike Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 8:21:44 am
wirklich beeindruckende Aufnahme! Diese schönen Nashörner! Welchen Sicherheits-Abstand hattest Du? Die Nashorn-Mütter sollen ja sehr gefährlich sein!

by flora-crassella Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 8:25:44 am
super Photo!

by Petra-S Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 8:40:00 am
awesome capture !!!

by SapUS59 Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 8:52:08 am
Wow!!!! I can't believe that horn!! Amazing shot. :)

by FrenchKiss Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 8:52:46 am
OMG I would just love to win the lottery and just move out there to see truely wild animals. What a great shot.

by SusyGoofers Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 9:01:16 am
Impressive capture!

by Janiss Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 9:17:35 am
Well, this is a really Super Capture. I dont think it could be better than this. I see this as the perfect Safari commercial art. :))) And I love it.

by helanker Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 9:42:02 am
Excellent! Very beautiful capture!

by MrsRatbag Online Now!   Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 9:43:43 am
I am floored by the size of that horn! It is the most amazing thing! I am fascinated by its slender beauty. The turn of the hind ankle is also very interesting with the odd construction of the feet! And look at that skin! The cragginess is stunning - rolls and folds and wrinkles and all. I so love the African wildlife. When I go to our zoo, the first place I head for is the African section. I can stand for hours if left unattended (LOL) in front of the hippos, rhinos, elephants, elks and deers and buffalos of all types. It is not much since all these animals are confined and behaviors are not natural any more, and the thrill is limited to what you see rather than feeling elation of coming on them in their wild and natural home. I don't know if I could have ever left this mother and calf...I'd probably still be standing watch over them hypnotized by their incredible beauty. Of course, this means, you have done a stellar job in your photography. Your skill, talent, and bravery combined with the excellent postwork is awesome.

by MrsLubner Homepage »

Jul 18, 2008 9:46:58 am
great capture...

by lizzibell Homepage »


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