Tuesday, December 6, 2011

African White Rhinoceros

I took the above photograph of this White Rhinoceros in the late morning heat of August 2009 at the Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans. By noon most of the animals are looking for a shady place to settle down like the above rhino. The only thing that I did to the above photograph was to crop the image in closer to the subject to bring out the details and to add interest. Sometimes you can improve a photograph by cropping the image which can eliminate distractions and focus on your desired intentions.

The word rhinoceros is derived through Latin from the Ancient Greek which is composed of (rhino - "nose") and (keras - "horn"). The plural in English is rhinoceros or rhinoceroses. The White Rhinoceros are actually gray. The name White Rhinoceros was actually a mistake, or rather a corruption of the word ("wide" in Afrikaans), referring to their square lips. (Informational Source: Wikipedia).

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Metadata: Nikon D3 with a Nikon NIKKOR AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G lens, Subject Distance: 17.8 meters, Exposure: 1/320s at f/4.8, Focal Length: 140mm, Filter: Circular Polarizer, Post Processing: ACDSee Photo Editor 2008, Date: 08/05/2009 at 11:49 am
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