The Look-out

© Crystal M. Gove

The Look-out

Uploaded: February 28, 2006 05:11:46


Meerkats are very interesting to watch. While most of them play or work, there's always one that stands on a rock or something else and is the "look-out." In the wild, this is to avoid contact with predators.

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Gloria B. Wood February 28, 2006

What a wonderful little fellow you have captured! Thanks for the information! It looks like he (she) is smiling! Good job on the color and details...very well done! #400455

Bambi L. Dingman February 28, 2006

This is beautifully captured, Crystal! I love the color of the background and the textures of his fur! It makes you want to pet him!! :-) #2479151

Sergio La Spina February 28, 2006

Wowwww Crystal fantastic capture and framing well done!!! #2479525

Jenny Bosmans February 28, 2006

Love the background as well as your super model, Crystal! :) Great shot!! #2480114

Crystal M. Gove February 28, 2006

Thank you so much for your comments, Bambi, Sergio, Jenny, and Grandma. I truly appreciate them :o). #2480258

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 28, 2006

Cute capture Crystal! Looks like he's posing for you. #2480368

Crystal M. Gove February 28, 2006

Thank you, Claudia :o). These little meercats were so fun to watch. They all looked at me when I was taking their pictures. This particular one even seemed to smile. #2480404

Judyann Plante February 28, 2006

Great capture, Crystal! Nice clarity and composition. Love the expression. #2480409

Crystal M. Gove February 28, 2006

Thanks, Judyann :o). #2480492

Janine Russell level-deluxe February 28, 2006

Crystal, great capture; excellent exposure, detail, expression, lighting and colors. #2480810

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 28, 2006

Cute capture. Adorable little guy. #2481514

Crystal M. Gove March 01, 2006

Thank you, Janine and Kay!!!! #2482888

Stephanie Laird level-classic March 01, 2006

What a face!!! Great image Crystal! #2484252

Crystal M. Gove March 02, 2006

Thanks, Stephanie :o). I noticed right after I first printed this photo, that there appears to be some food or something on his nose :o)~. #2488166

Revonda L. Gentry March 03, 2006

What a wonderful capture! Great composition and detail..I love it! #2491418

Crystal M. Gove March 03, 2006

Many thanks, Revonda :o). #2491452

Susana Ms Heide March 04, 2006

This is fantastic Crystal! What a cute guy ! It's interesting to hear a little bit of information! #2495849

Ray Clarke March 04, 2006

Wow,what a poserĀ¬ well captured (AC) #2496218

Ray Clarke March 04, 2006

Wow,what a poserĀ¬ well captured (AC) #2496221

Crystal M. Gove March 05, 2006

Thank you so much for your comments, Susana and Audrey! :o) #2499353

Dan E. March 07, 2006

Great shot, I like his look. #2507354

Crystal M. Gove March 07, 2006

Thank you, Dan!! #2507373

Sue L. Cullumber March 10, 2006

Crystal, What a cute pic! Love the positioning of the meercat! #2519155

Crystal M. Gove March 11, 2006

Thanks so much, Sue :o)! #2521680

Jenny Bosmans March 22, 2006

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Crystal!! #2562561

Bambi L. Dingman March 22, 2006

Yay, this little guy is a finalist!! Congrats to you, Crystal and good luck in the next round!! #2562670

Tonya R. Boles March 22, 2006

Congrats... #2562989

Jenny D March 22, 2006

Congratulations Crystal!! #2563207

Stan Lubach March 22, 2006

Congrats, Crystal! #2563239

Marie Fields level-classic March 22, 2006

Terrific image, Crystal! Congratulations!! #2563267

Sherry S. Boles March 22, 2006

Congratulations, Crystal! #2563846

Revonda L. Gentry March 22, 2006

My fav. image of yours..congrats., Crystal!! #2564005

Linda Proctor March 22, 2006

WTG Crystal !!! Big congratulations and good luck in next round!!! #2564207

Judyann Plante March 22, 2006

Congrats, Crystal! Best of luck in next round. #2564419

Dawn Leslie March 22, 2006

Congrats on your finalist Crystal, great capture you have here! #2564953

Crystal M. Gove March 23, 2006

Thank you, Jenny, Bambi, Tonya, JD, Stan L., Marie, Sherry, Revonda, Linda, Judyann, Don, and Dawn for your VERY kind words :o)! I really appreciate it!! This is all so exciting! I'm just so happy to be a finalist! #2566339

Stan Kwasniowski March 23, 2006

Crystal, congratulations #2566455

Laura Clay-Ballard March 23, 2006

so very cute! congrats #2567101

Cathy M. Gromball March 23, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Crystal!

Cathy :) #2568143

Sharon Day level-classic March 23, 2006

Congratulations, Crystal!!! One of the best meerkat shots I've ever seen! #2568229

Corinne M. Thompson March 24, 2006

Great capture, Congrats on receiving Finalist! #2571361

Crystal M. Gove March 24, 2006

Thanks so much for the congrats, Stan K., Laura, Cathy, Sharon, and Corinne :o)!!! #2571379

March 25, 2006

Wow! He sure has "the look" down. Great capture! #2574811

Susana Ms Heide March 25, 2006

Many Congrats Crystal on this well deserved finalist! #2575675

KHAWLA Haddad March 27, 2006

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Crystal very well don he is so cute great capture !! #2580197

Gary Lange March 31, 2006

Congrats on this image, Crystal! It should have placed higher as well. Nice gallery as well! #2594735

Crystal M. Gove March 31, 2006

Thank you very much, Mel, Susana, Kelly, and Gary :o)!! #2594740

Greg Briley level-addict April 08, 2006

Great image, Crystal. He posed right up for you and smiled. What a wonderful capture. #2623659

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