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We were privileged to see this young elephant which had just been born at Bandhavgargh, India, when we were there to see the tigers. Mum is normally used with a handler to spot the tigers in the Reserve, and she was tethered as she was not very keen on breast feeding!

This image is dedicated to Colleen.

Many thanks for all the C&Cs on my cuddly bullock.

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus E-510 Check out Olympus Image Space!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:7 Apr 2009 - 12:42 AM
Focal Length:43mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.1
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Creative (Slow speed)
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Fired
White Balance:Auto
Title:Four days old
Username:JuBarney JuBarney
Uploaded:31 Oct 2013 - 5:33 PM
Tags:Baby elephant, Indian elephant, Pets / captive animals
Votes:44

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7124 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 5:37 PM

Colleen is going to love this, Ju Smile What an enchanting sight, and I hope the mother finally settles to breastfeeding her little 'un without having to be tethered. Carol

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 2DicksPics vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 5:56 PM

What a lovely image, Ju!
Reminds me of scenes from the 'Jungle Book' film!Smile

Richard

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 6Badgerfred vcard Wales
31 Oct 2013 - 6:11 PM

Fine shot Ju, glad to hear there's a good reason for the chains,
Fred.

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 6:26 PM

A touching scene, well captured Ju.

Ray

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Blakey_Boy
Blakey_Boy e2 Member 3Blakey_Boy vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 6:33 PM

A cute one this. Nice

Kind Regards
Brian

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 6:39 PM

A shot of such human interest Ju, so lovely to see the baby elephant
But sad to see mother chained...for whatever reason
Great shot
Lillian

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 233 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 6:41 PM

This will please Colleen.
Great and powerful picture of these wonderful animals, Ju.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 6:51 PM

A delightful image of mother and baby a real pleasure to view

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1111 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 6:52 PM

Oh Ju, what a lovely dedication, thank you so much....i hope this little guy makes it...am still so heart broken about the death of our little elephant this week....a great capture, he is so cute... thank youGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 6:58 PM

A beautiful capture Ju GrinGrin

Kathryn

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 7:04 PM

Beautiful family time for those Elephants ! I have noticed that the mother is crying perhaps because of the chains. Anyway, your capture is fabulous, Ju!
George

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 7:36 PM

A lovely image but the chains trouble me. - gary

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
31 Oct 2013 - 7:44 PM

Your capture is amazing Ju, but I don't like the chains.
Effrossini

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 7:50 PM

Thats one big baby. Agree about the chains. Peter.

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 8:28 PM

Wonderful image of mother & baby from Bandhavgargh Tiger Reserve
An amazing place for wildlife in Rajasthan

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
31 Oct 2013 - 9:15 PM

Lovely shot and such a shame about the chains. I guess they were removed as soon as she settled to feeding such a cute baby. Cathy

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2013 - 11:13 PM

Excellent Image Ju!!

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Nov 2013 - 12:39 AM

So cute Ju,lovely shot..Lin

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rogerfry
rogerfry e2 Member 8494 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
2 Nov 2013 - 10:09 PM

Great image.....and nice to have the story to go with it.

(Having recently returned from Africa, it's strange to see the Indian elephants.....almost looks as if their ears have been trimmed!)

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
4 Nov 2013 - 5:05 PM

What a lovely image

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2440 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2013 - 6:02 PM

Wonderful image Ju

Ali

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Myed
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5 Nov 2013 - 7:53 AM

nice capture. tied up in forest at night I assume?

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DonMc
DonMc e2 Member 5DonMc vcard United Kingdom
13 Nov 2013 - 7:34 PM

Very well captured image Ju!SmileSmileSmile
Don

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SimonFletch
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16 Nov 2013 - 4:02 AM

Excellent shot Ju, well done. The lighting is terrific.
Simon

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ARIANA1985
29 Jan 2014 - 1:54 PM

Wonderful shot -they are such a beautiful animals

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