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While I was living in South Africa I got a couple of weeks holiday from work and went travelling with my parents who had come out to visit. This was when we were on safari in Sabi Sands, next to Kruger, and were doing a late morning walking safari near the camp. This guy and his brothers were all hanging out together a few hundred yards away, but this one decided he wanted a closer look!

(apologies if anyone gets a little deja vu, but my dad has a similar one in his pf - he was standing right next to me!)

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:70-300mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Here I Come, Ready Or Not
Username:rowarrior rowarrior
Uploaded:16 Jan 2008 - 9:18 PM
Tags:Elephant, Landscape / travel, Sabi sands, South africa, Wildlife / nature
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fishy2
fishy2  6
16 Jan 2008 - 9:23 PM

superb shot
jase.

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom850 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2008 - 9:33 PM

Nice stuff but the location helps rather. If you have CS or any program with shadow managment, try reducing the shadow density just a little - too much will give noise.

Paul

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UBOAT
UBOAT  641 forum posts Scotland
16 Jan 2008 - 9:37 PM

Great picture,nice capture. Smile


connor

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2008 - 9:39 PM

You can't beat the shots in the wild, this is very good but agree with Paul re the shadows. Well done.
Geoff.

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Strobe
Strobe  71254 forum posts United States
16 Jan 2008 - 9:43 PM

Great shot, brings back fond memories of SA
Marc

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alwolf
alwolf  7341 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2008 - 9:50 PM

Superb shot
alan

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rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2008 - 10:26 PM


Quote: If you have CS or any program with shadow managment, try reducing the shadow density just a little

Will look into that, thanks

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SKavanagh
SKavanagh  7312 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2008 - 10:33 PM

Excellent image
Steve

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dathersmith
dathersmith e2 Member 7549 forum postsdathersmith vcard England12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2008 - 11:31 PM

A great capture, love those little birds.

Darren.

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2008 - 11:52 PM

Good wildlife capture. Might stand a top crop, perhaps?

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Marian
Marian  962 forum posts England
17 Jan 2008 - 12:06 AM

A great natural shot.
Marian

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2008 - 8:46 AM

Excellent shot and reducing the shadows will only improve it further. Great to see him captured in the wild, good eye contact and is that a couple of birds on his flank?
Tim

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WelshKiwi
WelshKiwi  63231 forum posts Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2008 - 11:46 AM

Hiya You.

Ok Im practising my crit on you ok and not just telling you I love an image, but WHY I love an image.

I Love this image the elephant looks amazing and It was probably an amazing time and experience for you.

I would like to see more detail in the elephant, maybe it could be lightened up a bit (cant tell you how cos I dont know lol) and Im not sure what that is on the elpahant on the left (where it is dark) but maybe it could be cloned out.

I dont think it needs to be cropped it shows the elephants surrounds and environment.

But I do like this image and Its fantastic to see it so close. Not seen your Dads cos I cant figure out who he is, give me a hint ok.

Lee Smile

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newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Jan 2008 - 10:28 PM

lol love the title katy nicely captured..
ian

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rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2008 - 10:31 PM


Quote: Im not sure what that is on the elpahant on the left (where it is dark) but maybe it could be cloned out.


Evening Lee

they're birds - you can actually see them on a normal sized print, forgot they'd look like a bit of a blurry dot on here!

As for my dad, well he often comments on my pics and usually signs off in bizarre ways!

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uggyy  82104 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2008 - 11:30 PM

Good solid comp.

The sky is bland but unless you had some grads I dont think there much you could do and the color is in keeping with the rest of the image.

I see the birds and would think they show up great on a larger print. I dont know whats middle left side, a large black clump of something, draws my eye a little and might be better taken out if you can?

Now Im going before I sound like a camera club judge Smile

Tommy

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rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2008 - 11:42 PM


Quote: Now Im going before I sound like a camera club judge

Lol, you can all place your bets now on what the judge might say Wink

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Costy
Costy  6483 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2008 - 7:31 PM

This has potential to give that wow factor! The elephant is perfect and composition is great too. Crop an inch off the top and you have a fantastic image!!

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alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10528 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2008 - 2:15 PM

About the black thing on the left. It's a tree stump and I cloned it out on my version.

Katy's oul man

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15 May 2008 - 1:27 PM

Such majestic creatures , wonderful shot
Victor

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