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Another from the Lower Zambezi on the day we followed the elephants. This was taken earlier in the day, again from the pontoon boat (two canoes with a platform and an outboard motor) with two other guests, the guy who ran the bush camp and a local who drove the boat. This was a bit of a stand off between us and the elephants as we were preventing them from getting back into the Zambezi. Shortly after this was taken, we had to back up and let them into the river - you can see they're a bit agitated here and there's nothing worse than a cross elephant.
Thanks for looking and for your time and interest.
I'm now playing nursemaid for a week as Christopher had his knee operation this morning, but is already back home. Smile
Ann

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Jun 2010 - 1:55 PM
Focal Length:170mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter priority
Metering Mode:Pattern
Title:You're probably wondering why I've called this meeting....
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:28 Sep 2012 - 5:24 PM
Tags:Egret, Elephants, Humour / fun, Wildlife / nature, Zambezi, Zambia
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gajewski
gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 5:32 PM

A speedy recovery to Christopher.
This is a very funny pix -- looking like the elephants are paying attention to the bird. You picked the perfect title.
-=\Walter

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lifesnapper
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28 Sep 2012 - 5:33 PM

Brilliant title and image Ann, love it.
Have a smashing Weekend.

John Smile

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8638 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1164 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 5:42 PM

Something along the lines of your title was going through my mind as I worked down the frame to the egret. Wonderful.
It does remind me in a way of my nephew's wedding day. Come the evening, the groom, best man and ushers , all six-foot-plus, TA members and built like brick outhouses, wanted to change into jeans. The bride, tiny, size 6, stamped her foot and said 'We've paid enough for those suits, you're wearing them'. The lads looked very much like your elephants, in various ways...
Moira

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CarolG
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28 Sep 2012 - 5:43 PM

A grand capture, Ann, such majestic creatures. Carol

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Badgerfred
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28 Sep 2012 - 5:49 PM

Super image Ann,
Fred.

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
28 Sep 2012 - 5:59 PM

Superb capture Ann, great detail and light. Brilliant title I certainly wouldn't want to get in thier way. Think you were brave.

John

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28 Sep 2012 - 6:03 PM

nice capture again...

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 6:07 PM

Hahaa, that's a great title.
Magnificent animals, hope they stay safe.
Very well captured.

B.

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marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 6:18 PM

Best wishes to Christopher for a speedy recover Ann... maybe a more apt title would have been "watch the birdie"???? But what a magnificent capture Ann

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Rev2
Rev2 Plus Member 5250 forum postsRev2 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 6:20 PM

Fantastic shot, it looks like the Cattle Egret is holding them off!

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zapar40
zapar40  566 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 6:27 PM

beautiful capture, lovely title, looks like they even washed before the photoshoot.
nice one.
ant.

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christinecilia
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28 Sep 2012 - 6:35 PM

fantaisck photo.SadSadSadSad

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WhiteRose1
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28 Sep 2012 - 6:58 PM

"You moved, I saw you!!!" (Grandmother's footsteps GrinGrin)

Superb image, Ann. You've been keeping these hidden. The elephants on their own are so well caught but with dat birdie .... superb.

Dave

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JohnChambersPhotography

Wonderful shot Ann three elephants captured to perfection and the bird is......well superb.

John

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digital_boi
28 Sep 2012 - 7:09 PM

a very fine capture Ann a pleasure to view ....

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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28 Sep 2012 - 7:11 PM

Just brilliant again.

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morpheus1955
28 Sep 2012 - 7:15 PM

Fantastic shot Ann, superb detail, don't think i would want to come face to face with them :-0

Hugh

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achieverswales
28 Sep 2012 - 7:21 PM

Love these animals and your capture of them in the wild is superb Ann.

Regards

Trev.

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91952 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 7:46 PM

Super capture Ann - great detail in the Elephants hides. Spot on title too with the egret calling the shots.Smile
Brian.

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Irishkate
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28 Sep 2012 - 7:54 PM

Well observed and captured Ann.
I like mrswoolybill's comparison!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
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28 Sep 2012 - 7:56 PM

A lovely trio, so well captured, Ann.
Ronnie.

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Cliff1944
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28 Sep 2012 - 8:06 PM

What an excellent and amusing image - you must have had a fantastic trip.
Cliff

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28 Sep 2012 - 9:12 PM

Brilliant Ann - brings back memories
Jason

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sweetpea62
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28 Sep 2012 - 9:14 PM

What a lovely shot Ann,what a wonderful trip..Lin

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Lillian
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28 Sep 2012 - 9:32 PM

Amazing image Ann, and the detail in the eye of middle one..wow!
hope all stays well for Christopher, and he does what he's toldWink
Lillian

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28 Sep 2012 - 10:21 PM

The little brid becomes so tiny--- is he their main speaker?


Love this!

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28 Sep 2012 - 11:00 PM

Superb image, I love it!

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babajoshua
28 Sep 2012 - 11:23 PM

I agree, there is nothing worse than a cross elephant. But you captured this scene beautifully

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29 Sep 2012 - 1:26 AM

Good shot of these grotty elephants Ann !!
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29 Sep 2012 - 6:47 AM

A very clever title Ann, you can talk to the animals. The elephants lppl huge beside the White Heron, and also appear to be listening to it. One of these magical moments when humans see animals naturally, how lucky you are to have witnessed this.
I hope that Christopher heals quickly and is back out with his fishing rods again soon. Trapping an outdoor person in bed is a hard thing to handle. Trapping a photographer indoors is hard too.Wink

Dougie

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29 Sep 2012 - 9:51 AM

Ah yes those large flapping ears give all the indication of a slight edginess - excellent capture Ann.
Carole

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
29 Sep 2012 - 10:51 AM

Made me smile I must admit like it very well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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gingerdelight
29 Sep 2012 - 2:50 PM

Brilliant capture! I love the way the bird doesn't seem at all put out by these large creatures! Great!
Carol

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29 Sep 2012 - 7:10 PM

An inspired title, Ann, and an excellent image of elephants with attitude.

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29 Sep 2012 - 7:29 PM

Brilliant title and image

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elainebaker
29 Sep 2012 - 10:24 PM

Lovely image. Well captured. Elaine

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30 Sep 2012 - 7:53 AM

Goodness, you get around! Can elephants be described as "sheepish"? Wink

Regards.

Bob

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30 Sep 2012 - 8:10 AM


Quote: Goodness, you get around! Can elephants be described as "sheepish"? Wink

Regards.

Bob

Sheepish but not sheep like!
Ann

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Deep_Bhatia
30 Sep 2012 - 8:54 AM

Fabulous picture, Ann. Deep

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jujupops
jujupops  4 England
30 Sep 2012 - 4:38 PM

Fantastic shot Ann
Julie x

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maratsuikka
6 Oct 2012 - 1:44 PM

WOW 100 TIMES WOW

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13 Oct 2012 - 6:51 PM

A tremendous trio, these gentle giants are posing perfectly for you. They certainly are powerful and magnificent animals

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