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I'd overlooked this one on my first selection to process - so glad I found it! You can see how close they were to our vehicle - this was taken at 100mm. He was part of a small herd of elephant going down to the River Luangwa and on the bank of the river was quite a large pride of lions feeding on a buffalo. The minute the lions saw the elephants they stopped feeding at exactly the same moment and watched the elephants' progress to the water. The matriach of the herd stopped and trumpeted a warning to the lions to keep away, the elephants continued to the water and the lions kept on feeding. It was one of those magical wildlife moments it was a privilege to witness.
Thanks for looking and for any comments and/or criticisms.
Many thanks to Nezih (nonur) for his UA for Stooks!
Ann

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:1 Sep 2013 - 6:49 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture priority
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash:Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:In mum's shadow
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:24 Oct 2013 - 6:00 PM
Tags:Baby elephant, Elephant, South luangwa, Wildlife / nature, Zambia
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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2013 - 6:04 PM

A delightful capture Ann.

Albert

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barbarahirst
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24 Oct 2013 - 6:09 PM

you cant get better....
photo and/or experience

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2013 - 6:10 PM

What an enchanting image, Ann, beautifully captured. Carol

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2013 - 6:10 PM

Amazing clarity and so lovely, Ann.

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lifesnapper
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24 Oct 2013 - 6:11 PM

Gorgeous image Ann, really lovely.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2013 - 6:14 PM

He is so dear-- and likely vulnerable!

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2013 - 6:19 PM

100mm so this is a macro elephant, you just have to love him. - gary

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2013 - 6:25 PM

Well framed between mum's legs. Can't help humming March Of The Elephants now SmileSmile

Dave

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2013 - 6:45 PM

A fine wee Heffalump.
Tremendous story line, must have had a great deal of magic for you right enough.

Dougie

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viscostatic
24 Oct 2013 - 6:54 PM

A delightful image Ann and your description also sets the scene well.

Phil.

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JuBarney
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24 Oct 2013 - 6:55 PM

A splendid shot
Ju

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2013 - 7:02 PM

Amazing detail Ann, and what an experience
a beautiful shot that has everything
Lillian

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2013 - 7:42 PM

One of the bigger looking little cuties I have seen Ann !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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ColleenA
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24 Oct 2013 - 7:54 PM

He is just too cute...a wonderful capture

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom25 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2013 - 8:24 PM

Awwwww love elephants, such a cutie..... look at that eyeSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Diane

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8687 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1531 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2013 - 8:26 PM

That's such an endearing image, Ann, and what a wonderful experience for you.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 6Badgerfred vcard Wales
24 Oct 2013 - 8:28 PM

Cute capture Ann,
Fred.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2013 - 8:35 PM

I like your write up with this image and that tiny elephant is just the dearest little thing - a very lovely capture.
Joan.

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9462 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2013 - 8:55 PM

Wonderful Ann. One for the family album. Mother Elephant will show it to all his pals when he is 21.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53997 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2013 - 9:34 PM

How utterly gorgeous. How can you not love these creatures. Lovely shot Ann.
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Nikonuser1
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24 Oct 2013 - 9:37 PM

Great capture AnnSmile

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achieverswales
24 Oct 2013 - 9:59 PM

Has to be the Ahhh photo of the day Ann, wonderful capture.

Regards

Trev.

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franken
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24 Oct 2013 - 10:09 PM

Wonderful image Ann.

ken

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marktc
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24 Oct 2013 - 11:30 PM

A real gem Ann

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BarbaraR
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25 Oct 2013 - 11:19 AM

A little heart melter.
Gorgeous capture.

B.

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ChiliMan
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25 Oct 2013 - 7:16 PM

Stellar shot, Ann. The light, exposure, detail and composition are simply...well...perfect Smile

As a bonus, this little sweetie is looking just too adorable for words SmileSmile

What an amazing experience to witness what you did. Nature in the raw.

Andrew

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25 Oct 2013 - 8:20 PM

Great shot Ann - superb contrast and a wonderfully detailed hide.

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ChristineD
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26 Oct 2013 - 7:48 PM

A delightful capture

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jasonrwl
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26 Oct 2013 - 8:50 PM

Wonderful Ann - making me quite jealous
Jason

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Rende
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27 Oct 2013 - 10:14 AM

Wonderfully endearing and beautifully taken Ann.
Rende

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Glostopcat
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31 Oct 2013 - 9:47 PM

An enchanting image of this precocious youngster, this is definitely an image worth trumpeting about!Grin

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:16 PM

wow you must have had the holiday of a lifetime.
the shots you'd expect form Atteborough's camera man.

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