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Good morning....
Thank you so much for your support on the last three days of my wild dogs and vultures much appreciated.
A big thank you to Lynette (Lynniesefforts) and Billy (Williamsloane) for their UA's, I was chuffed.
Today some elephants for you. These were very close to us as you can see.This is an uncropped image, they were just perfectly placed.
V2 the bigger picture and V3 is lunch on the go.
Have a nice FridayGrinGrin

Brand:NIKON
Camera:Nikon Coolpix P510 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Jan 2013 - 4:41 PM
Focal Length:24mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.0
Aperture:f/4.3
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:140
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto1
Title:Elephants
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:7 Feb 2014 - 4:06 AM
Tags:Elephants, Wildlife / nature
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debu
debu  4 India
7 Feb 2014 - 4:18 AM

Lovely images.
debu

Cookie_Monster
Cookie_Monster e2 Member 2Cookie_Monster vcard Germany1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 4:26 AM

amazing images! so much detail and expression. (UA as soon as the 24 hours waiting are up!) Grin

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
7 Feb 2014 - 4:28 AM

Great pictures

Peter

781969
781969  1 India
7 Feb 2014 - 4:55 AM

Lovely tuskers,superb catch.

WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
7 Feb 2014 - 5:30 AM

The good light of V2 shows these Elephants beautifully. Well done Colleen.
WesternRed.

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 5:55 AM

A wonderful set, Colleen, especially the closeness of V.1. Carol

bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 2bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 6:19 AM

Love V3.

Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6101 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 6:34 AM

Stunning shots Colleen, V2 is perfect.

Andy

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 6:50 AM

Brilliant pictures.
Hope they enjoyed their lunch.

Caziwinkles
7 Feb 2014 - 7:05 AM

Gorgeous close up in V1 - I am thinking this would make for a good mono image too. Smile

Carol

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 7:19 AM

It's as if they knew you were coming to photograph them and you got their best side, lovely.Smile

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
7 Feb 2014 - 7:23 AM

Fantastic elephant images Colleen..they are such beautiful beings..

Lynette Grin

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 7:33 AM

Love all 3
V 1 the skin is awesome

Mike_Young
7 Feb 2014 - 7:50 AM

Three top images Colleen, couldn't possibly choose between them, they are all worthy of their own uploads

Fotofunguy
Fotofunguy e2 Member 3Fotofunguy vcard United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 - 7:54 AM

Truly excellent, I'm off now to photograph sparrows...Grin

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1753 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom88 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 7:59 AM

Excellent set, I particularly like the crop of V1.
Nigel

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
7 Feb 2014 - 8:11 AM

Super images Colleen, love the detail in all, V2 a slight favourite,
Fred.

viscostatic
7 Feb 2014 - 8:37 AM

Great composition in V1 Colleen. Magnificent creatures.

Phil.

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 8:54 AM

Great pictures Colleen, perfectly captured. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 9:01 AM

Really great close up of these wonderful animals, they are perfectly captured. Have a good day GrinGrinGrinGrin Patty

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 9:03 AM

Three excellent images, Colleen!! V1 stands out for me!!

gss
gss  Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 9:46 AM

V1 is an excellent shot, a great skin texture study and a great composition!
Silviu

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41054 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 9:55 AM

Quite timely with a summit in London on illegal wildlife trade. I was going to post a link to a recent newspaper report showing the destruction of these magnificent beasts for their tusks but it's actually a bit too harrowing I think.

v1 & v3 are excellent crops, Colleen.

Dave

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 10:05 AM

Wonderful set and have to say V3 is quite wonderful Colleen
Lillian

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 10:07 AM


Quote: Quite timely with a summit in London on illegal wildlife trade. I was going to post a link to a recent newspaper report showing the destruction of these magnificent beasts for their tusks but it's actually a bit too harrowing I think.
Dave

That's excellent news that they are holding a summit, let's hope something gets done ....
They need to bring the death penalty back ...

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 - 10:17 AM

Such beautiful animals... Impressive shots Collen...
IB

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 10:44 AM

Lush pastures here for these beautiful elephants.
Superb photography Colleen.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 10:51 AM

Such majestic animals brilliant work Colleen,

Ali GrinGrin

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 11:00 AM


Quote: Lush pastures here for these beautiful elephants.
Superb photography Colleen.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

Yes Kate a big difference between the rainy season in January and the dry winter season in August...my images over the last few weeks..

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 11:29 AM

I bet they were walking on a trunk road...........GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 11:41 AM

a great shot of a great animal.


billy

digital_boi
7 Feb 2014 - 12:17 PM

has to be V1 and 3 Colleen could not have asked for better positioning wonderful creatures indeed

Graham

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 12:34 PM

Lovely set Colleen. I like the crop in V1.
Rende

Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 12:55 PM

One of my favourite creatures, personally I think you should have led with V3 which is my preference of the set.


Tish

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 12:59 PM


Quote: One of my favourite creatures, personally I think you should have led with V3 which is my preference of the set.
Tish

I didn't think the quality of the image was good enough for a lead picture, but did like their interaction. Have turned it into a mono which looks quite good, may upload next week.

ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
7 Feb 2014 - 2:20 PM

V3- very intimate. Love this set. Great

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 2:36 PM

Were these taken with your elephoto lens, Colleen?! Grin Like the crops in both V1 & V3, and think V3 just wins it for me Smile
Trev Smile

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 2:38 PM


Quote: Were these taken with your elephoto lens, Colleen?! Grin Like the crops in both V1 & V3, and think V3 just wins it for me Smile
Trev Smile

Lol Trev just a little Coolpix with a fixed lens....they were very close to us...gentle giants

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 2:54 PM

Fantastic detail Colleen - wonderful to share your experience.
Joan.

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 3:13 PM

Love the crop in V1, it really shows off the wonderful skin textures.

gwynn56
gwynn56  264 forum posts England
7 Feb 2014 - 3:30 PM

nice capture Smile

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 4:34 PM

Wonderful captures Colleen. V1 for me, amazing skin textures captured GrinGrin

Kathryn

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 - 4:37 PM

Wonderful composition and textures in V1, Colleen.

P.

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 5:01 PM

Terrific shots esp. V1, and the eles are so clean!
Ju

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 5:12 PM


Quote: Terrific shots esp. V1, and the eles are so clean!
Ju

I think it's because it's the rainy season....

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 5:16 PM

# well done images, the elephants are so HUGE!

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 - 6:01 PM

Three great imagesSmile

Eileen

Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 - 6:24 PM

Superb set of images, Colleen. V1 & v3 are very special indeed as they capture the essence of this magnificient animal.

Fred

mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 6:37 PM

Brilliant, so close as well. Must have been amazing.

Dave.

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 6:50 PM

Wonderful creatures!

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7123 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 6:57 PM

Three cracking shots Colleen, why brainless people kill these beautiful animals for there ivory is beyond me

myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 - 7:32 PM

Beautiful shots Colleen.

Myra

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 - 7:47 PM

3 lovely shots Colleen, love V2.
Brian

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 9:51 PM

A terrific set of images of these magnificent animals Colleen, one wonders how many more you have left in your trunk!Wink

marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 10:26 PM

3 Fab shots Colleen, but I have to say V3 is my favourite... great work

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 - 10:31 PM

Brilliant photos Colleen. Love them all. Cathy

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2014 - 1:12 PM

Super capture Colleen, V1 for meSmile


Cliff

Lelah
Lelah e2 Member 1Lelah vcard United Kingdom
8 Feb 2014 - 8:07 PM

Fantastic shots of the most beautiful animal

AlexAppleby
8 Feb 2014 - 10:41 PM

Excellent shots - are you taking over from SimonFletch for a while? Can't have a break in the lunch series can we?!!

dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101475 forum postsdark_lord vcard England130 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2014 - 10:43 PM

You must be really pleased you got so close. So many amazing photo opportunities as well as being able to observe them so closely.

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