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Good morning....
Thank you for all the votes and comments and a special thanks to Jukka (Kuvailija) and Fred (Fred263) for their UA's ...much apprecaited..
For Shadow Saturday I decided to turn this young juvenile elephant into a mono image.
The African elephant is the largest living terrestrial animal. They have concave backs. The upperlip and nose form a trunk. The trunk acts as a fifth limb, an amplifier and an important method of touch. African elephants trunks end in two opposing lips, wheras the Asian elephants trunk ends in a single lip.
Elephants have four molars, each weighs about 5kg and measures about 30cm. As the front pair wears down and drops out in pieces, the back pair moves forward, and two new molars emerge in the back of the mouth. Elephants replace their teeth four to six times in their lifetime.
The elephants tusks are firm teeth, the second set of incisors become the tusks. The tusks are used for digging for roots and for stripping tree bark and for fighting each other during mating season. They also use them for defending themselves against predators.
The tusks weigh between 23-45 kg and can be from 1.5-2.4 metres in length. Unlike Asian elephants both male and female elephants have tusks. They are curved forward and continue to grow right through their lives....

V2 another mono of a different elephant

V3 and 4 an elephant at the water hole who lost half of its trunk when young, either in an attack by a predator or crocodile. It seems to have adapted pretty well. You can clearly see the two holes I mentioned above at the end of its trunk.
Have a nice day

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Mar 2014 - 7:44 AM
Focal Length:270mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:He ain't heavy, he's my brother...
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:12 Apr 2014 - 12:41 AM
Tags:Elephants, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:76
Voters:nonur · brandish · jovanovic · taggart · Irishkate · SteveMoulding · Mollycat · goso · prabhusinha · handlerstudio · 781969 · Nigeve1 · CarolG · cabbie · Sillybilly · lenocm · marktc · Bzox · Ray12 · Badgerfred · RobertTurley · Philip_H · morpheus1955 · barbarahirst · netta1234 · LynneJoyce · DicksPics · digital_boi · franken · Maiwand · Alan_Baseley · pentaxpatty · EMJAYCEE · viscostatic · ddolfelin · Len1950 · marshfam19 · termite53 · rontear · Nikonuser1 · ali63 · williamsloan · sparrowhawk · RysiekJan · briantjjones · HarrietH · ugly · ChristineD · JohnoP · Drighlynne · mistere · mex · Cookie_Monster · kuvailija · dven · Fred263 · Tish1 · 213hardy · NaturesHaven · PhilT2 · helenlinda · Brian65 · Stephen_B · fazzer · capto · Holmewood · Franko59 · cheesey · stub197 · BIGRY1 · georgiepoolie · mommablue · ubaruch · Ridgeway · Chinga · Glostopcat ·
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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2014 - 12:43 AM

Great shot Colleen. I like this mono a lot.

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brandish
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12 Apr 2014 - 12:50 AM

Really lovely set Colleen,difficult to pick a winner here,but I think it is V1 by a short head, if you will pardon the unintended pun.
Martyn.

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2014 - 1:00 AM

A great collection, like them all, esp. the color1

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2014 - 1:15 AM

I know you're practising mono and doing very well but I do love the warm colours in V3 & V4.
Several sets of molars would be good for my grandchildren after eating all those sweets!
Kate GrinGrin

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terryxc
terryxc  2 England
12 Apr 2014 - 1:22 AM

Brilliant set Colleen, V1 for me but all great shots and an excellent write up...

Terry.

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Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2014 - 2:04 AM

Lovely pictures with a great write up Colleen. V3 for me please.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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prabhusinha
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12 Apr 2014 - 4:13 AM

4 lovely pics

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2014 - 4:19 AM

This is a great set, Colleen. The elephant with the partly amputated trunk is quite an image. You are so lucky to be there.

Peter

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781969
781969 Plus Member 1781969 vcard India
12 Apr 2014 - 4:27 AM

Superb capture and closeup.

Vikram.

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 Plus Member 21058 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2014 - 6:02 AM

A very good set, I like the monos best and the low key presentation of these is very effective, V2 just best by a nose, or should I say trunk!

Nigel

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8184 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2014 - 6:06 AM

A superb set of images, Colleen, but rather sad to see the fella with the damaged trunk in V.4. He must feel rather self-conscious, rather like a human with part of his arm amputated. Carol

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Sillybilly
12 Apr 2014 - 6:42 AM

Some more great pics of these amazing animals
Served up with some nice informative info

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marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2014 - 7:04 AM

Amazing images Colleen, I particularly like the mono's, so evocative. Superb photography again!

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
12 Apr 2014 - 7:48 AM

V1 my favourite in this super set Colleen,
Fred.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2014 - 8:23 AM

More saggy baggies....
Keep them coming
Don't see many of them in South Leeds.....

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3232 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2014 - 8:24 AM

SmileHi Colleen ,This is a brilliant set,
I do like the mono but my Award is going for the colour .
NettaSmile

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LynneJoyce
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12 Apr 2014 - 8:25 AM

Another lovely set with a fascinating description.

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DicksPics
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12 Apr 2014 - 8:31 AM

A superb set of images and such a fascinating description, Colleen.

Richard

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2014 - 8:58 AM

Excellent shots of these highly intelligent and lovable animals Colleen.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty Plus Member 2pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2014 - 9:12 AM

V1 for me Colleen I love mono and ofcourse Elephants too, this is so good a real close up and personal one.
Have a good day Best wishes Patty GrinGrinGrinGrin

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2014 - 9:12 AM

A very interesting write up along with the excellent photography.
Joan.

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viscostatic
12 Apr 2014 - 9:18 AM

Wonderful images Colleen and interesting information too.

Phil.

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ddolfelin
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12 Apr 2014 - 9:21 AM

Great memories for you, Colleen.

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marshfam19
marshfam19 Plus Member 6marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
12 Apr 2014 - 9:41 AM

A lovely set of images Colleen, for me it's v1 I like the best.

Mary Grin

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termite53
termite53 Plus Member 2termite53 vcard United Kingdom
12 Apr 2014 - 10:40 AM

Wonderful set, you are so lucky to be so close to wildlife.....we don't get many elephants in these parts..
Regards
Tony

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2014 - 11:09 AM

A great set of images ColleenSmile

Cliff

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ali63
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12 Apr 2014 - 11:16 AM

Fantastic images Colleen,

Ali GrinGrin

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williamsloan
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12 Apr 2014 - 11:58 AM

A great set


Billy

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12 Apr 2014 - 12:05 PM

a lovely set of shots

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briantjjones
briantjjones Plus Member 2briantjjones vcard United Kingdom
12 Apr 2014 - 12:34 PM

Colleen, Wonderful set of images the mono ones are especially dramatic. Smile

Brian J.

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ChristineD
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12 Apr 2014 - 2:02 PM

A great collection

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12 Apr 2014 - 2:50 PM

Another wonderful set Colleen......colour for me today! Smile John

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Drighlynne
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12 Apr 2014 - 3:25 PM

Great set Colleen, V1 for me.

Is Rob home yet?

Lynne

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mistere
mistere Plus Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2014 - 3:25 PM

Another lovely set Colleen, beautiful photography and a very informative story.
Shame about the little fellows trunk.

Dave.

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kuvailija
kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
12 Apr 2014 - 4:25 PM

Beautiful Elephant images , mono and colour ! - I sometimes feel myself like the V1. So my favorite is V3. --- Excellent images , Colleen! --- Jukka.

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Fred263
Fred263 Plus Member 3Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
12 Apr 2014 - 5:43 PM

Great set of elephant images, Colleen. I agree with Jukka comments above.

Fred

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GeorgePlatis
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12 Apr 2014 - 6:08 PM

Wonderful captures of these amazing animals, excellent presented, Colleen!
George

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Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
12 Apr 2014 - 9:11 PM

Four wonderful images Colleen, love V3.
Brian

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fazzer
fazzer Plus Member 544 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2014 - 9:15 PM

A great set Colleen , V2 is my faveSmile

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Stephen_B
Stephen_B Plus Member 9Stephen_B vcard United Kingdom
12 Apr 2014 - 9:15 PM

Lovely set of images Colleen. Nice range of tone in the mono

Steve

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12 Apr 2014 - 10:25 PM

A fascinating set of these fascinating animals.Smile

ivor

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Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
12 Apr 2014 - 10:35 PM

Fantastic set Colleen with a great write up. It is amazing how animals can cope with things. Cathy

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13 Apr 2014 - 10:43 PM

Colleen yet again a cracking set love em SmileSmile

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ubaruch
ubaruch Plus Member 1ubaruch vcard Israel
15 Apr 2014 - 8:17 AM

Very impressive series, Colleen;
Thanks for your continuous support.

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Ridgeway
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16 Apr 2014 - 1:46 AM

I love the trunk min number 4,how amazing it must be to see elephants on thier own invoiriment.

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Chinga
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16 Apr 2014 - 3:03 AM

Can't choose... They are all so good! Grin
IB

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