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Good morning ....Grin
So glad to find you were all happy i was back to my wildlife yesterday, thank you so much for the great response.
Special thanks to Lin (sweetpea62), Herman and to Dave (Ugly)( who is at this time landing in Tazmania about to embark on his wildlife experience)
Today's image is of a female elephant....we had gone off road looking for them as we could hear them in the distance breaking branches, its amazing how loud it is when in the quiet bush. She was slowly making her way towards us.
Have a nice day....we are waiting for our awful cold font to arrive bringing heavy rain, winds and snow, should hit us around 4pm. We are 11 deg today the rest of South Africa has summer temps of 28 - 35 deg...Sad

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Aug 2013 - 11:25 AM
Focal Length:92mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Eyeing us out
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:20 Sep 2013 - 6:45 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Jeddahknight111
Jeddahknight111 e2 Member 2Jeddahknight111 vcard United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 - 7:00 AM

Really nice shot of the iconic animal, hope you dress up warm for he cold front. Here forcast warm day, ( but that's a forcast)Smile

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:02 AM

She is beautiful, Colleen, a wonderful capture. I'm shivering for you, I'm just off to the beach for the day, with temperatures in the late 20's Smile Carol

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:05 AM

Im on my way Carol...wait for meGrinGrinGrin

S_Psharma
S_Psharma  1 India1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:05 AM

Agreat wild life picture well captured.

jdenman
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:08 AM

Beautiful creature, can't imagine seeing them close in the wild like this. Great detail and composition.

Hope the weather gets better quickly, is still rather warm here in Spain..............John

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
20 Sep 2013 - 7:16 AM

A super capture of this young beauty Colleen !! Love the surroundings too Smile We should leave for Cape Town in an hour or so, so we should be there before the biggie hits the shore Smile

Last Modified By Hermanus at 20 Sep 2013 - 7:16 AM
SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:41 AM

Gorgeous capture. Be safe.

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:48 AM

Great capture Colleen, she has certainly got her eye on you Colleen!!!!


Cliff

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:50 AM

Great Natural History capture Colleen.

Albert

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 233 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:58 AM

I'm sorry to hear about your cold front.
Folk I know near you agree that it is 11 degrees but don't think that there will be a storm.
Will they get a shock!
Your picture is what we come to expect - great.
No point in doing a mono - it's already grey.

HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4261 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
20 Sep 2013 - 8:28 AM

All I want here is rain, not cold but rain to save the urban flora. Wonderful shot of a beautiful she elephant.

Harriet

johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 8:43 AM

Another super shot Colleen it always amazes me with these great big fellows how they blend so well with there backgroundSmileSmileSmile
Regards John.

Ray12
Ray12 e2 Member 168 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 9:01 AM

A beautiful take, elephants don't need to talk and say "move" you do it with out question, also sorry to hear about your cold front, perhaps a thicker jumper would solve the problem Grin
Ray

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 9:07 AM

Another super image Colleen. Love my zoo but to see animals in their true environments must just be amazing GrinGrin

Kathryn

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41021 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England132 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 9:13 AM

Such a clear capture in the brush for an animal that blends in so well.

Dave

Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 - 9:38 AM

Another wonderful capture Colleen, love it.

Jenny Smile

digital_boi
20 Sep 2013 - 9:57 AM

a fine wee leflant capture Colleen and she was quite near looking at your FL92mm I enjoy your wildlife shots so keep them coming

batten down the hatches and stay warm

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
Have a good weekend

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 10:19 AM

Enough to bring up your temperature Colleen, trying her luck perhaps ( a mock charge ?) Wrap up warm today !
Ron

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32816 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 10:30 AM

An impressive wildlife composition capturing this gorgeous Elephant at her very best. Both detail and colour have been beautifully worked during post production.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 10:52 AM

a nice one but mind your toes.


billy

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
20 Sep 2013 - 11:10 AM

What a BIG animal she is!- Your focal lenght was only 92mm, so you were quite near---- scary ! Wonderful capture though! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin ---- Jukka.

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
20 Sep 2013 - 11:22 AM

An excellent animal, she is big and strong!Smile
Dress warmly, Colleen, please... 11 degrees is cool enough!
Regards Valery

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
20 Sep 2013 - 12:00 PM

We are having a cold snap too Colleen, here in the Blue Mountains... so much for Spring !!

Wonderful image of this beautiful girl Grin

Lynette Grin

ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
20 Sep 2013 - 12:22 PM

looks so majestic in her natural habitat. splendid

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 12:43 PM

OI saw this morning 8ļ in cape town...
this is a well composed so much action you can here the trees cracking!

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 1:12 PM

A super big elephant, expertly captured--- well done!

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 2:46 PM

Wildlife at it's most natural Colleen and a beautiful capture.
Joan.

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 3:32 PM

Wildlife photography is a dream on Africa ! Beautiful work, Colleen!
George

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 5:18 PM

Another wonderful wildlife capture, Colleen - I'm very envious of you being in there with these beautiful animals Smile
Trev Smile

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 - 5:34 PM

Lovely looking young elephant, Colleen.

P.

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7116 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 5:58 PM

Beautiful shot of a stunning animal, its hard to believe that people kill these just for the ivory

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43557 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:16 PM

Looks like a stand-off, Colleen, or a game of chicken...first one to move is a ...

Malc

Caziwinkles
20 Sep 2013 - 7:45 PM

Stunning image Colleen - looking straight at you! Smile

Carol

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 9:14 PM

Quite a sight coming throught the bush and very clean looking - so often elephants are covered in dust
after cooling down.
KateGrinGrinGrin

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 9:28 PM

A lovely Elephant image. You are so lucky to live in such a wonderful countrySmile
Ryan

AlexAppleby
20 Sep 2013 - 11:30 PM

Excellent shot.

xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 11:44 PM

That's really beautiful.. the plants enhance the image..wonderfully taken.

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 233 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2013 - 6:21 AM

A little too near, Colleen.
Use a longer lens.

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2136 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2013 - 8:10 AM

I Love to see Elephants and I love this image ColleenSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2013 - 8:18 AM

Stunning.

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
23 Sep 2013 - 2:56 AM

What wouldn't I give for a sight like that!
A wonderful impressive capture...
IB

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 6:28 PM

A terrific shot of this magnificent beast

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