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Whilst on Safari in Kenya we stopped to watch this African Elephant. It appeared to become agitated and started flapping its ears and moving toward us. Our guide did'nt seem concerned, but I was very relieved when he backed off.

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:Canon 100-400mm IS L
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Warning
Username:Denness Denness
Uploaded:21 Nov 2009 - 10:45 AM
Tags:Black & white, Wildlife / nature
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davidbailie
davidbailie e2 Member 11451 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2009 - 10:50 AM

Like this alot - all the important detail is there - and good attitude from the animal

db

Last Modified By davidbailie at 21 Nov 2009 - 10:51 AM

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MikefromEbbw
MikefromEbbw e2 Member 769 forum postsMikefromEbbw vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2009 - 10:50 AM

This is such a stunning portrait and such a shame about that grass obscuring the trunk.I still love it though.

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kaybee
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21 Nov 2009 - 10:52 AM

Tremendous shot

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richard20d
21 Nov 2009 - 10:52 AM

What a cracking shot. My only niggle is the grass up the trunk which spoils it a bit for me. Having said that its still a really good image with good contrast and tones. Did you continue shooting when it backed off, as I would like to see other images. Around the edges of the ears look a little dark, is this due to you darking out the background.? Richard

Last Modified By richard20d at 21 Nov 2009 - 10:53 AM

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Imagephotographics
Imagephotographics e2 Member 5Imagephotographics vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2009 - 11:12 AM

What a superb shot - excellent indeed !

Chris

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accipiter
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21 Nov 2009 - 11:13 AM

Good picture. A

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mudge
mudge e2 Member 1250 forum postsmudge vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2009 - 11:41 AM

Great mono shot

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2009 - 11:42 AM


Quote: This is such a stunning portrait and such a shame about that grass obscuring the trunk.I still love it though.

Agree with this comment but it is still an absolutely stunning image. Fills the frame beautifully. Well captured indeed.
Ronnie.

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EmmaLouise29
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21 Nov 2009 - 11:53 AM

Amazing shot
Emma

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Bravdo
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21 Nov 2009 - 12:23 PM

Great shot. Would look good in a frame hung on a wall. great capture.

Barry

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TrevW
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21 Nov 2009 - 12:24 PM

A great shot. Like others have said, a shame about the grass on the trunk, but I guess in some shots like this, you don't have time for composition, or not safe to move to another position.

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JoshCunliffe
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21 Nov 2009 - 12:31 PM

Very Nick Brandt, very nice.

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Denness
Denness e2 Member 5Denness vcard United Kingdom
21 Nov 2009 - 12:45 PM


Quote: What a cracking shot. My only niggle is the grass up the trunk which spoils it a bit for me. Having said that its still a really good image with good contrast and tones. Did you continue shooting when it backed off, as I would like to see other images. Around the edges of the ears look a little dark, is this due to you darking out the background.? Richard


Quote: This is such a stunning portrait and such a shame about that grass obscuring the trunk.I still love it though.


Quote: A great shot. Like others have said, a shame about the grass on the trunk, but I guess in some shots like this, you don't have time for composition, or not safe to move to another position.


Quote: This is such a stunning portrait and such a shame about that grass obscuring the trunk.I still love it though.

First off thanks for such a great response to this shot from many very accomplished photographers, some very kind words indeed.
A number of you, quoted here, have raised issue with the grass. I can definitely see what you are saying and really appreciate your input. I am new to this site and it is refreshing and very welcome to recieve CC. I could try removing the grass, but I kind of like the way its fragilty contrasts with the power of the elephant, the only thing stopping it from trampling me! I do have a few other shots in this series but this is my most popular image by far.


Quote: Very Nick Brandt, very nice.

Thats made my day! One of my favourite photographers.

Thanks for your comments and I will be sure to view portfolios ASAP. This seems like a great site.

Thanks
Pete

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Karrol
Karrol e2 Member 629 forum postsKarrol vcard England
21 Nov 2009 - 2:31 PM

Stunning shot.

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dawnmichelle
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21 Nov 2009 - 3:22 PM

stunning !

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Shootme
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21 Nov 2009 - 3:43 PM

Absolutely stunning, my shot of the day. Very well done.

Jim.

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fionaprice789
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21 Nov 2009 - 11:10 PM

I love elephants and you have captured the reason why very well done!!

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andyk
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21 Nov 2009 - 11:19 PM

perfect

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freybird
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22 Nov 2009 - 9:37 PM

Got to be the worst attempt at hide & seek I've ever seen!!! makes a great shot though. Geoff

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