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We went to Mossel Bay yesterday and on the way saw two Elephants standing near the road. This one was eating a stick of sorts.
V2 - Same Elephant different view.
Thanx so much for all the interesting comments and votes on my Tamarillo upload yesterday. They taste like a tomato just more tart and the pips are a bit hard for my taste Smile Great in stews and chutney or even jam - although my wife loves them raw.
A special thanx to Philip for his prized UA - I am honoured.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Lens:5.0 - 100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 111.7 - 2234.0 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:4 Jan 2013 - 11:52 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.7
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Elephant
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:5 Jan 2013 - 3:24 AM
Tags:Elephant feeding, Wildlife / nature
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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 4:40 AM

Wow Herman, I'm having a hard job getting my head round the idea of driving along and seeing an elephant standing right beside the road, can I assume they don't pose any danger? We think we have a problem with moose, but that pales a bit with this. Thanks for showing these two fine shots.
Rgds., Jim

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
5 Jan 2013 - 4:58 AM

There was a fence between us Jim Smile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 6:44 AM

Two wonderful images, Herman, such magnificent beasts, very well captured. Carol

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
5 Jan 2013 - 7:08 AM

What a magnificent animal Herman. I adore elephants they are so beautiful.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41034 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 7:21 AM

Amazing to come across these on a drive, Herman, - we've got lots of sheep on the moors TongueTongueGrin.

Dave

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
5 Jan 2013 - 7:40 AM

Glad to see they are in the wild, one thing I do not like is caged animals, well done Herman, good for you, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 7:51 AM

Great captures and spectacular animals to see at the side of the road Herman, it's a lot more exciting than my roads we only see drunks and rabbits.

Gary

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 - 7:55 AM

Having a fag, Herman?TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
AniaWink

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 8:10 AM

She is a beauty Herman and what a catch to find her.
I love elephants and it is nice to see them natural and not enclosed in the zoo.
Nice one…….I see I have some catching up to do. Now the grandson is back home
I should have more time. Apologies for the clicks instead……..

JOcelia…….

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 8:24 AM

Two Excellent and great capture,Herman,very well done,
saeid

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 8:27 AM

Wonderful beast and well captured, Herman.

Ray

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 8:37 AM

No 2 seems more pleasing to me Ashe is feeding and there is a bit more space to the left.
To great shot of his majesty, I wasn't aware you were so close to elephants!

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 8:39 AM

Ok , I really like v2 very much. It is the bit of grass an the well chosen background that make the elephant stand out with all the detail.

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 8:43 AM

An awesome pic of a big animal taken in a small sensor.

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 8:45 AM

Morning Herman you say it was behind a fence dont think that would stop it if it wanted to come out, two fine shots of a mighty animal.
Rob

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 8:52 AM

A fine portrait of an elephant.

All the very best for 2013 Herman.

Albert

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
5 Jan 2013 - 8:55 AM

Excellent captures Herman,
Fred.

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 9:59 AM

An excellent capture, Herman - glad to read that there was a fence between you and the elephant!!!

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 9:59 AM

Super capture

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 10:02 AM

How luck you are.. I always love elephants...

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Mototaur
Mototaur e2 Member 126 forum postsMototaur vcard England
5 Jan 2013 - 10:13 AM

Lovely captures Herman Smile Smile Smile

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
5 Jan 2013 - 10:15 AM

Super picture though she has sad eyes - or is that my imagination!

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luckybry
luckybry e2 Member 4luckybry vcard Scotland
5 Jan 2013 - 10:26 AM

grt images

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104009 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 10:59 AM

what a beauty...Mossel Bay is a lovely place...fond memories Smile

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
5 Jan 2013 - 11:18 AM

Two superb images very well captured Herman. Should be very exciting to be surrounded by different amazing species of natureSmileSmileSmileSmile
Effrossini

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2170 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 11:26 AM

A great set,how nice to drive along and see an Elephant,Waw,I've only seen one in a zoo and they should be out like this one.Smile
NettaSmile

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 12:58 PM

I had the same reaction as Jim V.!
I can't imagine seeing an elephant by the road.....I would think that might pose a bit of a problem if they decided to cross in a hurry. I am amazed. How lucky you are to see such things.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 1:11 PM

I like these elephants and like seeing them in their environment--- Great images --so glad you stopped!

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digital_boi
5 Jan 2013 - 1:28 PM

yes have to agree good to see them in thir own environment v2 for me

Graham

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 5:14 PM

2 crackers and great timing!Grin
Ryan

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achieverswales

Never seen an elephant on the road, have seen loads of Zebra Crossings though, excellent two captures of this magnificent animal Herman.

Regards

Trev.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33074 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 6:42 PM

I hope this fella took the trunk road for his sitting.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 8:05 PM

Two fine shots; how super to be so close to them.
Ju

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8755 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1588 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 8:45 PM

Could they be Selati and Kidibone from Albertinias Garden Route Game Lodge? See here.
Or maybe they are Sam and Tsotsi at the Garden Route? See here.
Or perhaps they're simply in part of the Game Reserve.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 9:13 PM

A lovey shot of this giant of a creature Herman. I know they can get very roused but they always seems to me that left along they are quite amiable.
Ron

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 - 10:18 PM

Two nice shots Herman, i wouldn't like to argue with one of them, Peter..

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Jellyfire
Jellyfire  241 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2013 - 7:25 AM

Nice capture of such a magnificent animalp

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CDSINUK
CDSINUK  2223 forum posts England
6 Jan 2013 - 9:41 PM

She's beautiful Herman, great image happy new year Smile

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
6 Jan 2013 - 9:58 PM

Two lovely captures Herman, and lucky you, even with a fence between you - its bunnies, foxes, badgers and occasionally sheep we see, not quite in the same league, eh Wink ... Carol Grin

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 - 5:10 AM

That is one welcome sight!
In London you might see a fox or a few rats, sadly to see an elephant we would have to visit the zoo...
Lucky you to see that... IB

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tamarisk
tamarisk  1
14 Feb 2013 - 7:04 PM

How wonderful!!! Such a gorgeous boy (or girl of course) I am just mad about Elephants, more pleaseWinkWinkWink

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