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Here I Come, Ready Or Not

By rowarrior
While I was living in South Africa I got a couple of weeks holiday from work and went travelling with my parents who had come out to visit. This was when we were on safari in Sabi Sands, next to Kruger, and were doing a late morning walking safari near the camp. This guy and his brothers were all hanging out together a few hundred yards away, but this one decided he wanted a closer look!

(apologies if anyone gets a little deja vu, but my dad has a similar one in his pf - he was standing right next to me!)

Tags: South africa Elephant Landscape and travel Sabi sands Wildlife and nature

Voters: fishy2, UBOAT, FeatherFriend and 20 more

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fishy2 10
16 Jan 2008 9:23PM
superb shot

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paulbroad 10 123 1234 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2008 9:33PM
Nice stuff but the location helps rather. If you have CS or any program with shadow managment, try reducing the shadow density just a little - too much will give noise.

UBOAT 10 41 Scotland
16 Jan 2008 9:37PM
Great picture,nice capture. Smile

FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
16 Jan 2008 9:39PM
You can't beat the shots in the wild, this is very good but agree with Paul re the shadows. Well done.
Strobe 10 1.3k United States
16 Jan 2008 9:43PM
Great shot, brings back fond memories of SA
alwolf 10 341 3 England
16 Jan 2008 9:50PM
Superb shot
rowarrior 10 4.4k 9 Scotland
16 Jan 2008 10:26PM

Quote:If you have CS or any program with shadow managment, try reducing the shadow density just a little

Will look into that, thanks
SKavanagh 10 312 5 England
16 Jan 2008 10:33PM
Excellent image
dathersmith 10 559 12 England
16 Jan 2008 11:31PM
A great capture, love those little birds.

ericfaragh 14 148 4 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2008 11:52PM
Good wildlife capture. Might stand a top crop, perhaps?
Marian 12 62 England
17 Jan 2008 12:06AM
A great natural shot.
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2008 8:46AM
Excellent shot and reducing the shadows will only improve it further. Great to see him captured in the wild, good eye contact and is that a couple of birds on his flank?
WelshKiwi 10 3.2k 2 Wales
17 Jan 2008 11:46AM
Hiya You.

Ok Im practising my crit on you ok and not just telling you I love an image, but WHY I love an image.

I Love this image the elephant looks amazing and It was probably an amazing time and experience for you.

I would like to see more detail in the elephant, maybe it could be lightened up a bit (cant tell you how cos I dont know lol) and Im not sure what that is on the elpahant on the left (where it is dark) but maybe it could be cloned out.

I dont think it needs to be cropped it shows the elephants surrounds and environment.

But I do like this image and Its fantastic to see it so close. Not seen your Dads cos I cant figure out who he is, give me a hint ok.

Lee Smile
newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2008 10:28PM
lol love the title katy nicely captured..
rowarrior 10 4.4k 9 Scotland
17 Jan 2008 10:31PM

Quote: Im not sure what that is on the elpahant on the left (where it is dark) but maybe it could be cloned out.

Evening Lee

they're birds - you can actually see them on a normal sized print, forgot they'd look like a bit of a blurry dot on here!

As for my dad, well he often comments on my pics and usually signs off in bizarre ways!
uggyy 12 2.1k 9 Scotland
17 Jan 2008 11:30PM
Good solid comp.

The sky is bland but unless you had some grads I dont think there much you could do and the color is in keeping with the rest of the image.

I see the birds and would think they show up great on a larger print. I dont know whats middle left side, a large black clump of something, draws my eye a little and might be better taken out if you can?

Now Im going before I sound like a camera club judge Smile

rowarrior 10 4.4k 9 Scotland
17 Jan 2008 11:42PM

Quote:Now Im going before I sound like a camera club judge

Lol, you can all place your bets now on what the judge might say Wink
Costy 10 483 6 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2008 7:31PM
This has potential to give that wow factor! The elephant is perfect and composition is great too. Crop an inch off the top and you have a fantastic image!!
alansnap 14 577 26 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2008 2:15PM
About the black thing on the left. It's a tree stump and I cloned it out on my version.

Katy's oul man
User_Removed 15 39 6 Scotland
15 May 2008 1:27PM
Such majestic creatures , wonderful shot

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