By ColleenA
Good morning.....
Not often I do mono images but thought this elephant image suited it... This elephant was right on top of us ...no zoom needed....
have a nice SundayGrinGrinGrin

Tags: Elephant Wildlife and nature

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
9 Feb 2014 12:36AM
That is mighty close! a super great shot!
9 Feb 2014 12:41AM
Phenomenally close. Great shot.
Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 12:48AM
Stunning detail of that elephant skin - he could do with some of my night cream!
The mono is superb Colleen.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 12:49AM
Just seen V2 - lovely against the greenery.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
ukgubbi 8 5 India
9 Feb 2014 12:51AM
V1- is head on. Superb details of this majestic tuskar. Great shots. I am enjoying all your game drive shots.
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 1:50AM
This is right in your face. Fantastic shoots Coleen. GrinGrinGrin Peter.
Oh his poor tusk!! Sad Superb images Colleen.. Loving all these nature/wildlife beauties. Grin

Lynette Grin
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 2:23AM
How much closer can you get? This is an outstanding shot of this magnificent animal!
I love elephants. Only seen tham in the wild in India and Sri Lanka with pink ears...
My compliments on both images Colleen! Lets us have more!
prabhusinha 12 5 5 India
9 Feb 2014 3:31AM
Lovely set esp the profile.
Bantu 7 7 1 India
9 Feb 2014 4:04AM
Lovely and dynamic closeup,superb capture.
ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
9 Feb 2014 4:56AM
Hope you have more of these tucked away, Colleen.
Wonderful pictures.
ColleenA Plus
8 456 7 Australia
9 Feb 2014 5:57AM

Quote:How much closer can you get? IB

I have had closer. Once an elephant approached my side if the vehicle. The Ranger said to me "just sit very very still" ... That was easy I was frozen with fear. The elephant put his trunk over me and smelt inside my camera bag with his trunk. Then turned around and walked off into the bush. Whew!
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
9 Feb 2014 6:57AM
Two wonderful close-ups, Colleen, a majestic beast. Carol
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 7:37AM
A very well composed, exposed, captured, processed and presented wildlife image with great colour and detail Colleen. Image number one please "Superb wildlife photography"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 7:52AM
Definitely close encounter and agree Colleen he certainly does do well in mono
both well captured, but V1 is and has been presented so beautifully
9 Feb 2014 8:02AM
Excellent close up's Colleen, V1 a bit special,
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
9 Feb 2014 8:04AM
Everything that Nathan said plus WOW, amazing images Colleen. Love them both.

jaktis 16 84 Sweden
9 Feb 2014 8:14AM
That feels close

Philip_H 8 1.4k United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 8:28AM
Magnificent! Grin

Just listening to a very depressing news item on the BBC about the scale of elephant and rhino poaching in Africa Sad

termite53 7 8 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 8:38AM
Wow, love V1
11 10 10 England
9 Feb 2014 8:57AM
Now this is a CLOSE ENCOUNTER -Superb detail - congratulations Colleen.
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
9 Feb 2014 9:01AM
He could not have come any closer Colleen.SmileSmile
Brilliant detail but I love the colour as wellSmileSmile
Caziwinkles 7 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 9:37AM
Two superb close ups Colleen! I don't think I would have been able to even lift my camera if so close let alone focus and take the images! Smile

ColleenA Plus
8 456 7 Australia
9 Feb 2014 9:49AM

Quote:He could not have come any closer Colleen.SmileSmile
Brilliant detail but I love the colour as wellSmileSmile

You know they are close when you can count their eyelashesGrinGrin
9 Feb 2014 10:04AM
How could you get such a good image, my hand would have been shaking so much being that close. Love the mono.

Mary Grin
9 Feb 2014 10:06AM
wonderful close up Colleen I love this , great shot have a good day Patty Grin
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 165 16 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 11:09AM
Great close up Colleen, V1 great mono imageSmile

SlowSong Plus
12 9.2k 30 England
9 Feb 2014 11:11AM
Whenever I see pics of elephants these days I can't help thinking about how many are being slaughtered.
Jenny-D 10 1 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 11:26AM
Superb captures Colleen.

Jenny Smile
9 Feb 2014 11:29AM
beauties well captured.

viscostatic 14 47 8 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 11:30AM
Excellent close-up images Colleen.

Rende 13 38 4 Netherlands
9 Feb 2014 11:49AM
Love the crop Colleen.
ColleenA Plus
8 456 7 Australia
9 Feb 2014 11:54AM

Quote:Love the crop Colleen.

It's not a crop Rende...it's full frame...the elephant was on top of us...
carper123 Plus
8 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 11:57AM
Luv the detail and chosen pov, excellent stuff, Colleen.
Well done,
Darryl. xSmileSmileSmile
9 Feb 2014 12:20PM
Two superb images, Colleen. Talk about close encounters.... great skin tones , comp, and POV.

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
9 Feb 2014 12:30PM
I see you've been out with your 'elephoto' lens again, Colleen!! Grin Two super close up shots, and like the abstractness of V1, so that's my fave Wink
Trev Smile
capto Plus
8 6.4k 21 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 1:04PM
Great textures well suited to mono.Smile

9 Feb 2014 1:04PM
both special Colleen

myrab 14 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 1:26PM
2 superb images Colleen,

Maiwand 13 3 73 England
9 Feb 2014 2:48PM
Top class closeup Colleen.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
gss 6 1 Romania
9 Feb 2014 2:56PM
Super portrait!
EileenH 7 1 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 3:05PM
Lovely setSmile

dark_lord Plus
16 2.6k 695 England
9 Feb 2014 3:25PM
Nicely shot. Mono works as it's all about the skin texture.
In fact, this would benefit from a boost in contrast - you can often push mono more that way than you can with colour - to make the most of those wrinkles.
9 Feb 2014 3:27PM

John Smile
Bravdo 12 17 2 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 4:52PM
Super close up, 2 great captures.

ali63 8 790 1 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 4:54PM
Superb Colleen,

Ali GrinGrin
9 Feb 2014 5:06PM
Love all these nature images, v2 for me
9 Feb 2014 9:01PM
Now that is what you call close Collen. Fantastic shots. Cathy
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 9:35PM
Terrific shots
Ridgeway 13 222 2 Ireland
10 Feb 2014 8:19PM
Up close and personal, very nice.
10 Feb 2014 9:37PM
Excellent detail and the composition is wonderful.
lesliea 11 2 Australia
11 Feb 2014 8:31AM
Beautiful images Colleen well taken.
Allen, Smile
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
12 Feb 2014 5:18PM
Wow you were brave to get this close, a marvellous portrait of this magnificent animal taken from a range of 18.7mm!Grin The challenge has been set for Safari Simon, he must get a shot of an elephant from 10mm!WinkGrin
brian17302 8 2 13 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2014 10:20PM
Super close up detailed images ColleenGrin
koowac 9 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 7:23PM
Fantastic capture, love the closeness

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