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I'd overlooked this one on my first selection to process - so glad I found it! You can see how close they were to our vehicle - this was taken at 100mm. He was part of a small herd of elephant going down to the River Luangwa and on the bank of the river was quite a large pride of lions feeding on a buffalo. The minute the lions saw the elephants they stopped feeding at exactly the same moment and watched the elephants' progress to the water. The matriach of the herd stopped and trumpeted a warning to the lions to keep away, the elephants continued to the water and the lions kept on feeding. It was one of those magical wildlife moments it was a privilege to witness.
Thanks for looking and for any comments and/or criticisms.
Many thanks to Nezih (nonur) for his UA for Stooks!
Ann

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:1 Sep 2013 - 6:49 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture priority
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash:Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:In mum's shadow
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:24 Oct 2013 - 6:00 PM
Tags:Baby elephant, Elephant, South luangwa, Wildlife / nature, Zambia
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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2013 - 6:04 PM

A delightful capture Ann.

Albert

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barbarahirst
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24 Oct 2013 - 6:09 PM

you cant get better....
photo and/or experience

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2013 - 6:10 PM

What an enchanting image, Ann, beautifully captured. Carol

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nonur
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24 Oct 2013 - 6:10 PM

Amazing clarity and so lovely, Ann.

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lifesnapper
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24 Oct 2013 - 6:11 PM

Gorgeous image Ann, really lovely.

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taggart
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24 Oct 2013 - 6:14 PM

He is so dear-- and likely vulnerable!

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2013 - 6:19 PM

100mm so this is a macro elephant, you just have to love him. - gary

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WhiteRose1
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24 Oct 2013 - 6:25 PM

Well framed between mum's legs. Can't help humming March Of The Elephants now SmileSmile

Dave

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24 Oct 2013 - 6:45 PM

A fine wee Heffalump.
Tremendous story line, must have had a great deal of magic for you right enough.

Dougie

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viscostatic
24 Oct 2013 - 6:54 PM

A delightful image Ann and your description also sets the scene well.

Phil.

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JuBarney
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24 Oct 2013 - 6:55 PM

A splendid shot
Ju

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Lillian
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24 Oct 2013 - 7:02 PM

Amazing detail Ann, and what an experience
a beautiful shot that has everything
Lillian

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mikbee
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24 Oct 2013 - 7:42 PM

One of the bigger looking little cuties I have seen Ann !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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ColleenA
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24 Oct 2013 - 7:54 PM

He is just too cute...a wonderful capture

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Fefe
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24 Oct 2013 - 8:24 PM

Awwwww love elephants, such a cutie..... look at that eyeSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Diane

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pamelajean Critique Team 9924 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1744 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2013 - 8:26 PM

That's such an endearing image, Ann, and what a wonderful experience for you.

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24 Oct 2013 - 8:28 PM

Cute capture Ann,
Fred.

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EMJAYCEE
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24 Oct 2013 - 8:35 PM

I like your write up with this image and that tiny elephant is just the dearest little thing - a very lovely capture.
Joan.

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danbrann
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24 Oct 2013 - 8:55 PM

Wonderful Ann. One for the family album. Mother Elephant will show it to all his pals when he is 21.

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24 Oct 2013 - 9:34 PM

How utterly gorgeous. How can you not love these creatures. Lovely shot Ann.
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24 Oct 2013 - 9:37 PM

Great capture AnnSmile

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achieverswales
24 Oct 2013 - 9:59 PM

Has to be the Ahhh photo of the day Ann, wonderful capture.

Regards

Trev.

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24 Oct 2013 - 10:09 PM

Wonderful image Ann.

ken

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24 Oct 2013 - 11:30 PM

A real gem Ann

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BarbaraR
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25 Oct 2013 - 11:19 AM

A little heart melter.
Gorgeous capture.

B.

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ChiliMan
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25 Oct 2013 - 7:16 PM

Stellar shot, Ann. The light, exposure, detail and composition are simply...well...perfect Smile

As a bonus, this little sweetie is looking just too adorable for words SmileSmile

What an amazing experience to witness what you did. Nature in the raw.

Andrew

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25 Oct 2013 - 8:20 PM

Great shot Ann - superb contrast and a wonderfully detailed hide.

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ChristineD
26 Oct 2013 - 7:48 PM

A delightful capture

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26 Oct 2013 - 8:50 PM

Wonderful Ann - making me quite jealous
Jason

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27 Oct 2013 - 10:14 AM

Wonderfully endearing and beautifully taken Ann.
Rende

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31 Oct 2013 - 9:47 PM

An enchanting image of this precocious youngster, this is definitely an image worth trumpeting about!Grin

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5 Nov 2013 - 7:16 PM

wow you must have had the holiday of a lifetime.
the shots you'd expect form Atteborough's camera man.

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