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debu 7 India
7 Feb 2014 4:18AM
Lovely images.
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7 Feb 2014 4:26AM
amazing images! so much detail and expression. (UA as soon as the 24 hours waiting are up!) Grin
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
7 Feb 2014 4:28AM
Great pictures

Peter
Bantu 3 7 1 India
7 Feb 2014 4:55AM
Lovely tuskers,superb catch.
The good light of V2 shows these Elephants beautifully. Well done Colleen.
WesternRed.
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
7 Feb 2014 5:55AM
A wonderful set, Colleen, especially the closeness of V.1. Carol
User_Removed 4 4 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 6:19AM
Love V3.
Andysnapper 9 109 25 England
7 Feb 2014 6:34AM
Stunning shots Colleen, V2 is perfect.

Andy
7 Feb 2014 6:50AM
Brilliant pictures.
Hope they enjoyed their lunch.
Caziwinkles 4 3 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 7:05AM
Gorgeous close up in V1 - I am thinking this would make for a good mono image too. Smile

Carol
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 7:19AM
It's as if they knew you were coming to photograph them and you got their best side, lovely.Smile
Fantastic elephant images Colleen..they are such beautiful beings..

Lynette Grin
7 Feb 2014 7:33AM
Love all 3
V 1 the skin is awesome
Mike_Young 10 12 9 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 7:50AM
Three top images Colleen, couldn't possibly choose between them, they are all worthy of their own uploads
7 Feb 2014 7:54AM
Truly excellent, I'm off now to photograph sparrows...Grin
Nigeve1 Plus
4 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 7:59AM
Excellent set, I particularly like the crop of V1.
Nigel
7 Feb 2014 8:11AM
Super images Colleen, love the detail in all, V2 a slight favourite,
Fred.
viscostatic 11 35 5 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 8:37AM
Great composition in V1 Colleen. Magnificent creatures.

Phil.
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 8:54AM
Great pictures Colleen, perfectly captured. GrinGrinGrin Peter.
7 Feb 2014 9:01AM
Really great close up of these wonderful animals, they are perfectly captured. Have a good day GrinGrinGrinGrin Patty
richmowil Plus
8 321 2 England
7 Feb 2014 9:03AM
Three excellent images, Colleen!! V1 stands out for me!!
gss 3 1 Romania
7 Feb 2014 9:46AM
V1 is an excellent shot, a great skin texture study and a great composition!
Silviu
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.8k 149 England
7 Feb 2014 9:55AM
Quite timely with a summit in London on illegal wildlife trade. I was going to post a link to a recent newspaper report showing the destruction of these magnificent beasts for their tusks but it's actually a bit too harrowing I think.

v1 & v3 are excellent crops, Colleen.

Dave
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 10:05AM
Wonderful set and have to say V3 is quite wonderful Colleen
Lillian
ColleenA Plus
5 336 5 Australia
7 Feb 2014 10:07AM

Quote:Quite timely with a summit in London on illegal wildlife trade. I was going to post a link to a recent newspaper report showing the destruction of these magnificent beasts for their tusks but it's actually a bit too harrowing I think.
Dave


That's excellent news that they are holding a summit, let's hope something gets done ....
They need to bring the death penalty back ...
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 10:17AM
Such beautiful animals... Impressive shots Collen...
IB
Irishkate Plus
6 41 110 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 10:44AM
Lush pastures here for these beautiful elephants.
Superb photography Colleen.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
ali63 Plus
5 771 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 10:51AM
Such majestic animals brilliant work Colleen,

Ali GrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
5 336 5 Australia
7 Feb 2014 11:00AM

Quote:Lush pastures here for these beautiful elephants.
Superb photography Colleen.
Kate GrinGrinGrin


Yes Kate a big difference between the rainy season in January and the dry winter season in August...my images over the last few weeks..
7 Feb 2014 11:29AM
I bet they were walking on a trunk road...........GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
a great shot of a great animal.


billy
7 Feb 2014 12:17PM
has to be V1 and 3 Colleen could not have asked for better positioning wonderful creatures indeed

Graham
Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
7 Feb 2014 12:34PM
Lovely set Colleen. I like the crop in V1.
Rende
Tish1 Plus
4 16 3 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 12:55PM
One of my favourite creatures, personally I think you should have led with V3 which is my preference of the set.


Tish
ColleenA Plus
5 336 5 Australia
7 Feb 2014 12:59PM

Quote:One of my favourite creatures, personally I think you should have led with V3 which is my preference of the set.
Tish


I didn't think the quality of the image was good enough for a lead picture, but did like their interaction. Have turned it into a mono which looks quite good, may upload next week.
ukgubbi 5 5 India
7 Feb 2014 2:20PM
V3- very intimate. Love this set. Great
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 10 England
7 Feb 2014 2:36PM
Were these taken with your elephoto lens, Colleen?! Grin Like the crops in both V1 & V3, and think V3 just wins it for me Smile
Trev Smile
ColleenA Plus
5 336 5 Australia
7 Feb 2014 2:38PM

Quote:Were these taken with your elephoto lens, Colleen?! Grin Like the crops in both V1 & V3, and think V3 just wins it for me Smile
Trev Smile


Lol Trev just a little Coolpix with a fixed lens....they were very close to us...gentle giants
EMJAYCEE Plus
8 10 10 England
7 Feb 2014 2:54PM
Fantastic detail Colleen - wonderful to share your experience.
Joan.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 3:13PM
Love the crop in V1, it really shows off the wonderful skin textures.
gwynn56 5 87 England
7 Feb 2014 3:30PM
nice capture Smile
kathrynlouise 5 423 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 4:34PM
Wonderful captures Colleen. V1 for me, amazing skin textures captured GrinGrin

Kathryn
7 Feb 2014 4:37PM
Wonderful composition and textures in V1, Colleen.

P.
JuBarney Plus
6 25 3 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 5:01PM
Terrific shots esp. V1, and the eles are so clean!
Ju
ColleenA Plus
5 336 5 Australia
7 Feb 2014 5:12PM

Quote:Terrific shots esp. V1, and the eles are so clean!
Ju


I think it's because it's the rainy season....
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
7 Feb 2014 5:16PM
# well done images, the elephants are so HUGE!
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 6:01PM
Three great imagesSmile

Eileen
Superb set of images, Colleen. V1 & v3 are very special indeed as they capture the essence of this magnificient animal.

Fred
mistere Plus
4 3 3 England
7 Feb 2014 6:37PM
Brilliant, so close as well. Must have been amazing.

Dave.
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 6:50PM
Wonderful creatures!
Mike_Smith Plus
10 396 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 6:57PM
Three cracking shots Colleen, why brainless people kill these beautiful animals for there ivory is beyond me
myrab 11 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 7:32PM
Beautiful shots Colleen.

Myra
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 7:47PM
3 lovely shots Colleen, love V2.
Brian
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
7 Feb 2014 9:51PM
A terrific set of images of these magnificent animals Colleen, one wonders how many more you have left in your trunk!Wink
marktc Plus
6 96 15 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 10:26PM
3 Fab shots Colleen, but I have to say V3 is my favourite... great work
7 Feb 2014 10:31PM
Brilliant photos Colleen. Love them all. Cathy
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 140 15 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2014 1:12PM
Super capture Colleen, V1 for meSmile


Cliff
Lelah 4 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2014 8:07PM
Fantastic shots of the most beautiful animal
8 Feb 2014 10:41PM
Excellent shots - are you taking over from SimonFletch for a while? Can't have a break in the lunch series can we?!!
dark_lord Plus
13 1.9k 424 England
8 Feb 2014 10:43PM
You must be really pleased you got so close. So many amazing photo opportunities as well as being able to observe them so closely.

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