Elephants

By ColleenA
Good morning....
Thank you so much for your support on the last three days of my wild dogs and vultures much appreciated.
A big thank you to Lynette (Lynniesefforts) and Billy (Williamsloane) for their UA's, I was chuffed.
Today some elephants for you. These were very close to us as you can see.This is an uncropped image, they were just perfectly placed.
V2 the bigger picture and V3 is lunch on the go.
Have a nice FridayGrinGrin

Tags: Elephants Wildlife and nature

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Comments


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 13 84 Sweden
7 Feb 2014 4:28AM
Great pictures

Peter
Bantu 4 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
11 199 20 Greece
7 Feb 2014 5:55AM
A wonderful set, Colleen, especially the closeness of V.1. Carol
User_Removed 5 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 5 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
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 7:33AM
Love all 3
V 1 the skin is awesome
Mike_Young 11 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
4 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 1.9k 150 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
5 348 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
7 3 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 10:17AM
Such beautiful animals... Impressive shots Collen...
IB
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 10:44AM
Lush pastures here for these beautiful elephants.
Superb photography Colleen.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
ali63 Plus
5 775 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 10:51AM
Such majestic animals brilliant work Colleen,

Ali GrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
5 348 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..
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
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 4 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
5 348 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 6 5 India
7 Feb 2014 2:20PM
V3- very intimate. Love this set. Great
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 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
5 348 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
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 6 26 3 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 5:01PM
Terrific shots esp. V1, and the eles are so clean!
Ju
ColleenA Plus
5 348 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
13 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 4 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
10 430 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
7 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
5 146 16 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 2.1k 487 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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