Eyeing us out

By ColleenA
Good morning ....Grin
So glad to find you were all happy i was back to my wildlife yesterday, thank you so much for the great response.
Special thanks to Lin (sweetpea62), Herman and to Dave (Ugly)( who is at this time landing in Tazmania about to embark on his wildlife experience)
Today's image is of a female elephant....we had gone off road looking for them as we could hear them in the distance breaking branches, its amazing how loud it is when in the quiet bush. She was slowly making her way towards us.
Have a nice day....we are waiting for our awful cold font to arrive bringing heavy rain, winds and snow, should hit us around 4pm. We are 11 deg today the rest of South Africa has summer temps of 28 - 35 deg...Sad

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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20 Sep 2013 7:00AM
Really nice shot of the iconic animal, hope you dress up warm for he cold front. Here forcast warm day, ( but that's a forcast)Smile

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
20 Sep 2013 7:02AM
She is beautiful, Colleen, a wonderful capture. I'm shivering for you, I'm just off to the beach for the day, with temperatures in the late 20's Smile Carol
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
20 Sep 2013 7:05AM
Im on my way Carol...wait for meGrinGrinGrin
S_Psharma 5 1 India
20 Sep 2013 7:05AM
Agreat wild life picture well captured.
jdenman 10 18 5 Spain
20 Sep 2013 7:08AM
Beautiful creature, can't imagine seeing them close in the wild like this. Great detail and composition.

Hope the weather gets better quickly, is still rather warm here in Spain..............John
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
20 Sep 2013 7:16AM
A super capture of this young beauty Colleen !! Love the surroundings too Smile We should leave for Cape Town in an hour or so, so we should be there before the biggie hits the shore Smile
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 7:41AM
Gorgeous capture. Be safe.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 7:48AM
Great capture Colleen, she has certainly got her eye on you Colleen!!!!

fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
20 Sep 2013 7:50AM
Great Natural History capture Colleen.

ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
20 Sep 2013 7:58AM
I'm sorry to hear about your cold front.
Folk I know near you agree that it is 11 degrees but don't think that there will be a storm.
Will they get a shock!
Your picture is what we come to expect - great.
No point in doing a mono - it's already grey.
20 Sep 2013 8:28AM
All I want here is rain, not cold but rain to save the urban flora. Wonderful shot of a beautiful she elephant.

johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 8:43AM
Another super shot Colleen it always amazes me with these great big fellows how they blend so well with there backgroundSmileSmileSmile
Regards John.
Ray12 Plus
5 137 1 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 9:01AM
A beautiful take, elephants don't need to talk and say "move" you do it with out question, also sorry to hear about your cold front, perhaps a thicker jumper would solve the problem Grin
20 Sep 2013 9:07AM
Another super image Colleen. Love my zoo but to see animals in their true environments must just be amazing GrinGrin

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
20 Sep 2013 9:13AM
Such a clear capture in the brush for an animal that blends in so well.

20 Sep 2013 9:38AM
Another wonderful capture Colleen, love it.

Jenny Smile
20 Sep 2013 9:57AM
a fine wee leflant capture Colleen and she was quite near looking at your FL92mm I enjoy your wildlife shots so keep them coming

batten down the hatches and stay warm

Have a good weekend
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
20 Sep 2013 10:19AM
Enough to bring up your temperature Colleen, trying her luck perhaps ( a mock charge ?) Wrap up warm today !
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 10:30AM
An impressive wildlife composition capturing this gorgeous Elephant at her very best. Both detail and colour have been beautifully worked during post production.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
a nice one but mind your toes.

20 Sep 2013 11:10AM
What a BIG animal she is!- Your focal lenght was only 92mm, so you were quite near---- scary ! Wonderful capture though! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin ---- Jukka.
20 Sep 2013 11:22AM
An excellent animal, she is big and strong!Smile
Dress warmly, Colleen, please... 11 degrees is cool enough!
Regards Valery
We are having a cold snap too Colleen, here in the Blue Mountains... so much for Spring !!

Wonderful image of this beautiful girl Grin

Lynette Grin
ukgubbi 6 5 India
20 Sep 2013 12:22PM
looks so majestic in her natural habitat. splendid
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
20 Sep 2013 12:43PM
OI saw this morning 8 in cape town...
this is a well composed so much action you can here the trees cracking!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
20 Sep 2013 1:12PM
A super big elephant, expertly captured--- well done!
9 10 10 England
20 Sep 2013 2:46PM
Wildlife at it's most natural Colleen and a beautiful capture.
20 Sep 2013 3:32PM
Wildlife photography is a dream on Africa ! Beautiful work, Colleen!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
20 Sep 2013 5:18PM
Another wonderful wildlife capture, Colleen - I'm very envious of you being in there with these beautiful animals Smile
Trev Smile
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 5:34PM
Lovely looking young elephant, Colleen.

Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 5:58PM
Beautiful shot of a stunning animal, its hard to believe that people kill these just for the ivory
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
20 Sep 2013 7:16PM
Looks like a stand-off, Colleen, or a game of chicken...first one to move is a ...

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 7:45PM
Stunning image Colleen - looking straight at you! Smile

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 9:14PM
Quite a sight coming throught the bush and very clean looking - so often elephants are covered in dust
after cooling down.
6 3 8 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 9:28PM
A lovely Elephant image. You are so lucky to live in such a wonderful countrySmile
20 Sep 2013 11:30PM
Excellent shot.
xwang 9 56 8
20 Sep 2013 11:44PM
That's really beautiful.. the plants enhance the image..wonderfully taken.
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
21 Sep 2013 6:21AM
A little too near, Colleen.
Use a longer lens.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
21 Sep 2013 8:10AM
I Love to see Elephants and I love this image ColleenSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2013 8:18AM
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2013 2:56AM
What wouldn't I give for a sight like that!
A wonderful impressive capture...
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
2 Oct 2013 6:28PM
A terrific shot of this magnificent beast

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