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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

Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Aug 2013 - 11:25 AM
Focal Length:92mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Eyeing us out
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:20 Sep 2013 - 6:45 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Jeddahknight111 Plus Member 3Jeddahknight111 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:00 AM

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

CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:02 AM

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 Member 3310 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:05 AM

Im on my way Carol...wait for meGrinGrinGrin

S_Psharma  3 India1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:05 AM

Agreat wild life picture well captured.

jdenman  7 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:08 AM

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  3 South Africa
20 Sep 2013 - 7:16 AM

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

Last Modified By Hermanus at 20 Sep 2013 - 7:16 AM
SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:41 AM

Gorgeous capture. Be safe.

Nikonuser1 Plus Member 3Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:48 AM

Great capture Colleen, she has certainly got her eye on you Colleen!!!!


fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:50 AM

Great Natural History capture Colleen.


ddolfelin Plus Member 373 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:58 AM

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.

HarrietH Plus Member 5279 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
20 Sep 2013 - 8:28 AM

All I want here is rain, not cold but rain to save the urban flora. Wonderful shot of a beautiful she elephant.


johnlw  8 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 8:43 AM

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 Member 2103 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 9:01 AM

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

kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 9:07 AM

Another super image Colleen. Love my zoo but to see animals in their true environments must just be amazing GrinGrin


WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51403 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 9:13 AM

Such a clear capture in the brush for an animal that blends in so well.


Jenny-D Plus Member 5Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 - 9:38 AM

Another wonderful capture Colleen, love it.

Jenny Smile

20 Sep 2013 - 9:57 AM

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 Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 10:19 AM

Enough to bring up your temperature Colleen, trying her luck perhaps ( a mock charge ?) Wrap up warm today !

NDODS Plus Member 54350 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 10:30 AM

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

williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 10:52 AM

a nice one but mind your toes.


kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
20 Sep 2013 - 11:10 AM

What a BIG animal she is!- Your focal lenght was only 92mm, so you were quite near---- scary ! Wonderful capture though! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin ---- Jukka.

ValeryAst  3 Russian Federation
20 Sep 2013 - 11:22 AM

An excellent animal, she is big and strong!Smile
Dress warmly, Colleen, please... 11 degrees is cool enough!
Regards Valery

Lynniesefforts Plus Member 4Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
20 Sep 2013 - 12:00 PM

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 Plus Member 3ukgubbi vcard India
20 Sep 2013 - 12:22 PM

looks so majestic in her natural habitat. splendid

annettep38 Plus Member 4216 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 12:43 PM

OI saw this morning 8ļ in cape town...
this is a well composed so much action you can here the trees cracking!

taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 1:12 PM

A super big elephant, expertly captured--- well done!

EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 2:46 PM

Wildlife at it's most natural Colleen and a beautiful capture.

GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 3:32 PM

Wildlife photography is a dream on Africa ! Beautiful work, Colleen!

TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 5:18 PM

Another wonderful wildlife capture, Colleen - I'm very envious of you being in there with these beautiful animals Smile
Trev Smile

Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2013 - 5:34 PM

Lovely looking young elephant, Colleen.


Mike_Smith Plus Member 8240 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 5:58 PM

Beautiful shot of a stunning animal, its hard to believe that people kill these just for the ivory

saltireblue Site Moderator 55042 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway30 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 7:16 PM

Looks like a stand-off, Colleen, or a game of chicken...first one to move is a ...


20 Sep 2013 - 7:45 PM

Stunning image Colleen - looking straight at you! Smile


Irishkate Plus Member 533 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 9:14 PM

Quite a sight coming throught the bush and very clean looking - so often elephants are covered in dust
after cooling down.

BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 9:28 PM

A lovely Elephant image. You are so lucky to live in such a wonderful countrySmile

20 Sep 2013 - 11:30 PM

Excellent shot.

xwang  632 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2013 - 11:44 PM

That's really beautiful.. the plants enhance the image..wonderfully taken.

ddolfelin Plus Member 373 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2013 - 6:21 AM

A little too near, Colleen.
Use a longer lens.

netta1234 Plus Member 3259 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2013 - 8:10 AM

I Love to see Elephants and I love this image ColleenSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2013 - 8:18 AM


Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
23 Sep 2013 - 2:56 AM

What wouldn't I give for a sight like that!
A wonderful impressive capture...

Glostopcat Plus Member 9254 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 6:28 PM

A terrific shot of this magnificent beast

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