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Encounter

By Denness
This shot was taken in 2009 in the Shimba Hills in Kenya, Africa. It shows an encounter I had with a young elephant whilst on safari. After stopping to view him from the roadside I watched as he shook his head, fanned his ears and started to walk toward us. At this point I alerted the driver, who shrugged his shoulders and told us that it was fine. He finished his mobile phone conversation, started the engine and we were on our way. This is the only time I have been concerned on safari in Africa, although I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Other images in this series are my shots Warning 2 and Grace.

Canon 400D
Canon 100-400 IS L (not long enough!) @300mm
F5.6
1/80th Sec (too slow)
ISO 400 (should have increased to 800)


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Tags: Mono Dark Night Big Elephant African Tusks B and w

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Comments


zebraboy 11 197 Australia
5 Feb 2011 11:56PM
Great shot. I would have had the fear here!!

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6 Feb 2011 12:07AM
Great shot and write up.Well done.
Wonderful capture. I think it looks great in mono and the lighting is spot on.
Denness 6 5 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 1:16PM

Quote:Wonderful capture.

I think it looks great in mono and the light
Quote:Great shot. I would have had the fear here!!
ing is spot on.



Thanks
Quote:Great shot and write up.Well done.


Thanks to you all, much appreciated

If you have'nt already then I would really, really appreciate if you could help me to win a national photo comp final by going to

http://www.mypetbook.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=...

and voting for MAY, which is my picture "The Inquisitive Duckling"

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Pete D
Denness 6 5 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2011 1:37PM

Quote:Wonderful capture.

I think it looks great in mono and the light
Quote:Great shot. I would have had the fear here!!ing is spot on.


Thanks Great shot and write up.Well done.

Thanks to you all, much appreciated

If you have'nt already then I would really, really appreciate if you could help me to win a national photo comp final by going to

http://www.mypetbook.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=212&Itemid=113

and voting for MAY, which is my picture "The Inquisitive Duckling"

Please only vote once per person from each IP address (if more than one person leave 24hrs in between vote), and please ask your friends to vote as well

There is also an option to link it to facebook should you wish ; )

Thanks,
Pete D

6 Feb 2011 11:24PM
Very good

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