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davidbailie 13 457 7 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2009 10:50AM
Like this alot - all the important detail is there - and good attitude from the animal

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MikefromEbbw 9 69 2 Wales
21 Nov 2009 10:50AM
This is such a stunning portrait and such a shame about that grass obscuring the trunk.I still love it though.
kaybee 12 4.9k 25 Scotland
21 Nov 2009 10:52AM
Tremendous shot
richard20d 7 115 10
21 Nov 2009 10:52AM
What a cracking shot. My only niggle is the grass up the trunk which spoils it a bit for me. Having said that its still a really good image with good contrast and tones. Did you continue shooting when it backed off, as I would like to see other images. Around the edges of the ears look a little dark, is this due to you darking out the background.? Richard
21 Nov 2009 11:12AM
What a superb shot - excellent indeed !

Chris
21 Nov 2009 11:13AM
Good picture. A
mudge Plus
14 249 75 England
21 Nov 2009 11:41AM
Great mono shot
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
21 Nov 2009 11:42AM

Quote:This is such a stunning portrait and such a shame about that grass obscuring the trunk.I still love it though.


Agree with this comment but it is still an absolutely stunning image. Fills the frame beautifully. Well captured indeed.
Ronnie.
21 Nov 2009 11:53AM
Amazing shot
Emma
Bravdo Plus
8 17 2 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2009 12:23PM
Great shot. Would look good in a frame hung on a wall. great capture.

Barry
TrevW 7 118 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2009 12:24PM
A great shot. Like others have said, a shame about the grass on the trunk, but I guess in some shots like this, you don't have time for composition, or not safe to move to another position.
21 Nov 2009 12:31PM
Very Nick Brandt, very nice.
Denness 7 5 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2009 12:45PM

Quote:What a cracking shot. My only niggle is the grass up the trunk which spoils it a bit for me. Having said that its still a really good image with good contrast and tones. Did you continue shooting when it backed off, as I would like to see other images. Around the edges of the ears look a little dark, is this due to you darking out the background.? Richard



Quote:This is such a stunning portrait and such a shame about that grass obscuring the trunk.I still love it though.

Quote:A great shot. Like others have said, a shame about the grass on the trunk, but I guess in some shots like this, you don't have time for composition, or not safe to move to another position.

Quote:This is such a stunning portrait and such a shame about that grass obscuring the trunk.I still love it though.


First off thanks for such a great response to this shot from many very accomplished photographers, some very kind words indeed.
A number of you, quoted here, have raised issue with the grass. I can definitely see what you are saying and really appreciate your input. I am new to this site and it is refreshing and very welcome to recieve CC. I could try removing the grass, but I kind of like the way its fragilty contrasts with the power of the elephant, the only thing stopping it from trampling me! I do have a few other shots in this series but this is my most popular image by far.


Quote:Very Nick Brandt, very nice.


Thats made my day! One of my favourite photographers.

Thanks for your comments and I will be sure to view portfolios ASAP. This seems like a great site.

Thanks
Pete
Karrol 8 29 England
21 Nov 2009 2:31PM
Stunning shot.
21 Nov 2009 3:22PM
stunning !
21 Nov 2009 3:43PM
Absolutely stunning, my shot of the day. Very well done.

Jim.
21 Nov 2009 11:10PM
I love elephants and you have captured the reason why very well done!!
andyk 8 34 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2009 11:19PM
perfect
freybird 10 1 England
22 Nov 2009 9:37PM
Got to be the worst attempt at hide & seek I've ever seen!!! makes a great shot though. Geoff

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