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The Warning

By jules41
Well,it's good to be back online after a long abscence:o)
just been working too much as usual..lol.

This is another shot taken on a trip to Namibia this year.
Taken just as we were given a stern warning by this Elephant.The outstretched ears,circling of the feet and ear splitting roar,were enough to have me cowering under the seat in front,of the open jeep we were in.This was quickly followed by a mock charge and some throwing of trees.
Just could'nt get out of there fast enough and has made me appreciate that these seemingly gentle creatures are really the King of the Jungle so to speak.It was a terrifying moment.

Thanks for all your comments and views and ca'nt promise to catch up on all the shots i've missed but i'll give it a go..lol.
catch up with you all asap.
juliex

Tags: Wildlife Africa Bw Elephant Namibia Black and white

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Comments


jaktis 12 84 Sweden
10 Nov 2005 2:27AM
Great capture off a great animal

Peter

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Kim Walton 12 145 30 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2005 2:51AM
Well positioned,works well in B&W
Nic_WA 11 179 2 Australia
10 Nov 2005 3:07AM
Great detail in the large version. Excellent Smile
Nic
flakeyflower 10 17 Scotland
10 Nov 2005 3:11AM
great shot

lynne
covey 11 1.7k Ireland
10 Nov 2005 3:13AM
Lovely shot Julie, good to have you back.

T.
angej 11 477 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2005 3:17AM
Excellent JulesSmile)
Ange
jules41 12 197 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2005 3:19AM
Thanks everyone for your comments,it was a bit of a grab shot and i was shaking so much i'm surprised it even came out..lol.No time to think of Comp etc on this one..lol
juliex
Maddie 11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2005 3:24AM
another great B&W capture from you Jules
10 Nov 2005 4:19AM
Wow, now that's GOOD. I'm truly impressed
cats_123 Plus
12 4.5k 26 Northern Ireland
10 Nov 2005 4:59AM
like it B & W...amazed you got that close..we had a similar event with a lion.. avery humbling effect

jeff
tull 13 181 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2005 5:43AM
This is more like it.lol Just what I was saying the other day Julie your work is always a pleasure to view and your presence also.
Beautiful capture with wonderful tones and textures.
BTW I'd of joined you under the seat.lol

Mark.
DP_Imagery Plus
11 24 6 Wales
10 Nov 2005 6:14AM
Great capture and composition - particularly considering you were under his beady eye. RUN. Bruce.
albi 12 68 1 England
10 Nov 2005 7:43AM
Nice shot
Keep them coming..
Tony
PatrickSmith 11 1.2k 2 United States
10 Nov 2005 8:06AM
Wow, great story and very intimidating. But you made it out alive! It's good to see a new one from you. Work is getting busier for me too.
Patrick
owp 11 168
10 Nov 2005 8:13AM
. . Hi Julie . . welcome back indeed . . anjoyed you Namibia series (so far) . . this is a lovely study . . great subject and well captured . . . . a memeorable trip no doubt . . .
glazzaro 11 70 23 United States
10 Nov 2005 8:44AM
Beautiful shot as always, and gald to have you back! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg
MikeA 11 1.3k England
10 Nov 2005 8:46AM
Nicely captured image, he looks quite menacing, welcome back..

MikeA.
kinfatric 11 550 9 Scotland
10 Nov 2005 9:02AM
An impressive shot
10 Nov 2005 9:51AM
david shepherd would be proud.. nice
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
10 Nov 2005 10:03AM
Welcome back Nursey, how's looking after the sick treating you....LOL
Sorry haven't replied to your email, it's all a bit busy here at the moment....Lovely image as usual mate!

Ade x
10 Nov 2005 1:03PM
Welcome back Julie, nice to see your work on here again.
You must've been pretty close to this fella, no wonder you were frightened, he'd have made a mess of your vehicle if he did charge no doubt.
Nice shot, that was some trip you both had.
Well done.
Geoff.
Rob_Taylor 12 660 5 Wales
10 Nov 2005 1:35PM
Good capture Julie, lovely tones as always

Rob
banehawi Plus
12 1.4k 3493 Canada
10 Nov 2005 3:19PM
Brave shot.

W
Keelo 13 18 Australia
10 Nov 2005 9:42PM
No camera shake here at all Julie, Smile good story and a good shot, like it in B/W
jules41 12 197 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2005 11:39PM
Thanks for all your lovely comments,we were really close to the elephant Geoff,too close in fact and it really did'nt like us at all..lol.Ca'nt describe the fear that i felt at the time,but we were saved by another car coming in the opposite direction,as another Bull elephant started going after that.Trouble is..i'm petrified of the things now....lol.
Ade.....it's totally draining...so it's a night off for me tonight and i'm off for a drink:oD

thanks all.
juliex
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
11 Nov 2005 9:17AM
Wonderful shot, Julie.
Nice to see you posting again...

Jouko

PS Any flowers left in your garden? LOL....
future 11 153
11 Nov 2005 11:50AM
Lovely natural shot, looks great in Black and White...they really are amazing creatures. Cheers Chris
highlander 12 32 Scotland
11 Nov 2005 11:14PM
Indeed Julie, he needs a lot of space to feel secure and you were a potential threat so he did what comes naturally...lovely shot that will be a treasure for you holding such a memory.
Doug.
old timer 12 55 1 Scotland
12 Nov 2005 12:57AM
Super capture, Julie.
Jim
joko 12 1 Bulgaria
14 Nov 2005 5:42AM
Excellent capture.
Like the composition.

Jivko
Carabosse Plus
13 40.0k 269 England
16 Nov 2005 5:31PM
Very good indeed - a click for courage as well as for an excellent pic!
vfr400 14 886
17 Nov 2005 2:10AM
Makes you realise that whatever we think we ain't quite top of the pile. Excellent capture, I think I'd had have a large dose of camera shake!!

chris
User_Removed 12 17.9k 8 Norway
17 Nov 2005 7:10AM
Excellent Julie. Has your usual 'stamp' all over it!! (In catchup mode again I'm afraid...)

Mike
brian13 12 218
18 Nov 2005 11:22AM
Great Julie.
Well done for being there and getting this.
Scary stuff - not like a dragonfly eh!!! lol.

Brian.
ginz04 12 281 20 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2005 6:00AM
hi julie another fantastic picture from a very talented photographer. ian
jules41 12 197 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2005 10:29AM
Thanks everyone,really appreciate your lovely comments
juliex

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