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Elephant and young
The first upload from my recent African adventure. We had spotted a large group of elephants in the distance and as we got closer I got the guide to stop at this point as the larger elephant was trying to hide the young one, and I thought the tree helped the composition.
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Album name:Beermonsta / Africa 2013
Keywords:Elephant kenya masai mata africa
Editing Performed:Converted from raw, brightness/contrast small crop, re size and usm
File Size:228 KB
Date added:Jul 31, 2013
Dimensions:900 x 604 pixels
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Date Time:2013:07:28 20:19:02
DateTime Original:2013:07:14 17:41:20
DateTime digitized:2013:07:14 17:41:20
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George  [Jul 31, 2013 at 07:39 PM]
We 'toggers can only work with what's there so your directions to your guide worked well in your favour here to produce a classic Safari shot Peter.
OK minor niggle about the clipped tree and maybe 1.6 acw rotation, but I love the way the mother Elephant is guarding her youngster and I think I can just make out other members of the herd in the long grass.
Pin sharp where it needs to be and gorgeous pastel colours, well done Peter, look forward to many more
Silversnapper  [Aug 01, 2013 at 09:16 AM]
As George noted, you have done really well to get such a good shot under the circumstances Peter and the tree does add to the scene, so well done for seeing the potential and grabbing it! I'm looking forward to the next ones too.
alanuk  [Aug 01, 2013 at 07:15 PM]
It must be magic to see this in real life. I think I would have been too busy with my drop dragging along the ground to think of photography so well done for that. I may have been tempted to Ma and her kid away further away from the edge of the frame but that's just a minor point. I have visions of the fine artwork of David Shepherd when i saw this (and that's a compliment!).
Beermonsta  [Aug 01, 2013 at 07:50 PM]
Thanks guys, I do have a few of these with the tree well in the frame but it was the position of the elephants that made me pick this one to post.
George  [Aug 05, 2013 at 05:28 PM]
Just can't get my head around Alan's "drop dragging along"
Helen  [Aug 06, 2013 at 07:23 PM]
A superb sharp shot with the Mother Elephant guarding the baby one, plus there does seem to be a young one in the long grass. The tree certainly adds to the composition. How fabulous to be so close in real life to get these action shots. Well done.