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Do Not Invade My Territory

Do Not Invade My Territory
Photo Information
Copyright: Arnold Becker (arnie700) (91)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2002-07-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon F-100, Nikkor 105mm f2.8D micro, Ektachrome 200
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-18 17:51
Viewed: 4187
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo of a charging elephant was taken when we came upon a herd with several babys. Because we were intruding this rather large male wanted to make sure that we knew to stay away.
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To Evelynn: Thank youarnie700 1 03-20 13:26
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Hello Arnold,

Welcome to TrekNature. I am always happy to meet someone interested in photography. I have only been active in TN since January so I am new here too. I suggest that you take some time to view a lot of the images posted here and read the critiques. You will be surprised how quickly you learn and how supportive this group can be. Be sure to write lots of critiques yourself so that people get to know your name and start looking for your photos. I primarily shoot landscape but you will find some amazing wildlife photographers here. Their critiques are invaluable!!

So, just how close were you to this charging elephant? Some people on this site amaze me. I photograph mostly subjects that don't move...or attack! This is a nice sharp image of an amazing instant in time. Therefore it must be critiqued differently than one that had been carefully composed. For example, one cannot say, "Next time an elephant charges you, be sure to get all of him in the frame!" Lots of folks on this site do use quite a bit of postprocessing on the computer to alter depth of field, crop, saturate, even out the exposure, etc. I don't know where you stand on that, but you can learn a lot here about it. Also take advantage of the "forums" page for additional assistance.

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