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Three Elephant Bulls

Three Elephant Bulls
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Copyright: Carl Landsberg (Jakkals) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 3 N: 587] (2813)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-06
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF 300 f/4L IS USM, Tiffen 77HTDUC Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-18 11:44
Viewed: 5053
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken near the Chudop waterhole in the Etosha National Park. Every day about midday, these three giants visited the waterhole for a mud-bath. Due to the high temperature, the light was very hazy that morning.
Enjoy and comments are welcome.
Best regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-18 11:48]

Hello Carl,
It's a great shot. Interesting to see three of them in quite similar poses. The quality is very good, nice lighting too.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-18 11:49]

Hi Carl,great capture face to face of this beautiful trio,very impressive sharpness and natural colors,a magnificent result,i like it!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Carl,
Wonderful image!!! Great low POV, excellent sharpness, fine details and natural colours. And about you Carl, a brave photographer who stayed in front of this three giants. Well done!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-18 11:52]

Hallo Carl,
Prachtige natuurlijke foto van deze olifanten. Indrukwekkend om ze zo vanuit een laag standpunt te zien. Mooi van voren genomen. Uitstekende scherpte.
Vriendelijke Groet,

Hello Carl,
Here they are now....the BIG ones! My favourite animal. The Etosha elephants are amongs the biggest on Earth and have very small tusks due to a phosphate deficiency in the soil. Fabulous arrangement and definition! Well done my friend. A real pleasure to view.

Excellent picture Carl! nice capture of this trio.

Ciao Carl, great trio of fantastic creatures, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Carl,
great capture of these impressive Elephant Bulls with good sharpness, fine light and beautifully natural colours.
Best wishes,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-12-18 20:00]

Hello Carl,
When the biggest animal in your area is a White-tailed Deer, I have to admit these guys are very impressive. I can't imagine living in a country where animals of this size roam freely.
Awesome composition showing exceptional detail and gorgeous natural coloration. Great work!!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-12-18 20:02]

Hi Carl,
Perfect shot of this beautiful elephants. Composition and light are very good.
Nice colours with excellent detail.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Carl,
interesting photo of these elephants. Great portrait. Excellent sharpness and details. I also like this composition.
Have a nice week,

Impressive animals and impressive photo Carl! Very good POV, excellent composition, fantastic lighting, wonderful colours and great sharpness.

very beautiful scene, amazing animals, your composition in this moment is fine with great performance!
regards Carl


Excellent composition and natural colours displayed.
I like the lighting, shrpaness and detail of the subjects. A good POV shown too.

A very nice composition from a good point of view. Nice light and good background.
Excellent detail. A fine natural photograph.
regards yiannis

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-19 2:16]

Hello Carl,
splendid image with excellent sharpness and light; great POV and beautiful natural colours. A beauty!!
Thanks for sharing

hallo Carl
Dit is een super shot van deze grote jongens
mooie details en goed van scherpte
De kleuren zijn prachtig naturel
bedankt groetjes lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-12-19 7:21]
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Hello Carl,
An excellent capture of these impressive giants showing great sharpness in beautiful light. I notice Corjan's comment about the tusks but to me they look as if they've been broken off?
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Hello Carl,
Another masterpiece from close range.....
What a splendid capture with exceptional colors.
Absolutely amazing composition.
The light and exposure are perfect as usual.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Boet,
Impressive image of these three giants. Stunning!!
Merry Christmas and love you lots.

Hello Carl

Fine frontal POV for this photo, we can feel
how us humans are small near a elephant,
the frontal POV it also gives a beautiful
eye-contact from the subjects, beautiful light,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


awesome capture, perfect focus and very nice details ,

Hi Carl,
Fantastic capture of this trio with good details & sharpness.
Taken from a nice POV showing the mammoth size of these african elephants. Nice composition too.
Well done & TFS.

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