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Muddy Elephant

Muddy Elephant
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Copyright: Ben Broughton (Lourens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 186 W: 0 N: 321] (1223)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-09-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-01-10 1:34
Viewed: 1838
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
African Elephant. (Loxodonta africana)
Largest of the land mammals weighing in at 5500 to 6000kg for males and 3600 to 4000kg for females. Found in dry areas to dense savannah with high rainfall. Cleear drinking water, shade and enough food (grass and branches) is essential. Dependent on water. When drinking it squirts water over itself and lies down in water to cool itself. It enjoys wallowing in mud and squirting it over its body.
Signs of aggression: Lifting trunk and head, spreads out its ears and trumpets or kicks up dust.
This image was taken at a dam in the Addo Elephant National park near Port Elizabeth.

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hallo Ben
very nice composition with good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-01-10 4:07]

Hi Ben,very bright capture of this elephant,great light and warm colors,and beautiful reflections too,another great shot of your serie from this park.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-01-10 6:57]

Hello Ben,
excellent photo of this elephant in great sharpness and details. Splendid natural colors. Good idea to show us the reflection on the water.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2016-01-17 11:11]

Hi Ben,
A lovely capture of this elephant ..
Very nice composition with great details and beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

Exquisite vertical composition, enriched by the perfect portrait of the elephant, with great definition of details, the colorful red African earth as great general character, and long reflection of the Lord of the ponds. Great, great work !!!!

From Argentina
Hernán Ernesto Bortondello

Hello Ben,

Beautiful photograph of this Elephant. Excellent focus and details. Great work....
Thanks for showing us this beauty,

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