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Red Earth

Red Earth
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO DG, Digital RAW 100, UV Filter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Krugerpark feb/mar 2007
Date Submitted: 2008-01-20 6:25
Viewed: 4282
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today another upload from last years krugerparktrip,this picture is made just outside the gate of Satara restcamp,I regret that some beams of a construction are visible,but I liked the red earth and dust,hope you like it too,ps this picture is made moments after an earlier upload of this elephant,thanks for watching

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Hi Paul,
what an excellent looking photo of this elephant you have uploaded today,superb.You need not have any regrets about the man made beams that show up in this shot as animals do live near and with us and always have.The focus is on this big creature and the dynamic of the shot.I really like the way this elephant has thrown up the dust in a bid to keep insects at bay.Your POV and colour and focus put this animal across very well.Thanks for showing us this photo of the elephant living it's life and taking care of itself,a dust bath is better than no bath at all. Bob

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-20 7:34]

Hello Paul, well done on this Elephant shot, the composition and technique are great, thanks !


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-01-20 8:48]

Hola Paul.
Looks like this big guy is having some great moment taking a bath.
Your photo is sharp and very clear
TFS Paul.

Hello Paul
This is great..the way you have captured the dust is superb..perfectly placed in the frame..exemplary shot..I guess you didnt change lenses for a while with all that dust in the air!!
Tfs and Best Regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-20 9:50]

Hello Paul,
Wow, that's a pretty close encounter with the dust flying!! Excellent action shot from a great POV. Good llight, excellent sharpness and beautiful colours.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2008-01-20 10:01]

prachtige foto Paul,
dit dier geeft respect. Uitstekende capture en de rode wolk met stof maakt de foto nog beter, uitstekend fotowerk Paul, prettige avond

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-01-20 12:28]

Hallo Paul,
Prachtig mooie opname. Ondanks de steiger komt het heel natuurlijk over. Scherpte, diepte en kleuren zijn uitstekend. Schitterend die stofwolk uit zijn slurf, alsof hij een pijpje rookt. Het lage standpunt heeft ook een goede compositie opgeleverd.

Hi Paul,
Different look with the elephant blowin' dust out its nose, I like it. Don't think the wooden beams take away anything at all. I like the POV of this dust monster most of all :)

the dust is not adding a great bonus but it's a good shot,

hello Paul

superb photography of that great animal,
i love the dust that he is doing, and i love very much
the POV of your image, i am watching your image
and is like if i was an elephant, like if i was at his level



Paul, Good photo in terms of technical issues. Also, the dust lends a sense of motion to the photo, hence a little drame.

Hi Paul,
This is a good action shot, something very original! Composition, details and colors are beautiful! The picture is strong enough to forget about those beams in background :) Well seen!

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