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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Date Submitted: 2008-03-08 4:35
Viewed: 3854
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elephants (Elephantidae) are a family in the order Proboscidea in the class Mammalia. They were once classified along with other thick skinned animals in a now invalid order, Pachydermata. There are three living species: the African Bush Elephant, the African Forest Elephant (until recently known collectively as the African Elephant), and the Asian Elephant (also known as the Indian Elephant). Other species have become extinct since the last ice age, which ended about 10,000 years ago, the Mammoth being the most well-known of these.here

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
19/10/2007 08:14:52
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style

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hello annick,
nice capture of the elephnat, looks like its spraying the water, the pov is very good, spot on focus, good details captured, you have handeled exposure well here,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello My Dear Friend Annick!

Perfect capture of this lovely African Elephant which has typically bigger earlap than that of Asiatic elephant! Indeed I love their large earlaps (may be I said before:). Your shot is excellent as usual my friend! TFS.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-08 5:50]

Hi Annick

Great shot - I like the POV and the frozen splash is excellent.


Again an awesome shot of this beautiful animal,Annick!
Perfect exposure, excellent frame!

Hello Annick,
Great timing for this nice shot
Well done
Have a good W-E

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-08 6:35]

Hi Annick. A very good POV of this Elephant. making it look 3D on my computer. good detail and natural colours. good timing in this one. well done TFS.

Hello Annick, wonderful picture...she is a magnificent beast...lovely capture....really impressive perspective, and the water frozen in time is really effective...nice work.

Classic profile shot of an elephant! Intricate detail - and the sand around the trunk adds just to the overall quality.
Excellent work! Cheers, Klaus

A fine Loxodonta specimen captured in a textbook posture within its natural surroundings Annick, the texture and rich colour of its thick hide is reproduced perfectly here, thank you indeed for sharing this fine specimen with us sir!

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2008-03-08 8:55]

Hi Annick,
Like the way he stands sky,looks all the bit imposing it is.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-08 9:39]

Hi Annick,
Wonderful profile shot of this mammoth Elephant and you have captured a fine moment here. Very impressive sharpness and details on the skin and I like this grand pose. Great DOF and chosen POV with the composition being simple yet effective. Kudos.

Hello Annick,
A wonderful moment captured of these majestic creatures, its hard to believe there a moves a foot to start culling these creatures again in some places, excellent detail love the POV and well framed , all the best Cheers Rick :)

HI Annick,
A classic profile shot of African Elephant. The light in soft to the right extent to give a soothing effect at the same time retaining the texture of the skin. Another beauty from your treasure trove :) TFS

What is it splashing? If it is water, where is it coming from?


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-03-09 10:00]

Annick, Lovely what a shot with superb clarity. Excellent view. Ganesh

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-11 4:07]

Hello annick, a great composition and a very good moment. The dof is very interresting and the details are very sharp, well done, thanks!


I find this shot somewhat amusing. "Ellie" looks so nonchalant-.. almost sleepy... then she just spits at you! The fact that we don't see the source of the water makes it even more effective. I love a photo with a story.

Evelynn : )

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-13 10:16]

Hello Annick

Wow...this is wonderful!
A lovely pose from your pachyderm friend.
The lighting is well handled,with rich ,natural colours.
The elephant cuts a nice silhouette.


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