- XOTAELE (8)
- [2008-04-12 9:26]
Perfecta presentación y muy buena nota.
Un cordial saludo, JL.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-04-12 9:36]
A fine shot of this Elephant after his mud bath. Fascinating to see him drinking up close like this. Wonderful details of the trunk, face, eye and all the wrinkles.
- Arjun (7593)
- [2008-04-12 10:49]
- lawbert (0)
- [2008-04-12 10:51]
The details here are just stunning...The light is perfect..I love the water dribbling from his mouth..Photographically Perfect.
All the Best
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-04-12 12:28]
Hi James. Like the pose with the water just pooring out of its mouth . Great detail in the body all covered in mud. They must take on a few gallons of water. It must have been a great trip. well done TFS. very interesting notes again from you thanks for taking the time .
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-04-12 12:46]
Very nice details of the elephant from the side pose of him!
good closeup to see the waterdrops coming out from the drink!
many thanks for the sharing
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-04-12 13:09]
Super shot James....the Canon shows its true colours once more...very nice distinct tonal qualities in the elephants skin...And of course a perfect time to catch it!
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-04-12 13:54]
Interesting photo. Very good moment. The white tusk is covered with mud.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-04-12 14:58]
Hi my beloved friend James,
Superb portrait shot of this lovely elephant at drinking time! TFS.
Greetings from Cyprus,
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2008-04-12 18:46]
Beautiful shot James,
Your photos are always incredibly sharp and detailed. I love the way you captured this guy with the mud covering, almost makes it look like a pewter statue. Great Image!! TFS.
- rcrick (68)
- [2008-04-12 19:40]
Excellent shot mate of this Elephant must be an awesome site to see in the wild, just beautiful. That 2.8 lens really does produce the goods, great shot.
Cheers Rick :)
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-04-13 3:52]
great portrait image of the Elephant shooted at the good
moment when his drinking, fine POV and framing,
excellent DOF, excellent sharpness and details
of the Elephant covered with mud, great shot, TFS
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-04-13 4:14]
VERY cool James, I like it :)
The "wet" look and the water trailing down from the mouth is great..
Excellent detail, POV, and DOF isolating the head in the frame.
Very good color and exposure of the head, without the benefit of direct light also.
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-04-13 7:27]
Wonderful shot and you have freezed the action moment perfectly. Very neat and sharp image with clear details. Superb light handling and exposure levels. I like this natural surrounding as BG. Excellent POV to portray this scene and very nice composition. Kudos.
- horia (16656)
- [2008-04-13 7:32]
Another very beautiful capture from you and a great photo shared with us, your TN friends :)
The timing here is indeed terrific and it catches this lovely elephant in such a nice, totally natural mood - relaxed and having a sip :)
Very good sharpness on your subject and great contrast, too - taking advantage of that beautiful natural light that you had then.
Bravo and TFS
PS: did you get my last e-mail?
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-04-13 8:51]
Lovely shot and a very bright note. Superb focus and sharp picture. View is beautiful. Ganesh
- joey (24909)
- [2008-04-13 12:40]
Funny shot of this drinking Elephant :-)
really excellent texture in the wrinkly skin and superb detail.
Gret exposure and good light.
Brilliant BG-blurring DOF.
Looks like you had a really great time! I'm looking forward to more!
- Necipp (100)
- [2008-04-13 13:20]
Hello James a fine profile image well composed good contrast, DOF well adjusted, light works well with the rim effect. tfs rgds Necip
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2008-04-14 4:59]
I'm sorry I missed out on some of your work..
I love elephants and even though I've never seen the African variety, I'm sure they're very beautiful...
I love the timing of this shot!
- loot (11276)
- [2008-04-14 5:45]
You are right. I do know this area (Gontshi Pan) very well. In fact, just last weekend Anna has actually shot her first ever photos of an elephant bull just a short distance from where you captured this one. Just past this pan and passing over the low water bridge in the thickets on the river side was a big lone bull, but unfortunately he was so busy feeding on the shrubs that he didn't want to show his face properly, so Anna only managed to get some profile shots.
Normally there are only buffalos in this pan, but you were fortunate to capture this guy having a bath. Even though he had his shady side towards you, you managed to get some good sharp details and excellent contrasts on that dark epidermis. The OOF area in the BG just shows enough so that one can still a bit of the environment yet it does not disturb or distract the eye.
Well done and TFS.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-04-17 4:21]
A nice captured portrait of this dark and huge African elephant. Excellent composition and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.