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A refreshing mudbath

A refreshing mudbath
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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: 2008-10-22
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 200, bean bag
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Krugerpark October 2008
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-04 4:00
Viewed: 4308
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On our afternoon drive near the shingwedzi restcamp we found this group of elephants cooling of a bit alongside the river,due to the lack of rain the waterlevel from the river was very low,I guess the african elephants shown on this pictre dont need any further introduction as they have been posted lots of time before on TN,hope you like this refreshing picture and thanks for watching.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-11-04 4:22]

Hello Paul,
Great scene, I love the shutter speed used here to freeze the mud up in the air and that sweetheart being sheltered by Mom. I bet on a hat day that feels so refreshing and helps greatly to ward off insect pests. The composition possesses great colors and focus, thanks Paul.

What an awesome capture of these impressive creatures.
The exposure is really good,beautiful rich colour and perfect sharpness!
The spraying mud tops it all off brilliantly.
Excellent image!
Nice work!

Hello Paul
What a nice family shot you have here :) Excellent details and pose.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-11-04 11:10]

Hi Paul. I was waiting for you to post some Elephants i just love them and have since i was small. This is just great with the three sizes . The two larger ones either side of the baby. I like the way you have taken them with good detail and natural colours all covered in mud. well done TFs.

Hello Paul,

Great shot! I didn't notice the mud-splash on the thumbnail - it was a nice suprise to see it frozen in time so perfectly! It makes the picture even more interesting. Love the poses of the elephants. Perfect details and really good POV too.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-11-04 12:45]

Hello Paul,
What a great capture of this beautiful trio! They look nice and muddy in the fine light and details are very impressive!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-04 14:06]

Hello Paul! Very strong image here my friend! Great moment and perfect shot, very well done, thanks!


Ha Paul,

Prachtig familie portret
Perfect scherpt in een fraaie compo met natuurlijke kleuren

TFS Thijs

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-11-05 7:25]

Hello Paul, This is a very interesting picture and a nice natural location. Ganesh

hello Paul

i love these animals the elephants and in this image
there is the parent, the juvenil (or teenager) and the child,
there is alot of tenderness in this image with 3 generations of elephants,
shot with fine POV and DOF, i love the vertical framing that you gived,
excellent sharpness and details, and i see that the very little one
it is on the middle of the 2 others, an image with lots of tenderness, TFS


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