Loot amazing clarity and sharpness. Thanks for sharing,
Wonderful first photo, welcome to TN! What is the mark on his forehead, has he been injured?
Excellent composition, color and sharpness. Hope to see more from you soon,
- petrudamsa (2544)
- [2006-01-25 1:23]
Wellcome on TN, Loot!
I wish you to have fun and many excellent photos with your new digital camera.
A very good first post. Well balanced colours and contrasts, good sharpness and very expresive.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2006-01-25 3:25]
this is a great portrait of an elephant. You must have been very close. Well done with the compostion and very good POV.
Very well done.
Welcome to TN.
- tinman (2663)
- [2006-01-25 3:33]
Welcome and well done - also managed to get myself into that situation a few weeks ago! Good for the heart beat! Nicely done and sharp, clear and good colour. TFS
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2006-01-25 12:21]
This is a fantastic up close encounter shot, the detail and colors are excellent. :)
- Janice (18832)
- [2006-02-07 3:33]
Hi Loot, I love this portrait of the elephant, especially seeing him in his native environment. And how scary for you to turn around and see him so close! And he is looking at you and not at all perturbed about you.
It is an excellent composition for being taken in haste. Well done,
- bikernjeeks (138)
- [2006-02-17 17:06]
Great portrait of this beautiful animal, Loot. The clarity, the crop, everything is just right. Thank you so much for this impressive post.
- flagman (2408)
- [2006-03-16 4:09]
I really like the composition.
Sharpness, colours and contrast are also excellent, considering the budget lens ;)
Thanks for sharing.
- segub (6)
- [2006-11-12 11:05]
A lesson in cropping, the green negative space is good.
This is the way to make your first post, you will always be working against yourself for that one perfect shot.
the best to you
This is evidence why I say elephants is the best. This guy is so beautiful and he moved so softly that you did not even know he was there. I can imagine the fright you must have got when you turned around and looked and saw those tusks. Lovely photo and great composition.
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2007-01-27 16:04]
what an encounter - from such a close distance!
Admire your courage and nerves. I know why I prefer to shoot butterflies instead.
A great starter! And each promise was´kept by you in the year to follow. Happy anniversary, dear friend!
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-04-05 7:10]
Looking at your first shot, I understand why I have a lot of pleasure from your great collection of 100 works and more than 2600 comments. You are great Master of photography and very sensitive man. I wish you healthiness, well-being and happiness.
Impressiveness, cropping and quality of the image is simply outstanding. Great depth of colours and tremendous exactness in details. Bravo. Superb done and TFS.
- Rehanna (18)
- [2007-12-28 12:37]
Eintlik is hierdie nogaals 'n skrikwekkende verhaal/vertelling wat baie maklik lelik kon gedraai het. Hierdie diere is so groot en tog kan hulle so stilletjies op 'n mens af sluip en jou totaal en al onverhoeds betrap terwyl jy glad nie bewus is van hul teenwoordigheid. Gelukkig was hy skynbaar in 'n baie rustige bui en kon jy dus die storie vir ons vertel. 'n Puik foto onder hierdie omstandighede wat jou sekerlik taamlik aan die bewe moes gehad het.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-02-23 23:06]
I remember the day that you joined Trek Nature and posted this very close-up shot of the iMfolozi elephant. I like the way the elephant fills the frame, because one can see and appreciate the detail of this gigantic mammal so much better. You came so close to this one that one can count the wrinkles on its trunk if you wanted to. The beautiful trunk is an eye-catcher, and I think your timing was just right to capture this dynamic portrait. It is as if he is looking straight at you. Framing is perfect, focus is good and I love the greenery as background, bringing out the colour of this giant to its full potential. I have been in the car with you a view times with close encounters with these animals, and it has been some real nail biting times. Thanks for the interesting note. Always appreciated.
- betsie (0)
- [2008-05-08 23:30]
Jy is vir my net te stadig!! maar dis ok, nou word ek gewing om na al die ouer fotos terug te gaan. Hierdie foto is 'n damn mooi foto vir 'n eerste slag! (Ek is nie seker of mens meer punte kan gee vir ou fotos nie - sal maar by anna hoor)
- Aaltjie (0)
- [2008-12-15 3:50]
This is your first posting on Trek Nature. Paging through your gallery (since there are no new) I enjoyed very much looking at this huge and majestic animal. I can see how your photographic abilities has change since you started almost 3 years ago, up to now a days. Your images have always been a delight to look at and enjoy and this one is no exception. To see the texture of the skin of the elephant from so close by is really exciting. It looks so thick and coarse. I do like the clarity of the wrinkles displayed on the screen. You where so close, I am sure I would be able to count them. I love this portrait of the elephant, especially seeing his natural surroundings in the background. Succulent and green.
Aaltjie and Hettie
- vmukherjee (1472)
- [2009-07-01 22:00]
Nice sloseup of the elephant. Goos details and sharpness.