Great timing on this capture. I particularly like the motion blur. I think I would have tried to shoot a little wider open giving a bit of seperation from the background.
- petrudamsa (2544)
- [2006-02-01 2:10]
Great shot, Loot. Good colours and the sense of moving gives dynamic to the photo.
- cdplayer (436)
- [2006-02-22 12:51]
I love this image Loot!
I feel like I on the other side of the hill watching him come across. Excellent color, DOF and POV! I just had to stop by and see what you have produce. :))
Very nice notes!
Superb picture accompanied by a very useful note. I have seen this program on NatGeo/Discovery channel where they have discussed this problem!!.
Superb action shot, The kicking of the mud is frozen very well.
TFS and very good POV!!! (Mail Later)
- Dyker (170)
- [2006-12-29 14:51]
Elephants are my favourites and I like to read about this success story. I have seen about this on 50/50 some time ago, but I never heard what was the final outcome. Thanks for this story I now know that peace has been restored in 'paradise'. Lovely photo to support the story and what an interesting surprise workshop. ;-)
PS. I'm looking through your portfolio and notes and I am really enjoying it.
I've missed this pic, I don't know the reason, it's a perfect documental of another of results of human intervention in nature, creating "small" natural parks where a lot species must to live without the opportunity to go out of it with success. Surely this enourmous beast found a lots of problems out of parks boundaries if not the death.
Tecnically well action taken in poor light conditions. A pity people avoid sad stories, we can learn much about them.
- Shoot_Score (2376)
- [2007-01-12 19:25]
U’ve never seen a rhino vamoose so quickly, eh!
Well check my comments on the WS!
And to think I have an idea for a theme coming UP! ;)
- Rehanna (18)
- [2007-12-28 12:43]
Hierdie selfde gedrag waarvan jy raporteer het ook in die Pilansberg reservaat gebeur en hulle het uiteindelik dieselfde oplosssing toegepas met groot sukses. Dit wys net weereens dat die mens baie versigtig moet wees wanneer ons inmeng in die natuur sonder dat ons ondervinding het van wat die resultaat gaan wees. Weereens het ek jou vertelling geniet en die wyse hoe jy dit met jou navorsing onderstreep het. Ek moet sê die werkswinkel het nogal my oë laat rek.
- betsie (0)
- [2008-05-08 23:53]
Hi Loot - I cannot believe that people could not appreciate this photo! It is the most incredible photo - it displays every aspect of nature - I would have liked to have a picture like this framed!! - well done Loot
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-07-15 6:28]
Looking at this image it strongly reminds me of an advertisement for Sasol fuel shown on our local television some time ago. Just at that stage it was a baby in a pram preparing for the start up. This is exactly what I see when I look at this image. It seems as if this elephant is gearing up for the big start of the race. No all jokes aside. This is a splendid and real great capture of one of the most characteristic habits for an elephant enjoying himself in the mud and in his natural surrounding. The movement captured and displayed in this lovely action shot is splendid.
ps. Thanks for the interesting notes as always.
- winterpalace (0)
- [2010-12-01 5:28]
I do not think to be the only member of TN not to know that Elephants kill Rhinos!