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In the Dark


In the Dark
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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: 2007-03-01
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO DG, Digital RAW 200, UV Filter
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Krugerpark feb/mar 2007
Date Submitted: 2007-03-10 4:01
Viewed: 3474
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Elephant is captured on a sunset drive we made in the skukuza area,in the kruger nationalpark the possibility is there to join sunset or night drives,you are making a guided game drive outside the normale gate opening times,with of course the possibilities to see for example the nocturnial animals,we did it 2 times during our trip and seen a lot during these drives and accordig to us a must to do when the possibility is there,this elephant was real close to our vehicle as this is an uncropped version (I used only 50 mm of my sigma 50-500mm),I used fill fash to brighten things up,

TFW and Hope you like him

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A night shot of an elephent - super stuff and an interesting note as well!

Lovely detail here, good impression of the texture of the Elephant's hide. I'm surpised at the f/9 aperture?

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-10 5:24]

Hi Paul,
Great capture, must have been thrilling to be that close. The flash worked excellent in bringing out some nice detail. Did this not spook the elephant. Thanks for sharing.
Rick

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-03-10 11:39]
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Wow, this is a close encounter! I really would like to go to the Kruger parc (we have friends who have been there) but unfortunately because of my sickness (and the medication) i can't leave Europe for now... ;o) Hopefully that will change in the near future.

What camp did you stay in inside the parc?

How impressive!

TFS/Bengt

Salut Paul
Cet éléphant semble avoir une force incroyable! Très belle composition. Merci pour le partage.
Au revoir et merci...JP

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-03-10 19:31]

Hi Paul, well done on this night shot. I love elephants and you have captured this one very well. Great detail and sharpness and well framed.
tfs
debz

A beautiful clear shot, the beast looks so close!
Well taken...
Cecilia

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-03-18 5:30]

Hello Paul,
What big, great are they, and so close.
I know that they can scare you.
But it still is an amazing beautifull animal.
TFS
Vivian

Hello Paul,
So what is it about Elephants? I love them so much....but I have never had the opportunity to see them in the wild. I have seen them at our local wildlife park "Wild Life Safari" and have ridden on one there....but I think in the wild would be the best place to see and photograph them. This is a slightly different composition since it is at night gives the elephant a more mysterious look about him. For a night time photo you have really captured the color and clarity nicely!

Take care,
Bettina Marie =0)

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