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Young Elephant


Young Elephant
Photo Information
Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-18
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-26 2:54
Viewed: 3916
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The african Elephant is the largest living land mammal. The largest tusks on record were removed from an elelphant in Kenya, weighing 102.3 and 97 kg respectively. The alrge ears serve as display and signalling devices, as well as being used to cool the blood as it circulates through the numerous vessels on the inner surface. This cooling is sometimes aided by squirting water behind the ears with the trunk
(from Chris & Tilde Stuart, Mammals of Africa)


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Animal Behaviouringridshaul 1 12-13 07:01
To ingridshaul: Hi Ingridpirate 1 10-09 09:51
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hi tom

i like the somehow pastel colors of this picture.and the outstanding ears.very sharp.and the composition is just perfect.it's veryy beautiful.
tfs
caroline

Ci vuole un po di sangue freddo. E' una bella emozione.
Sei stato bravo.
Colori molto naturali.
Emilio

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-26 22:13]

Hello Tom

Interesting ,an elephant hiding behind a bush...wonder if it knows how easy it is to find.lol.You have captured a very good pose, with the ears fully extended.Very good detail and the colours are wonderful.TFS

Rob

Hi Tom,
This capture is very interesting - I assume - the youngster struggles to break off the branch.

The focus/details are quite amazing, one can even see the remains of his last sand/mud bath on his ears and individual blood vessels!

I also like the natural colours i.e. you did not "photoshop" your photo to death...

Do you know, what is the grey outer edge on his left ear?

You obviously had a wonderful time in Tanzania and I guess (enviously) you got tons of photos.

It is such a pity, that people cannot be bothered to write critiques, comments!!

This particular photo is a case to the point: 807 views and three critiques!! Disgusting!!

I wish you a nice weekend
Kind regards
Ingrid

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