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The Asian Elephant Series 22

The Asian Elephant Series 22
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Copyright: Goldy RS (goldyrs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications to Bayram, Bayram's Favorites-2, Full of tenderness / Pleine de tendresse, The Asian Elephant Series [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-26 17:15
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 36
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I decided to post a few shots in this Asian Elephant series before I go back to my Garden series.
This shot I dedicate to someone who's adopted me as his L'il Bro,my dearest Big Bro Bayram Gocmen who is an inspiration to many, including me.

One of the strangest things you note about elephants is the threes! I've mentioned this in one of my earlier posts last year, that more often than not, you will find asian elephants in lots of three or in multiples of three thereof. I initially passed this off as yet another of the Jungle Guides' silly stories till I was actually forced to notice the smallest groups (of three). I then gradually started counting entire herds, all were in multiples of 3, no exception! And I've yet to come across someone who's seen more elephants than me in this part of the world, even if I have to say so myself. I do not understand the reason or how they manage to achieve this ....yes, it's strange and true.

I do hope you like this shot.

Thanks for stopping by!

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I wondered when I saw a picture Bayram for and they're and and it was dedicated to you and or perhaps it was a critique and he mentioned as a local crit. I now understand why it. Bayramdoes a very good job of teaching and is not too big in the head and yet knows how to pass along all the knowledge that he has so well. He does the same with me. He gives me encouragement. He gives me credit sometimes when I feel I am not do it. He teaches in a way that I cannot explain in words but I know when I hear the words and read them and this picture shows well how he has taught you. You are also scored a very good photographer.

hello Goldy,

very beautiful photography of these Asian Elephants
with the fine frontal POV and wonderful eye-contact
of the biggest one, i love to see them in the natural habitat,
because there is one young and one baby i love that kind
of photos parent animals/birds with their childs
i decide to add it to one of my themes, TFS


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-05-26 18:16]

Hello Sis,
This is a great shot, I would love to see elephants in the wild,
I would go nuts! Great POV.. Well done


Great! You are back with your Jim Corbett Park theme, Goldy.
First of all, your observation about the groups of three elephants or multiples thereof is quite interesting. Sounds cedible.
Regarding your picture of this group of three, it is an adorable scenario you have captured. The baby elephant is almost hidden behind its mother (my assumption). The other one, I can presume, is its elder sibling -- going by the medium size of it. This is a very basic family presided over by the matriarch.
The image is very good in technical terms. The ambience is authentic and the animals are in a state of contentment, browsing around in the tall grasses.
Sorry, I could not reciprocate to your critiques on my recent work promptly. As a matter of fact, I really have been inordinately busy these days.
Thanks and regards.

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2009-05-26 21:20]

Hello Goldy,
A wonderful dedication to Bayram. Beautiful capture of the three elephants in their natural habitat. I liked the lighting, colours and the POV.
Thanks for the share,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-05-26 23:28]

Hello Goldy,
lovely dedication to our frind Bayram,
very good moment you captured! Very nice composition! Great sharpness, details and POV. Very well done! Thanks for posting.
Best regards Siggi

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-05-27 0:42]

Nice photo, I like natural colors and scene.

Hello Goldy,
another beautiful picture of these Asian Elephants taken from a fine frontal POV with good sharpness and splendeid natural colours, a lovely scene in a nice composition.
Best regards

A good picture of elephant shot in its typical habitat, i also like the way the calf is hiding behind the parent.
And these grasses are called elephant grass right?

Hey goldy,

Nice photograph! I couldn't see those big creatures in my flying visit to Jim Corbett 2 years back. Got to see many other animals but the elephants. Good to see that you have got a series of snaps at different locations. The baby elephant behind its mother is also cute!

Thanks for sharing,

A fine study of a family scene in the wild Goldy, and a nice diversion from your recent "my garden" series my friend. Bayram will love your dedication, I'm sure...

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-05-27 4:34]

hello Goldy,
Very vivid and interesting shot. Good idea to make a series on these fabulous animals. And I didn't know that they are good mathematicians;-)
Amazing! Beautiful and natural shot.
Thanks so much
Kind regards

Ciao Goldy, wonderful couple of fantastic elephas, agreat capture, splendid composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-27 6:14]

Hello Goldy,
You note about elephants gathering in threes or its multiples is interesting and there may be something in: they are supposed to be intellegent. I think there is a saying: two's company but three is a crowd!
Nice one what looks like a mother and her two children in a pleasing composition with some action in the long grass - the tail!
Thanks and all the best,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-05-27 8:38]

Hello Goldy,
Last year I should come to the Jim Corbett Park in your country with a small group of photographers. But there wasn't interest enough. So the journey was canceled. Now I see what I've missed.
Very good photo in a very nice composition and frontal POV. Beautiful natural colours and good sharpness.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-05-27 9:52]

Hi Goldy,
Bayram Göçmenler a great gift.
High grass and threes Asian Elephants ...
Lighting, very nice details,colours and the POV.
Best wishes,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-05-27 16:38]

Hi Bro,

A wonderful dedication to our brother!!! I love this elephant family. I had the pleasure of seeing a baby in Africa and will never forget him. Unfortunately the only elephants I saw in India had people riding on them. A lovely grouping in a nice setting. Wish I was there.


Woww... thanks a lot for this pleasant dedication to me my L'il Brother Goldy. As you know i love elephants and especially their earlaps:) i think i also have such similar earlaps:) like those of:)
Thanks a lot once more.
Have a great day!


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