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The Asian Elephant Series 16 for Bob

The Asian Elephant Series 16 for Bob
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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: 2007-06-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Jim Corbett, Tigers & the National Park, The Asian Elephant Series [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-12 19:01
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Elephant Grass IV

I continue with my Elephant Grass Series, and this one I dedicate to a person I've come to respect for his intellect, wit and finesse.thanks for the constant encouragement, Bob!
As a matter of fact, I'd written to Bob in my critique yesterday, about how elephants, which are in this National Park till the onset of the monsoons in huge numbers (1000-1500), disappeared this year.
Global warming it is, it's raining here when it should be summers, will it be summers when it's supposed to rain?
This is a shot from last year (as are all my other shots of elephants posted here on TN), this year I could find only 7 elephants, and that too around the same time.Animals do not follow a calender, they follow the weather, and elephants find this part of the park irritating due to a species of flies, which come around during the monsoons, and thus, move uphill during the season thru winters and only return during Spring.
The grass should be golden right now, not green like you saw in yesterday's post, something's going wrong, and going wrong drastically.
In this shot, the matriach of the herd has turned around to charge at us, while the mother attempts to whisk the baby away.

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Hi Goldy,

Its a pleasure to be neighbours for today and what a wonderful image, I love the layers that you have managed to create with this image, excellent use of the rule of 3rds, perfect d.o.f, and beautiful colours, I've only ever seen these majestic creatures in a zoo, it must be something really special to see them in the wild, just beautiful, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-06-12 19:53]

Hello Goldy,
This is a very nice picture, these grass are so tall..
Great composition and well framed picture, very nice colors
and sharpness.. Well done


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-06-12 20:08]

Hola Goldy.
Nice to see Your photos again My friend. This Elephants looks very busy having meal in the land. Great image Goldy.

Hello Goldy,
beautiful shot of elephants,nice composition and great pov.
well done.

this is a fabulous pic ....the compo, the colors, everything!!
and a very nice note to go with it.
I love this pic!!!


Hello Goldy,
excellent sharp shot with great color and composition.

Goldy, my computer is giving me trouble, so forgive me for my tardy response.
The Elephant grasses are so tall the animals are almost hidden in them.
This is yet another of your your impressive picture of this family of elephants.
I like the colours here.
We are still toying with the plans of going to Kausani via JC National Park.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-06-13 1:12]

Hi Goldy,
I like the scene you captured here, so natural. Nice exposure handling and good colors. As for the composition- personally I'd prefer just a little more space on the right side. TFS
Best wishes,

Lovely capture of these elephants brother. Wonderful composition. TFS. Cheers,


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-13 2:23]

Hello Goldy, you are runnin on this grass superbly. This is even better than the earlier one. Just superb. Ganesh

Splendido ritratto di gruppo dei questi elefanti intenti al loro pasto in mezzo all'erba alta, ottimi POV e composizione, belli e naturali i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2008-06-13 2:32]

Love this one Goldy! The elephants hidden amidst the tall grass! Nice composition. TFS!

This is slightly different in an enjoyable way..and of course thanks for thinking of me here...I had to do some maneuvers to get this into my fav's...Very nicely done and dedicated to a great guy:-)))

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-13 9:14]

Hi Goldy,

If the little one was much smaller he would be hidden by that tall grass. A fantastic family scene. What I love so much about it is how natural it is. The scenery and the colors are just perfect. Fine details of the elephants and a wonderful composition. It certainly is summer here in Arizona. We will be hovering around 110F all week with no rain in sight. Just like every other June for as far back as the records go. But the rest of the country is really suffering with floods and tornadoes.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-06-14 4:52]

Hi Goldy,
Another outstanding shot of JCNP and the tall grasses provide a fine setting for these elephants to graze. Great view and you have captured the ambience and mood so nicely here. Simply majestic. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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