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The Asian Elephant Series 37

The Asian Elephant Series 37
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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, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Family Matters 3, Full of tenderness / Pleine de tendresse, The Asian Elephant Series [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-30 21:51
Viewed: 4499
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Seasons Greetings to all of you my dearest friends!!!
I wish you the very best as we step into the New Year!I will touch base with each of you over the next couple of days!
I'm sorry I do not have a new shot since my camera is broken!So I dug into my archives and found this shot!
I do hope you like this shot!

Thanks for stopping by!

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hello Goldy,
what a beautiful scene, wonderful photo!
Wish you all the best for the new year!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-30 21:59]

Season's greetings to you, and fine image. You have taken lot of time for the frame, nicely done. tfs.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-12-30 22:23]
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Hi Goldy

A lovely family scene with the 2 youngsters close to an adult for the needed protection
and reassurance. I am sad to hear that your camera is still out of action. Is there any
hope of having it fixed or is Santa perhaps a little late with a new one? I sure hope you
can sort out the situation so you can once again continue to enjoy your favourite hobby.
Actually, calling it a hobby always sounds a bit funny to me. Collecting stamps or even
teaspoons, or ice-cream sticks (chuckle) is a hobby, but nature photography is a way of
living, but that you already knew.

I like the green field creating a lovely BG for the elephants. The lovely colours of the
late afternoon sun created a wonderful golden hue and you managed to capture nice
sharp details of your subjects.

Thanks for the kind New Years message and to you and your loved ones I also wish
a wonderful, healthy, and a prosperous 2010.

Well done and TFS.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-12-30 23:19]

Hello Goldy, wonderful shot.
Thanks for all and i wishy you Happy New Year!
TFS and G's,

Ciao Goldy, lovely couple of great creatures, splendid colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, Happy New Year 2010, ciao Silvio

Hello Goldy,
Excellent capture with superb natural colours and exceptional sharpness.
Lovely composition.
Health, Happiness and prosperity in 2010!!!

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-12-31 1:19]

Hi Goldy,
Elephant family, very nice composition ...
2010, Beauties get year.Peace, health and happiness ...
Best wishes,

Hallo Goldy
I like this shot from your archives and am glad you dugged it out. The moment captured is rather special and each individual elephant shows a different pose that is special and true to itself. I do however have a soft spot for the one furthest in the frame, with all the grass sticking out its mouth, the trunk in the air and its tooth is well seen. I also like the warm and pleasant colours in the scenery as a whole. A striking and vibrant image. Thanks for sharing. I wish you and your family the all of the best, which you so well deserve. May you have a wonderful photographic year in 2010. Best regards.

Dear Goldy,

I am so sorry to read that your camera is broken, this is a sad beginning for 2010!

I do not LIKE your elephants - I LOVE your elephants!

It is a true "Action" photo: they are all in different stages of grazing, and the one on the left spraying himself with sand!

Talking of which - on TV they showed yesterday on the International News - Elephants in the Berlin Zoo spraying each other with snow!!

Concerning your Photo, I am interested in the differently coloured Ground Cover: is the area on the top of your photo,lighter coloured different grass?

I also like the layout in your photo - putting the Elephants into the Foreground works well.

The natural colours are well supported by the "wooden" frame.

I wish you and your family all the best for 2010, especially good health and hope, that you find a solution for your broken equipment.

Greetings from South Africa,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-31 3:33]

What a great dedication this lovely capture!
Have a great 2010!

Hi L'il Bro,

Thanks for this and all your contributions for 2009
and I wish you and your family a happy and healthy 2010!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-31 4:31]

Hello Goldy,
How nice to see a photo from you. Great natural scene in beautiful colours and sharpness. Good composition and DOF.
Wishing you and your family all the best for 2010,

I wish you a happy, healthy and successful new year 2010!

hello Goldy

in my computer screen i had to scroll to know from who it is
this photo, but before scrolling i knewed it is from you,
also for you Happy and Healthy Year 2010,
an excellent photo from your archives with fine frontal POV,
i love each elephant's pose that is bringing dynamism to the
image and the baby elephants bringing tenderness to the image,



Ho Goldy, long time no news from you my friend, or maybe I've missed some of your nature shots... On the other hand the present one is a beauty, with four (I think) elephants in tall grass... Wish you and your family a healthy and productive 2010!

Dear TN friend, I wish you a happy new year, love and peace,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-31 10:48]

Hi Goldy. Its good to see you. I am sorry to see your camera is broken. But keep postin your fine archives. The Elephant is my favorite animal and you have young ones as well. We seen and taken . TFS.

A Happy New Year to you and your famiy my friend.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-12-31 16:32]

Hi Brother,

I've missed you - it's so good to see you again. So sorry to hear about your camera and I've missed your pictures. These elephants are marvelous in a beautiful setting. I wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year. I hope 2010 is good to you.


Hello Goldy,

A beautiful capture with lovely colors, details & composition. Well done & presented. TFS & best wishes for the New Year MF!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-01 2:35]

Hi Goldy,
such an ecellent capture of this herd in good light. The colours are lovely and the natural view is excellent.
The one at the back is very lively with food and the tusks could be seen.
Nice presentation.


Hello Goldy,
i am sorry that your camera is broken; a fantastic picture from your archives, very good sharpness and beautiful colours, i like this pleasing composition with great postures of the Elephants
I wish you and your family a Healthy and Happy 2010
Ciao Maurizio

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-01 5:36]

Hello Goldy,
An outstanding start to 2010 with this landscape with elephants, congratulations.
Happy New Year for you and your family!!
Have a year full of joy and accomplishments in 2010.
We present further new pictures and other beautiful and pleasant to receive comments.
Thank you for your time visiting my gallery and for comments you've written!
Best thoughts,

Toma muy realista y atractiva para los profanos, ya que no hemos visto nuca, si no es en un zoo, a estos grandes nmamíferos. Interesante tratamiento de los colores.
Un abrazo y buen año Goldy: Josep Ignasi.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-01 12:47]

Hi Goldy,
This is an excellent post.Well caught,framed and composed.Sorry for your camera:(.I wish Happy and Healty New Year for you and your family.
Thanks for posting..

hi goldy,
wish you a bvery happy & prosperous new year 2010. the whole family of the elephants look great together, some times its good to dig into archives. it gives us opportunity to look at some very good shots which we ignored one.
very well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Goldy
great capture. Thanks for all your posts shared with us.
Best wishes

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-03 2:13]

Hello Goldy,
Thanks for your kind wishes. Happy new Year for you too..and a lot of encounters, like on your picture. Like all your other elephant-shots, this is again a most vivid and interesting picture. So cute the little elephant taking itself for the boss. Special composition, I like a lot.
I also hope that your camera will soon be repared.
Amitiés aussi. Peut-on t'écrire en français?

Hello Goldy,

What an beautiful picture from this family.
Fine warm colours.
Happy new year for you and your family.



Hi Goldy...
Beautiful scene picture with great presentation...Details and colors very good and well framed...
I wish you all the best in 2010.

Hello Goldy,
Just stopping by to convey my wishes for a peaceful and successful year ahead for you and everyone at home.:)
Lovely picture of this elephant family in its natural habitat basking in the glorious sun.
Thanks for the share,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-01-04 7:07]

Hi Goldy
Beautiful presentation ,excellent POV.Very nice composition ,I like there natural pose in to a natural habitat.Beautiful colors also.
TFS and happy new year

Hi Goldy
Just like your name, this image is like gold, beautiful illuminated golden light of this cheerful elephans at play or cleaning with dust. Very nice shot. Thanks

Hi Goldy,

This is an excellent shot of the Elephant family. Superb composition!
Wish you a very happy new year!


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-01-05 18:23]

Hola Goldy.
Exelente momento capturado en esta bella imagen, llena de finos detalles y hermoso panorama Natural.
Saludos Y felicidades Goldy.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2010-01-07 3:05]

Hi Goldy,

wow what i'd do to have access to this kind of wildlife! Lovely shot mate, full of character and well taken too, i like the composition.
All the best to you and your family in 2010!

Great image to bring in the new year Goldy, well done.
Best wishes!

Nice shot. The warm colours look wonderful. Also good composition. I like the posture of the elephants. Thanks for sharing.


Hi Goldy,

The group of elephants is well framed. The point of view is showing the details anc colors of the family of elephants having fun in the field. The late afternoon light is enhancing the colors. have a nice day.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-09-19 8:27]

Hi Goldy,
I love this scene! What a great composition. : )
It looks like one adult and three youngsters in different stages.
Do they all belong to her?
So peaceful.
And great timing catching that little one with the trunk up and chewing away.
Clear details with good lighting.
TFS. : )

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