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Portrait of a Gentle Giant

Portrait of a Gentle Giant
Photo Information
Copyright: Larry A Brechner (brech) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 60 N: 95] (267)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2009-07-15
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 IS L, Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Elephant photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-02-03 20:57
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Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There is something about the faces of some animals that tell you something more is going on behind there eyes.

So to I felt this with this portrait of this elephant with its quiet expression.

I chose to render it in B&W to place focus on the many textures and tones, then cropped it tightly around the face

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Hello Larry,
Outstanding portrait of a splendid animal. The details are superb.
Excellent natural colors and focus.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Larry,
In thumbnail it looked like a rather noisy image and what a pleasant surprise. Beautiful textures and patterns. Excellent image with mood that confirms your note.

Hello Larry
Beautiful portrait of this elephant, good details and point of view, interesting note. Thanks for sharing!
Regards Hedesan

Hi Larry,
this is not an usual photo. Not only because it's black and white. I think because I haven't seen such nice view of elephant.
Great sharpness.
Thanks for sharing.

hello Larry

excellent conversion of Black & White it gives
beautiful grayscale tones with the beautiful light,
excellent POV and tight framing, great focus
with excellent sharpness and details, TFS


I like the close crop. Nice sharpness and detail. Well done!

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