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loxodonta africana

loxodonta africana
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-25
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Cannon 50mm, f1.8
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-05 10:50
Viewed: 3857
Points: 38
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loxodonta africana
The African bush elephant or African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) is the larger of the two species of African elephant. Both it and the African forest elephant have usually been classified as a single species, known simply as the African elephant, but recent evidence has seen the forest elephant classified as a distinct species. Some authorities still consider the currently available evidence as insufficient for splitting African elephants into two species.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To ana974: big smile!mwmod99 2 03-06 08:55
To anel: left us forevermwmod99 1 03-06 05:41
To chrimakris: It is always a pleasuremwmod99 1 03-06 05:38
To Xplorer: striking and intriguingmwmod99 1 03-06 05:36
To jusninasirun: 50mmmwmod99 1 03-06 05:34
To foozi: for quite sometimesmwmod99 1 03-06 05:27
To samiran88: it is 6.15am at India.mwmod99 1 03-06 05:24
To CeltickRanger: merci Asbedmwmod99 1 03-06 05:17
To Silvio2006: Silvio ..my friend!mwmod99 1 03-06 05:15
To maaciejka: Thanks for sharingmwmod99 1 03-06 05:14
To lousat: PP make the differencemwmod99 1 03-06 05:12
To heimann2: big elephant!mwmod99 1 03-06 05:10
To pirate: boring without youmwmod99 1 03-06 05:09
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Welcome back George
A bit boring without you ;-)
A typical Veltchev pic with wonderful colors and perfect compo
As so often in elephants an eye contact or even a catchlight is incredibly difficult to get due to the tiny eyes of these grey giants

wonderfull and dramatic pic of this big elephant!
very nice

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-05 11:33]
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Hi George,welcome back whit this magnificent elephant and a spectacular pic when the work in PP make the difference,the colors seems stranges but very original,the elephant looks like a bronze statue,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello George,
another incredible photo from South Africa. Great portrait of the elephant. Perfect point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao George, great capture of superb creature, beautiful ambientation, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello George

Great photo of the African savanna elephant,
this great elephant itself with the POV
you choose and the contrasty composition
it gives dynamism to the image, TFS


Welcome back Mr.Veltchev!
Your pic here is amazing,but I think this elephant is a sculpture and this kind of art is not allowed on this site...
Ok! lets start to fight!!!! TN is so boring without your quarrels!Are you ready or have you lost your good shape????

Best wishes from,

PS: by the way your pic here deserves a big smile!

Good morning George! it is 6.15am at India.
I am also greet you with our other TN friends, Welcome.
Of course without your presence this site is colour less. ;)
What I say this picture incredible, or fantastic?
Yes it is a "A typical Veltchev pic with wonderful colors and perfect compo"
have a good day.
Thank you for your nice pic and presence.

best wishes,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-03-05 17:55]
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Hello George
havent heard from you for quite sometimes. Again you apper with a splendid image of this mighty elephant. So exciting to see its shining body in sharpness and well composed placement.
The bushes ans the sky is lively too.
Very well composed presentation.


Hello George.
This is a nice capture of an elephant with 50mm in full frame. The details and tone looks natural against the pretty sky colors.
Thanks and have a great week.

Hello George

Beautiful photo of this mud baked giant. Besides this Giant Bush elephant two things are striking and intriguing. Use of 50mm lens, you must have been really close or maybe a heavy crop but it surely does work beautifully and this unique colour and contrast gradient from left to right of the picture.


Welcome back George!
It is always a pleasure to see your fantastic photos!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-03-06 2:26]
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Hello George,
I already believed you had left us forever..happy to see that it isn't the case. A typical shot of yours with a most beautiful wild Bush Elephant shown in your manner in its habitat. Colors seem special but fit well here. Interesting note too.
Take care!

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-03-06 11:32]

Hello George,
Outstanding work like usual! I find the light to be fascinating! Really like it ! TFS Tina

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-03-08 21:18]

Hello George,
What an eyecatching image. The lighting has a rather mysterious look to it, almost as if a large storm is brewing in the distance. The beautiful elephant stands out well from it's surroundings and has an attractive sheen to it's hide. Almost reminds me of a fine oil painting!!

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  • rocko (264)
  • [2013-03-09 14:54]

nice pic of this elephant.good work

Hi George,
Yes, a magnificent composition indeed. It looks the Elephant just got out of the water with that shine on it. The setting sun's reflection on the clouds above gives you that extra colour needed for such a composition. Looking at the light management in a whole, it almost looks like a HDR exposure? Fantastic my friend, just fantastic!!
Best regards,

oooh.. look at this creature!!! so magnificent!! standing tall against an African sky.. amazing! and you took the texture so well, it looks like.. as if a huge statue made of black stone/ metal. loved this shot. excellent POV.. just like a smooth tale.
good to see you in your form, George. take care :)

Bonjour George,
Très belle publication valorisant bien le sujet dans son environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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