Happy New Year from Benin
- Argus (50590)
- [2010-01-02 2:00]
Happy New year to you James!
I must say i didn't know there were any elephants left in W. Africa!
This is a fine capture of the Forest species, the pose and POV being ideal to show the features of this laterite-dusty individual.
The composition in its habitat is excellent.
Thanks and best wishes,
- uleko (10940)
- [2010-01-02 2:01]
Thanks for your good wishes and for this brilliant capture of a wild Elephant! Fantastic view of it facing you and beautiful light and colours. Great sharpness and very well composed too! I envy you your adventures and hope you continue finding exciting wildlife in B.F.!
All the best wishes for 2010! Kind regards, Ulla
- zetu (16939)
- [2010-01-02 2:03]
Excellent capture with great details and natural colors
- PeterZ (45837)
- [2010-01-02 2:17]
I wish you a wonderful 2010 with a lot of discoveries in new territories.
Fantastic photo in great natural colours and in a affecting pose. Excellent sharpness and details. Good frontal POV and composition.
- nasokoun (8071)
- [2010-01-02 2:26]
Happy New Year James!
full special photos like this!
- anel (39818)
- [2010-01-02 3:03]
Thanks for your kind wishes. You have really an exciting life! I really envy you for all the travelling you do.
And your elephant from Benin is almost coming out of the screen. What a vivid shot! And you have seen so much more wild animals...
I also wish you only the best for 2010
- roges (6264)
- [2010-01-02 3:17]
above all a warm HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010!
Health, happiness and only happiness.
Come back to the beginning of the year with an outstanding picture, congratulations.
From now on we have available a whole year to be able to admire your beautiful photos.
Thank you very much for visiting my gallery taken on. And also for the beautiful comments you have left.
The best thoughts and wishes,
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2010-01-02 3:55]
A very beautiful photo with a real feel of action captured at the perfect moment. I love the soft and warm colors and the great details in the skin of the Elephant. The almost golden glow on the skin is something I have never seen before in a photo of this giant animal. The OOF FG and BG give this photo a great sense of depth and makes it almost come alive.
Enjoy our stay in Burkino Faso,
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2010-01-02 8:25]
Hi Big Bro James,
Awesome posting for the New Year:) cute and incredible!
i also wish you a happy and healty days in 2010!
All the best!
- CeltickRanger (35213)
- [2010-01-02 8:47]
and also for you Happy & Healthy New Year,
this is one of TN's most beautiful Elephant photos,
with a very fine frontal POV and the way it is framed
on the image with leaving a good free space at the
right side of the image, and the Elephant's pose
& eye-contact bring dynamism to the image, TFS
p.s. i love Elephants as wild animals and your photo contribute
to create a personel theme of my favorite Elephant photos
- nglen (36145)
- [2010-01-02 10:20]
Hi James. A happy New Year to you and your family. I wondered where you might be for the New Year. It sounds like you had agood day yesterday with all of the animals to see. This is a fine close up of this Elephant. Taken with natural looking colours and fine detail. It looks as in a few years it will have a fine set of tusks. WEll taken TF.
Have a good trip.
- siggi (51056)
- [2010-01-02 12:49]
it's so wonderful to see so big and clever animal in your page. Wonderful photo with great detail and perfect focus. Very good DOF, nice color. I like it, TFS!
Happy New Year to you and your family!
Best regards Siggi
- maurydv (36428)
- [2010-01-02 13:55]
a fantastic capture of this Elephant taken from an excellent frontal POV in a very nice posture, very good sharpness and splendid natural colours
- jaycee (25458)
- [2010-01-02 16:09]
Happy New Year to you from Tucson! What a wonderful place to be for the holidays. A wonderful capture of this African Forest Elephant - I love those beautiful tusks and the patterns of his trunk. Superb colors and details of his skin, ears, and face. This is the way these animals should be seen - in their natural habitats.
- tuslaw (15586)
- [2010-01-02 16:39]
A super image of this magnificent animal. Captured with fine detail, natural colors and just the right exposure!! Perfectly composed and shown in it's natural habitat. Great job!! "Happy New Year" to you also.
- fragman (38294)
- [2010-01-02 23:23]
beautiful capture, almost like a painting, TFS Ori
- eng55 (5892)
- [2010-01-03 0:16]
I wish Happy and Healty New Year for you and your family too!It's an excellent capture of this elephant in his natural habitat.Exposure is spot on,details are crisp clear.I liked POV,lighting and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting..
- marcin (2057)
- [2010-01-03 8:51]
Excellent capture with great details and natural colors
- rousettus (19738)
- [2010-01-07 15:11]
sorry for my delay. I was away from TN for recent times. Firstly I wish you and your family a happy and healty new year. I hope 2010 will pass with good adventures and wonderful days for you too.
Congratulations on your 400th post. I hope we will see many hundred great posts from you for a long time. I learnt many things from your trip notes and photographes. thanks for all of them.
This is great selection as a greeting card. Great capture of forest elephant. Thanks for sharing it with good notes. best wishes
Hi James and a belated Happy New Year!!!
I wish you only the best for 2010 and hope to finally get a chance and maybe even meet you (if i'm lucky and if i catch you) :)
This is a lovely photo again from you and one that beings your year very nicely.
I hope to see an African Forest Elephant in the wild too one day and just like you i hope to see some more wildlife right afterward, as well :))
The morning light really gave you some lovely colors while the shallow DOF isolates it nicely from all the vegetation around.
A very beautiful post from yet another interesting place you visited ;)
Cheers and only the best wishes