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A typical Chobe sunset

A typical Chobe sunset
Photo Information
Copyright: Emile Gregoire (gregoire) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 17] (86)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-10
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Botswana: a big game experience
Date Submitted: 2005-09-14 5:03
Viewed: 6043
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For one reason or another people allways tend to "ooh" and "aah" at sunset pictures, so when this lone bull elephant crossed the setting sun on the Chobe river I didn't hesitate to shoot. Had to be a quick shot as our boat driver wasn't a photographer himself and didn't really understand our wishes...

Slightly cropped in PS, levels adjusted and a bit of noise taken away. Still - at 800 ISO - a lot of noise remains. Maybe you have a trick to surpress it better?

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  • Great 
  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2005-09-14 6:12]

Bienvenue à toi et bravo pour ce magnifique sunset in Chobé. J'adore aussi le Botswana.....

Hi Emile,

Beautiful capture and well done on the composition and details.
www.neatimage.com download a free trial version. It should help you out.


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  • IdoTT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 19 N: 86] (482)
  • [2005-09-14 8:21]

Good one Emile!
The shadow of the Elephent is great!
The colros are great but I think a bit less water would be better!


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-09-14 12:34]

Une superbe composition très agreable à regarder.

Félicitations !

lovely photo - have posted a workshop with some notes regarding noise suppression. see what you think...

Lovely image Emile,
Nicely composed, good colours and well detailed. Good POV. Very well captured, thanks for posting

I am one of those people that "ooh and aah" at beautiful sunsets. I did on this one! I shoot a lot of them myself.
This one is excellent!

Great sunset shot. I love the reflections on the water, and you captured the elephant just at the right second.



Excellent! I can easily imagine it on a postcard. TFS!

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