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Lone Elephant Bull

Lone Elephant Bull
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Copyright: Carl Landsberg (Jakkals) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 3 N: 587] (2813)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-02
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Elephant photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-12-26 9:56
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Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my wish for all TN members and their dear ones. May you and your families have a fabulous festive season and a fantastic 2012!!!
This photo I would like to dedicate to my friend Ron (Tuslaw). I took this shot at 11:52 approximately 10 km from our base camp Namutoni in the Etosha National Park. We were on our way to Halali along the famous Etosha Pans when I noticed this lone Elephant Bull with the white lime stone dust thrown over his forehead and body. I positioned my vehicle to try and capture the Elephant Bull and the Etosha pans in one capture. Yes, I know that I should have cropped the area in front of the Elephant Bull more, but I wanted you to see the Etosha pans to their fullest in 21 years.
So, enjoy and comments are welcome.
Best regards,
Not bad for a 8MP Canon?

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Hello Carl,
A rare view indeed to see the Etosha Pan so full and what a magnificent animal! All the best to you and and your loved ones too and may the blessings of the Christmas season remain with you.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-12-26 11:36]

Dear friend Carl,
Your pic here made ​​me dream of Africa... Wow! It is so fantastic ! I think you should leave the photo as it is:with this part in front of the Elephant Bull.
You really a lucky man!!! This kind of image I only have seen by television...snif...:(
So...many thanks for sharing it with us and thanks also for your lovely comments in my last pic.I appreciated it, dear Carl!Your and Natley are adorable!
All my best wishes for the festive Season! Happy New Year !!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-26 12:15]

Hi Carl,this is a very original wishes postcard...beautiful idea and great capture, a big elephant for big wishes..very well done,happy new year to you too and thanks for share,Luciano

Hello Carl,
Another great capture of this species, this time a lonely exemplar. Details, sharpness and colours are wonderful. Well done!
Happy Holidays for you and your family!

Hi Carl,
Happy New Year to you and your family.
Excellent photo of this animal. Great point of view. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Carl, great capture of superb creature, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo Carl
Please accept my belated Christmas wishes, but we have been away for a few days. You came so close to this one that one can count the wrinkles on its trunk if you wanted to, the beautiful trunk of this magestic Etosha elephant is an eye-catcher. Framing is perfect, focus is good and I love the background, bringing out the colour of this giant to its full best. Thanks for the interesting note too. Best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-27 5:01]

Hallo Carl,
Erg mooie foto van deze imposante olifant. Fantastische diepte in de foto. Goede scherpte, standpunt en compositie.
Al het beste voor het nieuwe jaar,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-27 5:28]

Splendid image, Carl!
Great POV and sharpness; beautiful light and ambientation. A beauty!

Hi Boet,
This is one of your best photo's I've ever seen. You did right not to crop it in front otherwise it would not have the same depth as it has now. The clarity, details,sharpness and colours are absolutely excellent!! Stunning Boet!! Ten out of ten from me. Hope I'll be able to visit Etosha one day.
Lots of love,

Impressive animal and impressive photo Carl! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!

Carl, this is such a super shot of this bull elephant. Great composition and detail. You did a great job capturing this. Thanks for comment on my deer. Have a great new year, Bill

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-12-27 15:08]

É uma belíssima imagem com cores firmes e POV ótimo,bem apurado.Meus parabéns por esta bela captura.

Hello Carl,
Just what I thought, a truly magnificent shot of this massive Bull Elephant. The composition looks fine to me and the focus is tac sharp. The detail is excellent and the colors are true and natural. What an impressive beast!!
My first experience with elephants came as a child when a circus came to town. My mom had me and my brother by the hand and were walking towards the elephants when one broke loose from it's chain. The man in charge started hitting the elephant until he was able to stop it from running towards us. Mom picked my brother and I up by one arm and ran as fast as she could. The elephant trampled the man to death that very night. I will never forget that day as long as I live.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-28 11:21]

Hello Carl.
A wonderful shot of this Elephant.The composition is very nice and the POV and DOF are well handled.The shot is well focused with great details and textures.Best regards Siggi

  • jignasi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2118 W: 0 N: 3424] (27917)
  • [2011-12-29 0:10]

Bellísimos colores y un gran encuadre. El animal muy interesante para los Europeos :o)
Un abrazo Carl: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Carl

Also for you i wish a wonderful new year 2012,
great close-up shot of the Elephant, fine POV
and framing and specially i love the landscape
scenery of the background, great focus sharpness details,



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