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Mud Bath

Mud Bath
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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: 2011-09-06
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
Date Submitted: 2012-02-14 13:38
Viewed: 4028
Points: 38
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Here is another Etosha, Chudop waterhole and my three Elephant Bulls images. Unfortunately I had to crop the image considerably to place the emphasis on the mud.
I hope you enjoy it and comments are welcome.

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wonderful moment and shot, photo with very good performance!
regards Carl

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-02-14 14:19]

Very nice action in this shot, but i would leave my signature out of the picture. It takes a lot of attention from the elephant...


Hello Carl

WOW ! great action shot with all the mud
that the elephant is splashing in the airs,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Carl
Interesting scene and beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-15 2:01]

Hallo Carl,
Wonderful timing.
Prachtige actie foto in mooie natuurlijke kleuren. Goede scherpte.
Aantrekkelijke compositie.

Hello Carl
Great timing on this capture.Wonderful natural colors,very good sharpness and lighting.
Thank You
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-02-15 4:08]

Hi Carl,very very nice capture! What a timing and what a result,the sharpness is really at the top,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Carl,
This is fantastic. You capture the behavior well. The free flow mud is nothing short of wonderful. Very well done and tfs.

Hello Carl,
Nice action shot taken from a good POV with beautiful colours and excellent sharp details. I also like the composition and timing. Well done!

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-02-15 12:28]

Hi Carl!
Congratulations on your timing. You captured a nice time. Excellent clarity and superb details.
Really a lovely composition: congratulations.
Ciao! Vanda

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

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-02-15 15:34]

Hello Carl!
A wonderful shot for those who love wild animals.Wow!I donīt want to death before have seen a scene like that!Thanks for sharing so charming moment!And congrats for your great job!
Regards from,

Hi Carl
The pose isvgreat, theflying mud just perfect, compo good too
As to the so muched praised sharpness this image is terribly oversharpened, just look at the bluish line in front of the foreleg and the many other artefacts around the mud
To do a natural sharpening please read this
If you are using a different postprocessing programm do not hesitate to ask the community how to use it wisely in this forum

Hello Carl,
A very nice timing captured, excellent sharpness details, very well exposure, and lovely composition, a lovely action shot,
Thanks for sharing and have a great afternoon,
Best Regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-21 13:36]

Hello Carl.
Extremely well focused and very natural colours make of this photo a very good portrait. Lovely light and colours and a great composition.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Carlo. Lovely compo. Just like a superb paint MF! Intersting scenographic impact!


Hi Carl, Fabulous capture of this Elephant taking a mud bath my good friend, superb sharpness with amazing detail, terrific timing to catch the perfect moment also the fast shutter-speed to freeze the mud splatter, splendid lighting control under the mid day harsh light, great effort here Carl and very well done,
Best Regards,


Hi Boet,
What a fantastic action shot with all the mud and water flying in the air. I like this image just as it is. Stunning boet.

Hello Carl.
Excellent close framing at this water hole and nice details of the Elephant Bull in the frame. You are lucky to be in the natural setting and register shot like this.
Thanks and have a great week.

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