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Copyright: Johan Swanepoel (duckpond) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 29 N: 73] (323)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 100-400mm IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-09-29 17:13
Viewed: 4309
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As you all probably know this is an Elephant and judging by the size he is really not that old.

A bit of information on elephants, their trunks can weigh up to 400kg. That is heavy.

More information on elephants can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant

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Shot Details:
Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 200/1 mm
Date Taken: 2005-09-24 12:05

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-09-29 18:29]

HI Johan,
I like the wrinkles and the dry mud on the skin.
The beam of light on the top of the elephants head is a little distracting.
I would love to see a shot even closer to the eye where it is really wrinkly, but I don't think I would like to get that close.
Nice work

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-09-29 18:38]

Hello Johan, this is a splendid detail you show us here. A great POV, I would shift it a bit left and down to avoid the overburning. Anyway, this picture makes the viewer to wonder what kind of thoughts pass through the brain of that animal. TFS! Michal

  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-10-03 13:12]

Mooie uitsnede Johan,
mooie lijnen, het is zeker te zien dat deze erg oud is. Maar hij boft dan zeker nog. Goede foto, uitstekend werk.
gr. Jaap

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-07 6:44]

Good close-up Johan. Often people go for a fully framed head, but I think compositions like this one is a lot more interesting. Well done & TFS!


Nice crop position
more interesting than full frame
detail is good
nice shot
Dave R

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  • law Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 2 N: 7] (87)
  • [2005-10-20 1:57]

The details are very well seen, Johan. Excellent sharpness and I like the skin texture of this elephant. Nice work.

Dear old elephant, so wrinkled and BIG! They are such amazing creatures, all that largeness and such tiny eyes. Well composed Johan, nicely cropped. Well done.

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