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Under The Stormy Sky

Under The Stormy Sky
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-09
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Elephant photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2014-02-09 3:06
Viewed: 1843
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The day was gloomy.But throughout the day we witnessed beautiful interplay of light and shade in Lower Sabie.After lunch we decided to follow the road which meets Crocodile Bridge.But we decided not to follow H4-2(Main Road)and we drove through S82(Dirt Road)which meets H4-2 after 11Km.But after drove 10 minutes weather changed rapidly and we felt little bit rain and stormy wind.Greyish clouds were floating madly.Darkness engulfed the area quickly.Insects were busy to participate in their chorus music.Smell of dry soil with water droplets on it reached in to me.A different Kruger National Park infront of me.
We noticed a herd of Elephants in the bush.Light was not in my favour,although a sunset light was still on that place of bush.
A mother and her baby were roaming about peacefully with other members.
Clicked a few shot and came back to Lower Sabie.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-02-09 3:32]

Hello Srikumar,
The low light conditions made a special effect and nice atmosphere in this photo. Great to see the play of light and shadows. Taken in an excellent composition. Very good sharpness.

Hello Srikumar
照的清晰 很漂亮的大象群
這張很貼近 可以看的更清楚
光線掌握很棒 就連大象的身體的光線都多變化 很美麗
有著層次感美 取景角度很棒 有美學的氣氛
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hi Srikumar,
excellent presentation of these animals. Perfect atmosphere with the sky. Amazing colours. Great composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Srikumar
Another good image like a picture post card.
Good light, colour and sharpness.
Best wishes,
samiran da

hallo Sri
very nice composition with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Srikumar, fascinating composition with beautiful family of superb creatures, excellent clarity, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-02-09 14:12]

Hi Srikumar,the pic is a bit dark,but the lights on the elephants is truly magic,antoher great shot from your fantastic trip,i like it!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Srikumar

WOW ! you was at the best place with the best time, weather and light of the day,
to witness and capture in photo this beautiful elephant family, the scenery with
the light and the weather (stormy sky) gives an atmosphere effect to the photo, TFS


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-02-10 4:31]

hello Sri,
Another beautiful shot of Kruger Park showing these elephants so well integrated in their natural surrounding.I like the gloomy light you caught here.

Hello Srikumar,

Hope your stay in SA is productive and it sure is, for this is an excellent shot of this herd of elephants. The mother and baby look superb in the diffused light. The flashlight and the dim light on the horizon of the setting sun with wisps of the blue sky and clouds, this makes it a splendid picture, I love it. Thanks a lot for sharing the photo and the vital information, take care,

warm regards,


Ciao Srikumar. Fascinating light and colours against the dramatic sky like BG. Razor details.


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