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The Asian Elephant Series 3


The Asian Elephant Series 3
Photo Information
Copyright: Goldy RS (goldyrs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Jim Corbett, Tigers & the National Park, The Asian Elephant Series [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-23 8:04
Viewed: 4370
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Elephant Grass
I used the title for the fact that it's an elephant in elephant grass..The name elephant grass, I'm told, comes from the fact that it grows to such heights that it can hide herds of elephants!!
This elephant seemed to be frozen for a few minutes, and much as I tried to ignore it, I fell for the light and clicked it..
Haven't worked on the pic, just cropped it, framed it and posted it!!!
I've crossed the 100 point barrier for which I'd like to thank a whole lot of you for liking my work, encouraging me and helping me improve!!

I do hope you like this one , too!

NinaM, memyselfi, nglen, CeltickRanger, fiyo, ramthakur, smitha, sranjan, Silvio2006, anmolishere, rajvanshrashmi, shal, ankurs, SelenE, Janice has marked this note useful
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To Silvio2006: Not from Africa!!goldyrs 1 02-25 07:58
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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-23 9:14]
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As the subject is the grass, I was a little mixed up ;-)) Beautiful picture, Goldy, I love it. You show this elephant as if it was a racoon crossing the road, as if we see elephants crossing roads every few hours ;-) Too bad we don't see more of its face but I love this picture because of the nice colours, its sharpness and the beautiful light. And the "as if nothing" feeling of it. Thank you!

Francine

Great colors and sharpness Goldy.

TFS
Kirti

I like the colours and sharpness!! TFS

Regards
Asad

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-23 12:10]

Hi Goldy. This is a very nice shot of the Elephant. very natural colours i like the dark clouds in the BG. or is that just the heat haze.your picture shows the grass very well you can see why its called that. well done TFS.
Nick..

hello Goldy

you have done a superb shot of this elephant passing the road
and from the grass, i love the panorama framing and the landscape
scene of your image, there is an excellent luminosity on your image,
a lovely saturation of the colors, excellent sharpness and details, TFS

Asbed

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-02-24 0:56]

Hello Goldy,
very nice picture with very good POV and composition.Lovely light and nice colours. TFS

Thanks for your kind critique on my recent picture, Goldy.
Jim Corbett Park is my coveted destination, though I have not been able to make it there yet. I see you have done good deal of work there lately.
This image of an elephant ambling across the trail is quite attractive and gives one the feel that the jumbo is quite at its ease in the Park.
Well done and TFS.
Ram

Hello Goldy,
Very apt title:) beautiful picture. Good colours and nice warm lighting. Congratulations on acieving the 100 points. Keep up your good work and in no time you will cross 1000!
Thanks for the share,
Smitha.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-24 5:13]

Hello Goldy, great capture and beautiful composition! The light is fantastic and I like the warm colors,very well done, thanks!

Mario

Hello Goldy,
Great shot, I also visited Jim Corbett in Jan 2008; I could see their pug marks (like a thali) & dung at places. I belive they remain very silent within the greenry of the forest but do enjoy in the river to glory :). The jungle roads are nostalgic & your captures have re-inforced my thoughts & I have planned to visit the park in March 2008 again.A small MAINA is also seen in the approximity of this elephant; I wish you could get to click elephant's face also. Cheers.
Regards-Ranjan

Hi Goldy, fascinating view from Africa, great elephant crossing the street with superb colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

A superb capture and nice POV,
TFS Goldy.

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2008-02-28 10:14]

This is my fav. here :)
excellent control on colours and proportions, good compo. man.
It would have been great If you caught the elephant right in the center-perhaps looking at you, or the face & trunk being more visible..
but thats wildlife for you :)

Cheers :D
Shal

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  • ankurs (4)
  • [2008-03-01 14:00]

Simply awesome!!!
I wish the elephant was facing you!!Nonetheless, awesome!!!
Regards,
Ankur!!!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-02 20:03]

Hello Goldy

This is a beautiful capture.
It reminds me of the old saying about the corn in the fields.As high as high as an elephant's eye.
I can't imagine driving down a small track like this and coming in contact with a creature such as this.
Nicely focused with sharp detail and lovely natural colours.
TFS

Rob

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-04 22:50]

Hi Goldy,
I liked the colors, lighting, POV and composition. TFS
Best wishes,
Selen

Hello Goldy,
A lovely image showing the big guy busy attending his business!
Attractive composition with good light that really brings out the fine colours...
Well balanced with good details!
Greetings,
Pablo -

Nice shot with good details and colours.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-03-09 19:07]

I do like to see youR elephant photos Goldy. And this one is good.
It is well composed with the road placed on the thirds, and the dear elephant disappearing into the tall grasses that "can hide herds of elephants!!"
WELL DONE
Janice

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