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Copyright: Malgosia Bisinska (liziafa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 399 W: 0 N: 346] (1231)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, Pentacon 4/200 MC, RAW ISO 200
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-20 12:53
Viewed: 5012
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea in the class Mammalia.
Elephantidae has three living species: the African Bush Elephant and the African Forest Elephant (which were collectively known as the African Elephant) and the Asian Elephant (also known as the Indian Elephant). Other species have become extinct since the last ice age, which ended about 10,000 years ago.
, and the largest land animals alive today. The elephant's gestation period is 22 months, the longest of any land animal. At birth it is common for an elephant calf to weigh 120 kg (265 lb). An elephant may live as long as 70 years, sometimes longer. The largest elephant ever recorded was shot in Angola in 1956. It was male and weighed about 12,000 kg (26,400 lb).

CTP, Hil, red45, jeanpaul, Zeno, SkyF, liquidsunshine, marhowie, hekcik, Janice, manyee, metcher, dew77, RII, takos1, ramthakur, boreocypriensis has marked this note useful
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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-08-20 14:04]

Hi Malgosia,
This is a very cute captured photo.
I love their expressions/poses,pov,dof,colors,focus,sharpness,note and composition.TFS

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-08-20 14:09]

Hi Malgosia

A superb group shot, the composition is excellent with nice sharp detail, they look like they are having a group hug, nice colour too.

Regards Hilary :o)

Hi Malgosia,

Very nice composition of this three beautiful animals!

TFS Greetz Kristies

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-08-20 14:12]

Czesc Malgosia!

Trzech muszkieterow sie zebralo :-) Bardzo trudno jest zrobic jakies sensowne zdjecie slonia, szczegolnie w zoo, tobie natomiast udalo sie to doskonale. Fajna scenka, podoba mi sie.

Bonjour Malgosia
Une merveilleuse photo que cette belle famille d'éléphant qui a bien voulu prendre la belle pose pour toi.Très belle composition, les couleurs et le cadrage et les détails sont tous très bons.
Bravo et merci...JP

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-08-20 15:51]

Hi Malgosia,

Wonderful safarishot. Great composition and beautiful natural colours.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-20 16:32]

Hello Malgosia,
what a great shot, they really seem to enjoy each others company. Great poses and wonderful tight crop. Excellent group composition.

Hi Malgosia,
This shot made me laugh a bit. All I could think of was Elephants having a game of Twister!!
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. Well composed and good notes.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

Thank you for this picture! So love and humanity radiates, apart of good quality!

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-08-20 18:16]


Fantastyczne ujecie - trzy naraz, woooow!!!
Wspaniala ostrosc i detale, naturalne kolorki oraz bardzo dobry kadr.
Gratuluje znakomitego ujecia!!!


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  • Glint Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 51] (315)
  • [2006-08-20 18:24]

This is a delightful image. very well composed. Everything is right. My favourite creatures too!

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-08-20 19:16]

Hi Malgosia,
Wow, this is a change from your usual subjects :-) It's a lovely shot of these three friends, the detail is superb. A great exposure and excellent colours. I really like the composition too, I'm not sure what I would have done in the same situation, probably exactly what you've done here or maybe cropped tighter on the sides. It's a lovely shot and a good note too.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-08-20 22:54]

Oh Malgosia, this is lovely. Look at all those friends, so happy to be with each other. I love your composition, TFS

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-21 2:43]

Hello Malgosia,
This is just wonderful. I love it.
You have captured a tender scene with perfect expressions and details.
Excellent focus, exposure, and POV.
TFS. : )

Hi. Malgosia.
Nice cute scene you have here. Very good composition and exposure.

Hello Malgosia,
Very nice crop/composition in your 3 in 1 portrait :)
Excellent light, color, DOF, POV, sharpness and detail.
The title fits well and..that elephant bottom left almost seems to be smiling for the camera ;)
Very well done & TFS!

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-08-21 17:14]

what a wonderful composition, malgosia! :-)
three great elephants with terrific poses, perfectly
sharp and marvellously presented in a beautiful warm sunlight.
superb tight crop showing only the heads with their impressive trunks.
well seen & captured, thorsten.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-22 12:02]

Hi Malgosia.
Three in a one shot. Good composition. Good colours, light, sharpnes and DOF.
Well done mf


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-08-22 13:54]

Hello Malgosia ! What a great family portrait ! Nicely composed with that tight crop. Very sharp and well exposed. VERY well done. Thanks,


  • ewiczek Gold Star Critiquer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 0] (815)
  • [2006-08-22 14:35]

fajne uejcie;-)

  • ciccio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 50 N: 338] (2751)
  • [2006-09-19 13:46]

Hi Malgosia, bella imagen de esta familia de elefantes. Enhorabuena y un saludo. TFS.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-21 12:53]

Hello Malgosia,
Funny capture.POV,sharpness,pose of elephants,lighting and comosition are wonderful.Excellent work!

Great shot of some beautiful animals. Very nice job of switching from the normal medium (bugs) to a much larger subject. Nice job on capturing the expressions as well. TFS!

Beu les trois papillons,prennent beaucoup de place,Belle photo de ces éléphants groupés et qui se touche avec douceur malgrés leurs masse. D' ou l' allusion aux papillons. Thomas

Deliziosa questa foto, molto simpatica!!

Ciao e grazie.

You remember you posted this picture nearly two years ago, Malagosia?
You must post more often because you are a talented nature photographer.
Your picture of these elphants captures a great moment of their togetherness. It is visible in their attitude and postures in this lovely image.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-07-15 11:21]

Hi, Malgosia.

Is a very nice family capture, great composition,good point of view ,sharpness,natural colors and note.Excellent photo.


Hi Malgosia,
Wonderful and lovely shot of a elephant family. TFS.


Hi Malgosia,
What a great photo. The love and affection on this photo is clearly visable and you've captured this moment with great care and timing. I can actually see the smile on their faces.
Wonderful framing with spot on exposure and great details.

The combination of interesting lines and shapes make this an effective composition. Technically is is good also with super sharpness and good exposure.

Evelynn : )

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