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Only sleeping

Only sleeping
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Copyright: JeanMarie Mouveroux (Nephrotome2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Olympus C770 UZ, no lens, (digital), No Filter
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-08 3:06
Viewed: 5718
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana) is the larger of the two species of African elephants. The African Bush Elephant is the largest living land dwelling animal, normally reaching 6 to 7.3 meters (19.7 to 24.0 feet) in length and 3 to 3.5 meters (9.8 to 11.5 feet) in height at the shoulder, and weighing between 7,000 and 10,000 kg (15,000-22,000 lb).

Less known fact about elephants:

Considered an indicator of self-awareness, mirror self-recognition is limited to humans, apes, dolphins and elephants only.
Visible marks are applied to the elephants' heads. Elephants are exposed to a large mirror. They spontaneously use the mirror to touch the otherwise imperceptible mark on their own body.
Clever. Aren't they?


He might look dead but he is only sleeping.
Note that udders are between forlegs (not hindlegs). A nipple can be seen on my pic.
A very cute baby sleeping in the same pose can be seen Here
PP work: cropping 80%. Removal of a dropping with clone brush.

Thanks for looking, J


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Hello Jean-Marie,
No smiley???
Don't understand:-)
Compo, sharpness, content, whatever are well done...

  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-08 14:25]

Hi Jean-Marie. This is one animal i love. not sure why but have allways have since i was a boy. great shot of one in the wild., and asleep. good detail and natural colours. well done TFs. good notes to go with the picture.
Have a good sunday.

The elephant's tail and legs prove that the king of jungle is in life. Nice capture.

Absolutely Stunning. Thanks for a lovely image

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  • kessi Gold Star Critiquer [C: 80 W: 5 N: 74] (221)
  • [2007-09-30 1:17]

Hi Jean-Marie,
She was obviously enjoying her sand bath and then fell asleep.
Great focus....one can see the folds of skin clearly as they fall over the tusk.... also interesting note.

Well done.


Wonderful photo and lovely pose!

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