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Ellie junior

Ellie junior
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 5D, 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-15 6:32
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ellie junior on the run. Not really... she or he lost her of his mom in the high grasses. As soon as they found each other, Ellie junior was happy and relaxed again...

Photographed near Olifants restcamp from the bridge over Olifants river. On the H1-4.

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Camera Model Name
Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +1.4x
Focal Length
280,0 mm
Image size
4368 x 2912
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
AI focus AF
Picture Style

eqshannon, spalaxtr, jcoowanitwong, joey, Alex99, nglen, CeltickRanger, Evelynn, horia, Adanac has marked this note useful
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When it is a small one there is no hiding it...compared to the grasses around which give it appropriate size. Pretty good moving along he does for a young one...I suppose where they are they have to grow fast. Interesting of the skin. As humans we alway associate "wrinkled" skin with age but the opposite is true here...Nice informative image and notes Annick.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-01-15 6:47]

Nice scene. I like pose of the animal and sence of movement. Great exposure and color.

Hi Annick,
Very cute animal it is. It is clear that it he or she is in hurry. Exposure is very good. Composition and POV too. Well done. TFS.

Hi Annick,
This baby is walking fast to catch up with mom. A nice action shot. Well seen in natural environment. TFS this fine image.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-15 7:27]
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Aww! A short but nice story about Junior Ellie :)
I watched a programme last night about elephants and one of the babies got lost. Luckily one of the adults found the baby again and the herd were all rejoicing at his return. :) I was amazed at how intelligent Elephants are!
Magnificent lighting and colours.
Great sharpness and detail... superb texture in the skin.
Perfect composition.
The pose is just like a child would draw an elephant in :)
Well done Annick.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-15 8:43]

Hi Annick.
Nice action shot. You managed to catch so attractive scene and moment. The amplitude of movements is maximal and so impressive. I also like great DOF and excellent details of whole scene. Well done and TFS.

Hi Annick
Very cute animal captured with good quality.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-15 13:25]

Hi Annick. he looks in a hurry as you say. this is one animal i love not sure why. i think it the size. you have captured thisyoung with good detail of the skin and natural colours. well done TFS.

hello Annick

great shot of animal that i love there babys,
the baby elephants are cute

i love the happy story of your note, because one day
in TV i saw a documentary on elephants, and the nature
was very bad againts a baby elephant because he lost
her mother and he was walking alone searching her...
that night i could'nt sleep well because i thinked
in my mind « why nature was bad againts that baby elephant »

in your image, excellent details of the baby elephant
and beautiful foot movement, TFS


This photo, to my eye, almost looks completely out of proportion... and I don't know why. I think the young elephant doesn't have the usual stocky square shape we are used to. The grasses seem out of proportion to the animal. It is just a funny illusion. It looks to me like a small toy elephant walking among normal sized weeds and grasses. I can't explain it. : / It probably has something to do with your high point of view.

Evelynn : )

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-01-16 1:45]

Hi Annick

I know it's been quite some time since i've visited your gallery, but today, i had the big pleasure of browsing through photos i've missed and enjoyed all those magical moments that you managed to capture during your South-Africa trip.
This is yet another excellent shot, with this adorable little elephant that actually seems lost :( Good for him, he/she found hiw mummy and was happy again :)
Very good side POV to capture the allert motion of this baby. The sharpness on the subject is very good and the texture on the skin is wonderful.
Wonderful work, as usual ;)

Bravo and TFS

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-18 7:43]

Hello Annick,
Great image of this young one that needs to grow into his skin. Your capture is sharply focus and that results in excellent details. Thankss for this wonderful image and good note.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-25 21:40]

Hello Annick

Reminds me of that old instrumental music piece by Henry Mancini for the movie Hatari,Baby Elephant Walk.
Well captured with lots of action captured.
The focus is very good with sharp details.
Wonderful natural colours.


Bonsoir Annick
Voici mon animal préféré.
Il est si paisible, et lourdeau à la fois.
Merci pour ces belles photos d'Afrique du sud

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