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Big Boy

Big Boy
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Copyright: Vivian Droog (viv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-20
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG, Soligor UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger a palette of Eden, they say.
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-19 11:49
Viewed: 4246
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The African elephant, one of the big five. In the Krugerpark there are a lot of elephants. They are so impressive and in the North of the Krugerpark you see a lot of bulls. And you have to be carefull. So if there is one close to you you better can wait untill he has chosen his way. It may occur that they come on up to you. So the first year I was overthere there was a bull on the way and we have to wait approx. one and a half hour. And in the summer you can hardly see them coming it looks like they play hide and seek.
You cannot imagine that you can oversee this animal but it happens.
Yhanks for looking

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-19 11:55]

Hi Vivian. You are a lucy person to see such a fine animal in the wild this is one of my dreams yet to happen. you must have been very close . to get this good detail and natural looking colours.very well done TFS.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-02-19 12:07]

Hi Vivian,

Superb shot of the majestic elephant, nicely composed with the way you have filled the frame, good detail, colours and lighting too.


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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2008-02-19 12:07]
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Ha Vivian,

Mooi plaatje van een gigant. Ik ben gek op dit soort safarifoto's. Jammer genoeg zie je ze veel te weinig op TN. Misschien had je de crop aan de bovenkant iets ruimer kunnen maken. De kleuren zijn erg natuurlijk en het plaatje straalt een zekere rusrt uit. Mooi gedaan.


Hallo Viv,
...en is de volgende reis al gepland?:-)
De olifanten zijn ginder inderdaad heer en meester. Kan ik nu beamen:-)

Very nice composition. The elephant takes up most of the frame, leaving only 1/3 on the left. Brave shot and well done.

Hello Vivian,
A perfect shot with excellent details, nice colours, nice framing. TFS. Regards,

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-02-20 0:19]

Ha Vivian,

Een mooie opname van deze tusker,hoe deze grote mannen ook wel genoemd worden,ik ben het eens met de ietwat krappe krop,de kleuren en details zijn goed,


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-20 8:15]

Hi Viv,

Wonderful elephant! I remember how excited I was when I saw my first one in Africa right near the vehicle. Isn't it wonderful how close you can come to these wild animals? Excellent shot with nice natural colors and excellent details. The skin is marvelous.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-20 11:48]

Hi Vivian.
What a great close-up of great animal :)))
Bravo. Perfect framing and composition. Superb sharpness and details of the elephant image. Nice surroundings and amazing DOF. I like lighting of the shot and natural colour palette. My kind regards and TFS.

hello Vivian

excellent shot of this impressive animal, he is realy big,
excellent POV of your image and excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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