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The Asian Elephant Series 18

The Asian Elephant Series 18
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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: 2007-07-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite wild animal photos, The Asian Elephant Series [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-04 6:16
Viewed: 4061
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The earlier post was, as many pointed out, hazy and tinted.
Well, here is the original.

Another family of elephants, walking towards the main matriach, who was waiting with the extended family for this mother and the siblings, the smaller one seen here being the youngest in this herd of 30 elephants.
During this particular visit to Corbett, I noticed that all herd-sizes were in multiples of three.And I saw at least 400 elephants, all in different herds, all different sized herds, but I counted a few, and all were in multiples of 3.

Some info about this favorite tiger reserve of mine:

The Reserve area was named as 'Hailey National Park' in 1936. This was renamed in 1954-55 as 'Ramganga National Park' and again in 1955-56 as 'Corbett National Park'. Its the oldest National Park of India. It was one of the nine Tiger Reserves created at the launch of the Project Tiger in 1973. The original area of the Park was 323.75 sq. km. to which 197.07 sq. km. was added later. An area of 797.72 sq. km. was added as buffer of the Corbett Tiger Reserve in 1991. This area includes the whole of Kalagarh Forest Division (including 301.18 sq. km. area of Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary), 96.70 sq. km. of Ramnagar Forest Division and 89 sq. km. The administrative control over the entire area is that of the Field Director of the Reserve.

Forest Types

Northern Moist Deciduous, Northern Tropical Dry Deciduous, Himalayan Subtropical Pine Forests

Major Flora

Main Species

Sal, Khair, Sissoo, Ber, Kuthber, Bel, Chbilla, Dhak, Semal, Khingan, Kharpat, Rohini, Bakli, Pula and Bamboo

Major Fauna

Main Species

Mammals: Tiger, Leopard, Elephant, Cheetal , Sambar , Hog Deer, Barking Deer , Wildboar Langoor And Rhesus Monkey.

Birds : Peacock, Jungle Fowl, Partridges, Kaleej, Crow, Vulture, Parakeets, Laughing Thrush, Orioles, King Fishers, Drongo, Doves, Woodpeckers, Ducks, Teals, Storks, Cormorants and Seagulls .

Reptile : Indian Marsh Crocodiles Or Mugger , Gharials , King Cobra, Common Krait , Cobra, Russel , Python and Monitor Lizard .

Pisces : Mahaseer , Kalimuchi , Kalabasu , Chilwa and Goonch.


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Hello Goldy! Amazing dynamic scene! Wonderful perspective. Nice lightness. Good picture. Very good work. Well done!

Splendida immagine, eccellenti POV e composizione, notevole la differenza dal punto di vista strettamente tecnico di questa elaborazione rispetto alla versione già presentata, l'aspetto creativo della precedente versione è ampiamente superato dalla qualità di presentazione di questa immagine con buona nitidezza e colori molto belli e naturali. Complimenti e grazie. Ciao Maurizio

Well...some folks see things one way and others see them from a completely dif perspective. So many nationalities here on TN and so many completely different ways of thinking and speak. Then you have the idiomatic jump and all sorts o cultural things ....I just post my images the way I like them. If someone say something, I don't really mind much. that is actually what critiquing is supposed toe about...but I still stick to my own methods..if I can't find anything positive to say about an image, I don't say much at all:-)

This particular shot, in Goldy style, has a quality which is sort of hard to explain as I see it. It reminds me of some of the great images I took with a 1.2 mega Pixel camera. Some cameras can do that real good and ad their own special touch. Looking at the specs on your camera I see it has 5 mil "effective" pixels. That's some sort of way of saying they interpolate or some such firmware, but I think perhaps that is what I am seeing. I do remember looking at that camera for a grab shot camera and ended up having gone too many beers and spending too much on the leica:-)

Your work is valuable as from your perspective. I like this one much as well as I do many if not most of yours. A clear representation of your area and very good for people who live in totally different environs...An A Plus work Goldy. Very nice.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-07-04 9:30]

Hi Goldy,

A beautiful elephant family in your usual fantastic natural setting. The animals are perfect with natural colors and excellent details. I'm so glad we get a good view of the baby. The grass is amazing - it looks so fine. A wonderful scene.


The front one appears to be smiling. This is an amazing capture. I love that they are on the move, the fact they are wild, and even better, that they are here, alive. Excellent composition and scene.

Hello Goldy
This is a fantastic improvement upon the original post..It is a lovely scene and perfectly taken now...PP is such a hard thing to do and this one from the camera really does this fantastic scene justice.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-07-04 12:51]

Hi Goldy. This one is much betetr to me. It looks natural colours. Has the bigger one got a small ear or is it just the way it looks. Your picture makes it look as if they are out for a afternoon walk. well done TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-04 22:28]

Hello Goldy,
Lovely view of this little group making their way through the tall grass. The light is beautiful, details sharp and colours natural.
They look very peaceful here! Very nice but if possible I would have left more space ahead of them and cropped a bit more behind the nearest one.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-07-04 22:43]

Hi Goldy

Nice shot of these three elephants - well composed with good colour and detail.


Hi Goldy, that's a better image, good composition to this. it shows the animals in a "natural" state... good family group as well. keep up the good work, regards h

Amazing to see a herd amidst lush green grass. Even more heartening to see the claf. Thanks for sharing the moment

Dear Goldy,
Very well captured family of these elephants against soft light green grass foreground.

Hi Goldy.

I wish I could come up with something new to say as I seem to repeat myself a lot, but when I see something so special as this and so well done it’s hard to say anything except "stunning" and "beautiful" work, a real pleasure to look at, t.f.s

Cheers Rick :)

Hi Goldy,
This version is very nicely done compared to the previous version. Very good composition and lovely details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Well contrasted image, great color and exposure here Goldy.
Nice details, DOF, and POV of the group @ 45 degrees from the front.
Perhaps a bit less space behind, more to the front would be better, but I'm picking on you :)
Well done & TFS!

Hi L'il Bro Goldy:-)
Elephants! lovely capture of these beauties. Perfectly composed and detailed shot bro. TFS. Have a nice weekend!

Hello Goldy,
Amazing details, excellent and outstanding shot,superb composition and pov with great focusing and lighting,
well done,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-06 3:23]

Hi Goldy.
Very good in every aspect picture. I like crisp sharp image of the entire scene (DOF is selected very well), natural colours and nice exposure. My kind regards and TFS.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-07-06 11:15]

Hi Goldy,
I like the scene you captured. Good colors and composition.TFS

Hello Goldy,
A wonderful capture of this Elephant family crossing the grassland.
Wonderful colour and textures and a great composition.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-08 7:11]

Hello Goldy

This is a beautiful capture.
The colours and lighting are wonderful.
This photo has the sense of a casual family walk.
Very good pov and focus.


hello Goldy

i missed this image from you,

wonderful shot you did of this family of elephants,
with fine POV and DOF, excellent sharpness and details,
i love the cute face of the young one, TFS


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-07-09 16:06]

Hello Goldy, very good composition of that elephant's family! Sharp and colorful shot, well done, thanks!


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