Welcome to TN,you are lucky to live so close to kruger,I have just returned from a 2 week stay and am back in the cold (-12C) again,a very nice capture of this indeed strange tusked elephant,thanks for sharing and hope to see more from your work,
Many congrats for this excellent picture, one of the best I´ve ever seen here showing the wild live.
Best wish and welcome to TN!
Dit is Lekker
You started well, A sight most of us would love to see, pachyderm in the wild. I would have darkened this a little ...
Thanks for Sharing
First things first – Happy birthday. I hope you had a splendid day and by the look of
this posting you actually got a fabulous birthday present.
A warm welcome to you (slightly belated), but never the less I am happy to see that
you finally took the 1st step. I wish you a wonderful journey here on the TrekNature
site. I know that you are not "new" to the site, in the sense that you've been surfing
these pages and postings for quite some time already. At this stage you should be
pretty much up to speed with some of the activities here, but now the next episode
has only just begun. So, tighten your photographic seatbelt and enjoy the "ride".
To start with, you show us something which, in my experience, could be regarded
as rather exceptional, uncommon, and therefore seldom seen. In the 20 years or so
that I've been visiting our game parks I can recall seeing it on only 2 other occasions.
For this reason I have added your posting to my theme for "RARE or SIGNIFICANT
contributions to TN". I am going to make a few suggestions and I am confident that
you will realise that I am not trying to be over critical of this very interesting posting,
but that I am purely trying to assist and support you. For this reason I have prepared
2 workshops and I tried and explain the process in more detail there.
Well done and TFS.
Take care and have a great weekend.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2010-01-29 21:01]
Welcome to Trek Nature and may you have a most enjoyable and educational journey on the site. Now we have another husband and wife team, together with Ivan & Ulla, Horia & Mariana, Loot & myself are couples who I can quickly think of that is currently active but I know there are more, and now Marius & Natley. It is such a wonderful hobby to share and experience together.
You started your journey with a mighty big elephant with a noticeable crooked tusk which makes this not just another elephant photo. As Loot mentioned this is not something one see often and you must have very pleased to have been able to capture it. I have not seen something like this before, therefore it is a 1st for me as well. That is one of the reasons why I like being part of this site so much, as you see things for the 1st time, like now with this elephant with its unusual tusk, and you might share with others something that might be common or a regular sight for you but it is a 1st for somebody at the other side of the world, and in return one see the animal world and nature which one would never have the opportunity to see or experience.
I like the workshop Loot has done, and as he mentioned it is merely because he wants to support you. You are the person that captured this magnificent giant and therefore you get the well deserved smiley, he assisted to bring out the best in this lovely image by ways of a few changes here and there which enhanced the overall image. The elephant now being much closer, one can see more detail especially on the tusk. Thanks for sharing and I hope to see much more from your hand and lens. Best regards and have an enjoyable day.
- rommel (3628)
- [2010-02-26 2:12]
A great couple Anna and Loot are...I stay 20Km from them. This is a great portrait well framed and with good sharpness.A rather classic and unusual pic with its skew tusk, well done and TFS.
- winterpalace (0)
- [2010-11-19 6:43]
A special birthday gift for you!
I have seen a similar deformity in a book specialised in African elephants.