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Trying to reach

Trying to reach
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Copyright: Peter Thomas (FunkyMunky) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 0 N: 608] (3154)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2009-12-30
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 APO DG OS
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-18 0:58
Viewed: 2426
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Somehow I just love this photo, it sort of tells a story.
During our last visit to Kriger Park we came across a herd of elephants drinking at a waterhole. The larger ones crowded the waterhole and this young one decided to try and get a drink from the dam that feeds the waterhole.
I am not sure whether he could actually reach the water level, but he gave it a good try.
The photo looks better to me in black and white.
I hope you like the photo

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Hellow Peter,
In my opinion a classical shot with the "rear contact" replacing the "eye contact".The b & w as well being a great choice.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-18 6:17]

Hello Peter,
very interesting capture and the interesting notes by Erwin is so special.
The texture of the kin is simply exciting and your BW tell it all.
Lovely view.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-10-18 6:51]

Hi peter,
An unconventional beauty ..!
Composition and sepia, looks perfect.
Best wishes,

hello Thomas
i think this is very sad moment only b'coz of us.
the little one is thirsty and he is trying to get the water and i don't know he get it or not .
very good shot with B/W. nice one

Oh Peter, this is so cute. I have many photo's of elephants drinking at the dams but never saw this before. This is the kind of photo I would frame if it was mine and I like the black & white. Very well done and thanks for sharing.

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