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A wee bit of humour

A wee bit of humour
Photo Information
Copyright: Andy Cole (flagman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 351 W: 44 N: 607] (2408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon 70-200 f/4L, Hoya Super HMC Pro1 67mm Sky1B
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: A day at Whipsnade [II]
Theme(s): Going to the toilet, Baby Animals 2, Zoo animals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-23 11:50
Viewed: 5639
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Asian elephant at Whipsnade Wild animal park, taking a break.

Conditions: Cloudy but bright. RAW mode, manual exposure, handheld.

General info about the Asian elephant, from the Whipsnade website:

Scientific name:
Elephas Maximus

Animal Facts:
Amazingly, Asian elephants are more closely related to the extinct woolly mammoth than to the African elephant. The elephant's tusks are elongated teeth (upper incisors) and tend to be smaller in Asian bull elephants than in the African. The four grinding teeth (molars) wear out and are replaced by new teeth from the back of the jaws; the elephant gets through six sets of teeth during it's lifetime.

Where they live:
India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia and Southern China.

Mountains and forest

What they eat:
Vegetation, fruit, twigs, small branches, bark and roots.

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  • Great 
  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-08-23 12:12]

a funny shot Andy,
a very good details, the composition is nice, a little bit dark, thats a shame but farther very nice, good job,
gr. Jaap

Great shot Andy,
I've heard of the improvements at Whipsnade, but the new elephant water feature is a bit OTT!!!
Good shot, the one problem with the elephant enclosure is that it's very difficult to get a shot without the fencing.
Good notes, have a good week.

Hi Andy,
Yep, it's sure is a funny one! quite some waterworks there..
Good work and I like your choice of frame, very well co-ordinated with the image.


Superb shot Andy!
It's no doubt quite exceptional, but very good as well. Focus and details are perfect and the BG looks great. Superb POV and composition as well.
I like it very much.

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-24 4:20]

Hello Andy!
Very nice shot.Lighting,details,sharpness,POV,DOF,3D effect are wonderful.Excellent work!TFS...:-)

  • Great 
  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-08-24 4:56]

Hi Andy!
Funny capture.I liked details,lighting and composition very much.Thanks for posting.

  • Great 
  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-08-24 6:36]

Hehehe, you could have called it "pissing the night away" ... :) Funny shot. Details are sharp and the composition is good. I find the picture a wee bit too dark and I am missing the catchlight in the eyes. I am in doubt whether to give you 1 or 2 points ... TFS!


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