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Cooling down

Cooling down
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Copyright: Carl Landsberg (Jakkals) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 3 N: 587] (2813)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-02
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-02-07 2:53
Viewed: 4316
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A While ago I posted three Elephant Bulls near the Chudop waterhole in the Etosha National Park. Well here are two of them cooling down in the water hole. The leading Bull walked straight into the water, quenched his thirst and flopped down onto his left side and started blowing bubbles.
I hope you enjoy it and comments are welcome.
Best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-07 3:01]

Hallo Carl,
Erg mooie foto van deze Olifanten. Leuk die actie met dat borrelende water. Goede scherpte en mooie natuurlijke kleuren.
Vriendelijke Groet,

Ciao Carl, lovely couple in fantastic action, splendid light, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Lovely scene, good timing. Excellent detail, nice light and good colours. Amazing beasts!
regards yiannis

Another impressive scene from Africa Carl! Very good composition, fantastic lighting and great sharpness.

Hello Carl
Beautiful african scene. Great composition,sharpness and lightning.
Best regards

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-02-07 8:37]

Another splendid image, Carl!
Excellent sharpness and great POV; beautiful lightning and natural colours. A beauty!

Very nice moment to capture in difficuklt harsh light, yet well done


Hallo Karl,
a very beautiful capture of the Elephant, impressive details and marvellous natural colours, very nice composition
Best regards

hello Carl
beautiful sharp composition with great details and beautiful naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-07 11:51]

Hello Carl.
Beautiful image of these elephants.The clarity is excellent with spot on focus and sharp details.The colours look natural.Best regards Siggi

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-02-07 13:18]

Hi Carl
great colors and nice sharpness, the bubbles are great and really interesting when reading the note.
maybe the bg is a bit too present with f:5,6 but at 130 mm but f:4 would probably not make a real difference

Hello Carl

Excellent photo of these elephants, fine POV & DOF,
beautiful light, great focus sharpness details, TFS


Hello Carl,
Beautiful scene, great timing, excellent details sharpness, good lighting and lovely natural colours, very well captured,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

very beautiful scene, photo with great performance!
regards Carl

Hi Carl, Fabulous capture of this fine moment my good friend, well exposed under the harsh lighting conditions, superb sharpness with good detail and clarity, great stuff and keep up the good work,
Best Regards,


Hello Carl,
A beautiful image of these elephants. The clarity is excellent, the colours are natural and the details are very sharp. Nicely composed, too. Well done!

Ciao Carl. Impressive sharp and excellent dephting. Wonderful colours for the interesting situation.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-02-10 7:01]

Hello Carl,
I can almost hear this image!
A fine capture of these two bull Elephants enjoying a bathe The POV is great and the stong lighting was well managed to give fine natural colours and excellent sharpness in this pleasing composition.
Thanks and have a good weekend MF!

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-02-10 11:04]

Hello Carl!
What a pic! So nice to see these tow elephants in its natural environment!Great job with fine details and excellent POV.Bravo!TFS
Nice w-end!

PS: thanks for visiting my gallery! I appreciated!
PS: I have seem about Ethosha National Park several times on TV and I loved it!It is really a wonderful park, indeed!

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-02-10 11:10]

Hallo Carl,
Nice grouping of Elephants ..
Good sharp details and a nice composition.
Best wishes,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-02-10 14:40]

Hello Carl,
Just goes to show you, even in their adult age, there is still a little bit of kid in every elephant. Love the bubbles and and amusing image. Super detail and beautiful coloration. Well done!!

Hello Carl,
Great timing to catch this natural behavior. Sharp focus and the bright sun light is well control. TFS,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-02-10 22:06]

Hi Carl.
What a clear and tack sharp image. Captured scene is also amazing. I like timing a lot as well as fine impressive sun lighting, natural well saturated colours and ultimate details across the frame. Well done and kind regards.

Hallo Carl,
Geluk met jou 50ste van die zebras. Hierdie is 'n ongewone foto, vir my altans, en dit insigself maak dit waardevol vir my. Jou Etosja beelde bly 'n plesier om te geniet. Doen so voort. Beste wense. Neels.

NS: Ek merk op dat jy longvliesontsteking gehad het - jammer daaroor maar bly dat jy herstel het. Ek hoop Annetjie is ook heeltemal reg na haar operasie. Was ook maar lekker flenters na 'n padongeluk maar het darem nie heeltemal verkrummel nie. Intussen het ek 'n tweede werk bygekry en met sestien-uur dae is hier weinig tyd vir ander aktiwiteite. Toe ek sę ek dink ek is mal was ek die laaste om dit uit te vind. Groete.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-02-12 8:34]

Hi Carl!
Lovely scene, captured with excellent clarity. Beautiful natural colours.
Very good play of lights and shadows.
Well done my friend: congratulations.
Ciao! Vanda

Excelentes la luz y los colores, con unas texturas
muy bien captadas y una buena composición del conjunto.
Saludos Carl: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Carl,
A fantastic elephant shot again. Not only the colors and the clear composition are good but the lights / shadows variations are remarkable, too. Incredible job, a photo to be truly proud of. Bravo!
Best regards, László

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