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Copyright: didier garnier (ddg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1999-03-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300V, canon EF 75-300mm IS USM
Exposure: f/5.5, 1/620 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Wild Life [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-12 14:50
Viewed: 5145
Points: 33
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Travel to Tanzania (continuation). This time we are in the crater of GORONGORO, a fly of white birds (Bubulcus ibis) mask the elephant. Canon EOS 300 V, Gold Kodak 800 ISO, numerisation of negative with Coolscan 4 Nikon, NeatImage for the noise. The photograph is a little noisy, but I find this sequence full of life. I hope that you will like!

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Midi: elephant en France!!ddg 1 12-23 11:31
To ridfa: Birds OE!!ddg 1 12-14 10:38
To gerhardt: OE birdsddg 1 12-14 10:35
To klemmg: Birds!!ddg 1 12-14 05:21
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Amazing shot, full of life indeed, you could not possibly pack in more of that. Flying objects in this concentration are usually mosquitos... ;-)
Pity the birds are OE - difficult to correctly expose white birds, and I guess you went out to get shots of the larger dark thingy behind them!
As is, very good with a very high visual impact!
P.S. I think these are egrets - cattle egrets probably. The beak is straight and how they hold their heads/necks is very egret-like.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-12-12 16:01]

Hello Didier,
Lovely composition and POV. well done on this beautiful capture. Well exposed and the colors are perfect

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-12-12 18:37]

Hi Didier,
Amazing capture!
excellent composition, great POV,
very good framing.
Well done and thank you!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-12-12 18:55]

Une belle composition,la prise de vue est unique et originale.

Merci et félicitations !

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  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2005-12-13 0:36]
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La surexposition reste un problème sur une image qui aurait été parfaite sans. Magnifique composition, un tableau naturaliste en somme.

Merci du partage.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-12-13 2:51]

I like this picture very much - real African soul. Hundreds of birds and an elephant in BG. Great composition and moment.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-13 4:47]

Hello Didier!
Wonderful scane.Moment you caught,POV,framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

hi didier,
very nice composition, beautifull birds.
I like this photo.

Hi Didider,
An amazing photo. What a great scene you captured. I only wish I could have experienced it in person.

Even though the birds are a bot OE, the impact is very good. This is something special. VEry well done.

What a great scene you have captured Didier!
Very dynamic frame full of energy. Well done.
Thank you!

Hello Didier,
very nice capture with great colours and sharpness/POV . Very good composition. Thanks for sharing.

Hello Didier,

Amazing capture of this flock of birds, and elephant.

Definitely energetic and full of life.

Congratulations and thank you.

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-12-23 10:34]
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C'est étonnant de voir des éléphants en France, je pense qu'un petit correctif serait nécessaire au sujet du lieu de prise de vue je pense? Mais l'image est superbe.

Perfect shot:)) These Cattle Egrets seems to give a lesson to giant elephant.Very funny.Congrats Didier,

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-12-27 14:14]

Hi Didier, yes it is a little noisy as you say and the Egrets are a little overexposed but that doesn't matter too much here as it is full of life and it has a marvellous atmosphere.

Well done.

Wonderful capture, Didier. It totally reminds me of the Hitchcock film which gives me nightmares everytime I see a big flock of birds, LOL! I love the elephant shadow in the background. Well done!


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