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The eye

The eye
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Copyright: Mattias Svensson (alexlucas) (50)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-04-10
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Olympus Mju 410
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-08-11 4:26
Viewed: 4894
Points: 4
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I've always liked elephants, with a sad touch to it. Guess you've seen Lord of the Rings - the ents? Same feeling.

This is a Thai elephant looking at me at the Kao Sok National park. They have a camp for retired elephants there, tourist may come to visit them, take a ride and feed them bananas.

I'd like to see them living in the rainforest instead but under the circumstances I guess this kind of life is the best.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-08-11 15:40]
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Hi Mattias
This looks like a sepia toning, which works well on the skin. There is a bit of digital noise. However, I would crop more on the right and loose all the white on the trunk, placeing the eye on 1/5 of the frame, enhancing the impact of the shot.

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  • kojak Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 19] (163)
  • [2007-01-10 3:36]

I think it's a great shot. Good composition and the maybe a little 'oversharpend' gives it a special touch though.
Nice work!

PS: I visited a similar camp in Thailand. I was releaved to see they were well taken care off. Maybe they do live longer that way. I'd like to believe that....

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