- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-11-10 6:34]
lovely capture, the pov makes the shot a special one, well focused, well timed and well composed shot, suitable framing,
tfs & regards
another great portrait only suffering from the plain white sky.
- batu (16383)
- [2007-11-10 6:38]
obviously you were able to sidestep early enough. You show a very impressive picture of this giant from a highly interesting point of view.
Best wishes, Peter
- undoredo (2740)
- [2007-11-10 6:45]
Thanks for sharing your lovely shot from S. Africa. You must had done good trip and this is one of excellent series shot.
Outstanding details and nice composition here, and also, lovely natural colours and nice focusing, well presented!!
TFS and best wishes,
- joey (24909)
- [2007-11-10 7:12]
What an impressive and powerful image!
A top-class shot of this ageing elephant.
+++ The texture of the skin is brought across so well... I can almost feel it.
Superb detail and sharpness enhanced by the excellent clarity.
The pose is very good, clearly showing this huge creature slowly ambling towards you.
An effective low-down POV and a decent composition.
Great DOF and BG.
--- Nothing what-so-ever.
Top work Annick.
- demeve (6165)
- [2007-11-10 7:20]
Awesome display of power and force by this Elephant, walking
right straight to you, great POV and wonderful composition
..Very well done my friend
- Heyshamite (2193)
- [2007-11-10 7:37]
Foot on the pedal job here.
The foot off the ground makes all the difference from an ordinary shot to a very good one.
Well done (run),
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-11-10 7:56]
Superb frontal capture of the African Elephant, your big lens making it look like it is too close for comfort! Taken at a fine moment with good sharpness and lighting.
Well done and TFS!
Have a good weekend,
- rdfoto (3295)
- [2007-11-10 8:10]
Très belle capture de face, excellente netteté, couleurs et cadrage. Bravo
I think this is one of the best photo of this animal I've ever seen. Great composition, DOF, sharp and color, wonderful pose. Everything is great.
- nglen (36145)
- [2007-11-10 9:32]
Hi Annick ,May i say first i have just read your notes and very useful too so thanks and for posting this beautiful animal . a good pose with it heading towards you. great detail in the skin and tusk with natural colours. with its size taking up the full frame. so thanks again.
- rousettus (19818)
- [2007-11-10 9:38]
When I visit TN main page, my first attention for this shot among thumnails. Perfect timing and POV/DOF. Nicely composed. Focus and details already great. good notes. I fallow your Africa seri. thanks for sharing. have a nice weekend
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2007-11-10 10:00]
you have good nervs - run run run - he coming streight in you direction!!!
A fantastic moment, I love this gigantic elephant very much, excellent shot, thanks
Sabie - wishnugaruda
- lise (2877)
- [2007-11-10 10:47]
This is an impressive beast! He seems very old but I'm sure he can run very fast after photographers ;) Amazing capture.
I don't know the situation here and can't judge the speed of the elephant but the first thing that crosses my mind when I see this is your patience as a photographer is amazing.
This is a superb elephant shot! This would make a wonderful poster, I have a 4 year old boy and his room has photos of African animals,if this was a poster it would make a wonderful addition to his motif.
The focus is laser sharp and the details are excellent.This elephant is coming right at the viewer and pops right off the page into the imagination.
A very special post.
- bartove (7772)
- [2007-11-10 12:07]
Impressive and powerful image!
Well done and TFS!
- Silke (5458)
- [2007-11-10 12:23]
Forgive me a most impertinent observation please -- but this reminds me of the "ladies" on special sale day at the local discount store (I should know -- I worked at one for a season!)!
Seriously: superb PoV, wonderful tight composition, fabulous colours and details
- fragman (43778)
- [2007-11-10 13:43]
amazing and impressive. TFS Ori
- cecilia (4630)
- [2007-11-10 14:10]
Wow! this image is amazing - there is a 3D effect image to it...That is some impressive work Annick...
- glazzaro (4605)
- [2007-11-10 17:05]
Well taken, you can see the force behind those tusks!
- RP1 (251)
- [2007-11-10 18:27]
Quelle superbe photo! La composition le détail sont excellent.
- Sayre (164)
- [2007-11-10 22:24]
I think this is my favorite from your trip so far. It's just not very often you see an elephant that looks like it's running at you :-). Great POV, DOF, and Composition. Your coloring is remarkable. I like how the background is set, and yet blurred out toward the back - I think it really adds to the whole "running" look of the elephant. This is truly a magnificent picture!
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-11-10 23:19]
A great face to face capture, impressive animal!
I like the action captured, and the great details in the animal...
A fine well balanced composition!
- XOTAELE (8)
- [2007-11-11 5:54]
Interesante captura Annick.
Geniales detalles y magnífico encuadre.
Una buena nota.
- kjpweb (4788)
- [2007-11-11 6:01]
Gorgeous! Excellent DOF and this is indeed an impressive capture. All the detail! Wow! Too bad that the weather didn't co-operate! But you managed to bring the possible outcome!
I've been really busy with lots of things these days, but i said myself i wasn't going to let a photo like this go...no matter what!
It's again absolutely amazing! The pose you captured from this impressive elephant is terrific - comming to you and i'm again fascinated by how well an f/2.8 worked here. The effective DOF is perfect, keeping the entire subject in impressive focus (even the back legs...which i have to confess i would have imagined would get at least a little blurry). Nver the less, you pulled out a million dollar picture!
Bravo my friend and TFS
PS: i really don't mind the white sky here; i see some people do...i think that the picture is superbly exposed and the sky in the back is not overexposed...if you look closely, it's not burned and you can still see some details from the clouds. Plus, it contrasts well with the subject, making it stand out splendidly!
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2007-11-11 9:54]
Very dynamic and impressive photo. Engine on..
The low POV makes it exciting. Fantastic focus and details. Great natural colours, DOF and composition.
- StephenE (533)
- [2007-11-11 22:30]
Its difficult in my opinion to capture an interesting shot of an elephant. This you managed very well indeed. The photo is sharp and the dull colours in the bg doesn't bother me as it conveys a sense of those misty mornings in the bush. TFS!
- rcrick (68)
- [2007-11-12 4:42]
Hi Annick, Wow what an impressive shot you can almost feel this African Bush Elephant come thundering towards you, the detail is stunning a great composition, tfs Cheers Rick
Great shot Annick!
Wonderful POV and "pose".
Light blue sky is pleasing.
How far away were you and were you in your auto or behind bushes?
Looks a bit dangerous.
TFS and the interesting note
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2007-11-12 15:44]
Hello Annick, what a great picture of the African Elephant, I like everything in it, i's even a bit scary...don't turn the motor off ! :-) Thanks,
- Adanac (21378)
- [2007-11-13 4:18]
Fabulous action captured in this wonderful composition of this beautiful elephant. Your normal exquite camera work brings this image to life. Thanks for sharing.
- Kathleen (232)
- [2007-11-15 1:58]
Absolutly superb photography, right down to every elephant wrinkle.
Your composition has impact coming straight at you like that, sort of makes you want to move out of its way.
- anel (40574)
- [2007-11-15 3:59]
Very impressive shot! It gives the feeling that one step more and the elephant will overrun you. Excellent sharpness, beautiful dynamic picture. Excellent! In this situation I already would have hidden very quickly
- jessbalderas (54)
- [2007-11-17 5:43]
Watch out , the elephant is coming to you!
Well captured and composed. I like it very much. Also very useful notes
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2007-11-19 14:46]
You know Annick I could spend all evening viewing your gallery the standard has been set here and this is wonderful stuff. The Elephant is my favorite animal and this is such a superb capture I am adding it to my favorites. Excellent work..
- Pentaxfriend (8048)
- [2007-11-20 10:11]
Wederom en prachtig shot
uitstekende compo en kleur
- badar (785)
- [2007-11-20 21:37]
Perfectly composed , very good details on the elephant.
- manyee (23770)
- [2007-11-30 22:24]
Absolutely fantastic stance of this huge elephant, Annick.
You caught him in a pose that makes this gigantic animal actually look fluid, if you know what I mean.
A very well-balanced and dynamic shot.
Congratulations and TFS. : )
- henkv (67)
- [2008-03-16 11:11]
nice shot, would not want to be in his way