Hello there…..answering to a Trunk Call

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    • #415422
      Charmaine Joubert
      Participant

      I have just spent a few days in Addo Elephant Park. The days were unusually hot for winter but the upside to this is that the elephants love to come out and play. The waterholes dotted around the park were a hive of activity and I spent hours sitting and photographing their antics.

      Below is one of the smallest baby elephants I have seen. The herd kept it hidden and protected by surrounding it but it would sneak a peek at me every now and then. 

    • #415427
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Great Shot Charmaine, damn it, shark tank,got nothing.

    • #415434
      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Great shot. Good model!
      ST, no comment. What were the SS, aperture and focal length on the shot?

      • #415551
        Charmaine Joubert
        Participant

        Hi Erik. Image was taken with a 400mm lens,  Aperture f7.1, 1/125 second SS and ISO 400. I should have upped my ISO to freeze the motion in the trunk and that would have given me more sharpness in the trunk.

    • #415541
      Petr Nowak
      Participant

      Great image. No comment…

    • #415546
      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Wonderful picture! You are so lucky Charmaine… the things you get to see and experience.

    • #415553
      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      POTW I suspect. To be ST legal…maybe a twitch more space in the upper right corner plus some detail enhancement on the face and trunk. It could be a touch brighter as well. I’d show you but your profile says NO editing.

      Lovely image Charmaine!

      • #415555
        Charmaine Joubert
        Participant

        Thanks for the crit….and I have changed my settings so edit away…..

        • #415559
          Rob Eyers
          Participant

          OK Charmaine here’s my take on it with a custom vignette added as well.

    • #415556
      Charmaine Joubert
      Participant

      Another photo of the little ellie but this time framed by mom and bathed beautiful lighting.

      • #415560
        Rob Eyers
        Participant

        This one really shows the contrast in size. Another great image.

    • #415652
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Magnificent beasts and as Kent says, so lucky to have the opportunity to capture these animals outside of zoos. My only comment is a desire to see a slightly wider view in the first shot to add a touch more scale to it. It’s a desire I can deal with though because both shots are awesome.

    • #415914
      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Personally, I was so taken by the eye and the mouth, I never really looked at the trunk in the first shot, so the blur issue ins’t really a thing. The second shot; just wow. I don’t see how either image could be better.

    • #416093
      Mistyisle
      Participant

      Very nice image, Charmaine, almost a monochrome!  The second one too.

    • #416540
      Falxy
      Participant

      captured the story and our hearts…………….good work! 🙂

    • #416587
      Lynne Guenther
      Participant

      So cute!

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