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Hi all.In case you thought I ignored the elephants here are a few shots:Camera: NIKON D700/70-200 f/2.8Focal length: 82 mm (equiv. 82 mm)Aperture: F5Exposure time: 1/1000"ISO speed rating: 200/24°Program: Aperture priorityMetering Mode: PatternWhite Balance: AutoThis is not a real fight, these are brother and sister and a few moments later he tried to mount her but she wasn't interested. By the way that is not his leg.Camera: NIKON D700/70-200 f/2.8Focal length: 155 mm (equiv. 155 mm)Aperture: F5.6Exposure time: 1/200" (+0.67 EV)ISO speed rating: 200/24°Program: ManualMetering Mode: PatternWhite Balance: AutoGiving himself a dust bath. The smaller elephant is scratching his rear on the tree. They had both just come out of the river.Camera: NIKON D3S/200-400 + 1.4tcFocal length: 550 mm (equiv. 550 mm)Aperture: F5.6Exposure time: 1/640" (-0.33 EV)ISO speed rating: 400/27°Program: ManualMetering Mode: PatternWhite Balance: AutoThis cute little fellow knows his place in the line of march.To see a few more pics go to: http://images.nikonians.org/galleries/showgallery.php/cat/26042As always, any comments, criticism or advice very welcome.JIM
Very nice series
Gerold - Nikonian in East FrisiaEala Freya Fresena
Hi Gerold.Thanks for taking the time to comment and thanks for looking.JIM
These are very nice Jim! What an experience this must have been for you.
..Scott Martin SternbergScotts Fine Art
Hi Scott.Thanks, it certainly was a great experience.JIM
Might fine, Jim!
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Hi John.Thanks and congratulations on your ribbon.JIM
Great photos! I hope to one day take a trip to Africa. Thanks for sharing.
Steve H Rock Creek, Ohio
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Hi Steve.Thanks for the kind words. I hope you get to go too.JIM
Thanks for sharing Jim. This piece of wetland is an interesting contrast to the majority of the African planes.
Hi Aart.I appreciate you taking the time to comment. The swamp along the small river is indeed somewhat rare.JIM
All excellent Jim. Really like image #1.Rick
Hi Rick.Great to hear from you. Thanks for picking one, helps me a lot.JIM
Very nice Jim. And thanks for that uncensored look at an adolescent elephant's fifth leg/second trunk! Now I'll always wonder if those other elephant shots have been photoshopped to save civilization.
Hi Jim.Thanks, I didn't show the actual mounting!Good one about saving civilizatio JIM
Hi Jim , Nice series of photos. They are amazing animals hey.Cheers Glen
Hi Glen.Thanks a lot, it was great seeing so many of them so close up and not behind bars.JIM
very nice Jim. what an amazing sight to see
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Hi Dave.Appreciate that you took the time to comment. Here is a herd that is getting ready to cross the road right in front of our jeep (they ended up literally 10 feet away).Camera: NIKON D3S/200-400 f/4 + 1.4tcFocal length: 550 mm (equiv. 550 mm)Aperture: F11Exposure time: 1/400" (+0.67 EV)ISO speed rating: 400/27°Program: Aperture priorityMetering Mode: PatternWhite Balance: AutoJIM
Bravo, thanks and keep em coming!best hans
Hi Hans.Thanks for the encouragement.JIM
Great set Jim.Rick
Hi Rick.Appreciate you commenting.JIM
Good series, Jim. I like #1 best, but have to love the little one.
Hi Bill.Thanks for the kind words. I like the youngsters as well and really enjoyed seeing the elephant herds interact.JIM
Wow ... Great set! I really like the first one for that action and the wide area view.
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Hi Dave.Thanks for commenting and for the kind words.JIM