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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Thu 16-Jan-14 07:09 PM
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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/2.8
Focal length: 82 mm (equiv. 82 mm)
Aperture: F5
Exposure time: 1/1000"
ISO speed rating: 200/24°
Program: Aperture priority
Metering Mode: Pattern
White Balance: Auto

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This 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/2.8
Focal length: 155 mm (equiv. 155 mm)
Aperture: F5.6
Exposure time: 1/200" (+0.67 EV)
ISO speed rating: 200/24°
Program: Manual
Metering Mode: Pattern
White Balance: Auto

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Giving 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 + 1.4tc
Focal length: 550 mm (equiv. 550 mm)
Aperture: F5.6
Exposure time: 1/640" (-0.33 EV)
ISO speed rating: 400/27°
Program: Manual
Metering Mode: Pattern
White Balance: Auto

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This 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/26042

As always, any comments, criticism or advice very welcome.


JIM


  

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Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot   East Frisia, DE  Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004 Thu 16-Jan-14 09:37 PM
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Very nice series

Gerold - Nikonian in East Frisia
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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Sat 18-Jan-14 12:10 AM
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Hi Gerold.

Thanks for taking the time to comment and thanks for looking.

JIM

  

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Bump57 Silver Member Awarded for his high skill level in Landscape and Nature Photography and willingness to share his learning experiences to help others. Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   US  Nikonian since 01st Apr 2007 Thu 16-Jan-14 10:03 PM
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These are very nice Jim! What an experience this must have been for you.

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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Sat 18-Jan-14 12:10 AM
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Hi Scott.

Thanks, it certainly was a great experience.

JIM

  

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jdroach Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded. John exhibits true Nikonian spirit by frequently posting images and requesting comments and critique, which he graciously accepts. He is an inspiration to all of us through constant improvement in his own work, keen observations and excellent commentary on images posted by others. Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Milwaukee, US  Nikonian since 21st Mar 2009 Thu 16-Jan-14 10:35 PM
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Might fine, Jim!

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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Sat 18-Jan-14 12:11 AM
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Hi John.

Thanks and congratulations on your ribbon.

JIM

  

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freedomfarm Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 30th Mar 2013 Fri 17-Jan-14 12:31 AM
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Great photos! I hope to one day take a trip to Africa. Thanks for sharing.

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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Sat 18-Jan-14 12:12 AM
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Hi Steve.

Thanks for the kind words. I hope you get to go too.

JIM

  

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AartPapaya Silver Member  Hectorspruit, ZA  Nikonian since 21st Oct 2011 Fri 17-Jan-14 06:47 PM
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Thanks for sharing Jim. This piece of wetland is an interesting contrast to the majority of the African planes.

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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Sat 18-Jan-14 12:14 AM
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Hi Aart.

I appreciate you taking the time to comment. The swamp along the small river is indeed somewhat rare.

JIM

  

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rb4good Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Rocky Hill, US  Nikonian since 22nd May 2006 Fri 17-Jan-14 08:26 PM
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All excellent Jim. Really like image #1.

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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Sat 18-Jan-14 12:15 AM
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Hi Rick.

Great to hear from you. Thanks for picking one, helps me a lot.

JIM

  

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Jim Pearce Silver Member  Grimsby, CA  Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004 Sat 18-Jan-14 01:33 AM
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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.

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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Sat 18-Jan-14 04:43 AM
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Hi Jim.

Thanks, I didn't show the actual mounting!

Good one about saving civilizatio

JIM

  

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Watto Silver Member  Dongara, AU  Nikonian since 01st Mar 2010 Sat 18-Jan-14 02:05 AM
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Hi Jim , Nice series of photos. They are amazing animals hey.

Cheers Glen

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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Sat 18-Jan-14 04:45 AM
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Hi Glen.

Thanks a lot, it was great seeing so many of them so close up and not behind bars.

JIM

  

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Tallow Silver Member  Niagara-on-the-Lake, CA  Nikonian since 07th Apr 2009 Sat 18-Jan-14 04:03 AM
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very nice Jim. what an amazing sight to see

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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Sat 18-Jan-14 04:50 AM
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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 + 1.4tc
Focal length: 550 mm (equiv. 550 mm)
Aperture: F11
Exposure time: 1/400" (+0.67 EV)
ISO speed rating: 400/27°
Program: Aperture priority
Metering Mode: Pattern
White Balance: Auto

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JIM

  

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Bravo, thanks and keep em coming!

best
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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Sun 19-Jan-14 05:47 PM
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Hi Hans.

Thanks for the encouragement.

JIM

  

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slopoki1 Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest   Homestead, US  Nikonian since 13th Jun 2012 Sat 18-Jan-14 08:01 PM
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Great set Jim.
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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Sun 19-Jan-14 05:48 PM
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Hi Rick.

Appreciate you commenting.

JIM

  

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Biker Bill   Lakeville, US  Registered since 01st Nov 2009 Mon 20-Jan-14 03:58 PM
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Good series, Jim. I like #1 best, but have to love the little one.

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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Wed 22-Jan-14 02:34 AM
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Hi Bill.

Thanks for the kind words. I like the youngsters as well and really enjoyed seeing the elephant herds interact.

JIM

  

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community   Lowden, US  Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006 Wed 22-Jan-14 03:49 AM
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Wow ... Great set! I really like the first one for that action and the wide area view.

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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Fort Pierce, US  Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007 Thu 23-Jan-14 01:00 AM
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Hi Dave.

Thanks for commenting and for the kind words.

JIM

  

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