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Posted By: nikonic, 11-30-2008, 11:38 AM

Thought you all might like to see something a little different. All of these were shot with a K20D and 300mm f4 DA* at the Dzanga-Sangha national park in the Central African Republic. Let me know what you think.

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11-30-2008, 04:09 PM   #2
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Very nice series I really like the last one and would crop it a bit... Thanks for sharing. JIMBO
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The 5th is pretty fantastic!
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I agree regarding #5. I am curious, was the vignette intentional?

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Very nice shots....no big critters like that around here...
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Shot number 5 is absolutely amazing...
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Nice series but #1 is by far the best. It's just such a wonderful image, I can imagine it on a billboard advertising heavy duty trucks.
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A great series of shots. #7 is my pick, love the tones and symmetry of the subject.
Very well done!

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Great pictures; I really like elephants. With all the bad things we hear about the situation in Africa it's nice to see images of these amazing beasts in the wild.

Thanks for sharing. I trust we'll see more pictures from the C.A.R.?
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Very good series.
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QuoteOriginally posted by J.Scott Quote
Thanks for sharing. I trust we'll see more pictures from the C.A.R.?
Thanks for all the positive comments. I will be posting some more in the near future.

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A great series of shots. #7 is my pick, love the tones and symmetry of the subject.
Very well done!
This is actually one of my personal favorites. The lead elephant is the matriarch and the others are all related to her and follow her wherever she goes. I worked hard to find a shot the best illustrated this and I feel this one did it best.

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I agree regarding #5. I am curious, was the vignette intentional?
Yes the vignette was intentional and that is something I will often add to emphasize the subject more.
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I love all from Africa


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Elephants are one of my favourite animals, gentle and innocent, so I enjoyed looking at your pics.
I like the last one best.
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I like the series and particularly 3,5 & 7 Great stuff and I hope you post lots more from your part of the world.

I think you could tone the vigenetting back a little and still get the impact you want. I think it hurt #6 which lloks like a good classic profile shot.
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Elephants are one of my favourite animals, gentle and innocent, so I enjoyed looking at your pics.
I like the last one best.
They are not so gentle when you encounter them in the forest especially at night! Trust me when there are no bars, electric fences, or moats separating you from the elephant the experience is quite different but still great. These are forest elephants which are smaller than the savanna variety but bigger than asian. Still they are massive and very territorial. The low rumbling sound that they make can be felt as well as heard.
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