Race you to the mudbath!

Posted by Marc on Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:23 am

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11.49am, I was watching a herd of eles ambling along to a large waterhole to drink and mud roll, scrambling out in front were a few youngsters that wanted to be the first to get there, just like a bunch of school kids!

Depicted here is a 4 year old ele in youthful enthusiasm, quickly switching to f/22 and 1/10s to capture the moment in a slow pan. One of two out of many many frames to get a result I was happy with, that's the nature of slow pan photography.


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by John Spreitzer on Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:45 am
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GREAT panning shot! The streaks of water across the eles body adds so much!

by david fletcher on Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:10 pm
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such an interesting image Marc. Very enjoyable
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by Ron Day on Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:23 pm
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A very artistic presentation, Marc.

by Carol Clarke on Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:58 am
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Don't you just love the youngsters and their crazy running action, all legs, trunks, tails and flapping ears! This made me smile.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:52 pm
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So entertaining! Love this artistic approach- very refreshing! It really expresses so well what you are trying to say about this youngster.
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by Nate Chappell on Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:39 pm
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Beautifully done Marc!
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