Asian elephant

Posted by Zhou Fangyi on Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:46 am

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Wild Elephant Valley, Yunnan, China.

Canon PowerShot G3 X, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO400, 166.073mm

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by enrique patino on Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:50 pm
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great action shot. perhaps a little more room would make it better...

by Carol Clarke on Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:37 pm
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A sweet view of this very young calf, and it would be even better if the mother's head wasn't cut off right through the centre. I like how the calf is clinging to her side for reassurance in the water.

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by Paul Skoczylas on Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:06 pm
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The main subject is the baby, so I actually don't mind the mother's head being cut off. Having said that, I would probably crop it tighter to make it look like it's supposed to be all about the baby. I love the scene you captured here.


by Ron Day on Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:37 pm
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I think the image is beautifully designed. Brilliant, in fact.

by Zhou Fangyi on Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:50 am
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Thank you for your comments. I agree a little more room or cropping it would be better, but now the 
composition is embarrassing. 

Actually I do not think the bigger one is the baby's mother. There was an elephant family playing in the water, but I failed to capture satisfactory picture of more members.

by Gary Gulash on Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:33 am
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Composition is pretty subjective in the end, but I have to agree with Ron Day - brilliant composition! The photo really demonstrates the vulnerability of the little elephant snuggling up to the larger adult.

by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:05 am
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This is just charming! you should not be embarrassed-as you can see , there are many ideas about the composition. It is very subjective. I like this the way it is because of tow they are curled around each other-a sort of yin yang effect. Yes, another time, maybe more of the adult'd head, but this works for me. I hope you will post more work soon!
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