DonnaRacheal
DonnaRacheal

bornean pygmy elephant, female with calf



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8 Comments | Report
njkerosky Ultimate
 
njkerosky February 28, 2015
Spectacular Capture!!! Congrats!!!
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography March 01, 2015
Awe! Great moment :)
DonnaRacheal
 
DonnaRacheal March 11, 2015
Thank you :)
Roach1969
 
Roach1969 October 13, 2015
Fantastic capture, great shot. Thank you for entering my challenge :D
DonnaRacheal
 
DonnaRacheal May 06, 2016
My Pleasure
MickAlicic PRO
 
MickAlicic June 16, 2016
Beatiful capture! Good luck in Battle of advanced!
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katiem9349 July 21, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
davidsloan
 
davidsloan March 15, 2020
A brilliant wildlife capture, love it

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken whilst on holiday in Sabah, Borneo. I'd wanted to go there to visit the Orangutans and see for myself the trouble they're in due to loss of habitat. I was astounded to see a huge variety of amazing wildlife species, sadly all facing similar problems.
Time
The photo was taken around midday - being on tour you're a little at the mercy of who is driving you where. when!
Lighting
Luckly is was a fairly overcast day. As much as I love the sun when photographing for highlights and shadows, and overcast day bring nice even light, making choosing light reading settings alot easier, thus being able to concentrate more on the animals movements.
Equipment
Camera was a Canon Eos 50D with a 18-200mm lens which is all I carry when travelling (plus the iphone of course!)
Inspiration
Photographing animals can always be a challenge. Spending time just watching I find helps me to pick the right moments. I'm of the old school (remember film cameras?) where each shoot mattered. I still stick with those principals today, even in the endless digital world.
Editing
I'm not a big fan of post-processing - probably because I'm not that patient on the computer! I have fiddled a little in Photoshop with this one. I'd prefer my photos to be what I see is what you see, but sometimes things need to be sharpened, or backgrounds modified, etc.
In my camera bag
Nowadays its a Fujifilm XT-1 with 18-135mm lens (plus the Iphone). 'KISS' is my motto. (keep it simple stupid!)
Feedback
Photograph what you're passionate about - for me its animals and nature. And it shows, I take lousy studio shots, mediocre landscapes, and boring still life photos. I enjoy being out in nature, always on the lookout for little critters and interesting plants. And have endless patience with animals, just because I love watching them.

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