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Elephants and the Jungle of Thailand

Elephants and the Jungle of Thailand
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JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots April 14, 2011
Awesome!
BJK62472
 
BJK62472 June 19, 2011
congrats on feature
Picture-It-All
 
Picture-It-All June 19, 2011
I LOVE IT!!!!!! MUCH DESERVED CONGRATS!
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jenniferleah June 19, 2011
Wow!!!! This is fabulous! Congrats on the feature!
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aprilrena June 19, 2011
Wow! Would love to have this photo op! Congrats on your feature :)
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amd0749 June 19, 2011
Great shot! Congrats on the feature!
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msdean June 19, 2011
Lovely! Congratulations on the feature!
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andrew2 June 19, 2011
Awesome...Congratulations on your well deserved feature and thanks for sharing!!
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DWPhotography June 19, 2011
Congrats on your feature!
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nitti June 19, 2011
Congrats!
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candyman735@hotmail.com June 19, 2011
Very beautiful! Great color and great picture all together, Congrats!
danielh
 
danielh June 19, 2011
very cool-congrats!
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buttercup96 June 19, 2011
This is beautiful! Congratulations on the feature!!
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Wayne_Sr June 19, 2011
Great shot, Congratulations on your Feature photo! *****
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janr46 June 19, 2011
Congratulations
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huahuaa June 19, 2011
this is a great image!
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emmanuel_ocampo August 10, 2011
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photosue50 August 15, 2011
Wow, what a sight to be able to see!
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photojourney August 30, 2011
Great capture! Congrats!
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jemoore76 March 06, 2012
Great capture!!
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PSJPhotography June 13, 2012
Amazing shot!
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garycox1 September 28, 2013
Amazing capture and composition
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KesPhotography August 11, 2014
wonderful capture. voted
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Whoa times 10!!!!!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in the Jungle of Chang Mai Thailand. We were on an sightseeing tour when I came out of the brush/trails that is when I saw this Elephant.
Time
This photo was taken at 1600 on a bright sunny day.
Lighting
The lighting is all natural. With the sun coming through the trees and the undergrowth it made for a nice natural lighting effect. It was perfect setting for me to shoot.
Equipment
At that time I used a Canon Rebel XT 350D on automatic settings, my lens that I used was a Canon 18-55mm and my focal length was at 5mm. My ISO was set at 200, f/stop was set at 5.6. Exposure was 1/60 sec with 0 stop. I shot this picture as I was hand holding my camera.
Inspiration
Well my inspiration was this, it was totally an accident or a chance shot. I was on this tour just shooting flora & fauna not expecting to see this. So when we came out off of the trail that we were on that is when I saw this Elephant taking a bath in the Mekong River. So I just starting instantaneously shooting this Elephant, because I didn't know how long I had before it went away. Elephants are sacred in Thailand and are worshiped as gods so to see on in the wild was an added surprise.
Editing
I had to do some tweaking of the photo because of the way the lighting and the jungle kinda brought a haze in the shot. So I ran it through Adobe Photoshop HDR to clear it up and do some cropping and color corrections.
In my camera bag
Now I carry a Canon T1i with a battery pack and two extra LP-E5 batteries, two TTL Flashes w/defusers, a tripod, a table tripod, and extension tube for macro shooting, a Canon 18-55mm macro EF-S stabilizer lens, a Canon 75-300 zoom lens. Also in my bag is a remote control switch, a remote cable, several filters for color enhancements, start filters, UV, and Polarizing filters. I also have a wide angle adapter lens and a 2x converter lens.
Feedback
Well I learned photography by buying Photography magazines and then going out to trying to mimic the photo's that I liked, it took awhile but I was able to learn the specifics. I also learned my camera and how to use all accessories and how to use outside lighting especially ambient lighting which is the best natural lighting. I had my camera preset so that when a surprise shot came along I was able to get it. I found out that those one of kind photos only come around once is a while with warning and if you miss it it's gone forever. So I try not to miss those special shots.

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