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Dusty Silhouette



The herd could not resist having fun in the dust before moving down for a drink. Kruger National Park.

The herd could not resist having fun in the dust before moving down for a drink. Kruger National Park.
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Contest Finalist in Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 6
Contest Finalist in Colossal Wildlife Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Dusty Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Explore Africa Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3
Contest Finalist in Visions Of Africa Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Clash Of The Premiums Photo Contest
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14 Comments | Report
terrysigns13
 
terrysigns13 April 10, 2016
AWESOME!
henktencate PRO+
henktencate April 10, 2016
Thank you!!
catherinethompson PRO+
 
catherinethompson July 05, 2016
What a fabulous shot. Such power and so majestic. Well done.
QueenEdina Platinum
 
QueenEdina July 06, 2016
Love the simplicity.
YvonneJeaK PRO+
 
YvonneJeaK July 07, 2016
Stunning. Congratulations
gunners42
 
gunners42 November 20, 2016
Excellent Capture....way to go!
rhiannyn PRO+
 
rhiannyn December 06, 2016
This was meant to be All Star, finger slipped and it ended up Peer Award, le sigh :/ Sorry, cuz this is spectacular! :)
yvanbibi
 
yvanbibi February 23, 2017
Merveilleuse image !
edandaniphone PRO+
 
edandaniphone October 22, 2017
AWEsome.
henktencate PRO+
henktencate October 22, 2017
Thank you!!
Katnott
 
Katnott January 03, 2018
Love this!!! Great capture!
Corabelle
 
Corabelle February 10, 2018
?? beautiful
RiViCo PRO+
 
RiViCo March 23, 2018
Great shot
francescabullet Platinum
 
francescabullet June 04, 2018
Magnificent shot! My compliments
Julia_137
 
Julia_137 September 16, 2018
Beautiful shot! Come and check out a few of mine sometime 😄
BabZz
 
BabZz September 21, 2018
Fantastic shot family

Behind The Lens

Location
We were at our favourite Sunday afternoon picnic spot, bordering the Kruger National Park. As we settled in awaiting sunset a herd of elephants appeared across the river. I instantly knew that the dry dysty winter veld has the potential for a dramatic picture.
Time
It was about three of clock in the afternoon.
Lighting
The backlit afternoon sun created the silhouettes and emphasized the dusty dryness.
Equipment
I used my trusty canon 40d with the canon 100 to 400mm lens.
Inspiration
Elephants are such majestic animals and to see them being free and sociable is always a moment to capture.
Editing
Yes, but limited to only the usual bit of sharpening and increased the lighting to bring out some detail in the elephants.
In my camera bag
For wildlife always especially if you cannot get to close to them a long telephoto lens. Extra batteries, flash and a cleaning kit.
Feedback
Stay close to water in the winter. Wildlife will come to drink and if possible plan the shot as to your vision of what image you want to create. Use backlight to create dramatic pictures.

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