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PSD9253
 
PSD9253 October 04, 2017
Great Shot !
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LuaGrace October 04, 2017
Thank you!
Mickylily
 
Mickylily October 11, 2017
Wonderful shot, what an amazing experience
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LuaGrace November 11, 2017
Thank you!
ela_v
 
ela_v April 15, 2018
Precious!

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken during my Summer (winter) holidays while visiting my home country, South Africa. My mom and I went to the Kruger National Park for the day when I got to capture this magnificent animal.
Time
This was taken on our way back from one of the camps. I love it because at first there was no animal in sight and then as if he was playing hide-and-seek he appeared from behind the bushes and then just stared at us. Perfect opportunity to capture it!
Lighting
I wanted this image to look serious yet playful. It was a cloudy day so no bright sunlight which helped with the seriousness but then the fall colours of the leaves softened the image to bring out the playfulness.
Equipment
This was shot with a Nikon D5300, 55-300 lens, f/5. No other equipment was used.
Inspiration
I wanted to show people that although Elephants are big, magnificent creatures, they can also be fun-loving.
Editing
I only tweaked the image with a Lightroom setting to soften the light and bring out the colors of the leaves.
In my camera bag
I always check if I have an extra sd card!! Then of course my Nikon D5300, my 18-55 and 55-300 lens. Make sure my tripod and monopod is close by and I’m good. Also make sure the battery is fully charged!
Feedback
Elephants can be big and scary but most of the time they are quiet and peaceful. Just approached the scene quietly and you can get loads of beautiful captures!

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