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Location: Bryn Mawr PA US
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The Abu elephant sanctuary was established in Botswana to reintroduce domesticated elephants (primarily zoo and circus elephants) back into their native habitat. Each elephant is assigned a handler to help it acclimate back into the wild. The vast majority of elephants are successfully reintroduced into local herds of wild elephants. This photograph shows Cathy, an older female elephant, and her handler on a walk through a local stream. While Cathy has adopted several young elephants, she chose not to leave the Abu herd.
· Date: Tue 21-May-2019 · Views: 442 · Filesize: 125.5KB, 11583.5KB · Dimensions: 4800 x 3204 ·
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Keywords: Botswana, elephant
Camera: D750
Lens & Filters: 28-300 @28
Film and/or ISO: 200
Aperture: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/320
Location: Abu camp, Botswana
Tripod & Head
hand held
Additional Categories: Travel Photography
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Location: New York NY US
Posts: 13
Wed 05-June-2019 02:24 Rating: 8 

great presence

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Location: Hinsdale IL US
Posts: 4,438
Wed 05-June-2019 07:44

Great capture. Love the light.

Location: Bussum NL
Sun 09-June-2019 05:17

What a happy scene

Location: Montreal QC CA
Posts: 669
Sun 09-June-2019 11:21

A lovely scene with superb late afternoon (or early morning) light on the elephant and his handler. Tack sharp too! However, I feel the image is too centered, and there is a bit too much sky. My suggestion is to crop some off the right, bringing it closer to the elephant, so it appears to be looking out of the image. Cropping some of the sky would make the subject more dominant in the photo, while bringing the background closer too. Try it with a couple of sheets of paper in the shape of an L on your monitor screen, and you will see what I mean. TIP: To make the sky more blue, in LR or PS RAW, click on the HSL/Grayscale Tab, click on the Luniminance tab, then move the Blue slider left to -25, and the Aqua slider left to -15. It will darken the sky giving it more contrast. Hope this helps! Cheers! Frederic in Montréal.

Location: Montreal QC CA
Posts: 669
Sun 09-June-2019 11:28

Note to my last comment: if using the Luminance sliders darkens the water too much, then use the Quick Select tool in PS or Photoshop Elements, and select only the sky, then lower the brightness a touch, then saturate the sky accordingly to give it more contrast. FYI - The first tip comes courtesy of famous photog Moose Peterson who uses this trick on the skies of his aviation photos. Saw him demonstrate it at a seminar. Hope this helps!