One of my own favourites!had to climb a tree to finally get the angle i was looking for.Almost fell off after taking the shot.Then probably would have been my last shot as i'm sure the lovely ele wouldn't have been too happy!
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moxon (78) 2005-10-17 11:38
Funny and beautiful shot with amazing colour. Great POV. Welcome to TE!
Paolo (41222) 2005-10-17 11:38
Hi Mohit...apart some focus porblems that shot is pure joy! fantastic, great, wonderful...the Point of View was so unusual to see an elephant during the bath...
colors are also fantastic, with that green water and the waves aroung the giant!
great, great, great!
Luko (13998) 2005-10-17 11:39
That's such a first amazing shot Mohit! from the thumbnail I wondered whether you were a bird flying over the elephant... Love that green color of the water, keep uploading such quality!
and btw, welcome to TE ;) ...
Edit : ok, read your intro... no wonder anymore about pics quality and search for astounding point of views.
shayes (499) 2005-10-17 11:50
Welcome to TE Mohit! What an interesting shot. Its amazing to see a huge elephant allowing a human to lay on its head. Its actually quite sweet to see this relationship. Great POV (good thing you didn't fall out of the tree!) and colours. Thanks for sharing! :)
Bien (4745) 2005-10-17 11:52
Hi Mohit, Welcome to TE with an absolutely stunning entree! The colours are simply outstanding and however dangerous your position in that tree must have been, it surely was worthwhile the shot as you have an exceptional angle here. It's like this man is almost climbing a tree as well to get his pampering job done! Absolutely brilliant! I look forward to your following posts! Sabine
gilad33 (14318) 2005-10-17 11:55
A brilliant photo.
It's rare to see this kind of scene, and to capture this so good is a rare gift.
Almost abstract and so becoming very effective.
jasmis (57824) 2005-10-17 11:56
Enter the dragon! Welcome to TE. Extraordinary theme and superb POV. Great composition and smart idea. Well done.
Porteplume (3393) 2005-10-17 11:58
Bonjour Mohit & Welcome on TE.
Such a great point of view, and such stunning bright colour! Just great first posting...
Amicalement - Viviane
* Important: I got already impressed of this picture on TrekLens... Which makes me telling you that you should be aware of TOS [point 10] - that does not allow to post on both TrekEarth & TrekLens, so you will have to choose on which site this image will stay... I think it will otherwise be desactivated soon.
Timmok (802) 2005-10-17 11:59
Nice picture ! I love this point of view and the wave reflections onto the ground. There seems to be a great complicity between the elephant and his keeper.
Well done, and thanks for sharing ;o)
nopoint (878) 2005-10-17 12:07
I love the picture! Great composition and color. Your efforts of climbing the tree is much appreciated...Kiet
mlopes (494) 2005-10-17 12:26
great photo, super moment! there's no need to write much on this one, spectacular!
I just wonder how the photo would be like if you took it while falling eheheh
BTW: Welcome aboard!
Furachan (0) 2005-10-17 12:52
Brilliant shot by any standards, vertigo inducing POV, deep, gorgeous colors. a winner right from the start...
A very warm welcome to TE, Mohit!
foxy (893) 2005-10-17 13:07
I was thinking how can someone take this kind of shot.....till I read your notes.
Outstanding shot!!! What more can I say.
Well done, Mohit.
jrj (34841) 2005-10-17 13:37
Excellent opening shot Mohit.
wow.. in fact can't remember to have seen anything like it.
Looking forward to your continuation
PeterC (2242) 2005-10-17 14:23
One of the best photos ive seen in a while. Sensational. Great PoV, beautiful colours and a very interesting subject not to mention perfect composition. I cant wait to see more of your photos. This is going straight into my favorites
tjanze (5674) 2005-10-17 14:27
Woooow...what unusualy view.Beautiful colours and good composition.Welcome to TE.
lewiz (1297) 2005-10-17 19:18
Wow! This result was worth your climb and some!
I've never seen such stunning water colours! The way the light plays on the ripples is stunning.
arnabchat (7233) 2005-10-18 0:51
excellent take. an effort worth all itself. nice framing, good natural colors. maybe you could have worked a bit on the sharpness, but considering the degree of difficulty shooting from above, this is really nice.
well done, Arnab
sarju (5324) 2005-10-18 12:42
congrats for the plunge man (as explained on your intro page)
you have inpired me man .... but I still do need the courage.
Cheers ..... Sarju
PS: Good photo btw ... I like your POV
ttmountainman (2279) 2005-10-18 13:17
Welcome aboard...trust the Raid fatigue has worn off!!!
jafadabret (56497) 2005-10-18 14:17
Il fallait trouver le bon angle de prise de vue et on a une photo superbe. Il est recommandé sur TE de ne pas remercier les critiques. Merci pour l'échange.
KevRyan (22952) 2005-10-18 15:06
Another really great shot Mohit - your first image - a very warm welcome - if a little belated from me! - fantastic colour and a truly wonderful point of view - glad you survived!!!
best wishes Kev
pilpel-adom (3018) 2005-10-21 21:49
Amazing picture, Mohit! This one is a favorite! If there is something I admire, is a not-too-lazy photographer, who willing to risk his neck for a good capture!
Original POV, good color and timing! Amazing how you can see the dirt disperse into the water!
Thanks for sharing!
Mansi (543) 2005-10-22 11:49
hey mohit... wonderful capture.. more so with the short note you've given us..
thanks for sharing
love to see more!
sunayana (0) 2005-10-23 3:31
i have never seen anything like this before! you're making me even prouder to be an indian.have u had any exhibitions.if you are planning to, let me know where for sure!
flydragon (0) 2005-10-24 14:25
AMAZING AND BEAUTIFULL
u did here a great and beautifull shot
no word just enjoye watching
Numa (284) 2005-10-24 14:34
astonishing point of view and colours...I like a lot the contrast between the transparent green water on one part and the cloudy brown water on the other part
danielswalsh (13593) 2005-10-31 7:44
A great shot Mohit;
The elephant looks like she's really enjoying it!
Having been around quite a few elephants in Indonesia, Malaysia & Thailand- you think I would have seen this scene before- but no.
While in Cambodia last year, I tried to follow the elephants to their local watering hole- but was told I wasn't allowed.
dream (159) 2006-02-13 3:20
Amazing color.Very interesting shot.Well done!
Sittivet (565) 2006-03-06 1:08
not many people have seen an elelphant from above. Very original.
kajspice (4542) 2006-03-10 14:04
I'm pleased you did not fall out of the tree, but even more pleased that you got the dseired result.
The murky green water is a lovely enclosure for the great elephant...you have positioned yourself well and presented the image nicely. Yes, the image could be sharper, but your story complements the end result very well.
s10001in (0) 2006-04-25 8:25
Great water shade..
Looking like elephnat is getteing deep fry in oil by seeing thumbnail.
olirey (193) 2006-04-28 13:48
Your picture is just great and I make it one of my favorites. You worked hard to make such an original picture. It convinces me each time that great pictures are not made by chance.
I also really enjoy the scene : to see a man taking care of an animal always fill me with joy. Its a relief to see it, in a world where compassion and respect for life is so rare.
randompics (955) 2006-08-03 8:47
Simply a great shot. It was worth climbing a tree for the great shot. It is good that u didnt fall :D.
picardo (2459) 2006-08-03 9:13
Fantastic and unnusual POV!. I have to watch it several times to understand the picture ... but when I finally understand it, makes me laugh! It is really funny picture. Congratulations
mcebon (0) 2007-08-06 1:46
What an extraordinary photo - I love it instantly! The juxtaposed directions of the man & the elephant's bodies are I think what makes it such a fantastic shot, as well as the colours - the white of the shirt against the grey of the elephant against the incredible green of the water - an incredible composition. Worth taking the risk for!
avis2avis (4264) 2008-10-18 22:34
This is worthy of being published in Nat Geo. Well done Mohit.
njsduarte (2) 2009-02-17 12:13
Excelent POV! I love photos with animals and the colors are just great. I also like the green water and the reflections of the sun on the bottom!
AnaRita (1741) 2009-03-18 10:40
this is definitely one of the curious photos I've seen and a funny moment too.
Thank you for sharing this moment and for having climbed the tree to get this view. Congratulations :)
- Copyright: mohit midha (mohitmidha) (361)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1995-05-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon F4
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): October, Great animal photos 2. [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-17 11:31
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