An elephant watching a temple entrance in Pondicherry.
Despite his elegant make up a little tear run out of his left eye.
Not a good job for an elephant!
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Paolo (41222) 2008-03-10 9:52
Ciao Livia, bel primo piano al bestione con le tipiche decorazioni Indiane.
Una foto minimalistica per colori e luci e di grand eeffetto.
brandstaetter (15915) 2008-03-10 12:01
sono impressionato....un taglio perfetto con un po di spazio alla sinistra e un ritratto quasi umano.. e se vado indietro due passi, vedo un squadro astratto moderno.
Per me e´ una delle migliori da te ! Bellissima !
ciao, complimenti, Christian
grigand (19361) 2008-03-10 13:28
Dalla miniatura non capivo cos'era ... stupenda e originale composizione, mi impressiona l'occhio, mi fà quasi tenerezza.
chanjits (4454) 2008-03-11 6:47
nice closeup shot of elephant and your emotional note thanks for sharing.
arnabchat (7233) 2008-03-11 14:13
nice one. usual for an elephant to have a secretion like that, the biologists will tell you :)
i wd like to put some imagination into the work it is doing for humanity rather than roaming freely in wilderness, that is making it to cry.
Delfin (1529) 2008-03-11 16:11
Livia, what an impressive shot!
the head decoration and skin depigmentation make this photo look very "stylish", but then something strikes: this is its eye. Elephants have so impressive eyes! the "tears" is fine for me (as for biologist:-)), but the impression, the look... How deep it is!
Ohh, I can talk about how wonderful elephants are forever...
Thank you, Livia.
paololg (31448) 2008-03-11 16:39
originale e bella questa inquadratura di quest'occhio molto espressivo. Geniale taglio fotografico. Complimenti.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-03-13 3:34
Hi my friend Livia
Great detail you captured here, a little tear run out of his left eye.
Excellent details and well framed.
All the best
fabio_ts (13694) 2008-03-13 4:33
Ciao Livia, povero elefantino, ...sembra veramente triste... o forse è solo stress... :o)
ottimo il taglio e la composizione, complimenti!!
ryno (6613) 2008-03-13 8:01
Hi Livia, this is an interesting close-up view of an elephant's eye. It looks almost human. Good cropping eliminated unnecessary detail to focus on your subject. Perhaps the light could have been better - the sun seems to catch the other side of its head. But good work anyway, I like it! Regards,
noborders (1010) 2008-03-13 12:34
(This time in English : you still have photos dating from 2002 that you can show us ! Amazing, I wonder how many more are still hidden in your computer...
It's a moving detail, I like the idea and the framing.
Nice sad (and intelligent) eye !
Merline (0) 2008-03-15 3:47
I have read the remark about it being normal for elephants to have these secretions...so ok. Still, I would much prefer for them to be able to be free instead of serving mankind...often not treated with care and respect...
This is one of your most beautiful ones I do find, simply beautiful, great crop, colors and light and sensitive note.