This is an elephant I took few hundred miles from the Victoria Falls in Livingston in a swamp along the Zambezi river.
This elephant was all alone in this area, not very far from the enormous waterfalls. Victoria falls are 108m high and can reach 1.2 km wide. At the rainy season like now, the water sprays can go up to several hundred meters above the place itself, creating a huge colorful cloud and opportunities to shoot rainbows.
This is the original framing I did. I tried to push ISO to get a descent speed and try to not ruin the sharpness because of the helicopter shaking.
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papagolf21 (110262) 2011-06-14 14:39
Bonsoir, cher Steven,
Alors la trompe du vieil éléphant se redressa, se recourba et un barrissement plus sonore, plus aigu, plus effrayant que l'éclat de cent trompettes de guerre retentit dans la sérénité de la brousse.
Une prise de vue très difficile à réaliser.
Félicitations pour le cadrage !
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-06-15 3:25
Hello Steven - What a fantastic POV and well managed under what sounds like challenging circumstances! The details of the swamp with waterlilies and grasses are wonderfully textural. Looks as if the elephant is enjoying his watery habitat. TFS and best regards Rosemary
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-05-24
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L USM IS, Digital RAW, Hama UV 77 mm
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-14 10:02