Photographer's Note

Looking at my old files I found many pics of and old friend of mine...the only elephant of Asuncion Zoo (female).

When I checked them I could`nt stop thinking how amazing elephants are.
I always liked them.
It has passed quite a long time since my last visit to our local zoo and I think it is time to visit her again.
She is so beautiful and cute, maybe this weekend, I hope.

Elephants are strong, intelligent and specially social animals. They take care of all the members of the group. Their thick skin to me has the texture of love.

Jardin Botanico Zoo has many species of animals. Mainly from South America. Most precious animals are the lions and the only elephant.
People usually take their children for a walk on sundays.

I cropped, and applied USM.
I hope you like my dear old friend!
I truly appreciate any comment, critique, workshop that you may give me. That is precious to me, it is your time that you are giving me, and that is more valuable than gold.

I posted the original crop, the Minolta sometimes has a problem with the AF, specially when using the tele at maximum range (this case), and so the pictures seem soft, so they need sharpen or USM.

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