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Thread: Protection - Mudumalai 2005

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    Default Protection - Mudumalai 2005

    Nikon D70
    Tamron 28-200mm (I think, I no longer have that lens)
    f8
    Aperture Priority
    Shutter speed not recorded
    ISO 200

    My driver was not the most animal aware, but did spot this little family group at least. I grabbed a couple of shots before the driver and 'Forest Guide' wanted a shot of them posing between the car and the elephants! Sometimes I despair

    Luckily they dropped us at the forest rest house and left us alone for a couple of days so we could drink in the surroundings in peace.
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    Nice image Steve, looks like it was shot in summer and also the light seems a bit harsh.
    tfs

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    The composition is nice. I agree, the light seems a bit harsh. The little fellow in the middle is nicely protected . Thanks for sharing.
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    Mrudul Godbole

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    Yes, it was shot about 11am. Not much choice over that at the time.

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    It is always nice feeling watching elephants protect their young. I have seen many people trying to pose before elephants. A few even try to offer bananas to elephants. Unfortunately, elephants are blamed despite the tremendous restraint displayed by the elephants.

    Cheers,
    Sabyasachi

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    hear, hear.

    I'm not sure you can ever blame the animals.
    I was in a jeep when the Forest Official goaded an elephant into charging us! Then he was upset when we wouldn't give him a tip!

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    An intimate image. Bummer about the light. Sad that forest officials themselves do such stuff...
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    Bibhav Behera
    www.bibhavbehera.com

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    The elephants are also looking very sad! I dont know the reason.May be one of the following;

    1.The bananas are not enough
    2.You set out on a safari close to noon!
    3.You are using a Tamron lens on a Nikon camera!
    4.You didnt stand between the jeeep and the elepahants for a photo!
    5.You are posting their pictures after a long 5 years!


    Regards

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    VS, I like your sense of humour.

    I guess they just didn't like my driver, but they could have spotted the lens mismatch.

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