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Elephants at sunset

Elephants at sunset
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Copyright: Wia Kotze (viawia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 32 N: 858] (3893)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-19
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): African Sun [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-29 11:33
Viewed: 3131
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Friends

As this year is running out I wish to share this image of the elephants at sunset in the Chobe game reserve in Botswana. This was taken on a sunset cruise on the Chobe river - one of the niccest nature experiences that I had the privilege to enjoy this past year.

This is also to thank all who rated and commented on my photos since I joined TL a short while ago. I feel welcome here and would like to extend friendships in the new year.

All the best to everyone as we gather towards the "sunset" of this year and head towards the "sunrise" of a new year.

The photo is more or less out of camera with just a tiny bit of cropping and a border added.


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Hallo Wia,
wunderschöner Sonnenuntergang. Ich mag die Farben und die Siluetten der Dickhäuter in der untergehenden Sonne. Well done !

Ein schönes WE,

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  • jacobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 597 W: 28 N: 650] (4739)
  • [2007-12-29 16:26]

Bonito colorido en esta fotografía. Resulta una escena muy exótica y atractiva.

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2007-12-29 19:59]

Très original,des éléphants devant un coucher de soleil! Fallait y penser.La composition est superbe ainsi que les couleurs.Belle toile photographique!

High class Photography.Best sunset .

Hi Wia,
Amazing sillhouettes. Splendid sunset colors.
Well done composition.
Selahattin E

Hi Wia
Very nice, the Silhouetted elephants against the evening sky,all seems to be at peace.
Good night

A superb image Wia. Excellent POV, strong colour and stronger silhouettes. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Photos of 2007’

hello Wia

this is another beauty..

very bright colored too

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  • OWO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 70 N: 330] (2387)
  • [2008-01-19 10:10]

Hi Wia,

This must have been a awesom sight this herd at sunset. Well seen and shot (and i do mean by camera).



Hello Wia,
A wonderful image with this special atmosphere to be found only one place on this globe!
Amazing light and an attractgive composition...
Pablo -

Beautiful capture Wia, especially with the bird in the corner. Wonderful!


Wia I congratulate you! Very nice photo. Colours are vibrant and POV across the river awesome. The silhoette of the elephants are sharp too. Wonderful moment for you, pleased you were able to capture this with your camera. :-)

Regards and TFS,


Hi there!
This is a lovely shot. The colours are wonderfully warm, and the silhouettes are excellent. Love the composition with the bird top left too.
Well done and TFS!
PS - thanks for the review of my pic.

Hi Wia
wonderful first shot!
great work of shadows and sunset
really fantastic view

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