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Copyright: Galder Jon Arguinzoniz (galderjon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 526 W: 87 N: 574] (2755)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09
Categories: Nature, Pets
Camera: PENTAX K_x, SMC PENTAX-DA 55-300 1:4-5.8ED W/C, SanDisk SD-HC 8GB
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-07 8:31
Viewed: 2121
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Easy to guess from the thumbnail that this is an elephant eye...
I like the texture of the skin, all those wrinkles creating shapes and abstract forms... and those grey hues...
It is kind of noisy due to sharpening because I had to boost ISO to 1600 due to low light conditions.
Can not imagine how it would look like if the eyes were blue, want to try on a workshop?

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To Teresat: tender sadnessgalderjon 1 01-24 21:16
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Hello Galder,

Beautiful textures, excellent POV and focus.
Colors are beautiful and light, excellent!
Congratulations and TFS

Nice .. I like this. Yes, it's grainy, but it adds to the photo in this case .. in my opinion at least :) What an eye!
Have a nice weekend\

The composition is amazing and the textures are beautifully captured. There is some camera shake/subject movement but it adds some dynamism to the shot overall and I don't mind this. Nice pp work and thanks for sharing this-

Best wishes,


Well, Galder Jon, looking at the thumbnail and though seeing this was an elephant, I had to think of a tree trunk (the structure and the textures of tree trunks often evoke faces). This visual shift from animal to tree not only is due to your tight framing with an almost one-dimensional effect, but also to the grain provoked by your high iso settings. So, to me, the eye may remain brownish ;o).
Interesting work...
TFS & kind regards,

Hi Galder...nice cropping...you captured part of this great animal and left the rest to the imagination...nice work.


  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2011-01-24 15:00]
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Boa noite Galder
You catch the texture so well, ...fine sharpness...and that eye taht transport some tender sadness...and sadness has no color I think, I will be never sure...I like the title too.
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