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Asian Elephant

Asian Elephant
著作權:Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
相機:Pentax K1000
Photo Version:Original Version, Workshop
提交日期:2005-01-07 19:15
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I took this photo at the San Diego Zoo in San Diego, California. This is such a lovely zoo with Trees everywhere. It was the first time I had ever seen Flamingos before, and they had a whole section of the Zoo that had reptiles, tons of snakes. Their web site has tons of information on all the different animals they care for, and several different animal cams, where you can see the animals live.
They have a beautiful area where their elephants are housed called the "Elephant Mesa".
It's very difficult to see this entire zoo all in one day (at least it was for us!)

To see a live view from their "Elephant Cam" visit Elephant Cam
There's also extensive information on their elephants here.

Asian Elephant:

Order: Proboscidea
Family: Elephantidae
Genus: Elephas
Species: maximus
Shoulder height: 8.2 to 9.8 feet (2.5 to 2.9 meters)
Weight: malesaverage 11,000 pounds (4,990 kilograms); femalesaverage 6,000 pounds (2,720 kilograms)
Life span: 70 to 80 years
Gestation: 20 to 22months
Number of young at birth: 1
Weight at birth: 110 to 250 pounds (50 to 113 kilograms)
Age of maturity: 17 to 20 years
Conservation status: endangered

Thanks to Callie for the correct identification of this as an Asian and not an African Elephant!

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To Arjuna: ThanksLCannon 3 01-08 19:53
To Callie: ThanksLCannon 1 01-08 14:07

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Good PoV for this Elephant, Lori.
May be a little too dark. I dared a WS.
A good post: picture and note too.
Thanks for sharing.

Hi Lori
The overall compo here is nice, the pose of the ellie and the trees behind him very pleasing.
However, some pointers, the USM or something made the back of the ellie and the tree "merge" in that the pixles are too bright.
This is my only real nit. Also, this is an Asian, them of the small ears! Afrcans have LARGE ears and are also much bigger.

Composition: **
Sharpness: ***
Color: **
DOF: ***
POV: **

Nice shot, but too dark, and the BG isn't really nice.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-09 2:54]

This one looks like a good natured beast, which Asian ellies generaly exhibet. Very good composition and the note is good too.

Very well done and thanks for posting

Nice composition. I wish the foreground vegetation was in better focus or not there at all, but overall a nice photo.

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