Not Too Close ! by Michael  Moss

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Lion Sands, Sabi Sands, South Africa

loxodonta africana

I had to take this picture in very low light with no flash. The ranger had us stop taking flash pictures to avoid scaring the baby. The mother was concerned about how close the baby ( a week old) was to us, reached over the baby and pulled her gently closer to the mother. Technically its not a great shot, but it is interesting. It was taken at 1/20th of a second with a 100-400 at 3200 ISO. Its a credit to the lens and camera that it got what it got.

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II ,Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM 1/20s f/4.5 at 100.0mm iso3200

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I am an amateur photographer with a love of travel. I mostly enjoy landscape and wildlife photography. I live in California which provides a great deal of opportunities for great photography.

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  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 4 years ago

    A wonderful pic Michael! It tells a lovely story and it melts my heart! ;-)

  • Thank you ! The little one was only about a week old.

    – Michael Moss

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonalmost 4 years ago

    A perfect moment in time Michael, how wonderfully tender is that….

  • Thank you :)

    – Michael Moss

  • maggie326
    maggie326almost 4 years ago

    fantastic capture What a wonderful tender moment

  • Thanks :)

    – Michael Moss

  • murals2go
    murals2goalmost 4 years ago

    Aaaawww! Thankyou for sharing the moment with us!!:) Birg

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

    Amazing capture and info Michael, well captured!

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 4 years ago

    27 February 2011 – 2 images per day

  • Richard Shakenovsky
    Richard Shaken...almost 4 years ago

    Amazing one,

  • Thank you

    – Michael Moss

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Many thanks for the feature :)

    – Michael Moss

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 4 years ago

    What a wonderful and tender shot!

  • Thank you :)

    – Michael Moss

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