African Elephant, treated in Photoshop

Taken in Shimba Hills, Kenya

Whilst on Safari in Kenya we stopped to watch this African Elephant. It appeared to become agitated and started flapping its ears and moving toward us. Our guide did’nt seem concerned, but I was very relieved when he backed off. Taken in Shimba Hills National Park,Kenya.

Canon 400D
ISO 400
Canon L 4.5 -5.6 100-400mm @ 380mm
No Flash

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  • Dennis Stewart
    Dennis Stewartalmost 6 years ago

    Peter, this is a awesome. Been a while since I checked out your stuff. Look forward to seeing more from you. – Dennis

  • Thanks Dennis. I really like this style, hopefully I can master it oneday. I am going to Colorado in June so should have alot of new shots after that. Also doing a friends wedding in July, so really nervous about that.

    – Peter Denness

  • Dennis Stewart
    Dennis Stewartalmost 6 years ago

    luck to you my friend….

  • Thanks, I’ll need it….

    – Peter Denness

  • 2xfocus
    2xfocusalmost 6 years ago

    Stunning outcome, I really like this, nice work.

  • Thanks, Ive just tried another one which I think is better, thanks for the kind words.

    – Peter Denness

  • Nic Relton
    Nic Reltonalmost 6 years ago

    Might be a first start, but it’s bloody effective! Striking stuff Pete!

  • Thankyou Nic, I have to give credit to Natalie Manuel, who hosts animal portraits. She explains the technique on her website, which is very generous of her. One of my favourite photographers, Marina Cano, is an excellent nature photographer and is a master of this style.

    – Peter Denness

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkalmost 6 years ago

    Very nice effect!!

  • Thanks Ginny

    – Peter Denness

  • WayoftheWarrior
    WayoftheWarrioralmost 6 years ago


  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkalmost 6 years ago

    Congradulations on your feature in the Exotic Animals Group!!!

  • kevinmawson
    kevinmawsonalmost 6 years ago

    Congradulations, PS work, worked for you !

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 6 years ago

    AMAZING capture, Peter….love this in B&W too. Congrats on your feature with this one too.

  • Elana Bailey
    Elana Baileyalmost 6 years ago

    Stunning capture and work. Well done.

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