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our lake in winter

near home

11 total reviews 
Comment from Lilibug6

Congratulations on your win as well Fred! This is a beautiful winter scene! I love the reflection of the snow covered branches on the water and the swans make it even better! The focus is very good! The Black ans white looks great! Well done ! Lori

 Comment Written 17-Jan-2019

reply by the author on 17-Jan-2019
    thanks so much lori
reply by Lilibug6 on 17-Jan-2019
    My pleasure! Lori
Comment from Laura Marisaw

Wow this looks so awsome and I enjoyed the story that came with it. I would love to visit Africa and see amazing animals like this. But this is as close as I get s ok thank you for br in hanging me this close.

 Comment Written 09-Dec-2018

reply by the author on 09-Dec-2018
    thanks so much Laura
Comment from jgrace

The elephant does seem to be agitated. His looks as though he is about to charge. Brave man to stand there while the vehicle is backed up. Good shot. The background doesn't seem to be a real clear. Maybe some humidity causing the washed out look.

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 Comment Written 08-Dec-2018

reply by the author on 08-Dec-2018
    what is important are the people and elephant, not the bg!
Comment from ArtistCharles

A "breath taking" moment to say the least. You can feel the anticipation and potential danger in the shot. I would have preferred the point of focus to be more on the elephant than on the guide, but this works. Good composition, including the other people helps set this in place. Well done.

 Comment Written 07-Dec-2018

reply by the author on 07-Dec-2018
    thanks so much again
Comment from michiganmike

A dramatic confrontation which very well recorded. The three heads in the foreground are perfect and while the sky is a little bald the details are very sharp.

 Comment Written 06-Dec-2018

reply by the author on 06-Dec-2018
    many thanks mike
Comment from Robert Plain

Wow, that would be a scary moment. Good reaction to get the shot. I've seen the havoc these guys can cause. (Not in person - just on TV).
Looks like he decided that was HIS road.

 Comment Written 06-Dec-2018

reply by the author on 06-Dec-2018
    thanks a lot robert;
    we had a good driver who was driving backwards very fast;
    I can tell you that everybody (2 more people behind me) were holding their breath; the tourist in front left almost paniked;
Comment from Brendaartwork18

Exciting times. Happy it was a safari and not hunting pic. Been so many lately on social media. This is interesting as is your story. Nice framing made by the humans. The elephant is well focussed and you have caught his challenging stance. A nice shot.

 Comment Written 06-Dec-2018

reply by the author on 06-Dec-2018
    many thanks brenda
Comment from Susan F. M. T.

A wonderful heart stopping moment captured with your ever ready camera as you are driven backwards out of harms way your hearts pounding! Beautiful composition, framing & lighting taken with a steady hand & superb camera techniques & sharp focus where it matters.

 Comment Written 06-Dec-2018

reply by the author on 06-Dec-2018
    merci beaucoup pour les six*
Comment from seshadri_sreenivasan

What a spine chilling moment it must have been for you guys with your hears in your mouths! Good to see you had very good presence of mind to take ou your camera and shoot the Big fella without annoying him. Bravo!

 Comment Written 06-Dec-2018

reply by the author on 06-Dec-2018
    thanks so much sesha
Comment from nikman

Quite an interesting photo posted here! Wonder how it qualifies as a winter photo? Maybe though this competition allows any photo that is submitted during the winter months? Glad your skilful guide managed to extricate you out of the that tricky situation! Well taken!

 Comment Written 06-Dec-2018

reply by the author on 06-Dec-2018
    a mistake; journalism of course;
    many thanks nik