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#21 russell

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 08:45 AM

It sits 1 metre wide over my bed :angry:


Not enough! Bigger! Bigger! :P

Side note; your wife is not making jokes such as "finally big trunks in my bedroom", is she?


Well, Susan refers to me as Russell with an umlaut on the U.
As our german members would confirm, this means elephant trunk. :)

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 12:07 PM

Russell, I am just lovin' those sunset images. Very cool!

Some of my ellie images

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 12:43 PM

As our german members would confirm, this means elephant trunk.

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You can't fool us...

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 01:21 AM

Kenya, 2009. We were late getting back to camp getting this shot.

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Kenya, 2007. Happy to see each other?

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Botswana, 2005 We are in a small boat.

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Mashatu, 2003 The little one is being nudged along.

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Botswana, 2007

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 01:28 AM

Lovely. Really atmospheric. Great contrast between sky and ground in photo 1...

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 09:45 PM

A camp ellie browsing the tree above my tent.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 02:39 PM

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 07:05 PM

Chobe NP June 2011

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 04:02 PM

Here is few from my side to add to the many amazing shots presented here !!

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 04:20 PM

Thankyou...

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:51 AM

These are really, really stunning pictures. The only contribution I can make at the moment are two paintings that I have done. Until I finish sorting through all my Dad's Amboselli slides of Ellies.
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Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:53 AM

Beautiful additions Sharon, especially the elephant by the dunes. Stunning. What medium do you use and what is the final size of these two?

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:56 AM

Sorry to nag, but please remember to reduce pic sizes before uploading, ideally to around 1000 px max width if possible... thanks, Matt

Sorry GW ... I forgot. But elephants should always be posted BIG ;)
I will remember next time :D



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Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:57 AM

Sorry, Matt... I think I made the same mistake with mine... TOOOO BIG!

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:58 AM

Beautiful additions Sharon, especially the elephant by the dunes. Stunning. What medium do you use and what is the final size of these two?



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Posted 27 September 2011 - 10:02 AM

Twaffle, thank you for your comments... Solitude is 1500mm x 1000mm - Greeting Eye is sold but the original was about 800 x 600 - my ex has a HUGE print of this one in his large thatched house. Prints of any size are available, too. I use acrylics. :-)

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 10:04 AM

Hey Sharon, yes, please do resize down to 1000 pix max width or height, and reload. (But leave those archive shots from Toni's Island as they are, that's fine.) Let me know when done, and I can edit them into your post above and delete the giant images. But thankyou though for sharing. Feel free to tell us more about your art in a seperate topic, perhaps in the introductions subforum. Matt.

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:42 PM

And before anyone thinks about it, we want no photos of beer bottles, cans or glasses :)

My wife and I were privileged to see this magnificent old chap in Kruger National Park, in 2002. He was referred to as a "tusker" by the guide - one of only 7 remaining in South Africa at that time. When he walked with his head down, he was actually excavating the ground in front of him!! The photos are scans from an old 'point and shoot' film camera and don't really do him justice. He was a huge bull but you could see he was struggling with the weight of his tusks.

Sadly, I don't think I'll see another specimen like him during my lifetime :(

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:08 PM

I wonder, was he one of the magnificent 7 - www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/elephants/tuskers/magnificent7.php.

But then looking at the dates, no I don't think so. But what a grand old chap? I wonder what the weight in kilos of those tusks would have been. Looks like the area is burnt mopane forest, can you recall in which area of Kruger this was?

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:21 PM

I'm sure it was the Skukuza area. The guide said the elephant was called "Duke" and was known to travel throughout the whole of Kruger. The combined weight of the tusks were estimated to be between 110-120kg.

To be classed as a true "Tusker", I think the combined tusk weight had to be over 100kg.





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