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How to build an elephant

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by DanielD, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Ok, actually I decided to go to the zoo since a long time and to take my 500 with me. Turned out to be too long for the elephants and since I was too lazy to change lenses I decided I would to a body parts series :wink:


    To build an elephant we need a head:
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    NIKON D300    ---    500mm    f/5.6    1/500s    ISO 400



    A really long nose...
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    NIKON D300    ---    500mm    f/5.6    1/500s    ISO 220



    ...feet...
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    NIKON D300    ---    500mm    f/5.6    1/500s    ISO 360



    ...eyes...
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    NIKON D300    ---    500mm    f/5.6    1/500s    ISO 720



    ...teeth... (optionally longer ones)
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    NIKON D300    ---    500mm    f/5.6    1/500s    ISO 200



    ...ears...
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    NIKON D300    ---    500mm    f/5.6    1/500s    ISO 250



    ... and last:) wink:)  but not least... a butt!
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    NIKON D300    ---    500mm    f/5.6    1/500s    ISO 250



    Hope you have at least some of the fun I had creating this series. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :biggrin:
     
  2. Bolts

    Bolts

    May 7, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    These are all beautifully shot, Daniel, and thought-provoking, fascinating and educational, too! And your presentation is awesome!

    I am going home tonight to build an elephant (using spare parts from my cats). Thank you for the lesson!
     
  3. Put em all together and you get ---- dumbo? Nice series!
     
  4. great series. I absolutely love all the pics, esp the first and last one
     
  5. senna

    senna

    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    Great illustration on componets required to build a pachyderm.:biggrin:

    Bolts please show us photos of the finished product.:eek: 
     
  6. AgilityIG

    AgilityIG

    417
    May 13, 2008
    Iowa
    Great shots! I think the trunk is my fav.
     
  7. nice shots, daniel
    excellent idea for a thread
    nice utilization of the 500
     
  8. Thanks all for the nice comments. I didn't expect that shooting an elephants behind could be such fun. :rolleyes: :wink:
    And - I was surprised to see that they somehow manage to cover nearly the whole body with mud (see the eye for example)! Only with their trunk.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 8, 2008
  9. Schnauzermom

    Schnauzermom

    Apr 13, 2007
    Michigan
    What a FUN series!!!
     
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