Monday 14 March 2011

PhotoShare: Dumbo's Ears

Hey folks, time for another quick PhotoShare...

We spent this particular morning in February 2010 on a game drive in the Sabi-Sands Game Reserve, and came across a small herd of African Elephant consisting of cows, calves and this young bull.

At one point he was right next to the vehicle, and something irritated him...causing him to shake is head vigorously from side to side. I loved the way this frame captured the flapping ears.

He was very close (focusing distance 3.98m) and so I used an aperture of 2.8 to ensure only the necessary detail was in focus, placing emphasis on the face and eye.

f2.8  //  1/640 SS  //  ISO-400

Hope you enjoyed this one.

Keep well

Morkel Erasmus


  1. I spent my morning at work Morkel :(

    This is a beaty of a shot, love the big ears and eye and man that 300mm is sharp.

  2. thanks Jamie...

    this was shot with a 70-200mm f2.8 though! :)

  3. Cool, I have one of those and it's a sweet lens. Congrats on the UK press exposure. You must be very stoked.

  4. Ek mis die Wildtuin as ek hierdie een sien.