An Elephant

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whoelius on November 8, 2010

Thanks very much, kamalyn, Simona, Hooman, Erik, Sandy, Dianne, WIJARN, Joy, Tery, Kevin, Neil, Marty, Laurel, Hazel, Nawitka, Jeff, Vicki, 乾龍, Wolf and Marion. :)

Just a little something different from a horribly rainy day! This guy always seems to be sitting there as if waiting for some money to be dropped in his hands.

mardrl on November 10, 2010

What can I say? It is a beautiful shot with great editing. Love the title. It gets you some attention. like!

spencer baugh on November 14, 2010

Nice work here Whoelius.

MissFingertips on November 15, 2010

EXCELLENT!! well done whoelius! like it very much. a warm greeting from Italy, MF.

John de Crom on November 28, 2010

Very beautiful and good photo LIKE Whoelius. Greetings from Holland John.

larry e walton on December 4, 2010

very well composed. a skilled shot indeed.

carlosdaris on December 7, 2010

Are those frozen ferns or what? the maple leaves on top of buddha's lap has a soothing effect. marvelous picture!

Hollis chen on December 15, 2010

Very Nice atmosphere!!Very Wonderful photo..

♥ ♥..Like..♥ ♥

Greetings from Taiwan,hung-chu Chen

Natalia Stoyakina on December 25, 2010

WoW!!! Impressive picture! ¤-¤-¤ L I K E №20 ¤-¤-¤
With best regards from RUSSIA! ¤-¤-¤ N A T A L I A ¤-¤-¤

archrodney on December 27, 2010

Very nice shot. Like. cheers, archrodney!

Steven Stoddart on December 29, 2010

Greetings Who - An Elephant?? I reckon you have had too much of that "Well-hopped beer"....

As for the photo, I love it. The way you have selectively dropped the colour makes this a beauty...

Cheers

Steve

whoelius on December 29, 2010

Thanks very much, Margot, Spence, MissFingertips, John, Larry, Carlos, Shijin, Natalia, archrodney and Steve.

Well, Steve, I think this is a statue of the Buddha. If my memory serves me correctly, legend has it that a little white elephant (with six tusks) entered the Buddha's mother from the right side, and 10 months later the Buddha was born. Religions tend to have this fixation with the birth canal being a one-way street, you see... :P

Just a bit of selective desaturation going on here. It was a horrible, grey and wet day, but I insisted on getting at least one photo!

Faintlightofdawn on December 31, 2010

lovely dash of colour! Very classy! Best wishes, Fai

Hazel Coetzee on January 11, 2011

I'm still chuckling about your explanation of a physical one way street, Who - quite delicately put - but those SIX tusks.... as any South African would put it, with great feeling: EINA!!! (huge expression of pain/anguish)

Hope your New Year has started off smoothly - and that you and Whoelia will enjoy a really happy, exciting and challenging 2011.

All the very best from

Hazel (in pachyderm avoidance mode)

* Sayo * on January 15, 2011

MUY BONITA FOTOGRAFIA.

ME GUSTA.

SALUDOS...SAYO.

whoelius on May 19, 2011

Thanks very much, Fai, Hazel and Sayo. :D

Like this one! Beautiful composed!

All the best from Macedonia.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 1, 2010
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    by whoelius
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D3S
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 50.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/1.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash

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