Mervyn Hurwitz  

Elephant Dance by Mervyn Hurwitz

October 2020 - Elephant Dance

About the Image(s)

We watched this elephant for about 10 minutes while he was wrapping his trunk around his Tusks. He was also crossing his legs over and appeared to be dancing. However, we could not hear his music!
Sony A7 220mm, ISO 320, f7 1/250 secs.
Kruger National Park, South Africa. February 2020

6 comments posted

Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
Interesting lines and curves - who knows what goes on in the mind of an elephant.   Posted: 10/04/2020 14:28:33

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
What a lovely capture. I agree with Dean, its all about the lines and curves. And his choice of unusual, impossible posture! Nice and sharp with good depth. The vignette seems a tad overdone to me. It seems like just a little tilted? I might lighten his eye just a tad.   Posted: 10/05/2020 17:51:10

Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
Interesting posture on this elephant, Mervyn. Maybe it was bored. The elephant is standing in a diagonal that creates interest. The lighting brings out the many textures in the elephant's skin. The green background is subdued enough, so that it does not overpower the image. Love the turns and s on the trunk.   Posted: 10/14/2020 14:56:36

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Could he be practicing tai-chi or yoga? I love skin texture brought up by the light. This could also be great as a B&W.
Very nicely done.

p.s.: As a Urologist, I noted that there is an "extra" hind leg. To answer Dean, I think I know what he was thinking about!   Posted: 10/16/2020 07:38:17

Geoffrey Wiggins   Geoffrey Wiggins
Mervyn I don't know how you got the creature to pose in such a way for you. Great capture curious what else you have got coming out of Africa.   Posted: 10/17/2020 19:36:20

Jacob Wat   Jacob Wat
This is an amazing photo. I am unsure of how you managed to capture the moment. I wouldn't change a thing about the photo.   Posted: 10/19/2020 13:10:38


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