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The closeup.........

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 1 June 2018 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

you can see the tiny eye too :)

SONY DSC-HX100V 1/80 second F/4.5 ISO 160 15 mm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Stunning make up

1 Jun 2018 5:48am

@Jypyä Pop: Thank you very much Jypya :)

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire Pays de la Loire, France

Vraiment un bel animal.

1 Jun 2018 6:46am

@Captain Guildive Ajoupa: Merci beaucoup Captain :)

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, colors & details!

1 Jun 2018 8:12am

@omid: Thank you very much Omid :)

MRG*Photographics from Tehran, Iran

wow, great details and perfect shot

1 Jun 2018 8:26am

@MRG*Photographics: Thank you very much MRG :)))

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

J'aime beaucoup ta photo !!!

1 Jun 2018 8:52am

@Martine Libouton: Merci beaucoup Martine :)

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

What very very special !!

1 Jun 2018 9:31am

@Marjolein: Yes...for every annual festival, we get one elephant..this was the 100th festival and we got three elephants !

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

wonderfully textured skin

1 Jun 2018 9:41am

@grouser: Thank you grouser :)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, I like the textures ! Thanks for sharing.

1 Jun 2018 9:53am

@Hiro: Thank you for the appreciation Hiro :))))))))))))))

suzanne from Belgium

Quel beau spectacle !
Magnifique :-)

1 Jun 2018 10:35am

@suzanne: Merci beaucoup Suzanne :)

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great framing to show the eye and flowers

1 Jun 2018 10:45am

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene :)

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

well done, original frame***

1 Jun 2018 11:28am

@Dimitrios: Thank you very much Dimitrios :)

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium


1 Jun 2018 12:14pm

@Aubélia: Merci beaucoup Aubelia :)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very cool. I hope they are treated well.

1 Jun 2018 12:26pm

@B. Thomas: Yes B :)) atleast the ones which come to our village are. Sumptuos food and good treatment and lots of affection too. But I have seen some elephants in some places...with wounds where the chains rub around the legs! Pathetic. Basically I am against using animals for festivals !! Even if they involve around Temples. I love animals and will be happy seeing them roaming around in the forests freely !!

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful framing. Brilliant close-up shot of the decorated elephant. I like other characters in the frame and the atmosphere. Well done Devi. Thank you. :)

1 Jun 2018 12:37pm

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam :) I was honestly a bit scared to go too close to the elephants!

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Excellent shot, Devi.

1 Jun 2018 1:18pm

@Rick: Thank you very much Rick :)

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


1 Jun 2018 2:25pm

@Existence Artistique: Merci beaucoup Existence :)

Don from Spokane, United States

An Impressive close up of this colorful elephant's head covering. Excellent detail and color.

1 Jun 2018 2:31pm

@Don: :))) The head gears have been in use for centuries !

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

great close up of this fine decorated elephant :))

1 Jun 2018 3:36pm

@Nina: Thank you very much Nina :)

helys from Paris, France


1 Jun 2018 3:52pm

@helys: Thank you helys :)

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Wow....impressive detail photo.

1 Jun 2018 3:52pm

@Willem: Thak you very much Willem :)

Claudiel from belgium, Belgium

What a supershot. Magnifique.

1 Jun 2018 3:57pm

@Claudiel: Thank you very much Claudiel :)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent detil!!!
Superb :)

1 Jun 2018 3:57pm

@Lalena: Thank ,you very much Lalena :)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The huge but gentle elephant is dressed in its finery for the festival.

1 Jun 2018 4:46pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you Dteve. Gentle ..yes. but on rare occasions - say 1%..they lose their cool and run amook trampling even their trainers !!

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

I love elephants, and I am so pleased to see it so well in your beautiful photo! I agree with you, I think they would be happier in the forest!

1 Jun 2018 10:20pm

@Mireille T.: Absolutely Mereille..They are happier in the forest !!

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Nice closeup.

1 Jun 2018 11:26pm

@Irene: Thank you very much Irene :)

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A beautiful close up and a wonderful portrait! This is just so colorful! I love elephants!

1 Jun 2018 11:36pm

@Elaine Hancock: :)) Thank you Elaine :)

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is very nice.

2 Jun 2018 12:36am

@Michael Rawluk: Thank you Michael :)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel détial et mervielle quel éléphant et cpatage fantastique vue.

2 Jun 2018 4:36am

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup mon ami Nicou :)

yo from Ile de France, France

Magnifique ! *****

2 Jun 2018 7:03am

@yo: Thank you very much Yo :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Excellent shot with the people behind her.

3 Jun 2018 10:34am

1/80 second
ISO 160
15 mm