Reflections in Nature

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Nilanjan Das
Reflections in Nature
I had been following a huge tusker in the Eastern region of Kaziranga National park and waiting for it to cross the river. Initially I had thought that it might take a bath in the river, but it actually started walking along the river instead of crossing it. Immediately I noticed the possibility of photographing the tusker's reflection in the water which need less to say at high noon was not very strong. I had to under expose by 2 stops to get a proper reflection image. I had to crop the image to present the reflection only as the original frame has the elephant in it.
Fri May 23, 2008 2:39 pm
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Commentby Gowri S on Fri May 23, 2008 2:42 pm

Very interesting image! This looks like underwater photography, as if the elephant is underneath the water! Good thinking and lovely visualisation.

Commentby Nilanjan Das on Fri May 23, 2008 2:59 pm

Thanks a lot Gowry for your encouragement. I am really very new to photography and am trying to learn something everyday. Thanks again.

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Commentby Pramod Viswanath on Fri May 23, 2008 3:51 pm

I complete agree with Gowri. This is a very beautiful image and indeed a differently thought out image! This has a feel of underwater photograph but the green tinge of leaves at the bottom of frame makes the image for me.

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Commentby Santosh Saligram on Fri May 23, 2008 5:52 pm

Splendidly different image this. Reminds me of the NGC story of swimming elephants, which included a lot of underwater photographs. The reflection creates a surreal feel and the execution is perfect!

Commentby Shivakumar L Narayan on Fri May 23, 2008 10:30 pm

Very very different visualisation here and the idea cropping of the frame to show just the relfection has really worked wonders here. Beautiful image.

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Commentby Ashwini Kumar Bhat on Fri May 23, 2008 10:52 pm

The perspective of reflections is always very different! Its really hard to make good compositions with only refections and you have done marvelously well here. What really strikes the visual sensors is the bright white tusks of the elephant which has come really well. The gradual ripples in the water really add a great substance to the impact. A very nicely done image.

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Commentby Vijay Mohan Raj on Sat May 24, 2008 7:23 am

The visualisation is great and getting the reflection at noon is something which is not easy. I like the way the elephant fades into the water in the top of the frame.

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Sat May 24, 2008 9:22 am

VMR stole my words above :) What makes this image unique for me too is the fading reflection of the elephant.

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Commentby sainath vellal on Sat May 24, 2008 11:54 am

Very beautiful visualisation! loved it all the way!
I was wondering how the frame would look like without the green grass. Probably would have made a better abstract?? :-)

Commentby Shankar Kiragi on Sun May 25, 2008 12:38 am

Nilanjan, A very well thought out image. Ripples as they get away from the edge are the one making difference.

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Commentby Siva A N on Mon May 26, 2008 6:23 pm

Lovely. But you have not mentioned that the image was rotated after cropping to get this perspective. Does that fall under Digital Manipulation?

Commentby Shobha on Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:02 pm

Fading effect of the elephant and tusk is creating a painting effect. Very well thought. If only the leaves in the middle of the water was not there... it would look much better... Is this image rotated?