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Mar 8, 2012, 1:58:25 PM
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Eye of the Elder by RasmusWAndersen Eye of the Elder by RasmusWAndersen
Went to Copenhagen Zoo today and took 350 photos. Had a lot to look through.

The elephants are using their new exhibition and seems to enjoy it! A really beautiful part of the zoo.

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Oh nice textures and color tint. I really like how you captured and highlighted this guys eye.
Very nicely captured and very nicely portrayed in black and white. This photo would not be half as good in color, so I am very glad you chose black and white.
The close up of on the eye is very nice.
The soft tones are captured very nicely here and the low contrast between shade and light must have been difficult to shoot.
All in all I really like this portrait of a large mammal that has roamed this planet since before our ancestors. :D
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This has a beautiful frame - well done for capturing this gorgeous animal in such a different and creative way. I love the close up, how the wrinkles and lines of the elephants skin are captured and shadowed fantastically by the black and white tones and lighting. The background also, the tiny slither, is nice and smooth and this serves to bring out the crisp feel of the elephant somewhat more. I want to see more- that's my only suggestion! More of the animal with the same tone and lighting work on it to bring out the lines and leathery feel . Great work!
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LaPulgaAmarilla Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Beautiful close up.  Second time I fav an elephan portrait.  I am going to look into it soon...
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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xxAwpxx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Can't help but love how strategic this looks. You caught a right moment dead in front of the elephant whilst halving the face with the left border of the picture. Almost makes it look like the elephant has sadistic plans. Haha, like a movie photography.
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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sarahbuhr Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
featured here :)
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I appreciate it!
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Optionator Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an awsome shot! Very well done!
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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Optionator Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your wonderful picture has been featured in my "Favorites Widget"!
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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Optionator Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your much welcome!
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TonyJeffers Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student
I like how the elephant here seems deep in thought. We know as humans that animals don't have the ability to reason in their minds but, instead just the notion react to their enviornment. I think this picture challenges that idea making it appear that we are having a serious moment with this elephant. Nice composition by the way!:eyepopping: I think you did a really nice job of focusing on what you felt was most important.:happybounce: If you would have had the elephant for instance in the center of this picture it would have lost the effect completely. Keep up the good work!:juggle:
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Indeed, the composition is important for this piece. It makes the difference ;)
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CoffeeToffeeSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   General Artist
Love the composition and the texture of the elephant's skin.
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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SnapShot120 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I've featured your amazing work here: [link]
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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SnapShot120 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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marob0501 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
featured with love here [link]
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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marob0501 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for making your jewel, so I could feature it with pleasure
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NooreoG Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
i love how the background is blurred it really brings focus to the elephant. and the details and focus on the trunk is awesome! absolutely love you captured the elephant, and how its just one eye and not a full photo.
the black and white really adds an effect too! love this
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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Danielt8 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you're photograph really illustrates the title and the B&W really suits this picture
I love that you can see the texture of his skin
its a really nice shot i also like the angle :)
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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nari-me Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012   Photographer
featured here [link] :la:
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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MatthewReed Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Naamanan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Elephants are awesome! :headbang:
great shot aswell!
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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dandelion-field Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :wave:
Your beautiful artwork has been featured here. I'd love it if you can check it out and :+fav: it and other amazing artworks in it. :hug:
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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dandelion-field Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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luckydesigns Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful piece! Featured here :clap:
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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luckydesigns Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem! :hug:
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chainofthorns Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. I love the feeling, it seems sad. I like how you used black + white instead of color, it creates great contrast! Wonderful piece, keep it up!
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :) . Black and white looked a lot better than colored ;)
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chainofthorns Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem
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Patrick-dmnitz Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
amazing work my friend seriously make more like this
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RasmusWAndersen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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