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Ken Piros

Community Manager, Ohio

Golden Eye

Walking passed the area where the elephants are kept at the Cleveland Zoo I noticed the grass reeds glowing in the light. I knew I had to use them in the composition of an image. Luckily the elephant was in a position that I could set this shot up. I decided to make the grass the detailed portion of the image and blur the elephants eye in the background rather than making it the main attraction.

Toto: Africa


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Comments 7

  • DRAGA PUC 22/01/2013 12:12

    well done, poor animal.
  • Silvana W. 19/11/2012 0:02

    That,s Great***.Compliments*
  • Emilio Sirletti 30/10/2012 6:05

    Molto bella.
    Ciao, Emilio
  • Harold Thompson 04/10/2012 10:07

    Good use of the grasses in the close up and the efect use of DOF.:-)) Harold
  • Sue Thompson 04/10/2012 8:52

    Elephants are special......and I use to love drawing them with that wonderful leathery skin........
    I really like this composition, the grasses look great catching the light against that great Elephant.

  • s. sabine krause 03/10/2012 17:00

    great idea and quick thinking to focus on the sunkissed grass rather than the eye – it makes the shot for me! it's like a visual of the wistful thoughts of an ancient savanna-born elephant longing to go home and feel the warm grass brush against his aging legs. scatterlings of africa… a very moving portrait indeed! greetings, sabine.
  • Jörg Klüber 03/10/2012 14:52

    A really good one!
    Excellent Ken!
    rgds Jörg


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Camera NIKON D40
Lens AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED
Aperture 5.6
Exposure time 1/1000
Focus length 200.0 mm
ISO 800

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