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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Oct 2016, 00:50
They make the heffalump look puny, Louis.

This is a fine pic.
Louis: Thank you Ray - the trees must breath a sigh of relief, once they are elephant proof.
i can't imagine a finer photo of yours than this Louis....petersmile
Louis: Oh, thank you peter
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Oct 2016, 04:52
I am glad you put in the elephant to give the 'big trees' scale. I suppose you and the elephant had drinks afterwards before the both of you headed to the next location....
Just kidding of course. What a fabulous shot and a likey to me!
Louis: What a scenario! I will think about the possibilities - maybe that will result in some more likeable pictures. Thank you Astrid.
That's terrific Louis! Love the composition!
Louis: Thank you Elizabeth - Ithought that portrait style would enhance the tallness of the trees.
Joli paysage et bel éléphant.
Louis: Merci beaucoup, Martine.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Oct 2016, 06:17
Spening wonderful shadows in summertime to the elephants.
Louis: Heel bedankt, Philine
The scale of things, indeed! Fabulous, Louis. Have a big weekend yourself.
Louis: Thank you Ginnie. When in the wild, one tend not to pay too much attention to the trees, yet these enormous ones are right there.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Oct 2016, 07:33
Big trees for BIG BEASTS Louis
Louis: Right so, Chris.
Small elephant! Enjoy your weekend.
Louis: Go tickle its nose smile
Eye spy an elephant Louis.
Louis: Well spied, oh gutteridge one.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 7 Oct 2016, 09:28
Good to have the elephant in for scale, Louis - they are BIG!!
Louis: Indeed they are, thank you Lisl.
I am in awe of this scene. God bless the elephants and giant trees.
Louis: Thanks for this comment Mary.
Using the Elephant for scale shows just how tall this tree must be.
Louis: When in the wild, one tend not to pay too much attention to the trees and then you see them compared to an elephant and realise how tall they are.
Obviously they managed to survive the elephants rubbing up against them when they were saplings!
Louis: So they did. Stages of survival - small, any animal can eat or step on it. Various stages. When about two meters tall, it enters the first elephant stage - the threat to be plucked from the ground and devoured alive. Next, when it is about 4 meters tall, the elephants pushes it down to get at the top leaves. The final stage is when the lowermost leaves are higher than 4 meters and it is no more a source of elephant food. They only are leaned against for sleeping purposes.
Dwarfing an elephant... quite an accomplishment...
either that or this elephant has not yet achieved his/her growth spurt, Louis. magnificent framing.

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