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Gabriela Plesea
12-26-2015, 09:46 AM
Hello Everyone,
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, I take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year with lots of photographic opportunities:cheers:
I also wish to thank you from the heart for your kind contributions in this Forum! I truly appreciate your support and I do realise it is hard work, processing three or more frames at a time:w3

The other day we came upon little Pumba during a game drive at Zulu Nyala Private Reserve. He showed great defiance and even grunted a few "swear words" towards this elephant, who found the little warthog to be quite a nuisance. Despite the elephant's attempts to chase him, the warthog stood his ground...Lighting conditions were very harsh but I decided to grab a few frames, just to share:)

Nikon D4
Nikon 300mm F2.8
ISO 1250

Rachel Hollander
12-26-2015, 10:14 AM
Hi Gabriela - what a fun sequence and a cheeky warthog!


Gabriela Plesea
12-26-2015, 12:27 PM
Thank you dearest Rachel,

Glad you enjoyed this, appreciate your comments and time to view:)

Warmest regards,

Marc Mol
12-30-2015, 03:16 PM
Just wonderful Gabriela!!

What a priceless defiant look by this young pumba, with #2 my fav :cheers:


Wishing you all the very best for 2016....."may the light be with you"

Marina Scarr
12-31-2015, 10:57 AM
What a fun sequence, Gabriela. I think the 2nd frame is my fav with the head and tail up in the air!!! Really shows off its defiant attitude.

Gabriela Plesea
12-31-2015, 12:45 PM
Marina! Happy New Year to You!!!

And thank you for looking and comments, my favourite is also no 2, LOL

Have a wonderful evening, see you in 2016:wave:

Glennie Passier
01-01-2016, 02:52 AM
Gabriela, I like this even more than your post in OOTB. What a cheeky and brave little fellow. Would the ellie actually "try" to hurt him?

It's already 2016 is AUstralia.

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Gabriela Plesea
01-01-2016, 11:40 AM
Dear Marc and Glennie, and Happy New Year to you both!

And thank you for viewing and comments:)

Given the drought we've been experiencing for almost a year now, there is great competition for food and water - the level of tolerance between animals is very low, especially at waterholes.

In this case Glennie, the elephant would have "dealt" with this warthog, but the little fellow was quick and when things got serious he ran away:)

Kind regards,

John Hackney
01-02-2016, 11:58 PM
What a wonderful sequence. Great clarity and color to the shots. You handled the light conditions very well.

Gabriela Plesea
01-03-2016, 02:11 PM
Thank you dear John, much appreciated:cheers:

Warmest regards,

William Dickson
01-22-2016, 04:26 PM
Amazing captures Gabriela. A big well done :S3:


Gabriela Plesea
01-24-2016, 02:29 PM
So kind of you Will, thank you:cheers:

Hope to bring back some sequences from the Kalahari, away from the 4th to the 20th of Feb, busy packing:)

Warmest regards,