I know there are some technical issues here.
Does the image work for you despite them?
A fine image, Scott.
Two of the biggest beasts and they pay no attention to each other.
But if a pride of lions wanders by... ATTENTION!
Interestingly- although you've isolated these animals from the vastness of the flat plains- it seems to me to actually emphasize that vastness.
I am glad that the sense of scale came through.
I love the color and composition of this image. It is beautiful in it's simplicity. I really don't notice the softness of the elephants much at this size. I use the 500mm with 1.4 on a FF and notice that unless the subject fills about 30% of the frame or more ,,,I lose that critical sharpness we all love to see. 2 questions 1.Was this image cropped much from the original? and 2. What was your approximate distance from these incredible animals? Thank You.
First, thanks for the comment and I am so glad you enjoyed.
Second, the image is about 95+% the original horizontally, with a crop of the vertical dimension of about 30%.
Not sure of the distance. I would estimate 200-300 feet to the elephants.