I took this shot at Mysore zoo. The elephant approached close to fence, may be say 20feet, my heart was beating fast, anytime it could turn and just walk away. I clicked and clicked and clicked with minor variations in the exposure of the lens. This is what I have.
(Do click on the image for a better view.)
It is said that the elephant’s vision is quite poor and can see short distances between 10 meters to 20 meters. Elephants do not have a tear duct and ‘tears’ simply evaporate or run down the cheek. You can see that clearly in the picture. Elephants use their sense of vision and smell to tell the difference between people who pose a threat and those who do not. Only after taking a few shots I stood gazing at it and admiring it.
Shooting Date/Time 8/15/2008 4:01:52 PM
Shooting Mode Manual Exposure
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/160
Av( Aperture Value ) 5.6