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The green elephant

The green elephant
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Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4553 W: 17 N: 10825] (44050)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-12-31
Categories: Architecture, Event
Exposure: 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-05-28 19:12
Viewed: 728
Points: 42
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Mysore - The green elephant

Probably you think that green elephants don’t exist … Well, here’s one. Captured on the flower and plant festival in Mysore.

If you prefer the more colourful elephant behind it, have a look in the WS.
You can also take a ride on a turtle.

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Wondeful elephants one green and one red, made by plants and well decorated ( the red one), Paul.
The palace ground's is marvelously cared and shown. Rich colors.
Have a nice new day,

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14860 W: 1055 N: 30543] (142985)
  • [2018-05-28 21:53]

Hello Paul

I took a similar shot of green topiary elephants in Thailand. The Indian women in their colorful saris add a vivid splash of color. Good sharpness and depth with the bg palace. Tfs!

Bonjour, cher Paul,
Les jardiniers auraient-ils abuser de produits illicites pour voir des animaux de toutes les couleurs ! ;o)
Merci pour ces très belles présentations.

Hello Paul,
Also this one form India is very nice.
Specially the green Elephant, dominating ther scenery is a nice natural artwork !
Very good layout and perfect sharpness.
TFS and best regards

Hello dear friend and have a nice time
its the first time I see an elephant
like this one and Iam feeling too ipressed
but the whole scenery looks so
traditional and impressive

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10743 W: 146 N: 27061] (129607)
  • [2018-05-28 23:52]

hello Paul, I prefer these flower sculptures than the light show. Delightful compositions. The green elephant is nice but the one behind is even better, more original. Nice also the view of the groups of people. Isn't this palace a photographers heaven?

have a nice day


Hello Paul,
As a garden I wouldn't count this among my favourite kinds, but the well grown colourful elephants provide an amusing view. Along with the brightly dressed women and the palace in the background it's an attractive photo and very very Indian. The purple elephant and turtle are sure to entertain many visitors. It's strange how large groups of Indian tourists don't disturb me like European groups do.
Kind regards,

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14489 W: 0 N: 16395] (176049)
  • [2018-05-29 2:32]


avec cet édifice en fond quelle image et vue quelle compo ces éléphant tout en sculpture végétatiuv3 quel effet quel travail ce rogue en fond quelle scène splendide.
Bravo et amitié

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25053 W: 520 N: 42301] (181212)
  • [2018-05-29 4:15]

Dag Paul,

Plankendael heeft dit overgenomen van India zeker, met bijna de zelfde namaak dieren bij de aankomst.
Uw foto maakt het mooi door het feit dat er heel wat mensen aanwezig zijn.
Deze zorgen voor een extra kleur
Ook geeft dit meer animatie.
Mooi foto werk, bedankt.

Prettige dag verder,

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16186 W: 159 N: 28223] (148454)
  • [2018-05-29 5:45]

Bonjour Paul
Oh les trois sont belles, les sculptures naturels sont très jolies, et que dire des détails en couleurs, c'est beau, plein de gaieté , j'aime beaucoup
Bonne journée

Bonjour Paul,

J'aime beaucoup le choix du point de vue pour cette composition. L'éléphant est magnifique et un chance pour toi, il ne bougeait pas beaucoup. J'apprécie beaucoup le bâtiment magnifique en arrière plan.



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12293 W: 126 N: 22185] (113009)
  • [2018-05-29 8:26]

Hi Paul,a very incredible place,with 3 new pics very interesting! The elephant is a bit kitch but very well done,like the purle turtle in the WS,vegetal artworks that i never seen before,perfect choice for the main pic with a view on the palace in background too and a lot of colorful people too. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello, Paul!

Curious elephant sculpture you found here, but the one in the background is even more beautiful with a carriage, as we can see in the workshop! It must be a great festival to take photos, and the light is excellent! Wonderful job!

Hi Paul,
Again just wonderful pictureds from this festival. I have no special preference on the elephant colour. But that massive cart and the elephant rider make me choose the WS version.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10331 W: 161 N: 17195] (130841)
  • [2018-05-29 12:57]

Witaj Paul!
A very nice place, interesting castle.
Curious scene.
Good frame, colors and light.
The green elephant is impressive.
Well done.
Good evening.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9725 W: 57 N: 16632] (61522)
  • [2018-05-29 13:05]

Hallo Paul,
En niet alleen groene olifanten bestaan, daar achter zien we ook nog een paarse olifant. Met dat zwarte kraaloogje ziet de voorste olifant er wel aandoenlijk uit. Ze maken samen een mooie voorgrond voor het spectaculaire paleis. De kleuren van de foto zijn rijk in dit mooie licht.

Ha! Ha! Paul, I wish I had access to this artist in my village!
I have never seen a green elephant before but what a wonderful addition to the flower display!
The creations in your w/s are equally impressive and perfectly composed in this fine series.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3659 W: 0 N: 8592] (60259)
  • [2018-05-30 8:08]

A photo to smile, I like such flower sculptures full of fantasy and with an optimistic message, very well captured
regards Ryszard

Ciao Paul, lovely composition with fantastic elephant and nice people, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Wow! Thanks, Paul! This photo brings me back to India.
I have never been in Karnataka, but Maharashtra and Goa look same with the bright colors and so exotic details.
This is very nice composition with gorgeous background!

Hello Paul.
Another wonderful image of these magnificent gardens, where the two sculptures of elephants stand out, made with plants and flowers, all this group of people puts a colorful vital touch, ideal as always the view of the palace in the background.
Magnificent color, which gives the image a lot of appeal.
Very good lighting and a perfect sharpness.
Well done. I like very much.
Have a nice day.
More sincere greetings.

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