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The Thinker

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The Thinker
The Thinker
From the Atlanta zoo on Oct 31st...and no...it's not a self portrait of me on Halloween! :-)

F2.8, 1/200th sec, ISO 400, 300mm focal length

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Michelle Alton
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    Maybe not YOU, but I have seen this expression! (an old boss of mine--Ha!)


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1/27/2009 3:53:59 AM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Whatever he's thinking, he doesn't look too happy about it! Great close up and detail, Ken.


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1/27/2009 4:15:01 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful close up Ken!


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1/27/2009 4:18:32 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Fantastic capture of his expression and details are great, Ken.


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1/27/2009 4:18:41 AM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Great capture...looks like he's doing some serious thinking!


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1/27/2009 4:32:07 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Fantastic detail and color in the eyes
Very nice close up look, Ken


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1/27/2009 4:46:19 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Terrific portrait Ken!! Jeff


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1/27/2009 5:11:19 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Great animal image here, Jeff.


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1/27/2009 5:17:11 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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Wonderful animal image. Great close-up!!


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1/27/2009 5:21:12 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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i knew it wasn't you cuz your eyes are blue...lol...great portrait of Taz?


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1/27/2009 5:45:03 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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well heck I thought this was linda's shot and i'm really not sure what color eyes you have...lol


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1/27/2009 5:45:49 AM

 
Karen Celella
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It looks like he's thinking about which hair conditioner to use. lol Nice shot Ken.


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1/27/2009 5:57:28 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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HA!!!
Aren't you witty!!!!
He's is magnificent looking!!!
Excellent capture Ken!!!

~J~


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1/27/2009 7:23:41 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Magnificent full frame portrait taken with ultra sharp detail, great expression and terrific lighting, Ken!!!


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1/27/2009 7:26:47 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Yep that would be Taz...just call his name and he will look at you! One of my favorite gorilla's at the zoo.
Great capture!


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1/27/2009 7:26:52 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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The lighting on Taz is tops, Ken!!!!! Super shot!!!!! :-) k


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1/27/2009 8:32:37 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Awwww, he is so cute! Great capture....love his look and the eyes.


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1/27/2009 10:11:32 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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I'm thinking that this is a super portrait of Taz!!!! Love his eyes Ken! Excellent work!


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1/27/2009 11:42:31 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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WOW!!! This is AWESOME!!! A WINNER in my book, Ken!!! <><


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1/27/2009 1:37:03 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Fantastic capture Ken! There is an intensity in his eyes that you have really keyed in on!


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1/27/2009 4:13:32 PM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Ken, you should have told me is was SP week! LOL!!! In all seriousness, you need a shave (LOL)!! Great capture, my friend!


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1/27/2009 4:32:00 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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My my...love the expression...beautifully captured Ken!


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1/27/2009 4:47:49 PM

 
A P
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The intensity captured in those eyes is incredible, Ken.


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1/27/2009 6:40:59 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Don't you wish you could read his mind? Beautiful capture Ken!


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1/28/2009 7:07:26 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Where does a 2 ton gorilla sit? ANYWHERE he wants to!

He sure looks bored, guess he's tired of all the photographers

Great portrait Ken

jo ann c.


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1/28/2009 7:28:17 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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LOL@self portrait!!! but it's incredible the human resemblance... especially in the eyes... fantastic portrait Ken! (not SP!!!)


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1/28/2009 11:53:31 AM

 
Bill Knaps
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He He for what Michelle said Ken. Guess we all know someone like this. Great portrait. Bill


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1/28/2009 3:09:05 PM

 
John Connolly
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What an expressive face Ken, and you have captured it beautifully! The detail, tones and lighting are all exemplary!


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1/30/2009 1:57:30 AM

 
Tammy J. Russotto
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What an amazing portrait. Love how you captured his personality. He has such intense eyes. The detail is great!


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2/6/2009 1:33:38 PM

 
A P
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congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos

Awesome finalist,Ken!! Best of luck in the next round.


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7/21/2009 4:09:45 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Ken on your Excellent Finalist! Jeff


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7/21/2009 5:18:27 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Superb finalist, Ken!

Congratulations!
Debby


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7/21/2009 5:23:58 PM

 
Christie R. Bielss
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Wonderful capture! Congratulations Ken!


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7/21/2009 5:44:20 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Congrats on your Finalist for this beauty Ken!


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7/21/2009 6:10:02 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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Outstanding finalist Ken!!!
Congratulations and best of luck in the next round!!!!

~J~


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7/21/2009 6:26:51 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Terrfic expression capture! Congratulations!


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7/21/2009 6:31:25 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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This rocks Ken...CONGRATULATIONS! Best of luck!


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7/21/2009 6:56:33 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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How did I miss this fella, Ken!
He's wonderful!
Big congrats on your finalist!
~♥~Lisa


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7/21/2009 7:23:58 PM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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Human or Primate - this would be a wonderful portrait, regardless of the species!


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7/21/2009 7:40:38 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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How in the heck did I miss this brilliant image, Ken! WOW! Congratulations on your EXCELLENT finalist!! Deb


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7/21/2009 8:40:42 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations Ken!


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7/21/2009 9:50:17 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Many Congratulations on another awesome Finalist, Ken.

UB.


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7/22/2009 7:43:45 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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It's 3-D! FANTASTIC, Ken! Big congrats on your finalist!


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7/22/2009 9:21:29 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Congratulations to you, Ken, on your finalist for this great animal image.


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7/22/2009 9:48:59 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Congratulations on your fantastic finalist!!!!!!!!


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7/22/2009 10:23:59 AM

 
A P
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CONGRATULATIONS KEN ON YOUR OUTSTANDING WINNER!!!


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7/22/2009 11:15:07 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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You are de man!!! Way to go Ken! Congratulations!


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7/22/2009 11:32:02 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Very cool portrait Ken! Congratulations on your win!!!


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7/22/2009 11:39:49 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Congrats for your Gold, Ken.


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7/22/2009 12:55:20 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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I still laugh about the portrait comment :-)
Big congrats to you Ken on this awesome winner!!


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7/22/2009 1:03:15 PM

 
Karen Celella
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WOW! Second Place Winner!! Huge congratulations Ken!


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7/22/2009 2:15:04 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations on your outstanding winner, Ken!


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7/22/2009 3:13:48 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Congrats on this wonderful winner Ken!!!


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7/22/2009 4:43:22 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations on your wonderful winning photo!


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7/22/2009 5:32:24 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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WTG, Ken! Big congrats on a most well-deserved win!


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7/22/2009 5:36:40 PM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on a terrific Winner!!


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7/22/2009 6:31:59 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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No surprise here!! This is magnificent, Ken! Congratulations on your OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER!! Deb


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7/22/2009 7:16:40 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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WTG, Ken. CONGRATULATIONS on this stunning GOLD Winner!

UB.


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7/23/2009 1:25:43 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Ken on your terrifc win!


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7/23/2009 4:21:14 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Awesome full frame....Congratulations!


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7/23/2009 6:19:44 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Wonderful close up,congratulations Ken!!!


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7/23/2009 6:44:10 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Man they look a lot like humans, only we are better looking! lol

Wonderful, well deserved win Ken

jo ann c.


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7/23/2009 8:45:00 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Wonderful winning image, Ken!!! WTG!!! :-) k


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7/23/2009 9:13:35 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations on this great winner!


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7/23/2009 12:18:59 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Another great winning photo Ken! Love your caption :)
Congratulations!!!


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7/23/2009 1:33:30 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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BIG Congrats Ken!!!


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7/23/2009 3:25:47 PM

 
Shawn Jennings
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WTG Ken! Congratulations on your win!!!


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7/24/2009 8:42:25 AM

 
Monika Sapek
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What an expression! Congratulations on your Second Place Win, Ken!
Monika


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7/24/2009 10:28:50 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on your incredible WINNER here, Ken!!! WTG!!!


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7/25/2009 5:47:53 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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WOOHOOOOOO!!!!! WTG!!!!!


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7/25/2009 6:40:19 AM

 
Nick Lagos
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Congratulations on a wonderful image and well deserved win Ken


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7/29/2009 6:27:15 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Ken on your Win!!!


Dominick


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11/15/2009 2:35:22 AM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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Glad that you and the Big Guy won! You're a good team!


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