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Vanishing Habitat: Hit the Showers!

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
Vanishing Habitat: Hit the Showers!
Vanishing Habitat: Hit the Showers!

I wondered why Elephants always smell so good...



© James Quantz Jr.
Nikon D300 Digital...

 
 
 
Mike Perez
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    Very cool James! Great DD work as always.


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5/6/2008 5:54:44 PM

 
Lynn Haack
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Your work is so unique! Love how you send thought-provoking messages with a little bit of humor. You are a true master of lighting and photo-editing! Very enjoyable work....Lynn


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5/6/2008 9:02:09 PM

 
Wanda-Lynn Searles
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WOW! Awesome image and effects James!


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5/7/2008 2:09:24 AM

 
James Quantz Jr.
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Thanks Mike, Lynn, and Wanda-Lynn!


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5/7/2008 7:09:19 AM

 
Dave Ombrello
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James, I don't want to sound repetative but when it's true it's true. Your work is inspiring and thought provoking at the same time as it is humorous. I enjoy every time you upload a new one. I can't imagine how many hours you spend at your computer. Kepp it up.


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5/7/2008 11:45:41 AM

 
James Quantz Jr.
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Thanks Dave! If that's repetitive, I'll take it! Honestly, the fact that some people enjoy what I do makes all the time worthwhile.


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5/7/2008 11:56:34 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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I agree. I wait with bated breath for each new James Quantz post! You have a sort of surreal way of seeing the world.
Do elephants really smell GOOOD?
Michelle


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5/7/2008 6:08:17 PM

 
James Quantz Jr.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/27/2007
 

Thanks Michelle. I think you know the answer to that!


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5/7/2008 7:24:21 PM

 
Robyn A. Terrell
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You are amazing, James. Ditto to what Lynn said...she took the words right out of my mouth.
Roby


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5/8/2008 8:51:14 PM

 
Kimi A. Phillips
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/8/2007
 

Excellent, as always! You never disappoint!:)


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5/9/2008 12:06:40 PM

 
James Quantz Jr.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/27/2007
 

Thanks Robyn & Kimi! Maybe the judges will like this one...


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5/9/2008 12:14:06 PM

 
Dave Ombrello
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James, I know we all strive to be recognized by the editors, however do not let that get in your way, your creativity and technical skills need no further acknowledgement other than what you give to those that enjoy your work. Keep it up. Dave


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5/9/2008 3:15:09 PM

 
James Quantz Jr.
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Thanks Dave. I promise you recognition (or not) from the editors here won't sway my work. Sometimes though it is funny what is recognized...


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5/12/2008 4:15:44 PM

 
Martie Last
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This is definitely going into my "Faves"!!! Great title and imaginitive photoshop work! I love this!


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5/24/2008 4:15:59 PM

 
"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar
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one of my favs, not because i'm the distributor of PEPSI in our island, lol..but because this is very beautiful and once again the treatment is over the top!


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5/26/2008 3:16:22 AM

 
James Quantz Jr.
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Thanks Martie and Nolax! Nolax. Nolax, that's pretty funny...


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5/27/2008 7:16:28 AM

 
Chris Ebben
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I agree with what has already been said, I only wish I could think of ideas like that!!! Very well done=^..^=


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6/7/2008 4:50:25 PM

 
James Quantz Jr.
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Thanks, Chris!


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6/9/2008 7:07:02 AM

 
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James, great shot please give us a call at 707-545-1438 PST to discuss this shot.


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6/19/2008 11:48:08 AM

 
"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar
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congrats, James!!


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6/19/2008 10:10:23 PM

 
Anne M. Young
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Fantastic as usual - congratulations


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6/19/2008 11:18:25 PM

 
Sharon F. Morris
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Congrats James on your win. Your image is amazing.


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6/20/2008 12:25:13 PM

 
Kimi A. Phillips
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CONGRATS MY FRIEND!!!!!!:)


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6/20/2008 12:45:39 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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James - Congratulations on your win!! - Mike


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6/20/2008 1:26:51 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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MARVELOUS James!!!! Congrats on your win!!!


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6/20/2008 1:39:45 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Incredible! Right down to the reflections in the puddles. Stunning work, James! Congratulations on a well-deserved 1st place win!


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6/20/2008 2:01:58 PM

 
A P
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CONGRATULATIONS on the well deserved win, James. This is just so creative and imaginative.


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6/20/2008 2:43:30 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Son-of-a-gun! James, there are so many photographers on this site and to be able see all of their work is almost impossible but sometimes I get lucky and find a photographer that just blows my socks off! You are one of the most amazing Photoshop skilled persons I've seen! I'd love to be one tenth as talented as you when I grow up!:-) Your gallery is utterly amazing and I have a feeling you are about my dads age if you served in WWII!
You are going into my favorite photographers file and I send you a heart felt congratulations on your 1st place win!


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6/20/2008 2:59:06 PM

 
Chris Ebben
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Very well done, I knew this was a winner, Congratulations=^..^=


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6/20/2008 3:20:01 PM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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WTG James.. fantastic winner!!!


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6/20/2008 4:13:16 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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AWESOME....Congratulations!


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6/20/2008 7:36:52 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!
The Golden Cup
A Special Trophy for
"The May Winners"


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6/20/2008 7:48:19 PM

 
Vikram Jamwal
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Very Very imaginative, and so well-deserved first place winner! Wonder-ful work James!!!

-vikram


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6/20/2008 11:21:26 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Awesome,great imagination,super work and fantastic winner!!!:-)


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6/20/2008 11:53:18 PM

 
Nemil B. Chabebe
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This is a very well deserved winner, great imagination and composition, the use of the program, and the light/shadows here are perfect. CONGRATULATIONS!


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6/21/2008 12:13:50 AM

 
Dave Ombrello
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Congratulations James, FINALLY the recognition you deserve.


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6/21/2008 12:25:05 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Congratulations, James! Thrilled to see you in this "exalted place."
Michelle


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6/21/2008 2:48:23 AM

 
sharon K. King
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I LOVE this!! Terrific work, Congratulations!!!


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6/21/2008 5:30:35 AM

 
Jo Vollstedt  

Holy Cow, you are one creative guy with great Photoshop skills to boot! Congratulations on your win!


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6/21/2008 6:20:50 AM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Cool! Congrats on this wonderfully creative win!


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6/21/2008 2:05:20 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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Congratulations on a this might fine work!


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6/21/2008 2:28:35 PM

 
James Quantz Jr.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/27/2007
 

Wow, I was out of town so thank you everyone for the kind words!

Colleen, I try to include all the details!

Joannie, I'm only in my thirties! I guess one of my other images was pretty convincing for you!


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6/21/2008 3:48:42 PM

 
Lynn Haack
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WTG on this excellent WINNER!!!! Lynn


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6/21/2008 7:23:46 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Oh hell James, now I'm old enough to be your mother! :-)


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6/21/2008 10:42:44 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations:)


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6/22/2008 4:34:01 AM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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WTG James!! Congrats on a Great WIN!!


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6/22/2008 7:29:18 AM

 
Jeetendera Kalia
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Congratulations James! imagination and composition was great:-)


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6/22/2008 7:53:47 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Nice creativity James, congratulations!!


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6/22/2008 8:21:19 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations James!! This is so innovative and clever. Even better though, it made me smile. Great work. This is a wonderful photo.


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6/23/2008 2:21:49 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations, and love your sense of humor!

jo ann c.


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6/23/2008 4:22:47 PM

 
Jacqualyn A. Volker
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Congratulations James! Would love to spend the day in your brain just to see what you see. *S* Great Job!!


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6/23/2008 8:44:44 PM

 
Mitzie Loland
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Congratulations on your winner James!!


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6/25/2008 12:29:19 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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What a wonderful way to win, James--by making everyone smile as they enjoy your work. This is very clever and equally well executed. I'm about to come over to explore your gallery! Congratulations.


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6/27/2008 4:17:32 AM

 
Karolyn J. Seeley
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YOU ARE AMAZING and this is OUTSTANDING.


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7/1/2008 10:13:24 AM

 
James Quantz Jr.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/27/2007
 

Thanks again everyone! I really appreciate the kind words.


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7/2/2008 6:23:24 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Amazing work. Every time I look at your work I am stunned. You are a great artist. Congrats.
JP


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7/3/2008 6:52:12 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations james on your Win.

Dominick


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7/6/2008 3:34:58 PM

 
Elizabeth A. Marker
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Hi James!!
What an AWESOME image!
I just saw it in the PC PHOTO Magazine!!
That is so outstanding!! One of these days, mabey you will see me in there?
Again CONGRATULATIONS!!


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7/6/2008 6:21:04 PM

 
James Quantz Jr.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/27/2007
 

Thanks Jean-Pierre and Dominick! Hey Elizabeth, I haven't seen it yet but they are supposed to be sending me a copy. Hopefully it printed okay! There maybe some more news with this image soon as I'm starting production on a DVD. I'm thinking of breaking it down and constructing it for viewers to see and learn techniques from my workflow.


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7/7/2008 1:11:36 PM

 
Chris Ebben
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A DVD you say, now that sounds very interesting!! Congratulations again, you have done extremely well=^..^=


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7/7/2008 3:27:37 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Saw this photo is PC Photo magazine and was simply amazed. Imagine my surprise when I find it here also. A huge congratulations on both your win here and the prestige that comes with being published in such a cool mag.


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7/12/2008 10:24:24 AM

 
Allen Hughes
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I'm so glad I happened across your gallery. You are most definitely an inspiration. The DVD is a wonderful idea.


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11/17/2008 2:43:47 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Amazing - astounding - wonderful! I stand in awe of your darkroom work, as well as your imagination, James!! It's also amazing that I've been at Better Photo all these years, yet somehow missed your photos for so long! Ann P. referred me to your gallery and I'm so glad she did! WOW - WOW - WOW! (Did you do the DVD??)


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