The beauty and the beast

© Monika Sapek

The beauty and the beast

Christina M. Brekke 3/7/2006 7:23:47 AM

wow this is cool #404558

Marie Fields 3/7/2006 7:32:33 AM

Terrific image, Monika! It's funny... I tried that exact same concept the other day only with a gorilla and butterfly but the gorilla's eyes weren't quite focused on the butterfly so it wasn't convincing... but this is awesome! Great job! :) #2506513

Wendy Stevenson 3/7/2006 8:54:10 AM

This is so great Monika! I love the butterfly - what a perfect addition! #2506761

William Moore 3/7/2006 8:54:26 AM

first rate winner....the details and hues are perfect as is the comp....but which is the beauty and which is the beast? #2506763

Jeff Robinson 3/7/2006 9:30:29 AM

Great work with this one Monika! Jeff #2506882

Brinn MacDougall 3/7/2006 9:59:30 AM

This is great, did a fabulous it! #2506953

Monika Sapek 3/7/2006 4:56:15 PM

Christina, Marie, Wendy, William, Jeff and Brinn Ė thank you very much for your wonderful comments on this image! Even though this image wasnít too complicated to do it took me a couple of hours to put this thing together yesterday, mostly on choosing color combination in it and of course the title ;-). Even though the hippo isnít the biggest beast and the butterfly isnít the most beautiful looking the title came up to me as a suggestion of opposites here; kind of an interpretation of what I saw in my mind. While still learning English I still have tough time with titles to my images ;-).
Once again thank you very much for your time, everyone!

William C. Raco 3/7/2006 7:28:59 PM

Wow, such incredible detail.
Wonderful photo and title, Monika
Your English is excellent!

Bill #2508793

Monika Sapek 3/8/2006 7:19:51 PM

Thank you so much for your kind words, Bill! You really made my day!

Kristi A. Howson 4/25/2006 10:29:18 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist and Best of Luck in the next round Monika! I love this...excellent work.excellent title..titles are hard in any language...or they are for me...:) #2691047

Stanley J. Contrades 4/26/2006 4:22:58 PM

Extraordinary image, Monika!! Congratulations and best of luck in the next round!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2694975

Stanley J. Contrades 4/26/2006 4:23:09 PM

Extraordinary image, Monika!! Congratulations and best of luck in the next round!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2694977

Stanley J. Contrades 4/26/2006 4:23:25 PM

Extraordinary image, Monika!! Congratulations and best of luck in the next round!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2694978

Monika Sapek 4/26/2006 6:48:01 PM

Kristi, I want to thank you so much taking your time to write and all the wonderful notes on my images! Itís much appreciated!
Being honest with you I must tell you that after a long February - no finalists, a broken camera and not having a chance to do anything new, since February, I was a little curious about March, but I got better ;-).
Once again, thank you for your nice comments, Kristi!

Stan Ė Thank you very much for your notes! I truly appreciate it!


William C. Raco 4/28/2006 2:37:42 PM

How nice that this won!
The detail, editing and composition are excellent
Congratulations, Monika!

Bill #2702680

Sylvia Rossler 4/28/2006 2:55:27 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winner Monika :O) #2702752

Murry Grigsby 4/28/2006 4:50:18 PM

Congrats on your terrific image and win Monika!! #2703262

Evy Johansen 4/28/2006 6:42:50 PM

Congratulations on your wonderfu win, Monika!! #2703641

Mary K. Robison 4/28/2006 6:50:16 PM

Such a sweet image, Monika!
CONGRATULATIONS on your win!! #2703683

Su Sana E. P 4/28/2006 7:03:45 PM

Congratulations on this super winning shot, Monika!! #2703732

Jill Flynn 4/28/2006 7:14:53 PM

Congratulations on your WIN Monika! #2703793

Mike F. Anderson 4/28/2006 8:08:29 PM

A terrific image. Glad you did it in B/W. Congratulations on your win! #2703909

She-She Killough 4/28/2006 9:09:23 PM

THIS IS GREAT Monika!! Really creative, you have a good eye in your head!! LOL So your just learning english? Wow you can't tell at all! Your doing amazingly!! Congratulations Monika!!! #2704036

Stanley J. Contrades 4/28/2006 11:50:31 PM

And get better you did, Monika :-)!! CONGRATULATIONS on this excellent win!! This goes right to the top of favorites of yours!! Well done!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2704185

Sharon Day 4/29/2006 8:09:46 AM

Terrific image, Monika!!! Big congratulations on a fantastic win! #2705286

Kristi A. Howson 4/29/2006 2:34:39 PM

Terrific seeing this one win Monika!!! Congratulations on your win! #2706235

Colette M. Metcalf 4/30/2006 3:04:58 AM

Terrific image!! Congratulations on your WIN, Monika!! #2707646

Gail Sullivan 4/30/2006 8:57:38 AM

Monika...this is just awesome...outstanding work...congrats from a big fan! #2708766

Rakesh Syal 4/30/2006 9:13:47 AM

Great job on this winning image, Monika!!! #2708824

Monika Sapek 5/2/2006 7:47:24 AM

Thank you so much, Bill, Sylvia, Murry, Evy, Mary, Susan, Jill, Mike, She-She, Stan, Sharon, Kristi, Colette, Gail and Rakesh, for your great support! I truly appreciate it!

Lori Carlson 8/12/2006 3:20:57 PM

This is sooooo cute and creative Monika!! Congratulations! :0) #3156081

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The butterfly was added to this image. The whole image was converted to the grayscale and than to duotone. Also the butterfly was selectively colored in PS CS.
Both photos, of the hippo and of the butterfly were taken in the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.

Uploaded on 3/7/2006 7:20:12 AM

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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