Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic 2/13/2004 5:57:24 AM

Very cute, good depth! #97038

Paul Coco level-classic 2/13/2004 6:06:25 AM

Wonderful, Donna. Seems to be walking righ up to inspect the lens. Guess sometimes you have to get down and dirty. #374345

Terry R. Hatfield level-classic 2/13/2004 6:14:32 AM

Nice Capture Donna! #374371

Donna R. Moratelli 2/13/2004 6:18:51 AM

Thanks Paul! You are absolutly correct. This was one of the rare cleaner areas at the farm too, but when I got home last night everything had to be soaked and washed immediatly including my gear and myself!.. Everything was filthy but it fun!!

Thanks Terry& Mette!! #374385

Murry Grigsby 2/13/2004 8:52:36 AM

Oink, Oink Donna :0) Nice shot!! #374667

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 2/13/2004 9:00:22 AM

Very cute, Donna!!! #374689

Leanne M.E. Boyd level-classic 2/13/2004 9:57:14 AM

Cute shot Donna! #374785

Patricia Marroquin level-classic 2/13/2004 11:31:00 AM

WINNER! I absolutely love this, Donna! Congrats! #374899

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 2/13/2004 12:01:11 PM

How cute, Donna!! #374973

Heather L. Jacks 2/13/2004 1:56:22 PM

Too, too cute:) #375108

Susie Peek-Swint 2/13/2004 4:18:37 PM

Great capture Donna ~ hope you had a protective filter on your lens! #375194

Evy Johansen level-classic 2/13/2004 11:33:49 PM

Love this image, Donna! Wonderful! #375477

Karen Engelbreth 2/14/2004 11:34:37 AM

Cute image, Donna - f f! #376370

Donna R. Moratelli 2/14/2004 3:06:14 PM

Thanks for all of the nice comments;everyone!

Susan, I didn't have a protective filter on the lens but I should have had one. I don't own any..

A few of the piglets ran up to the lens, sniffed it and got it full of mud. I cleaned it and it looks ok but that wasn't smart of me to go out there unprotected. Maybe I'll pick up one for this specific 'funny animal'lens, but I don't think that they make any kind of filtersfor the super wide angle lenses such as mine. I neve saw a place where it could be screwed in..

Thanks for the comments. #376559

Marcy 2/14/2004 3:41:58 PM

The piglet is adorable, especially at the angle you shot him. He would be a great character in a childrens book. Ma #376576

Kathleen Clemons 2/14/2004 4:58:18 PM

This is just so cute, Donna! Love it- #376614

Elias Fanous 2/14/2004 10:50:30 PM

Great angle and DOF! Your gallery is just as impressive. You inspire us all. This shot will be in the finals. Good job! #376815

Donna R. Moratelli 2/15/2004 3:41:51 AM

Thank you Kathleen, Ma and Elias!! #376927

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 3/3/2004 4:59:52 AM

Lovely picture, Donna - well done! #405667

Donna R. Moratelli 3/3/2004 5:23:10 AM

Thank you, Anette! #405704

Kristen McKain 3/19/2004 3:53:08 AM


Kristen #431466

Kathleen Clemons 3/19/2004 4:25:50 AM

So darn cute- Congratulations to you! #431627

Marie Fields level-classic 3/19/2004 7:31:06 AM

Congratulations! Love this! #432724

Darren K. Fisher level-classic 3/19/2004 7:33:57 AM

This is one awesome capture. Congrats to you Donna. Reminds me of Babe. #432746

Donna R. Moratelli 3/19/2004 8:43:06 AM

Thanks everyone! I can't resist trying to capture those big round noses. They are adorable when they are small like this one. #433024

Alisha May Furbish 3/19/2004 10:14:21 AM

LOVE IT Donna- big congrats!!!!! #433377

Murry Grigsby 3/19/2004 10:59:05 AM

Congrats again Donna -- oink, oink!! #433584

Donna R. Moratelli 3/19/2004 1:58:22 PM

Hi Murry & Alishia; Thaaaannnnks !! #434280

Donna R. Moratelli 3/19/2004 2:02:45 PM

Hi Murry & Alishia; Thaaaannnnks !! #434289

Allan L. Whitehead 3/19/2004 2:40:45 PM

Terrific. Congratulations on this one,Donna Rae. I don't know how I missed it when it was first posted. Well done and good luck - Allan #434466

Susie Peek-Swint 3/19/2004 3:16:36 PM

Glad this one made it to the finals -- many congrats Donna! #434658

Louise Elliott 3/19/2004 3:18:25 PM

What a great shot Donna - congratulations! #434665

Donna R. Moratelli 3/19/2004 3:36:38 PM

Thank you; Louise!! #434693

William C. Raco level-classic 3/19/2004 6:17:14 PM

What a great shot.
Love the lighting and the wide angle view.
Nicely done, Donna

bill #434964

Karen Spychalski-Sullins level-classic 3/20/2004 5:45:37 AM

Excellent!!!!!!! #435895

Donna R. Moratelli 3/20/2004 6:42:47 AM

Thanks Karen and Bill! The two of you have some great shots this month too.! #436072

Patrick Campbell 3/20/2004 9:11:03 AM

Donna, the result was worth the effort! Hope your camera is OK. They don't go through the washing machine very well. Great job and congrats! #436459

Patricia Marroquin 3/22/2004 11:32:29 AM

Congratulations on this incredible and funny image, Donna! Wish it had gone higher but of course it's still where it should be -- among the finalists! :-) #440747

Donna R. Moratelli 3/22/2004 2:23:18 PM

Thank you very much; Patricia! I value your opinion. You have a great eye for seeing a winner and your right almost every time!!

I hope your right this time again!

I think that this little piggie with the boo boo turned out quite well also. The late day light was in my favor. I have some more reeeaally funny pictures of the piglets, but I'm not sure that the others are suited for this site!! THanks again. Donnarae~ #440983

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Afternoon winter light..Shot from eye level of the piglet using a Sigma 15-30 lens @15mm. Exposure 4.0@1/500.RAW image file

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