Kiva the Giraffe

© Steven E. Ray

Kiva the Giraffe

Photographer 11/3/2007 12:06:51 AM

Great shot, Steven!!! #777481

Dominick M. Dimacale 11/3/2007 12:11:54 AM

Cool animal image you have here, Steven.

Dominick #5021709

Barbara Waldoch 11/3/2007 12:12:23 AM

Terrific shot, Steven! #5021710

Teresa A. Burnett 11/3/2007 12:12:30 AM

Wonderful shot Steven. I'm still laughing. Love that expression.!?! #5021711

Liz blahh 11/3/2007 12:13:36 AM

Nice capture! #5021722

Jennifer L. Alder 11/3/2007 12:16:08 AM

L O L !!!!
:) #5021747

Margaret R. Barry 11/3/2007 1:02:04 AM

Great capture, Steven. Wonderful colors, details and expression on this giraffe! #5021936

Mike D. Perez 11/3/2007 1:04:42 AM

Awesome capture of a fun expression, Steven! #5021942

Shannon D. Miller 11/3/2007 4:31:32 AM

Ohhh...Steven what a shot! I just love this he looks so cute and cuddly! Wonderful light and clarity and the distortion is perfect! Shannon~ #5022211

Emily E. Bem 11/3/2007 4:49:01 AM

LOL!!! This is soooooooooooooo CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! What a captured it beautifully!!!! :) #5022273

Karen E. Michaels 11/3/2007 5:03:22 AM

Graet timing to get this expression Steven. Peace, karen #5022301

Lynn Haack 11/3/2007 7:56:25 AM

LOL...a face only a mother could love! Excellent, fun image! Lynn #5022712

Vicki Holmes 11/3/2007 10:56:45 AM

What a face! Nice treatment. Well done. #5023301

Debbie Fleri 11/3/2007 10:56:58 AM

Too Cute...: )

Made me Smile...: ) #5023302

Sandra R. Alvey 11/3/2007 2:35:37 PM

Awesome effects Steven! He kinna looks like the hunchback of notredame to me though...LOL!


Patricia Ronan 11/3/2007 4:43:57 PM

Hi Kiva! you are looking especially handsome today:)
Lovely image Steven! lol. #5024278

Melissa Olsen 11/3/2007 5:04:41 PM

OMG!! This is hilarious Steven - I love it, well done!!! #5024331

Linda D. Lester 11/3/2007 5:32:46 PM

He is so cute!!! Love the expression! #5024420

Deborah C. Lewinson 11/3/2007 6:44:06 PM

Superb capture, Steven, funny and excellent!!!
-Debby #5024653

Robert R. Goodman 11/3/2007 8:14:57 PM

Hi Steven,What a wonderful mug on that Giraffe.This is excellent,I like your BG!!!!!! #5024897

Sinta D W Plock 11/3/2007 9:39:43 PM

Steven WOW !!!
Love the lighting,details and the expression is crack me up ! #5025127

Inge S. Lasmana 11/4/2007 6:23:43 AM

LOL... very adorable image, Steven! love the moment and DOF in here! #5026140

Hendrik Storme 11/4/2007 11:06:38 AM

Great timing and capture! Super!!! #5026870

Sue Marshall 11/4/2007 11:40:27 AM

Kiva is just adorable ~
Who wouldn't love that expression!
Perfect timing on this great shot! :-)

Alison Krylowski 11/4/2007 5:07:48 PM

haha! Fantastic capture, Steven. What a face! #5027838

Michael Umbreit 11/5/2007 5:33:49 AM

Steven - This is a great shot! The POV, timing and clarity are all excellent! - Mike #5029894

Kimi A. Phillips 11/5/2007 8:00:22 AM

Fantastic, super FUN shot! LOVE it! #5030656

Bambi L. Dingman 11/5/2007 10:04:40 PM

This is too cute! Wonderful capture! #5033433

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 11/6/2007 7:54:34 PM

AWSOME capture Steven, he is just way to cute! #5037539

Dianna Hauf 11/6/2007 10:22:21 PM

lol! Fabulous capture Steven!!! Absolutely LOVE his expression!!! #5037934

Carol Teal 11/8/2007 9:32:37 AM

Great Bg and a super capture! I love the expression; I have actually seen posters of giraffes with a similar expression. This would be so great enlarged and hanging! While I said tigers are my fav big cat, giraffes are my fav wild animal that isn't a cat. This is wonderful! #5045428

Colleen Farrell 11/9/2007 3:14:26 PM

Sensational capture, Steven! I think this guy might give your mini-pic pup some competition in the "CUTE" category! #5051189

Dennis Walton 11/10/2007 11:12:01 AM

The expression is fantastic. Perfect timing and composition. #5054422

Sam Britt 11/10/2007 7:42:45 PM

Very funny, terrific expression! Well deserved EFP, Steven. #5055935

Ivan Chacon 11/11/2007 8:23:45 AM

Excellent shot!!! :) #5057831

Lisa J. Boulden 11/11/2007 10:29:37 PM

Fabulous, Steven!
Love his twisted amusing!
--Lisa #5060422

Datha Y. Thompson 11/12/2007 8:47:35 PM

OMG!!! TOO CUTE Steven!!! I just Love it :0) #5065772

Christopher G. Jamison 11/14/2007 6:05:15 AM

HA HA! what a face! LOVE it! #5072341

William Moore 11/14/2007 9:42:02 AM

outstanding is terrific and the close up details are gorgeous #5073306

Amanda Chapman 11/15/2007 1:34:16 PM

OH THIS IS A WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5078439

Danielle Fuller 11/19/2007 6:45:34 AM this....Makes me smile! Great job....boy your gallery is AWESOME! Loving it! #5095628

Stephen Zacker 11/21/2007 2:10:54 PM

Super perspective and high key image. Makes you smile #5107835

Cassie L. Woodlee 11/25/2007 5:31:10 AM

So cute, awesome capture Steven!!! You have some amazing images in your gallery!!!!!! WOW #5120310

Crystal L. Craig 11/25/2007 5:08:07 PM

Absolutely adorable capture Steven!! Another incredible frozen moment ... you are so wonderfully talented! Cheers :) #5123081

Heather L. Haderly 11/26/2007 6:10:00 PM

LOVE this Steven!!! #5130032

Stan J. Bendkowski 11/28/2007 12:06:08 AM

Great capture, Steven. Very humorous. #5140386

Daniella Puente 11/28/2007 9:20:24 AM

So wonderful and funny :))) GREAT capture! #5142841

Sue L. Cullumber 12/3/2007 5:35:22 PM

Steven - great lighting and look! #5165287

Alex T. Mizuno 12/4/2007 11:44:50 PM

A tack sharp close-up! I'm always impressed with the clarity of your photos. This intimate and humorous close-up shows your personal style as a photographer. Great work as usual. #5170934

Kathy L. Clark 12/8/2007 8:15:18 PM

I don't know what the pumpkin head movie is but this is just too....cute Steven. What a great capture. #5185410

Jennifer L. Alder 12/19/2007 2:48:07 PM

LOVE it!!
Congrats on this finalist Steven
:) #5228706

Sylvia Rossler 12/19/2007 2:50:33 PM

Big congrats on this superb finalist Steven :O) #5228733

Alex T. Mizuno 12/19/2007 2:51:51 PM

Congratulations my friend! You got it again!! #5228744

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 12/19/2007 4:23:25 PM

One of my favorites!
Big congrats on your AWSOME finalist Steven! Best of luck in the next round! #5229615

Barbara Waldoch 12/19/2007 5:33:46 PM

Congratulations on this spectacular finalist, Steven! #5230281

Marina Moore 12/19/2007 6:42:56 PM

Congratulations Stephen! Wonderful capture!!! :) #5230868

Sandra R. Alvey 12/19/2007 7:14:14 PM

CONGRATS STEVEN!!! I love this one so much!! Good luck in the next round, I know they'll put some gold under it! #5231111

Lisa J. Boulden 12/19/2007 7:22:13 PM

Congratulations on this fabulous finalist, Steven!!!
~Lisa #5231150

Christopher Budny 12/22/2007 6:42:25 PM

Congratulations, Steven! #5244649

Sharon Day 1/1/2008 12:08:33 PM

Fabulous image, Steven!!! I love the expression! Belated congratulations on your finalist and Happy New Year! #5277333

Datha Y. Thompson 1/1/2008 2:49:04 PM

One of My absolute FAVS!! This is just Too CUTE!!
Congratulations on your Finalist Steven :0) #5277916

Teresa A. Burnett 1/1/2008 8:06:55 PM

Just had to tell you Steven, every time I see this guy I still giggle!!! I still love this one!!! #5278916

Patricia A. Stalter 1/17/2008 5:38:03 AM

Lots of talent and some luck always helps doens't it? Love your gallery. #5352681

Nancy L. Barrett 1/20/2008 4:20:58 PM

Hey Steven, I barely know where to start--you have so many terrific images in your gallery! Love the character in this fella's face! #5368563

Dorann Weber 1/27/2008 8:29:33 PM

What a great expression you captured Steven.. Thanks for the smile! #5405670

Lynn Haack 1/28/2008 5:20:31 PM

A BIG Congrats on this awesome finalist! WTG...Lynn #5410188

Jennifer A. Lambert 2/3/2008 12:59:53 PM

CONGRATS on your finalist shot !! I LOVE this shot is fabuloso...are are all your other shots. You know you have a fan in me !!
BB, Jenny in Bama #5437623

Angie Sidles 2/12/2008 7:26:46 AM

I just LOVE this one Steven! You definately have a way with animals! Your animal images remind me of the ones you'd see on a Hallmark card! They are outstanding and fun! Big congrats on this finalist! #5484010

Carol Teal 2/23/2008 12:15:29 AM

I can't believe I missed offering my congrats on this image Steven! It was my fav until the turtle, but this one is right behind it. I just love everything about this, and in my opinion, it should have a gold medal under it! If I don't already have it in my favs (and I think I do), then it is going in there now! #5536997

Shannon O. 6/23/2008 2:20:42 PM

I love this! Might just be my favorite. #6098230

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Kiva is the male giraffe at the Houston Zoo and recent father.
His chewing distorts his features like the creature from the Pumpkin Head movie :)
Canon 28-135mm. Entered "Animals".

Uploaded on 11/3/2007 12:05:33 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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