Liz blahh 2/2/2008 7:21:49 AM

Great capture! #844922

Denise M. Snyder 2/2/2008 7:29:19 AM

What a FABULOUS capture this is!!! Just amazing! #5432524

Melissa G. Meiselman 2/2/2008 7:30:11 AM

Fantastic capture of this elephant with fine detail and great lighting, Sue!! #5432530

Tiia Vissak 2/2/2008 7:33:47 AM

very beautiful! #5432555

Christina C. Moore 2/2/2008 7:56:23 AM

This is really cool. It is always good to find a distinct image of a popular subject. Well done! #5432623

Dr. Harmeet Singh 2/2/2008 8:13:00 AM

This is exceptional elephant portrait.Just loved this one.Amazing..Goes into my Favs.. #5432703

Sue L. Cullumber 2/2/2008 8:37:47 AM

Wow - thank you Liz, Denise, Melissa, Tiia, Christina and Harmeet so much for all the wonderful comments! #5432818

Dominick M. Dimacale 2/2/2008 8:37:55 AM

Lovely image here, Sue.

Dominick #5432819

Darlene Mainwaring 2/2/2008 9:56:48 AM

Tremendous shot! Positively Fun! #5433213

Marina Moore 2/2/2008 9:58:49 AM

Adorable capture!!!!! You should call this 'celebrate' LOL!!!! Well done!!! :) #5433218

Michelle Alton 2/2/2008 12:14:03 PM

Yeah, me too--the confetti, that is!
Great capture.
Michelle #5433734

Sue L. Cullumber 2/2/2008 12:28:45 PM

Thank you Dominick, Darlene, Marina and Michelle - Marina I really liked the title you suggested and went with that! #5433803

Orsi 2/4/2008 7:11:18 PM

Amazing shot,Sue!!!Love it!

Shirley Sicurello 2/12/2008 8:45:39 PM

Exceptional! #5487176

Lisa J. Boulden 2/20/2008 10:15:30 PM

A wonderful WINNER
(in my eyes, anyway)!
Congrats on a job well-done!
--lisa #5524456

Roger Fry 2/21/2008 1:40:21 PM

Not everyday round here I get a chance to shoot an elephant ! Amazing shot Sue, and beautifully executed ! #5527574

Dolly L. Davis 2/27/2008 8:51:02 AM

Totallly amazing! WOW! Awesome! #5561849

Lisa J. Boulden 3/22/2008 1:19:28 PM

Congrats, Sue, on this FABULOUS FINALIST!!!
Love this happy guy!!!
~lisa #5678323

Evy Johansen 3/22/2008 11:57:05 PM

Congratulations on another great finalist, Sue!! #5681211

Christian Rosito 3/23/2008 12:12:30 AM

Congratulations on this great finalist. #5681253

Cheryl E. Molennor 3/23/2008 8:08:38 AM

Congratulations! #5682875

Tiia Vissak 3/23/2008 12:43:31 PM

congratulations! #5684061

Katarina Mansson 3/24/2008 5:21:45 AM

Wow - what a great capture of a fun moment! Congratulations and good luck next! #5687054

john dunne 3/24/2008 2:29:05 PM

Wow. How unusual. Its fantastic #5690130

William C. Raco 3/24/2008 6:02:31 PM

Congratulations on your win, Sue
Excellent work! #5691185

Patrick Rouzes 3/24/2008 6:06:41 PM

A BIG CONGATULATIONS on your GOLD MEDAL,Sue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5691226

Linda D. Lester 3/24/2008 6:17:12 PM

WOW! Congratulations!! Love it! #5691371

Sherry K. Adkins 3/24/2008 7:56:19 PM

Congrats, Sue!!!I love this. #5692208

Colleen Farrell 3/24/2008 8:16:08 PM

Delightful! Congratulations on your win, Sue! #5692326

Cyn Valentine 3/24/2008 8:16:35 PM

Fantastic winner Sue..congratulations!!! #5692329

Sue L. Cullumber 3/24/2008 8:32:07 PM

All I can say is Wow and thank you so much! What an unexpected surprise!

Thanks to all! #5692411

Elida Gutierrez 3/24/2008 8:57:58 PM


A Special Star
For all the Winners.

Laurence Saliba 3/24/2008 10:02:54 PM

Fantastic, congratulations on your win, Sue!!!! #5692844

Evy Johansen 3/24/2008 10:14:04 PM

Big congratulations on your wonderful win, Sue! #5692898

Tiia Vissak 3/25/2008 12:19:34 AM

congratulations on your winner! #5693142

Arlene Krassner 3/25/2008 5:01:13 AM

What a great image Sue. Congratulations on First Place. #5694154

Wally Orlowsky 3/25/2008 5:33:08 AM

Congratulations on this delightful winner, Sue!!! #5694312

Linda Blair 3/25/2008 6:46:16 AM

Excellent 1st place winner....congratulations!!!!! ☺ #5694674

Cheryl E. Molennor 3/25/2008 6:53:13 AM

Excellent! Congratulations! #5694714

Lisa J. Boulden 3/25/2008 7:27:18 AM

Woooohooooo, AGAIN!!!
I felt this was a WINNER the first time I saw it on 2/20!!!
A wonderful and uplifting image!
Congratulations, Sue!!!
~♥~Lisa #5694877

Kimi A. Phillips 3/25/2008 8:12:06 AM

Now he is CELEBRATING!!!! Big CONGRATS! #5695095

Kathy Shogren 3/25/2008 9:52:11 AM

So glad to see this winner here. Congrats Sue! #5695631

Jeff Robinson 3/25/2008 9:53:35 AM

Congrats Sue on this Outstanding Winning image!! Jeff #5695642

Dominick M. Dimacale 3/25/2008 10:30:48 AM

Congratulations Sue on your First place Win!!!

Dominick #5695830

Sandra Schlesinger 3/25/2008 10:57:15 AM

Fabulous image: I love it! Congratulations! #5695990

Terry L. Ellis 3/25/2008 11:15:18 AM

Congratulations on an awesome First Place win, Sue! #5696087

Dianna Murphy 3/25/2008 3:08:18 PM

WTG!!!! #5697109

Sue L. Cullumber 3/25/2008 3:47:46 PM

Thanks again to all that have commented - it is really an honor! #5697394

Dr. Harmeet Singh 3/25/2008 10:46:24 PM

Many many congratulations on this great first place win. #5699140

Denny E. Barnes 3/26/2008 8:19:47 AM

Congratulations, Sue on your First Place Win!!!!
Denny #5700871

Marina Moore 3/26/2008 8:47:01 AM

Congratulations Sue!!!! This is well deserved of a first place win. I'm glad to see this again. Beautiful work! You've now joined the ranks of the other 'celebrate' wins. I LOVE IT! :)))) #5701015

Mitzie Loland 3/26/2008 12:26:04 PM

Congratulations on your First Place Win!! #5701822

Jill Flynn 3/26/2008 5:44:31 PM

Love the sense of joy you captured Sue! A most heartwarming capture. Congratulations on your win! #5702954

Colette M. Metcalf 3/27/2008 12:20:00 PM

Congratulations!!!! #5706490

Robert G. Stalnaker 3/27/2008 9:17:19 PM

Fantastic image--well deserved win! #5708390

Nick Lagos 3/30/2008 4:10:58 PM

Congratulations on a SUPER win Sue....very well deserved..The capture and lighting are tops...congratulations #5720288

Gunther Allen 4/2/2008 1:42:29 PM

WTG Sue... Well deserved winning photo. Like minds think alike and a 2nd place finish at PhotoShowdown only proves that this photo is a real attention grabber!!! Congratulations on your multiple wins!!! #5734843

Lori Carlson 4/5/2008 9:55:03 AM

This is adorable, Sue!! WTG!! Congrats on all your recognition with this! :0) #5747985

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/5/2009 4:02:26 PM

This is awesome Sue, congratulations on your win! #7248350

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Shot in early afternoon. This Indian elephant was busy trying to get some hay, but it looks like confetti to me. Marina thanks for the title!

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 500, FocalLength: 155.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 2/2/2008 7:19:48 AM

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Winner
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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