The Elephant

© Nikki McDonald

The Elephant

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict 9/24/2008 4:53:09 AM

Great monotone treatment on this amazing animal, Nikki.

Dominick #1004191

Ken Smith level-addict 9/24/2008 5:18:04 AM

Very nice textures, Nikki. Black/white works well! #6504358

Jeff Robinson level-addict 9/24/2008 5:20:56 AM

This is Excellent Nikki! Jeff #6504372

Joy Rector level-addict 9/24/2008 5:44:22 AM

love this shot #6504456

Mitch Spence level-addict 9/24/2008 9:18:47 AM

I like what you've done here very much, Nikki. Great in black and white to emphasize the textures of his hide. #6505655

janet williams level-addict 9/24/2008 9:38:42 AM

Wonderful capture Nikki. Love the B&W treatment. Love the textures too. #6505752

janet williams level-addict 9/24/2008 9:39:41 AM

Congrats on your finalists. Very well done. #6505759

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-addict 9/24/2008 11:30:46 AM

Wonderful shot, Nikki!!!! B&W works very will with this!!! It's almost as wrinkled as I!!!!! :-) ♫ k #6506337

Tamara K. Walker level-addict 9/24/2008 12:20:02 PM

Super tones, textures and details. #6506568

Daniella Puente level-addict 9/24/2008 1:53:28 PM

This works great in BW Nikki, good textures and details :) #6506903

Shelly A. Van Camp level-addict 9/24/2008 3:13:22 PM

Beautiful image in B&W! #6507210

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-addict 9/24/2008 3:15:20 PM

She looks as if she has a lot on her mind and the weight on the world on her shoulders
Wonderful Detail Texture and Tones NiK!! #6507218

Susan M. Campbell level-addict 9/24/2008 6:58:07 PM

Excellent! The detail is just superb Nikki. Looks terrific in B&W. I hope we see this again. #6508027

Stefania Barbier level-addict 9/25/2008 12:22:07 AM

magnificent animal, tones and capture Nikki... #6509028

Max Aureli level-addict 9/25/2008 5:02:12 PM

Well framed BW elephant Great details Nikki... #6512507

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. level-addict 9/25/2008 5:33:59 PM


KARU. #6512633

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-addict 9/25/2008 8:03:46 PM

Great image Nikki!,
Amalia #6513254

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-addict 10/1/2008 4:47:06 PM

Larger than life, beautiful capture of this amazing elephant!! Well done Nikki! #6539965

Susan M. Campbell level-addict 10/22/2008 7:01:16 PM

Woo hoo! Way to go Nikki....congrats! #6639550

Amber J. Skene 10/22/2008 7:14:08 PM

Congrats on your finalist!!! #6639642

Dr Silly 10/22/2008 7:31:53 PM

Congrats Nikki on this finalist. :O)

Cheryl E. Davis 10/22/2008 8:10:55 PM

Congratulations on another wonderful finalist! #6640171

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 10/22/2008 8:11:02 PM

HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist, best of luck in the next round! #6640173

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-addict 10/22/2008 8:23:22 PM

Awesome Nikki, a huge congrats! #6640311

Nadya Johnson 10/22/2008 8:26:12 PM

Congrats Nikki, on another outstanding finalist! #6640354

frank w. degenhardt level-addict 10/22/2008 9:20:06 PM

Nikki- Way to go again with another deserving finalist. Best of luck in the next round. Way to go girl. Congratulations. #6640915

Elida Gutierrez 10/22/2008 9:29:19 PM

Congratulations on your FINALIST!!! #6641004

Sylvia Rossler 10/22/2008 10:02:54 PM

Congrats Nikki :o) #6641294

Stefania Barbier level-addict 10/22/2008 10:43:42 PM


Dianna Murphy 10/23/2008 1:50:48 AM

Congratulations, great image. #6642546

Max Aureli 10/23/2008 2:44:28 AM

Congratulations, Nikki!!!! #6642701

Katarina Mansson 10/23/2008 4:05:24 AM

Congratulations on your second finalist Nikki and good luck next! #6643012

Stephanie Frey 10/23/2008 5:22:34 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist! #6643641

Sherry L. Davis level-addict 10/23/2008 6:05:07 AM

Congrats on your finalist, Nikki! Great caapture and B&W is wonderful! #6643981

Mitch Spence level-addict 10/23/2008 8:23:05 AM

Congratulations to you and your black and white elephant as well, Nikki! #6645223

Daniella Puente 10/23/2008 9:15:44 AM

Big congrats on this BIG one Nikki :))) beautiful finalist in BW! #6645819

Colleen Farrell level-addict 10/23/2008 10:11:21 AM

Sensational detail, great in b&w! Congrats again, Nikki! #6646305

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-addict 10/23/2008 1:43:12 PM

Good Luck Next round NiK
Congrats on Your Finalist #6647608

Susan Fox 10/23/2008 4:31:52 PM

Congratulations Nikki :-) #6648386

Laurie Daily level-addict 10/23/2008 5:24:58 PM this big boy!!!Congratulations on another fab finalist, Nikki! #6648794

Jeana Clark level-addict 10/23/2008 6:17:27 PM

Ya' know...I'm late in
commenting AGAIN!!!
Come to think of it...
I was often late for school too...LOL!!!

~J~ #6649149

Mike Clime 10/24/2008 4:35:54 AM

Congratulations you your finalist! #6651341

Connie J. Bagot 10/24/2008 8:20:31 AM

Congratulations on all your wonderful finalists---this one is my personal favorite. The detail and texture of this magnificent creature is just astonishing. #6652395

Tamara K. Walker level-addict 10/24/2008 5:39:54 PM


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This is an older capture that I worked up last week as a possible 101 classical titles entry before I decided to go with "Romeo and Juliet". My students and I sing present tense irregular verb conjugations to a number of the selections in Saint-Saëns "Carnival of the Animals" and this is one of them: avoir (to have). Our favorite is "The Lion" (ętre - to be) because we love to roar out "ęęęęttttrrrrreeee! to be!" but I don't have a good lion shot in my archives :)
I cloned out zoo elements such as in-ground posts and a large ball and applied filters in Elements 4 including find edges-multiply.
Category: Animals

Exif: F Number: 3.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10000/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, ISO: 64,64, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 42.70 mm, Model: KODAK P712 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA

Uploaded on 9/24/2008 4:06:44 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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