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Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 8/24/2009 5:10:55 AM

You did a great job with her....love those ears!!! Good morning!!! #1171958

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe 8/24/2009 5:17:44 AM

GREAT job with this marvelous portrait...such a sweet face!

ccc #7882923

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 8/24/2009 5:17:45 AM

Outstanding capture, Courtenay. Beautiful work. #7882924

Amy M. Wilson level-deluxe 8/24/2009 5:18:38 AM

Well, you did an excellent job making her stand out... great capture and work, Courtenay! #7882930

Monnie Ryan level-deluxe 8/24/2009 5:30:43 AM

That's where I'd have put her too, Courtenay -- but she'd be a beauty anywhere! Nice work showcasing this magnificent animal! #7882961

John Benway level-deluxe 8/24/2009 6:06:52 AM

Beautifully done Courtenay.
John #7883030

Bobby Ray Goodman level-deluxe 8/24/2009 6:22:09 AM

Hi Courtenay,that new 700 sure can take a beautiful image.Awesome capture!!!! #7883078

Linda Blair level-deluxe 8/24/2009 6:37:05 AM

Great work Courtenay....they do blend in with the bg...really like the b&w bg!!!!!!! #7883114

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 8/24/2009 6:40:58 AM

Wonderful work, Coutenay! #7883132

ROLAN NARMAN 8/24/2009 7:51:35 AM

Outstanding capture and work Court! Good idea to change bg color for contrast! She stands out very well! Adorable image! #7883440

Kim Kleinschmidt level-deluxe 8/24/2009 10:38:40 AM

Wonderful capture, Courtenay!
fabulous detail and great idea on changing the b/g to b&w #7883881

Nadya Johnson 8/24/2009 11:54:01 AM

Outstanding portrait of this Giantess! Aren't they totally AMAZING?? Great work on this cool capture, Courtenay! #7884011

Michelle Alton level-deluxe 8/24/2009 1:33:42 PM

Beautifully done, Courtenay. I had a similar problem trying to photograph some gigantic Belgian draught horses, at close proximity (in a barn). I decided that I need to strap a folding step ladder on my back! Maybe we can invent a lightweight, un-awkward folding step ladder for photographers? #7884234

John Connolly level-deluxe 8/24/2009 2:12:35 PM

I too would like to be another foot taller! A beautiful frontal portrait of this delightful animal, Courtenay, and your darkroom work is excellent! #7884329

Mike Clime 8/24/2009 3:31:27 PM

Nice capture and dd work! It seems like all of the zoos want them to blend it with their surroundings. #7884473

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-deluxe 8/24/2009 4:40:33 PM

I Just Climb on Buses for Better PoVs ;0)

This is awesome Court
The Background change brings her front and center
Wonderful work! #7884637

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-deluxe 8/24/2009 5:20:42 PM

I don't doubt that Mel climbs on busses or anything else that lends itself to get the right POV!!! LOLOL This is an awesome capture, Courtenay!!! :-) k #7884704

A P 8/24/2009 6:01:08 PM

Outstanding work on this one Courtenay. #7884827

Sam Britt level-deluxe 8/24/2009 6:05:13 PM

Great job on this elephant portrait, Courtenay. You captured all her wrinkles so well! #7884836

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe 8/24/2009 6:16:58 PM

Very nice zoo series. Like Mr (or Ms) elephant here. Great job on the crop and dd. Sorry not to comment recently, very busy. #7884874

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 8/24/2009 7:54:08 PM

Fantastic job bringing out the real character of this elephant, Courtenay!! You have separated him from the background very skillfully and his skin is sharp, textured and colorful!! Great job!!! #7885031

Jeana Clark 8/24/2009 8:10:30 PM


Fabulous work BDB!!!
Excellent details!!
Fantastic comp!!!

~J~ #7885058

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 8/25/2009 12:31:34 AM

You did a great job with her Courtenay!!! Excellent detail and wonderful crop!! #7885300

Barbara Waldoch level-deluxe 8/25/2009 12:55:31 AM

Beautiful, Courtenay! #7885344

Carol Sawyer 8/25/2009 4:04:39 AM

Fantastic work, details and capture, Courtenay!! #7885718

Gina Cormier 8/25/2009 6:58:23 AM

Oh...that is awesome Courtenay!!! Great comp, detail and overall image!!! #7886197

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 8/25/2009 8:54:19 AM

She will LOVE it in DDR, Courtenay! She's never looks so vibrant and alive and colorful until you came along. Life changing for sure!

Great work here!!! -Laura :) #7886496

Jeff W. Robinson level-deluxe 8/25/2009 9:05:39 AM

This is Fantastic Courtenay!! Jeff #7886529

Ken Smith level-deluxe 8/25/2009 5:38:11 PM

I would not have known it was digital. You did on this..certainly sets the elephant apart from the surroundings. Nice job, Courtenay! #7887595

Nancy L. Green level-deluxe 8/25/2009 9:22:07 PM

She is a BEAUTY no matter where she is!!! OUTSTANDING image dear friend!! <>< #7888093

Wm Nosal level-deluxe 8/26/2009 6:40:06 PM

Cool Shot! #7891151

A P level-deluxe 9/19/2009 10:01:01 PM

Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos

I'm thrilled for you Courtenay! #7956930

Sharon level-deluxe 9/19/2009 10:23:41 PM

Now just how to I follow Ann again? LOL

I'm very proud of you too and wish you all the best in the next round. WTGG!!! #7957020

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 9/19/2009 10:38:16 PM

WTG Court, congrats!!!! #7957118

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe 9/19/2009 11:21:11 PM

YAYYYYYY again!! Huge congratulations Courtenay!!! #7957385

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 9/20/2009 12:47:09 AM

Yeewhoooooooooooo!!!!!!!

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CONGRATS ON YOUR FINALIST Courtenay!!!

-Laura :) #7957578

Tommy E. Burgess 9/20/2009 2:47:12 AM

Huge congratulations on another wonderful finalist Courtenay!!! #7958050

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 9/20/2009 4:46:25 AM

Yeah!!! Big congrats on this wonderful finalist Courtenay!! #7958510

Mary E. Lake level-deluxe 9/20/2009 4:55:19 AM

Congrats on this super finalist!! Best of luck in the next round!! :)) #7958562

Amy M. Wilson level-deluxe 9/20/2009 5:16:18 AM

We certainly will "never forget" this OUTSTANDING Finalist, big CONGRATULATIONS, Courtenay!!! #7958635

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 9/20/2009 5:23:11 AM

AWESOME.....love this shot! Congratulations! #7958661

Tammy Scott level-deluxe 9/20/2009 6:02:23 AM

Congratulations on another awesome finalist! #7958953

Nancyj Hovey level-deluxe 9/20/2009 6:28:46 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #7959225

Linda Blair level-deluxe 9/20/2009 6:45:48 AM

Congrats again Courtenay!!!!!!!! #7959430

Jeana Clark 9/20/2009 7:17:01 AM


And Congratulations Again BDB!!
Awesome finalist!!
Best of luck in the next round!!!

~J~ #7959677

Judy V. Kennamer level-deluxe 9/20/2009 7:19:26 AM

Gorgeous Finalist Courtenay! Looks like he does like it in DD! Congrats!! #7959692

Courtenay Vanderbilt 9/20/2009 8:28:44 AM

Thanks again my friends! I'll catch up with you shortly! :-) #7960308

Bobby Ray Goodman level-deluxe 9/20/2009 8:46:51 AM

Big congratulations,Courtenay.Another one WTG!!!!! #7960503

Debra R. Harder level-deluxe 9/20/2009 9:18:40 AM

Ohhhhh...what a GREAT image!!! This is FABULOUS, Courtenay! CONGRATULATIONS on another BRILLIANT finalist!! Deb #7960802

Val Feldman level-deluxe 9/20/2009 9:35:57 AM

Wonderful Courtenay - Congrats, again, on yet another beautiful Finalist!! WTG!! #7960952

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 9/20/2009 12:41:19 PM

Heyyyyyy Courtenay, CONGRATULATIONS on ANOTHER incredible finalist!!!!!! #7961884

Kerry Hill level-deluxe 9/20/2009 1:18:19 PM

Another huge congratulations on this awesome finalist, Courtenay!! #7962124

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 9/20/2009 2:28:52 PM

Very nice treatment of her, Courtenay. Congratulations to you! #7962590

Sabrina Ryan level-deluxe 9/20/2009 5:46:06 PM

Congratulations on a wonderful Finalist photo, Courtenay! #7963611

Debra Booth level-deluxe 9/20/2009 6:02:12 PM

Congrats on your finalist, Courtenay!! #7963684

ROLAN NARMAN 9/20/2009 7:12:46 PM

Huge congrats on another fantastic finalist Court! #7964041

Kathy Cline level-deluxe 9/21/2009 5:20:18 AM


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Congrats again Courtenay! #7965664

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 9/21/2009 11:48:24 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Courtenay! #7967303

Carol L. Fowler level-deluxe 9/21/2009 1:17:33 PM

Congrats! #7967548

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 9/21/2009 1:33:10 PM

Totally gorgeous, congrats and go for the gold girl!

jo ann c. #7967613

Anita Hogue level-deluxe 9/21/2009 3:52:49 PM

Fabulous capture, Courtenay!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !
#7968240

Ken Smith level-deluxe 9/21/2009 5:28:28 PM

I bet we see this one again as gold...congrats again, Courtenay! #7968485

Sam Britt level-deluxe 9/22/2009 6:28:51 PM

Congrats again, Courtenay! #7972580

Sabrina Ryan level-deluxe 9/23/2009 1:41:51 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Courtenay! #7975705

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 9/23/2009 1:43:58 PM

WOOHIOO!!!! Huge congrats to you Courtenay!!!!!!! So happy for you!! #7975716

Lynne Morris level-deluxe 9/23/2009 1:44:28 PM

WTG girl, Huge Congratulations on getting gold, wonderful winner here Courtenay! #7975718

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 9/23/2009 1:45:24 PM

Way to go girl....I'm so happy for you!!!!! Congrats on your first place win!!!!! #7975723

Nancyj Hovey level-deluxe 9/23/2009 1:48:59 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving WINNER! 8o) #7975744

Amy M. Wilson level-deluxe 9/23/2009 1:50:19 PM

WTG... HUGE Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN, Courtenay!!! #7975757

Kim Kleinschmidt level-deluxe 9/23/2009 1:51:45 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this OUTSTANDING 1st place winner, Courtenay!!!!!!! #7975770

Amy Jackson 9/23/2009 1:52:25 PM

Congratulations on your first place win, Courtenay! :) #7975778

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 9/23/2009 1:57:46 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic first place winner, Courtenay!!! #7975821

A P level-deluxe 9/23/2009 2:05:30 PM

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FIRST PLACE WIN COURTENAY!!!! DOING THE DANCE OF JOY AT THE HOUSE FOR YOU WTG, GF #7975891

Judy V. Kennamer level-deluxe 9/23/2009 2:11:48 PM

Woo! Hoo!!! A big congrats Courtenay!!! What a beautiful First Place winner!!!! #7975963

Janet Daniel 9/23/2009 2:28:10 PM

A huge congratulations on your excellent win, Courtenay! #7976128

Les Rhoades level-deluxe 9/23/2009 2:30:31 PM

Congratulations!! #7976156

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-deluxe 9/23/2009 2:34:52 PM

Congratulations on your BIG win Courtenay! #7976188

Debra Booth 9/23/2009 2:40:40 PM

Huge congrats on your FIRST PLACE WIN, Courtenay!! Woo hoo!! #7976217

Becky J. Parkinson level-deluxe 9/23/2009 3:05:30 PM

Congratulaions!!! This is an awesome image and so deserving of the first place win!! #7976354

Valentin M. Armianu level-deluxe 9/23/2009 3:17:25 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous WIN, Courtenay!!!! #7976386

Max Aureli level-deluxe 9/23/2009 4:04:33 PM

WOW I am late in all comments, Court!!!!
Congratulations on your Winner my friend!!! :-))) #7976554

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 9/23/2009 4:06:07 PM

congratulations on your gorgeous winner!!!!!!! #7976559

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 9/23/2009 4:13:59 PM

Congratulations on your first place win, Courtenay! #7976608

Gina Cormier 9/23/2009 4:20:32 PM

Congrats on this beauty!!!!! WTG!! #7976651

Anita Hogue level-deluxe 9/23/2009 4:24:59 PM

WOW, This is absolutely fantastic Courtenay!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!!


(Hope I can keep up with you girls when you come up)


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Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 9/23/2009 4:27:23 PM

Big congrats, Courtenay on your terrific First Place Win!! #7976671

Debra R. Harder level-deluxe 9/23/2009 4:28:26 PM

WHOOOOOO-HOOOOOO!!! WTG, Courtenay!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved FIRST PLACE WINNER!! AWESOME!! Deb #7976676

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 9/23/2009 4:38:15 PM

Very well deserved win Courtenay!


jo ann c. #7976724

Sam Britt level-deluxe 9/23/2009 5:38:33 PM

Big Congrats on your first place win, Courtenay!! #7977016

Wm Nosal level-deluxe 9/23/2009 5:54:42 PM

Great Stuff, Congratulations #7977125

ROLAN NARMAN 9/23/2009 5:57:36 PM

Court I am so happy for you!!! Huge huge Congrats dear! Well deserved! Terrific job! Whoooo Hooooo! I'll drink to that! #7977138

Phyllis Burchett level-deluxe 9/23/2009 6:07:45 PM

Awesome work! Congrats on your WIN! #7977187

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe 9/23/2009 6:22:57 PM

Oh, I'm doing the happy dance for you, girl!!! Huge congrats Courtenay!!! This is fantastic!!! #7977278

Marcel J. Fernandez level-deluxe 9/23/2009 6:57:05 PM

Congratulations Courtenay on your delightful First Place Winner! #7977439

Mary E. Lake level-deluxe 9/23/2009 6:58:32 PM

Courtenay, I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! HUGE, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOU!!! WONDERFUL!!! I too am doing the Happy Dance for you!!! Rock on Girl!!! :) happy dance, happy dance, happy dance!!! :)))
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Ken Smith level-deluxe 9/23/2009 7:06:41 PM

Well slap me silly with a frying pan! Way to go, Courtenay. Wine time!! :-) Congratulations!! #7977462

Kara Hendricks level-deluxe 9/23/2009 7:28:46 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Pictures, Images and Photos #7977565

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-deluxe 9/23/2009 7:37:22 PM

Thank you ALL so very much! This has been the most incredible (and busy) night for me since joining BP! I have only been able to get through congratulating half of the winners so far, but I will definitely get to you tomorrow!!! Good Night! #7977611

Val Feldman level-deluxe 9/23/2009 7:59:48 PM

Good night, Courtenay and CONGRATULATIONS on this gorgeous First Place!! Sleep well!!! #7977670

Tommy E. Burgess 9/23/2009 8:36:33 PM

Huge congratulations on your outstanding winner Courtenay!!! #7977749

Christian Rosito level-deluxe 9/23/2009 9:10:08 PM

Big congratulations on your so well deserved first place!!! Great!! #7977799

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 9/24/2009 2:07:28 AM

WTG, Courtenay. CONGRATS on this super 1st PLACE WINNER!!!

UB. #7978212

Jeff W. Robinson level-deluxe 9/24/2009 3:18:44 AM

Congrats Courtenay on this Outstanding 1st Place Win!! Jeff #7978385

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 9/24/2009 5:55:13 AM

This is just outstanding, Courtenay, in every way. Huge congrats on this absolutely wonderful 1st Place WINNER. Terrific. #7978923

Nadya Johnson 9/24/2009 6:58:53 AM

Congratulations on your awesome 1st Place Winner, Courtenay! #7979223

Lisa J. Boulden level-deluxe 9/24/2009 8:46:37 AM

WTG, Courtenay!!!
FIRST PLACE!!!
Congrats!
~♥~ #7979556

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe 9/24/2009 8:48:44 AM

Congratulations, Courtenay on your outstanding and very beautiful First Place Win!! #7979561

Lindley Johnson level-deluxe 9/24/2009 9:06:07 AM

Outstanding work, Courtenay! A terrific image of this handsome face. Congratulations on your well-deserved First Place win! #7979623

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 9/24/2009 9:35:57 AM

So glad for you Courtenay!
What an incredible WIN!!
A very well deserved FIRST, WTG!!! #7979687

Jeana Clark 9/24/2009 9:50:57 AM


YIPPEE
YIPPEE
YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
Way To GO BDB!!!!!
Awesome Winner for you!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!

~J~ #7979705

Daniella Puente level-deluxe 9/24/2009 10:17:40 AM

BIG congrats to you !!! #7979766

Laurence Saliba level-deluxe 9/24/2009 11:19:46 AM

Congratulations!!!!!!! WTG Courtenay!!! #7979966

Nichon L. Thorstrom Smith 9/24/2009 2:05:43 PM

Courtenay! Love this, congrats to you!! :-) #7980417

Kathy Cline level-deluxe 9/24/2009 3:31:52 PM


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GOD BLESS YOU COURTENAY
CELEBRATE #7980645

Ming Liu level-deluxe 9/24/2009 4:58:30 PM

Congratulations to your great First Place WIN!! #7980862

Baqer Mohd Jawad 9/24/2009 5:23:26 PM

congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #7980896

Sue Marshall 9/24/2009 5:30:31 PM

Big congrats to you, Courtenay on your 1st place win!!
Fantastic image! :-) #7980914

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 9/24/2009 5:38:51 PM

Congratulations to you, Courtenay! #7980940

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 9/24/2009 6:49:46 PM

Heyyyyyyyyyyyyy Courtenay, CONGRATULATIONS on your incredible & well-deserved Gold Medal WINNER!!!!!! #7981131

Margaret R. Barry level-deluxe 9/24/2009 10:22:15 PM

Congratulations on an awesome first place winner, Courtenay! #7981555

Sharon level-deluxe 9/25/2009 12:38:34 AM

WOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO, Courtenay! HUGE congratulations on your first place win. You've covered them all now.. the only one left is the grand prize. Won't be long.:) #7981691

Vicki Hunt level-deluxe 9/25/2009 6:30:06 AM

Really GREAT! Congratulations! #7982637

Bill Houghton level-deluxe 9/25/2009 3:00:34 PM

Courtenay, congratulations on your fabulous win. Have a great weekend, bill

Check out my website:
Bill Houghton Photography #7983728

Terry L. Ellis level-deluxe 9/25/2009 6:03:40 PM

Congratulations on your excellent First Place win, Courtenay! #7983996

Beverley Scott level-deluxe 9/25/2009 6:14:35 PM

Huge congratulations on your Winner, Courtenay! #7984041

Colleen Farrell level-deluxe 9/26/2009 12:13:17 PM

Awesome!! Big, belated congrats on your fabulous winner! #7985813

Linda Blair 9/27/2009 6:38:48 AM

Whoo Hooo Courtenay....congrats on your wonderful 1st place win!!!!!!!!!!!! #7987530

Roger D. Meador 9/27/2009 12:02:44 PM

Congratulations on this winner. I enjoyed viewing your gallery. #7988288

Laurie Daily level-deluxe 9/27/2009 1:45:50 PM

A belated ongratulations on this fantastic first place winner, Courtenay!!!

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Mike Clime level-deluxe 9/28/2009 12:59:25 PM

Congratulations on this great First Place Winner! #7991212

Boyd L. Alexander level-deluxe 9/28/2009 3:20:39 PM

Yea Courtney...CONGRATULATIONS on your FIRST Place Winner!! Very well deserved!! #7991629

Datha Y. Thompson level-deluxe 9/30/2009 6:27:59 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! #7998940

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1/200, f 4.5, 105 mm, ISO 400
Photographing elephants at the Atlanta Zoo is a challenge; at least for me! She is the same color as her surroundings and as she came closer the railings were in the way of a full face shot. So I had to crop her, applied several filters, then painted the BG B&W for contrast. For that reason she's going into DD. Hope she likes it there!

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D700

Uploaded on 8/24/2009 5:06:13 AM


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