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Trunk Play
Trunk Play
The trunk of the elephant plays a key role in social interactions and they say that an elephant never forgets. Perhaps this elephant remembers all of the times I have stood by his enclosure and spoke to him like he was my best friend and he decided to have a little fun with me by playing hide and seek with his trunk. Or perhaps his trunk just needed a rest.

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This is Outstanding Melissa - Great job!!


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May 10, 2011

 
- Kirsten Kiki Kjaer

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  Too cute for words and a fabulous image, Melissa.


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May 10, 2011

 

Douglas Pignet
  very nice B&W


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May 10, 2011

 

Melissa Olsen
  Thanks Jeff and Kirsten.
This lovable guy has a big place to play in but for some reason he just wanted to stay behind the wall waving his trunk up and down. LOL


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May 10, 2011

 

Melissa Olsen
  Thanks Doug!


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May 10, 2011

 
lindadlester.com - Linda D. Lester

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  He is so cute...wonderful capture!!!!


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May 10, 2011

 
rainfire1.com

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  Hi Melissa,Beautiful capture.I really need to get to the zoo.Stunning B&W!!!


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May 10, 2011

 

Monnie Ryan
  Another very creative image - maybe he was just waving to you till he got tired!


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May 10, 2011

 

John Connolly
  What a delightful animal capture this is Melissa! I have a real soft spot for these huge inteligent animals, they really are entertaining to watch!


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May 10, 2011

 

Tammy Espino
  Love your elephant captures and work on it!! :) Winners to me!!!


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May 10, 2011

 

Courtenay Vanderbilt
  Love the lighting and details Melissa! (another long day in the garden...taking my medication :-)


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May 10, 2011

 
valfeldmanphotos.com - Val Feldman

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  What a sweet, sweet capture, Melissa...and what a wonderful friend you've been to this big guy...and I think, truly, he feels a kindred spirit in you - yep, I believe there is a definite connection just by the look in his eyes - direct eye contact with you. Wonderful capture - a beautiful b/w, sensitively and beautifully done.


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May 10, 2011

 

Annie Booth
  Hey Melissa, Love the eyes on this BIG fellow. I think he remembers you, by the way he is resting there.

You have a great day and take care my friend.


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May 11, 2011

 

Michelle Alton
  Beautiful... Wonderful description too, Melissa.


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May 11, 2011

 

Melissa Olsen
  Thanks to all!


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May 11, 2011

 
- Mitch Spence

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  I love this, Melissa. It's beautifully done.


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May 11, 2011

 

Jorgen Jensen
  This is an outstanding image Melissa.
Great photo-work on location and super PS-work at home. I love this image.


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May 12, 2011

 

Wm Nosal
  Wonderful Image, Melissa!


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May 15, 2011

 

Melissa Olsen
  Thank you Mitch, Jorgen and Wm!


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May 15, 2011

 
- Kate Jackson

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  Love what you've done to this Melissa! A great portrait showing character!


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May 16, 2011

 

Melissa Olsen
  Thank you Kate!


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May 16, 2011

 

Thomas E. Hinds
  Fantastic image of this amazing creature! Superb work, Melissa!


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May 17, 2011

 
- Nancyj E. Hovey

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


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June 22, 2011

 

Melissa Olsen
  Thank you Nancyj :-)


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June 22, 2011

 

Wm Nosal
  Congratulations, Melissa!


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June 22, 2011

 

Susan Weisensel
  Congratulations Melissa, I see a win here, I hope...


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June 22, 2011

 

Melissa Olsen
  Thank you Wm and Susan, you are both very kind.


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June 22, 2011

 

Courtenay Vanderbilt
  Well done, Melissa! Congratulations!


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June 22, 2011

 

Thomas E. Hinds
  Congratulations, Melissa, on this beautiful Finalist! Remarkable!


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June 22, 2011

 
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  A big congratulations,My Friend.WTG!Melissa!!!


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June 22, 2011

 

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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your AWESOME finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!

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June 22, 2011

 

Monnie Ryan
  Congratulations, Melissa!


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June 22, 2011

 

Tammy Espino
  Congrats on a fantastic finalist! :)


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June 22, 2011

 
- frank w. degenhardt

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  What a joy this picture is. Congratulations on the Finalist my friend.


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June 22, 2011

 

Melissa Olsen
  Thanks to all! I have to make sure to go to the zoo and tell my gray friend he is a winner :-)


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June 23, 2011

 

Phyllis H. Burchett
  Congrats on this wonderful first place winner!!!


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June 23, 2011

 

Jessica Jenney
  Congratulations, Melissa on your fabulous First Place Win!


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June 23, 2011

 

Melissa Olsen
  Thank you Phyllis and Jessica!


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June 23, 2011

 

Monnie Ryan
  Fantastic, Melissa - congratulations on your win!!


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June 23, 2011

 

Kathleen Rinker
  Huge congrats Melissa!!


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June 23, 2011

 

Melissa Olsen
  Thanks Monnie and Kathleen.


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June 23, 2011

 
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  Terrific! Congrats on your first place win!


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June 23, 2011

 

Patricia A. Stalter
  You must be doing the "smarty pants dance"!!!! So happy for you.


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June 23, 2011

 

Denis Bennett
  very funny!


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Michelle Alton
  This is such a great image Melissa. Hearty congratulations on the big GOLD.


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June 23, 2011

 
- Kathy Salerni

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  Love this image! Big congrats on winning Gold, Melissa!


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June 23, 2011

 
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  WTG, Melissa! So very happy to see this with Gold attached! Warmest congrats!!!


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June 23, 2011

 

Michael Umbreit
  Melissa - Congratulations! - Mike


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June 23, 2011

 
- Nancyj E. Hovey

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


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June 23, 2011

 
- Claudia Kuhn

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  Congratulations on your wonderful winner Melissa, great image.


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June 23, 2011

 

Melissa Olsen
  Thanks for all the congrats! You guys are so kind!


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June 23, 2011

 

Amy M. Wilson
  Congratulations on your outstanding First Place winner, Melissa!!


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June 23, 2011

 

Tammy Espino
  YA BABY KNEW this was an awesome one!! Congrats girl on your win!!!!! (BIG SMILE)


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June 23, 2011

 

Tammy Espino
  YA BABY KNEW this was an awesome one!! Congrats girl on your win!!!!! (BIG SMILE)


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June 23, 2011

 
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  Awesome....Congratulations on your first place win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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June 23, 2011

 

Thomas E. Hinds
  Big congratulations on this fabulous Winner! WTG, Melissa!


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June 23, 2011

 

JO ANN CLEVELAND
  Congratulations on this awesome Gold 1st Place Winner Melissa!

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June 23, 2011

 
- frank w. degenhardt

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  A fun and beautifully done First Place Win my dear friend. Congratulations. Way to go.


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June 23, 2011

 
- Renee Doyle

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  Fantastic work Melissa!! Congratulations on this wonderful First Place Winner!


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June 23, 2011

 
- Usman M. Bajwa

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  Many CONGRATZ on this First Place Gold winner, Melissa!!!

UB.


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June 23, 2011

 

Courtenay Vanderbilt
  Huge Congratulations, Melissa!


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June 24, 2011

 

Katarina Mansson
  What an absolutely fantastic capture with beautiful effects and tones! Congratulations on your winner!


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June 24, 2011

 

Melissa Olsen
  Thanks again all for your generous congrats.


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rainfire1.com

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  Congratulations on this beautiful win,Melissa!!!


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June 24, 2011

 
- Patrick Rouzes

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  Congratulations, Melissa! WTG!


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June 24, 2011

 

Melissa Olsen
  Thanks Bobby and Patrick :-)


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June 24, 2011

 
- Dr Silly

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  Congratulations Melissa on this fun Gold win. :O)


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June 24, 2011

 

Erika G. Gossett
  Wonderful capture, and congratulations Melissa!


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June 24, 2011

 

Michael Robichaud
  Congrats on a well deserved first place photo.


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June 24, 2011

 

Patricia Seidler
  Congratulations on the GOLD Melissa!


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June 24, 2011

 

Tarun Bose
  Big congrats, Melissa for your winner.


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June 24, 2011

 

Datha Y. Thompson
  CONGRATULATIONS!!! Awesome First Place WINNER!!! :)


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June 24, 2011

 

Ron McEwan
  A big congratulations on your 1st Place a well deserved honor Melissa


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June 24, 2011

 

Marcel J. Fernandez
  Congratulations, Melissa on your delightful First Place Winner.


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JO ANN CLEVELAND
  Congratulations on this fantastic Gold winner Melissa!

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June 24, 2011

 

ALLEN O. HOWARD
  Awesome capture and presentation Melissa! Congratulations!


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June 24, 2011

 

Eivor Kuchta
  Big congratulations, Melissa!


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June 24, 2011

 

Melissa Olsen
  Thanks all!


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June 25, 2011

 

Anita Hogue
  Congratulations on your wonderful first place winner, Melissa!


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June 25, 2011

 
- Mary Beth Aiello

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  Absolutely gorgeous work, Melissa. Huge congrats on this beautiful First Place Winner.


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June 25, 2011

 

Debra R. Harder
  I absolutely LOVE this image, Melissa! Huge congratulations on your well-deserved FIRST PLACE WINNER!! Brilliant!! Deb


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June 25, 2011

 

Melissa Olsen
  Thank you Anita, Mary Beth and Debra!


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June 25, 2011

 

Jeana Clark
 
Many Congratulations to you Melissa for this Well Deserved WINNER!!!!

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June 25, 2011

 
- Evy Johansen

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  What a wonderful capture, Melissa!! Big congratulations on your win!!


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June 25, 2011

 

Janet Fikar
  Brilliant shot! Congratulations on your well deserved win!


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June 26, 2011

 
- Bojan Bencic

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  Congratulations on your win, Melissa.


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June 26, 2011

 

Mike Clime
  Congratulations on your winner,Melissa!


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June 27, 2011

 

Mary K. Robison
  Congratulations on your First Place Winner, Melissa!


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June 28, 2011

 

Melissa Olsen
  Thank you Jeana, Evy, Janet, Bojan, Mike and Mary.


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June 28, 2011

 
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  Awe, what a cutie. Nicely done Melissa! Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN!


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June 28, 2011

 

Karen Bacon
  A big congratulations on this wonderful first place winner Melissa!


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June 30, 2011

 

Melissa Olsen
  Thank you so much Donna and Karen.


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July 01, 2011

 

Merna L. Nobile
  Congratulations to all of the Award Winners for May 2011. Merna


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July 02, 2011

 

Jeffrey R. Bange
  Congratulations Melissa on a very deserving and absolutely beautiful first place winner.


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July 04, 2011

 

Melissa Olsen
  Thank you Merna and Jeffrey!


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July 04, 2011

 

Jorgen Jensen
  You really deserved the first place with this fantastic image Melissa.
Congratulations !!


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July 05, 2011

 
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  Wonderful, Melissa... CONGRATULTIONS!!


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July 13, 2011

 
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