Trunk Play

© Melissa Olsen

Trunk Play

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 10, 2011

This is Outstanding Melissa - Great job!! #1375943

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic May 10, 2011

Too cute for words and a fabulous image, Melissa. #9397879

Douglas Pignet May 10, 2011

very nice B&W #9397890

Melissa Olsen May 10, 2011

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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Melissa Olsen May 10, 2011

Thanks Doug! #9397897

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe May 10, 2011

He is so cute...wonderful capture!!!! #9397960

Robert R. Goodman level-addict May 10, 2011

Hi Melissa,Beautiful capture.I really need to get to the zoo.Stunning B&W!!! #9397984

Monnie Ryan May 10, 2011

Another very creative image - maybe he was just waving to you till he got tired! #9398139

John Connolly May 10, 2011

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! #9398259

Tammy Espino May 10, 2011

Love your elephant captures and work on it!! :) Winners to me!!! #9398513

Courtenay Vanderbilt May 10, 2011

Love the lighting and details Melissa! (another long day in the garden...taking my medication :-) #9398757

Val Feldman level-deluxe May 10, 2011

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. #9398857

Annie Booth May 11, 2011

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. #9399032

Michelle Alton May 11, 2011

Beautiful... Wonderful description too, Melissa. #9399046

Melissa Olsen May 11, 2011

Thanks to all! #9399894

Mitch Spence level-classic May 11, 2011

I love this, Melissa. It's beautifully done. #9400096

Jorgen Jensen May 12, 2011

This is an outstanding image Melissa.
Great photo-work on location and super PS-work at home. I love this image. #9401560

Wm Nosal May 15, 2011

Wonderful Image, Melissa! #9406135

Melissa Olsen May 15, 2011

Thank you Mitch, Jorgen and Wm! #9406138

Kate Jackson level-classic May 16, 2011

Love what you've done to this Melissa! A great portrait showing character! #9406503

Melissa Olsen May 16, 2011

Thank you Kate! #9406892

Thomas E. Hinds May 17, 2011

Fantastic image of this amazing creature! Superb work, Melissa! #9409512

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic June 22, 2011

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9474119

Melissa Olsen June 22, 2011

Thank you Nancyj :-) #9474158

Wm Nosal June 22, 2011

Congratulations, Melissa! #9474242

Susan Weisensel June 22, 2011

Congratulations Melissa, I see a win here, I hope... #9474623

Melissa Olsen June 22, 2011

Thank you Wm and Susan, you are both very kind. #9474636

Courtenay Vanderbilt June 22, 2011

Well done, Melissa! Congratulations! #9474906

Thomas E. Hinds June 22, 2011

Congratulations, Melissa, on this beautiful Finalist! Remarkable! #9475160

Robert R. Goodman level-addict June 22, 2011

A big congratulations,My Friend.WTG!Melissa!!! #9475630

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 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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Monnie Ryan June 22, 2011

Congratulations, Melissa! #9476340

Tammy Espino June 22, 2011

Congrats on a fantastic finalist! :) #9476455

frank w. degenhardt level-classic June 22, 2011

What a joy this picture is. Congratulations on the Finalist my friend. #9476714

Melissa Olsen June 23, 2011

Thanks to all! I have to make sure to go to the zoo and tell my gray friend he is a winner :-) #9479399

Phyllis H. Burchett June 23, 2011

Congrats on this wonderful first place winner!!! #9479453

Jessica Jenney June 23, 2011

Congratulations, Melissa on your fabulous First Place Win! #9479458

Melissa Olsen June 23, 2011

Thank you Phyllis and Jessica! #9479484

Monnie Ryan June 23, 2011

Fantastic, Melissa - congratulations on your win!! #9479500

Kathleen Rinker June 23, 2011

Huge congrats Melissa!! #9479545

Melissa Olsen June 23, 2011

Thanks Monnie and Kathleen.
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Agnes Fegan level-deluxe June 23, 2011

Terrific! Congrats on your first place win! #9479623

Patricia A. Stalter June 23, 2011

You must be doing the "smarty pants dance"!!!! So happy for you. #9479642

Denis Bennett June 23, 2011

very funny! #9479676

Michelle Alton June 23, 2011

This is such a great image Melissa. Hearty congratulations on the big GOLD. #9479829

Kathy Salerni level-classic June 23, 2011

Love this image! Big congrats on winning Gold, Melissa! #9479833

Val Feldman level-deluxe June 23, 2011

WTG, Melissa! So very happy to see this with Gold attached! Warmest congrats!!! #9479866

Michael Umbreit June 23, 2011

Melissa - Congratulations! - Mike #9479883

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic June 23, 2011

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving
FIRST PLACE WINNER! 8o) #9479980

Claudia Kuhn level-classic June 23, 2011

Congratulations on your wonderful winner Melissa, great image. #9480122

Melissa Olsen June 23, 2011

Thanks for all the congrats! You guys are so kind! #9480149

Amy M. Wilson June 23, 2011

Congratulations on your outstanding First Place winner, Melissa!! #9480266

Tammy Espino June 23, 2011

YA BABY KNEW this was an awesome one!! Congrats girl on your win!!!!! (BIG SMILE) #9480565

Tammy Espino June 23, 2011

YA BABY KNEW this was an awesome one!! Congrats girl on your win!!!!! (BIG SMILE) #9480566

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe June 23, 2011

Awesome....Congratulations on your first place win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #9480624

Thomas E. Hinds June 23, 2011

Big congratulations on this fabulous Winner! WTG, Melissa! #9480748

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 23, 2011

Congratulations on this awesome Gold 1st Place Winner Melissa!

jo ann c. #9480885

frank w. degenhardt level-classic June 23, 2011

A fun and beautifully done First Place Win my dear friend. Congratulations. Way to go. #9481089

Renee Doyle level-classic June 23, 2011

Fantastic work Melissa!! Congratulations on this wonderful First Place Winner! #9481182

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 23, 2011

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

UB. #9481262

Courtenay Vanderbilt June 24, 2011

Huge Congratulations, Melissa! #9481676

Katarina Mansson June 24, 2011

What an absolutely fantastic capture with beautiful effects and tones! Congratulations on your winner! #9481706

Melissa Olsen June 24, 2011

Thanks again all for your generous congrats. #9481967

Robert R. Goodman level-addict June 24, 2011

Congratulations on this beautiful win,Melissa!!! #9482264

Patrick Rouzes level-classic June 24, 2011

Congratulations, Melissa! WTG! #9482293

Melissa Olsen June 24, 2011

Thanks Bobby and Patrick :-) #9482316

Dr Silly level-classic June 24, 2011

Congratulations Melissa on this fun Gold win. :O) #9482462

Erika G. Gossett June 24, 2011

Wonderful capture, and congratulations Melissa! #9482519

Michael Robichaud June 24, 2011

Congrats on a well deserved first place photo. #9482564

Patricia Seidler June 24, 2011

Congratulations on the GOLD Melissa! #9482573

Tarun Bose June 24, 2011

Big congrats, Melissa for your winner. #9482595

Datha Y. Thompson June 24, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Awesome First Place WINNER!!! :) #9482656

Ron McEwan June 24, 2011

A big congratulations on your 1st Place a well deserved honor Melissa #9483129

Marcel J. Fernandez June 24, 2011

Congratulations, Melissa on your delightful First Place Winner. #9483528

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 24, 2011

Congratulations on this fantastic Gold winner Melissa!

jo ann c. #9483591

ALLEN O. HOWARD June 24, 2011

Awesome capture and presentation Melissa! Congratulations! #9483667

Eivor Kuchta June 24, 2011

Big congratulations, Melissa! #9483863

Melissa Olsen June 25, 2011

Thanks all! #9484304

Anita Hogue June 25, 2011

Congratulations on your wonderful first place winner, Melissa! #9484397

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic June 25, 2011

Absolutely gorgeous work, Melissa. Huge congrats on this beautiful First Place Winner. #9484763

Debra R. Harder June 25, 2011

I absolutely LOVE this image, Melissa! Huge congratulations on your well-deserved FIRST PLACE WINNER!! Brilliant!! Deb #9484854

Melissa Olsen June 25, 2011

Thank you Anita, Mary Beth and Debra! #9484896

Jeana Clark June 25, 2011


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

~J~ #9485066

Evy Johansen level-classic June 25, 2011

What a wonderful capture, Melissa!! Big congratulations on your win!! #9485899

Janet Fikar June 26, 2011

Brilliant shot! Congratulations on your well deserved win! #9486584

Bojan Bencic level-classic June 26, 2011

Congratulations on your win, Melissa. #9486642

Mike Clime June 27, 2011

Congratulations on your winner,Melissa! #9488738

Mary K. Robison June 28, 2011

Congratulations on your First Place Winner, Melissa! #9490989

Melissa Olsen June 28, 2011

Thank you Jeana, Evy, Janet, Bojan, Mike and Mary. #9491569

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 28, 2011

Awe, what a cutie. Nicely done Melissa! Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN! #9491996

Karen Bacon June 30, 2011

A big congratulations on this wonderful first place winner Melissa! #9497653

Melissa Olsen July 01, 2011

Thank you so much Donna and Karen.
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Merna L. Nobile July 02, 2011

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

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Jeffrey R. Bange July 04, 2011

Congratulations Melissa on a very deserving and absolutely beautiful first place winner. #9506094

Melissa Olsen July 04, 2011

Thank you Merna and Jeffrey!
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Jorgen Jensen July 05, 2011

You really deserved the first place with this fantastic image Melissa.
Congratulations !! #9508046

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe July 13, 2011

Wonderful, Melissa... CONGRATULTIONS!! #9527896

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Description

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.

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/640 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Uploaded on May 10, 2011


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