The Un-giraffe by AuntDot

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I had a poor photo of a giraffe that I took several years ago at Silver Springs, Florida. I cropped it down to just the head and neck and used it to practice in Photoshop. After experimenting with different filters, I got this result with the Wave filter and decided it made a pretty interesting abstract. I’ve also posted a companion piece, The Un-zebra.

Original photo taken with my Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera
Cropped in Picasa, Wave filter in Photoshop 7

The Un-zebra

The Un-cow


abstracts, giraffe, photoshop, pure abstract, wave filter, animals, photomanipulation

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 4 years ago

    Makes an interesting abstract Dot, nice work.

  • Thanks a lot, Rosie. It’s really just an experiment, but I kind of like it.

    – AuntDot

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 4 years ago

    Beautifully done

  • Thanks, Kathy.

    – AuntDot

  • Lynne Prestebak
    Lynne Prestebakabout 4 years ago

    Cool wave effects to your giraffe…he’s one of a kind!

  • Thanks Lynne. I had fun playing around with this.

    – AuntDot

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 4 years ago

    This is really quite marvelous..the giraffe LIVES in the wave…love it!

  • Thanks so much, Gena. I feel better about using this image now that I’ve received your great comment!

    – AuntDot

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 4 years ago

    great work…..

  • Thank you Antanas!

    – AuntDot

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 4 years ago

    Way cool Dot!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

  • Thanks so much, Cee!!

    – AuntDot

  • aussiedi
    aussiediabout 4 years ago

    WOW..Dot what can I say..this is awesome and a fave for me


  • I’m so glad you like this, Di. I wasn’t so sure about it, but now I’m glad I posted it!

    – AuntDot

  • You’ve given me courage to upload another un-animal — the Un-zebra.

    – AuntDot

  • aussiedi
    aussiediabout 4 years ago

    Well bring it on Dot.. this one was awesome


  • There it is, Di. Thanks so much for your encouragement!

    – AuntDot

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 4 years ago

    Really like the finished image and abstract.

  • Thank you Karen. I’m so pleased at the positive comments on this.

    – AuntDot

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesabout 4 years ago

    How very unique and clever Dot. You really have produced a great shine !

    Glitter, Sparkle & Shine

  • Many thanks, Morag!

    – AuntDot

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