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