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Manipulated photo. Canon D40. Textures added, brushes used to creat the plants, color adjustments, some filtering.

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carolm, elephant, gray, animal, mammal, africa, wildlife

I am happy to share my vision with you and I hope that it touches you in some small way.

“Photography is my soul food” – Carol M.

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  • Rickster1
    Rickster1almost 3 years ago

    Don’t fib Carol ~ They have one just like this at the local Zoo, manipulation guaranteed!
    Gorgeous work mate and destined for Wall Art ~ Ringing up the notes as we speak
    Best regards Rick

  • Thanks Rick for the great comments. The photo of this big fella was taken at a sports store and I had to remove all the background. The little bushy plant by his back leg was part of the photo and I thought it needed a few more plants. When I saw this magnificent specimen, I could just picture the end result with a bit of manipulation. I am always armed with my camera when I visit these types of stores. Even though not real, I think we can create an image that can keep these magnificent creatures alive ,as we try to imagine what their lives were like in the wild. Things have changed, thank goodness, in how we treat animals in today’s world but not enough. Much more needs to be done if we are going to keep them. I love animals and I love creating images of them. I believe that they are much smarter that humans give them credit for and that we need to be more sensitive to all God’s creatures.

    – CarolM

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 3 years ago

    Brilliant photography, didn’t need the flowers lol!

  • Ha, ha, thank you for the great compliment. As far as the flowers, I guess it’s a girl thing. Lol. It might be a female.

    – CarolM

  • xzendor7
    xzendor7almost 3 years ago

    Awesome Photo And Very Nice Manipulation
    Really Shows Off The Majesty Of This Great Elephant

  • Thanks a million for the great comment!

    – CarolM

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesalmost 3 years ago

    Super work Carol, love it!

  • Many thanks Mark!

    – CarolM

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchalmost 3 years ago

    absolutely stunning work Carol

  • I’m glad you like it Lissy! Elephants are such magnificent creatures.

    – CarolM

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful and exciting!!

  • Thank you Betty! I feel it does have a hint of movement around the trunk which I think gives it some appeal.

    – CarolM

  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyalmost 3 years ago

    This is wonderful!

  • Thank you Tibby! I love that long trunk and tusks.

    – CarolM

  • John Fish
    John Fishalmost 3 years ago

    magnificent work.

  • Thank you so much John!

    – CarolM

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsalmost 3 years ago

    Oh WOW Carol!! …very impressive!! wonderful medium, light and contrasts!!….stunning work!!

  • I so enjoy the animals. The man upstairs sure knew what he was doing when he created these magnificent creatures. I"m thrilled that you like the image, Kate! Thank you for all your wonderful support!

    – CarolM

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzalmost 3 years ago

    awesome creation

  • Thanks George for that awesome comment! I appreciate it.

    – CarolM

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