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This little baby elephant was stealing all of Mom’s straw and making a big pile for himself, while walking back and fourth under Mom’s nose. Mother was quite the tolerent one. I’ve read that an elephant’s bond to it’s child is considered to be the most equivalent to humans and their bond to a child. Shot this at the Pittsburgh Zoo with a Nikon D5000 55-200mm Nikkor and post-work done in PSP X3. Thank you so much for looking :)

September 4, 2011:

My Name is Donnie. I won my first Johnny Quest camera through The Pittsburgh Press at age 6 and since then there was no looking back. I have 2 passions in my simple life. Spending time with my little girl and taking and editing photographs. I started editing photo’s about 2 years ago and I still have so much to learn. I love seeing beautiful and strive to shoot it. Any comments and or advise from you is very appreciated and most welcomed. Thank you for looking!

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  • BingoStar
    BingoStarover 3 years ago

    Wow just look what MOM`s have to put up with LOL Great shot Donnie . He is really being a brat . Mom will probably be up all nite with him and his belly ache . Nice with the framing too it looks real good my friend :) Bingo!

  • Thank you Bingo!! Yes, your right about that, Women were born with a true gift us men were not…Tolarance…LOL I don’t know how you do it. I guess it’s in that nurturing gene. Thank you for your kind words :) No hurricane yet!!! Donnie~

    – Donnie Voelker

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiterover 3 years ago

    9/4/11 ~ Congrats on being featured in Welcome Pennsylvania ~ keep up the great work!!! Beautiful work Donnie!

  • Dear Lori, thank you so much for featuring my photo :) I’m thrilled you like it!!! Donnie~

    – Donnie Voelker

  • Mllrg973
    Mllrg973over 3 years ago

    Very cute, Donnie!!!! Nice job!!!! ;)

  • Awww… Thank you Very Much :)

    – Donnie Voelker

  • BingoStar
    BingoStarover 3 years ago

    Congratulations DONNIE on the Feature Very Cool my friend :)

  • Thank you very much Bingo!! I forgot how big and beautiful this creatures were. So happy I could see them again and refresh my memory :)

    – Donnie Voelker

  • Melissa Carlini
    Melissa Carliniover 3 years ago

    WOW Feature Photo!! AWESOME!! Congratulations Donnie!! I love this photo!! You did a great job with the post-work!!

  • Thank you Pony-Tail :) Happy you like it! Are you gonna post any Zoo shots soon? I hope so :)

    – Donnie Voelker

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 3 years ago

    Truly incredible! Wonderful moment captured! Love the editing and congrats on your feature!

  • Thank you So Very much Angie :) They truly are magnificent animals and It really was a wonderful moment to watch :) Happy you like it.

    – Donnie Voelker

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 3 years ago

    what a beautiful heartwarming depiction Donnie!!! excellent capture :))

  • Awww… Thank you SO VERY much Karin :) So happy you like it!!! Great compliment coming from you!!!

    – Donnie Voelker

  • Karin, sorry for the delay…. Thank you sooo much for your nice words and Happy you took the time to look and comment!! A true compliment coming from you!!!

    – Donnie Voelker

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettover 3 years ago

    How wonderful this is Donnie. Gorgeous my friend.

  • Brenda, it’s been so long since I have seen an elephant I was stunned to see how big they really are!!! Thank you So Much for your Beautiful comment and fave :)

    – Donnie Voelker

  • seeya
    seeyaover 3 years ago

    Wonderful moment, Momma is teaching him so much to let him do the work by himself so that when he grows up he will have the skills he needs-even if it is in a zoo. Terrific b/w, great clarity and tonal quality. Sandy

  • Oh My Sandy!!! I never ever thought of it like that. You must be a Mom to think in those terms :) Thank you So Very much for the wonderful comment!!!

    – Donnie Voelker

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaover 3 years ago

  • Wahoo!! Thank you so much Karen… what a fun contest :) One day if I ever actually win one of these I will fall off my chair!!! LOL… Donnie~

    – Donnie Voelker

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