One Happy Pachyderm

© Lisa J. Boulden

One Happy Pachyderm

Uploaded: December 02, 2008


The elephants are occasionally treated to walks around the zoo.
Here, this happy gal seems to be enjoying the autumn foliage.
It was wonderful to watch as the elephants pulled down
and devoured the leaves and branches.
Buffalo Zoo
Buffalo, NY

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -0.50, ExposureTime: 10/1800 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 150.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Dianna Murphy December 02, 2008

Love the composition Lisa, excellent work. #1044942

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe December 02, 2008

Wonderful capture, Lisa!! #6839617

Christie R. Bielss December 02, 2008

Wonderful image, Lisa! #6839648

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna December 02, 2008

FANTASTIC image, Lisa!!!! She is a beauty!!!!! :-) k #6839775

Melissa Olsen December 02, 2008

Indeed...FANTASTIC! #6839853

Jim Huffield December 02, 2008

Awesome work, Lisa. Jim #6839935

Kim Dietrich Elam December 02, 2008

Great composition! #6840179

Kerry Hill December 02, 2008

Fantastic image and capture, Lisa!! #6840387

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap December 02, 2008

Excellent image, POV, colors and details Lisa! #6840424

Nancy (Peaches) Harker December 02, 2008

HEY, it let my comment on you today LOLOLOL!

Awsome capture Lisa!!! #6840540

Larry L. Redmon level-deluxe December 02, 2008

I love the tight composition on this, Lisa. Great job! #6840693

Tammy Espino December 02, 2008

Outstanding!!! #6841842

Monika Sapek level-classic December 02, 2008

Nice capture, Lisa!
Monika #6842521

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 02, 2008

he does look like if he were laughing.... beautiful! #6842570

Angela Azzinnaro December 03, 2008

SUPERB image Lisa!!!! WELL captured!!!! #6845770

Eugenio Diaz December 03, 2008

This is absolutely breathtaking....sooooo beautiful!!! #6846719

Schiavonn M. Hasslinger December 05, 2008

Awwwww.. lol This is a fabulous capture. Love the detail. Congrats on the EP #6855177

Gerri R. Jones December 11, 2008

Such a gleeful expression, this is a real smilemaker Lisa, love it! #6881197

Nikki McDonald level-classic May 02, 2010

Wonderful joyous expression, Lisa, and excellent composition and detail. Love the background. Just saw this in Editor's Picks. Congratulations. #8584732

May 24, 2010

Fantastic shot - can't help but smile at this! #8632638

Laura E. Swan level-classic May 24, 2010



-Laura :D #8633057

Tammy Espino May 24, 2010

Congrats on an awesome finalist! :) #8633642

Jane Hirst May 24, 2010

Great composition....congratulations. #8634118

Nancy (Peaches) Harker May 24, 2010

HUGE CONGRATS on your AWSOME finalist,
Best of luck in the next round!!! #8634275

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict May 24, 2010

Wow, Lisa, this is perfection!!!
Debby #8634597

Shawn Jennings level-classic May 24, 2010

Great composition, Lisa! Congratulations on your finalist! #8635993

Patti Coblentz May 24, 2010

Unbelievable, Lisa...great image! Congratulations on your finalist!

Patti #8637582

Stefania Barbier level-addict May 25, 2010

gorgeous finalist, huge congrats! #8638396

Courtenay Vanderbilt May 25, 2010

Terrific, Lisa! Congratulations! #8639676

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 25, 2010


UB. #8640547

Elida Gutierrez May 25, 2010


The best luck for your FINALIST!!!

Daniella Puente May 25, 2010

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Lisa :))) #8640978

Chris Henning May 25, 2010

Love this Lisa! Huge congrats!! #8641143

May 25, 2010

Great expression! #8641880

Amy M. Wilson May 25, 2010

Love this... huge congratulations on an awesome Finalist, Lisa!!! #8641990

Renee Doyle level-classic May 25, 2010

Wonderful finalist Lisa!! Congratulations!! #8642307

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 25, 2010

TOLD YA.... 'Get ready for the Top Spot'. So happy this won the First prize, Lisa!!

UB. #8642831

Cindy Bendush level-classic May 25, 2010

Fun capture Lisa! Congrats on your win!!! #8642854

Renee Doyle level-classic May 25, 2010

This smile makes me smile each time I see it!! Big congrats Lisa on this excellent First Place Winner!!! #8642866

Bojan Bencic level-classic May 25, 2010

Congratulations on your win, Lisa. #8642892

Stefania Barbier level-addict May 25, 2010

HUGE congrats on your first prize win, it's gorgeous!!! #8642982

Corinne M. Thompson May 25, 2010

Wonderful capture, congrats on your win! #8643018

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe May 25, 2010

Outstanding, Lisa! BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful and well deserved FIRST PLACE WIN!! WTG!! #8643075

Mary K. Robison May 26, 2010

Can an elephant be a cutie, Lisa? Yes, when the right photographer is taking the photo! Excellent capture!
CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned First Place Winner! #8643353

Danny B. Head level-deluxe May 26, 2010

Congrats on the GOLD! #8643590

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 26, 2010

Congratulations Lisa on a cute winner! #8643674

Amy M. Wilson May 26, 2010

Big congratulations on your excellent First Place win, Lisa!!! #8643702

Anita Hogue May 26, 2010

Congratulations on this wonderful first place winner, Lisa! #8643720

Leslie McLain level-deluxe May 26, 2010

Congrats on your terrific winner, Lisa. #8643764

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe May 26, 2010

Congratulations, Lisa, on this wonderful win!! #8643772

Courtenay Vanderbilt May 26, 2010

WTG, Lisa! Congratulations on this fantastic winner! #8643856

Graham Robards level-classic May 26, 2010

Excellent Lisa! WTG!!! Congratulations. Pat #8643914

Shawn Jennings level-classic May 26, 2010

WTG Lisa! Congratulations on your win! #8643915

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic May 26, 2010

Big smiles all around, Lisa. This is just spectacular. Huge congrats on this wonderful First Place Gold. #8643993

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic May 26, 2010

Congrats on your beautiful WINNER Lisa!!! What a beauty!!! #8643995

May 26, 2010

Congratulations on your 1st Place Gold Award Lisa. A very well deserving win for a really great photo. Great job.



Kathy L. Clark May 26, 2010

Lisa this is such a wonderful image. Congrat to you on this well deserved win. #8644057

Cathy Barrows May 26, 2010

Big congrats on your win #8644088

Donna R. Moratelli May 26, 2010

Wow, I think that if you keep up at this rate we'll be seeing you as one of the next Grand prize winners or did you already get one?
Congrats on the hilarious and well composed animal shot! #8644254

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic May 26, 2010

on your First Place
for this outstanding image! 8o) #8644354

Linda D. Lester level-classic May 26, 2010

WTG!!! Congratulations on your first place win! #8644375

Patti Coblentz May 26, 2010

Just the best, Lisa!! So pleased to see this win 1st place..congratulations!!

Patti #8644564

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna May 26, 2010

WTG on this magnificent win! :-)♫♪ k #8644773


Congrats on this awesome 1st Place Winner Lisa!

jo ann c. #8644844

Debra R. Harder May 26, 2010

WTG, Lisa! Huge congratulations on your MAGNIFICENT FIRST PLACE WINNER!! Deb #8644909

Jeana Clark May 26, 2010

For this awesome Winner!!!!

~J~ #8644941

Mitch Spence level-classic May 26, 2010

Contratulations, Lisa, on a great first place theme win. #8645152

Ken Smith level-classic May 26, 2010

I like that face...congrats, Lisa...super work! #8645233

Toni Riggs May 26, 2010

Amazing detail, congrats! #8645361

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 26, 2010

Congrats Lisa on your Wonderful Win! Jeff #8645508

John Singleton level-addict May 26, 2010

Congratulations Lisa! I forgot you left the FFFP group, so I put up a congrats there. As always, try to keep up with your photos. John Singleton #8645552

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic May 26, 2010

What a great surprise!
Thank you, judges, for the wonderful recognition, and to my BP friends, for your kind words!
Trunks up!
Lisa♥ #8645623

Tammy Espino May 26, 2010

Congrats! #8645724

Karen Celella level-deluxe May 26, 2010

Huge congratulations for your exceptional first place winner Lisa! Cheers to your trunks up! #8645820

Sam Britt May 26, 2010

Big Congratulations on this First Place winner, Lisa!! #8645889

Robyn A. Terrell May 26, 2010

Huge congrats on a wonderful month and this adorable First Place winner! #8645916

Maria Morrow May 26, 2010

Congratulations on your big win, Lisa.. adorable image and perfect for the category! #8645997

Nikki McDonald level-classic May 26, 2010

A terrific theme win, Lisa, and an absolutely wonderful composition in its own right with the curves of the trunk and open mouth and the well-placed eye filling the frame so nicely. Congratulations on the first place win. #8646026

Sharon Sawyer May 26, 2010

Whoooo Hooooo!!! WTG, Lisa! HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and deserved First Place Win!!! Wonderful image for the MT. #8646064

Phyllis H. Burchett May 26, 2010

Congratulations Lisa on this amazing first place winner! #8646144

Carol L. Fowler May 26, 2010

Congrats on the WIN! #8646514

Gerri R. Jones May 26, 2010

This really makes me smile! Congratulations on a charming and beautiful winner, Lisa!!! #8646561

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict May 26, 2010

Congrats, Lisa, on your fabulous First Place Winner!

Debby #8646618

frank w. degenhardt level-classic May 26, 2010

WTG and Congratulations Lisa for getting the First Place Win with this wonderful portrait of one happy elephant. #8646637

Graeme yew Chow May 26, 2010

Big congratulations ! Wow Lisa. #8646696

Jennifer L. Alder May 26, 2010

It's wonderful, Lisa! Huge congrats on your delightful first place win. wow! :) #8646723

Richard M. Waas level-addict May 27, 2010

The comp, detail and BG are fabulous.... This is well deserving of a First Place!!! Congrats........ #8647387

Datha Y. Thompson May 27, 2010

Excellent detail!!! Love it Lisa

Linda A. Braddock level-classic May 27, 2010

Lisa, Congratulations on this beautiful First Place Winner!! #8647649

Rona L. Schwarz May 27, 2010

Great tight composition, Lisa!! You captured his expression perfectly! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FIRST PLACE WINNER! #8648262

Nadia Paul May 27, 2010

Wonderful capture Lisa - congrats on your win! #8648624

Robert K. Bemus level-classic May 28, 2010

Phenomenal profile and detail-- congratulations on your First Place Win, Lisa!! #8648709

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict May 28, 2010

Congratulations Lisa on your First Place Win!!!

Dominick #8649225

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 28, 2010

Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win Lisa! Perfect for the theme! #8650455

Gail Vitikacs level-classic May 29, 2010

Way to go on this awesome image!!! Congratulations!! #8651116

Jayne Martin May 30, 2010

Congrats on this awesome first place win!!! #8652368

Maria Coulson May 30, 2010

Congratulations Lisa! Great detail. #8653485

Christine Lobsinger level-classic May 30, 2010

Magnificant Lisa!!!! Truly, beautiful...
SMILING AGAIN... #8653958

John Connolly June 02, 2010

Congratulations on this winning image Lisa! A wonderful capture of the beautiful big animal! #8661404

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe June 05, 2010

Congratulations Lisa on your first place win. It truly makes you smile when you look at it. Great work as always. #8668278

Carolyn McIntosh June 07, 2010

Thanks for poking around in my gallery . .. took a peek at yours . . . what a fantastic photo this is . .. Congratulations on a well deserved win!!!! #8674011

Stanley C. Sims June 08, 2010

Congrats on this winning image Lisa. Love your gallery also. #8681194

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