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NIKON CORPORATION
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The Care of Years by tleach0608 The Care of Years by tleach0608
Taken at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

They had several elephants there, most of which are on loan from our own Cleveland Zoo while the exhibit is being upgraded and renovated for them. I love the wrinkles that show up on its face, almost like life has marked each and every experience in some personal way.

Submission for the Nature's Natural Textures contest, I knew this photo was contest worthy when I took it. =D [link]
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:iconepsilon-tempest:
Epsilon-Tempest Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
The black and white works well.
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:icontleach0608:
tleach0608 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! This one keeps growing on me more and more every time I look at it. =)
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:iconepsilon-tempest:
Epsilon-Tempest Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Your welcome.
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:icontony566:
tony566 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Great Shot!
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:iconguard-of-the-citadel:
Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009   Photographer
LOVE this in black and white!!! Nice choice! :-)
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tleach0608 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!! It was one of those photos when I set it up in the viewfinder that I knew was going to be a good black and white shot. I can't wait to have them back at Cleveland in 2011!
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009   Photographer
It's going to make me take a look at some of my photos and re-think some of them; maybe they would look better in b/w. Hmmmm......
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tleach0608 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I usually like to use black and white for anything that has a great texture to it or where there's a beautiful light/shadow contrast, otherwise I find myself often preferring the saturation of colors. But there are times when b&w is just better! =D
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009   Photographer
Very good point! I will keep that in mind! Thanks for the tip! :nod: And I agree; sometimes a shot just says to you...black and white. You just feel it; you know that it's right.
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Such incredible facial details -- wow!
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