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I Won! - 2013 Akron Zoo Photo Contest

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 22, 2013, 6:02 AM…
I won 'First Place' in Akron Zoo's (in NE Ohio) Photo Contest this year! (in Adult)
I also received "Honorable Mention" for another one of my photos (I submitted 3).

1st Place…
Honorable Mention…
A submission from last year - still used on their website for "Sustainability", on their Environmental section of the site. It was also used on the 2013 Photo Contest Application Form as well.


thank you!!

Photo by zZToraZz


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:star: for stock: please send me a link of the final work, and give me credit please in the description. thank you!

my name is miechelle (me-shell). my dad, has always been a beatles fan. so my name was adjusted to sound like paul singing 'michelle' belle.

mishkuu has been my nickname ever since i was in 7th grade (1997) by my friends. to this day, how they came up with it remains a mystery. i'm still called it to this day by different groups of friends.

dA says i have been on here for 10years - i made the account and it sat around till 2007. so technically i've only been on here for 7years.

i have a BA in cultural anthropology and a certificate (an in-between a BA and a MA) in asian studies. anything artsy is a loved hobby of mine. (music, photography, drawing, digital art) i am a main volunteer-photographer for - a wonderful animal rescue located in akron, ohio.

i take my camera wherever i go, it's an panasonic dmc-lz7, Olympus PEN E-PL1 (with various lenses). i have not taken photography classes either - just me experimenting with my lovely little camera.

i take a lot of pictures, but i draw some too. also used to work with photoshop a lot making layouts for my now, deceased website - back when domains where really big. i might in the near future, start messing around with my photos in photoshop, there are a few now - but i plan to make more.

i studied abroad in 2006 in japan through temple university japan - was there for 4 months. i traveled a lot while attending school for cultural anthropology. i also went on vacation there in 2009 - 8 days in tokyo, and 8 days in okinawa. i have also traveled to mexico in 2013, and was there for a week with my husband.

oh, i also hate to type in capitals..
other hobbies of mine: movies, tattoos, videogames, history, comparative studies, swimming, traveling, and being random. dinosaurs (and pre-dinosaur creatures) i find to be neato as well. DUNKLEOSTEUS FTW.
i'm also obsessed with grasshoppers, mantids, frogs, birds, and other random critters. METROID!! :iconsamusplz:


:iconanimal-portraits: :iconvintagenic: :iconpetloversofallkinds:


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You're welcome Miechelle !!

I invite to join in my groups

Kisses !!
:iconheartsignplz: Thank you so much! :icongiveflowerplz:...Merci by plumita1
Yep, it is a :iconpeanut-plz:
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Entropician Apr 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
HI! thanks for the fav! I hope you'll enjoy even the rest of the gallery...and speking of gallery...whoa you have amazing pictures in yours, especially the nature pics are really cool! compliments!!!
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Feohria Apr 1, 2014   Digital Artist
Miss you!!!
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Hello there AKRON-- Great zoo shotz! :iconmaxtess:   Im Cleveland (CLEVEBURG I like to say)
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