Tom Pickering  


Man-Eating Rhino by Tom Pickering

November 2019 - Man-Eating Rhino

November 2019 - Tom Pickering

Original 1

November 2019 - Tom Pickering

Original 2

November 2019 - Tom Pickering

Original 3

About the Image(s)

Specs: Nikon D50, Tokina 100-400mm, F5.3, 1/500s, ISO 200, Monopod, Natural light

I got crazy one day and decided to merge a couple of animals from a zoo visit years ago. Original 1 is the rhino picture I started with. Added the head of a lioness (Original 2). Finally, removed the elephant from a purchased backdrop (Original 3) as a setting for my new beast. This is sadly lacking and needs something to finish it off, but I can't seem to figure that out. Suggestions?


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19 comments posted

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
Weird but wonderful. You have combined the images well, so that it isn't possible to see the join. I might have been tempted to give the creature the elephant's ears! With regards to the setting, perhaps a strange flying creature? A giraffe with wings maybe?   Posted: 11/02/2019 03:36:45
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 86 & 95)
What a wonderful idea, Mike! Hmmmm.   Posted: 11/03/2019 23:36:38

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
(Groups 20 & 64)
Perhaps you could add a couple small figures that are running away from the strange, threatening beast?   Posted: 11/02/2019 22:39:06
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 86 & 95)
Another great idea, Jerry! My mind is really working now. d;¬{D   Posted: 11/03/2019 23:37:27
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 86 & 95)
See my changes below . . .   Posted: 11/21/2019 16:35:18

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
What a very clever creation and a most unusual one at that ! Extremely well done ! My only suggestion would be to add a prey??   Posted: 11/05/2019 10:49:43
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 86 & 95)
See my change below . . .   Posted: 11/21/2019 16:35:48

Kerstin Köneke   Kerstin Köneke
(Group 12)
A tough task to merge these three - but a very creative idea. The suggestion from Mike could be fun.   Posted: 11/15/2019 23:18:06
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 86 & 95)
I agree, but haven't found the right combination yet . . .   Posted: 11/21/2019 16:36:48

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
Great imagination to combine these three shots. But there is so much emptiness in the right half - to match your title you need a person dashing away from the monster.   Posted: 11/16/2019 03:35:42
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 86 & 95)
See below . . .   Posted: 11/21/2019 16:37:19

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Needs something else, like a man - with or without a knife and fork ;)   Posted: 11/16/2019 09:49:18
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 86 & 95)
(" . . . with or without a fork") LOL!

See below for my result . . .   Posted: 11/21/2019 16:38:50
Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Better!!   Posted: 11/29/2019 15:36:59

Jennifer Empey   Jennifer Empey
Cool idea. It's interesting to work where you think the different parts of the creature starts & ends. Everyone has provided some great ideas to get the imagination going.   Posted: 11/17/2019 06:23:55
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 86 & 95)
Thanks, Jennifer. What do you think of my rework below?   Posted: 11/21/2019 16:39:35

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 86 & 95)
Thanks all for the input. I think the correction this needs is something running away. To that end, I put this together. Thoughts?   Posted: 11/21/2019 16:33:58
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Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
That does the trick. Both animal and human escaping.   Posted: 11/22/2019 05:36:36

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
(Groups 20 & 64)
Perfect! Fantastic!   Posted: 11/21/2019 18:19:00