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Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 271 W: 0 N: 286] (3684)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-22
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 lll USM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-07-13 23:44
Viewed: 5362
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Wikipedia: The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all land-living animal species, and the largest ruminant. It is covered in large, irregular patches of yellow to black fur separated by white, off-white, or dark yellowish brown background. The average mass for an adult male giraffe is 1,191 kilograms (2,630 lb) while the average mass for an adult female is 828 kilograms (1,830 lb).[3][4] It is approximately 4.3 metres (14 ft) to 5.2 metres (17 ft) tall, although the tallest male recorded stood almost 6 metres (20 ft).[3][4]

The giraffe is related to deer and cattle, but is placed in a separate family, the Giraffidae, consisting of only the giraffe and its closest relative, the okapi. Its range extends from Chad in Central Africa to South Africa.

Giraffes usually inhabit savannas, grasslands, or open woodlands. However, when food is scarce they will venture into areas with denser vegetation. They prefer areas with plenty of acacia growth. They will drink large quantities of water when available which enables them to live for extended periods in dry, arid areas.

Exposure Time: 1/128
F-Stop: f/13.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 235/1 mm
Date Taken: 2008-09-22 17:16

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-14 0:34]

Hello Achim,
What a beautiful Giraffe, very colorful and rich in
details. The POV is excellent and picture is also very
sharp and well composed.. Well done my friend
Best regards Siggi

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-14 0:43]

Hello Achim
Nice portrait with great details and natural colors.

Nice portrait of this Giraffe, with grt details and composition. TFS. Regards,

Hi Achim,

Very nice capture of this Giraffe, with very nice pose. Very well composed.


hello Achim

beautiful photo of the Giraffe, ith fine frontal POV,
fine focus with excellent sharpness and details,
beautiful warm luminosity and colour tones,
i love to see details of the blurred beautiful background,



An excellent shot Achim...
Very well seen and timed...

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-07-30 4:33]

hello Achim,
Du zeigst diese Giraffe von einem ganz ungewöhnlichen Standpunkt aus! Warst Du auf einer anderen Giraffe :-)? Perfektes Licht-Verständnis und schöne Komposition. Ein Bild, das mir sehr gefällt.
Hab herzlichen Dank

Hi Achim. Good work with light and excellent DOF. Good colours too. Well done.


Hi Achim,

The bushes are framing well the giraffe. The close-up view is showing with precision the details and colors of the giraffe. The blurred background is putting in evidence the giraffe. the good luminosity is giving natural colors to the animal. Have a nice day.


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