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The Call Of Africa


The Call Of Africa
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1497 W: 24 N: 2203] (14324)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D5200, AF-S DX Nikkor18-105mmF/3.5-5.6G-ED-VR
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2014-06-28 7:07
Viewed: 1766
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"MY FAVOURITE ANIMAL IS THE KOALA,BUT HIS LIFE WOULD BE BORING.I WOULD RATHER BE A GIRAFFE SO THAT I COULD CONTEMPLATE THE BEAUTY OF AFRICA"-Caterina Murino




I have captured this picture in Orpen,South Africa.

FACTS ABOUT GIRAFFE:-
(1)Giraffes are the tallest mammals on Earth.Their legs alone are taller than many humans-about 6 feet.
(2)They can run as fast as 35 miles an hour over short distances,or cruise at 10 mph over longer distances.
(3)A Giraffe's neck is too short to reach the ground.As a result,it has to awkwardly spread its front legs or kneel to reach the ground for a drink of water.
(4)Giraffes only need to drink once every few days.Most of their water comes from all the plants they eat.
(5)Female Giraffe give birth standing up.Their young falls more than 5 feet to the ground at birth.
(6)Giraffes learn to stand just 30 minutes after birth and can run with their mother just 10 hours after birth.
(7)A Giraffes spots are much like human fingerprints.No two individual Giraffes have exactly the same pattern.
(8)Both male and female Giraffes have two distinct,hair-covered horns called ossicones.Male Giraffes use their horns to sometimes fight with other males.
(9)Giraffes,like Cows,are a ruminant,which means they have more than one stomach to help them digest their food.In fact,they have 4 stomachs!
(10)The age of a Giraffe can be calculated from its spots.The darker the spots,the older the Giraffe.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-06-28 7:46]

Hello Srikumar,
Very nice photo of this giraffe. Beautiful light contrasts between head/body and neck. Excellent sharpness and composition.
Regards,
Peter

Hi Srikumar,

What a superb composition. The road leading to wilderness between the Veld Grasslands & the wild untamed Africa.

Fantastic picture!!

Warm Regards,
Satirtha

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of superb creature, fantastic ambientation, fine details, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Bonsoir Srikumar,
La lumi鋨e est tr鋊 belle mais elle n'est pas suffisamment bien maitris嶪 pour bien valoriser le sujet.
A bient矌 sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
G廨ard

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6482 W: 89 N: 15613] (65313)
  • [2014-06-28 15:23]

Waaw,what a pic! This is perfect to an advertising for a trip in this place! Magnificent capture in a fantastic scenery,not lucky with the light on the giraffe's neck but very bright and very well exposed.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2014-06-29 1:04]

Hi Srikumar,

Awesome shot and excellent capture giraffe. I like very much the contrast of colors.
Perfect B/G and Foreground, splendid frame too.
TFS.
My best regards.
John vantighem

Hello Srikumar,
照的很漂亮 很美麗的長頸鹿 也很清晰
那色彩真是漂亮 也光線非常的亮麗
照的很自然可愛
構圖也很美麗 真是好看
謝謝分享
STONE

Hi Srikumar, Beautifully taken with this running giraffe in the wild environment. Very natural and peaceful with great light contrasts on its body. Wonderful composition. Great details too. Thank for sharing
Anna

hallo Sri
great picture with nice light on this Giraffe
who make's the colours very beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Selam Srikumar,

Olduk蓷 gzel bir fotoğraf ancak renkleri biraz koyu ıkmış. Aıkcası sebebini anlayamadım. Umarım zrafa gibi uzun boylu bir hayatın olur.

Saygılarımla,
Emin :)

dramatic light and a beautiful subject.
regards
pierre

Beautiful...

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-06-30 5:47]

Hello Sri,
Great shot! Beautiful light, colors and composition. Love the dynamic pose of the giraffe. Excellent!
Anne

Magnifico retrato de esta jirafa justo cuando cruza una ruta asfaltada, que choque entre naturaleza y humanidad, no?

Hern嫕 Bortondello
ARGENTINA

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-06-30 20:29]

Hello Srikumar
this is a lovely shot of the giraffe with good trees in the background.
Wonderful moment and very pleasant presentation.

Regards
Foozi

Ciao Srikumar. Amazing playing of light/shadows. Excellent details wirh beautiful colours.

Roberto

Hello Srikumar,
Fantastic capture,beautiful light and very well balanced composition.
Best regards,
Joy

Hello Srikumar

This is a very beautiful photo, because of the background scenery,
the wonderful light and the shadow and light play, and because
you shot the photo at the Giraffe's walking pose, TFS

Asbed

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