- manyee (23770)
- [2006-03-07 11:04]
What a cutie, Loot! (The baby giraffe, that is. : P)
I love the way he turned his head to look at you.
It is amazing that youthful characteristics can be recognized across species. Have you ever thought of that? His facial features, his stance... There is a vulnerable look to him.
A beautiful specimen that you have captured with sharp details and soft light. Excellent POV.
TFS. : )
It (sorry, fotgot how you could tell if it is a he or she) even has a baby face expression. I don't mind that the b/g is not completely blurred. It also gives a great DOF I like the position you've catched him/her in, just as if she looked at you and said Hi.
- carper (8439)
- [2006-03-07 12:32]
he is nice Loot.
you have eyecontact with the baby. It's a fantastic capture, good in pov and in a very nice composition, very good job.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2006-03-07 13:03]
My, what a baby, Loot! Lovely picture.
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2006-03-07 13:28]
Very nice close up shot of this baby artiodactyl. I like giraffes a lot, they are so oddly unique looking, I especially love their close cousins the okapis, most people when they see them think they are related to a zebra than the giraffes. :)
- coasties (28054)
- [2006-03-07 13:42]
Very nice shot of the 'Tall Blonde". Did you know that the Giraffe is my favourite wild animal? This is a beautiful example of these magnificent beast! :-)
- wuta (2142)
- [2006-03-07 16:00]
Hello Loot , Very good loot hi is a beauty, sharp details colours compositie , thanks for sharing ,Greetings Teunie .
- saguzar (7202)
- [2006-03-07 17:00]
beautiful young giraffe, the composition is very nice, colours and light are correct.
I see your intro...what´s happenned with your face? Do you have "involutioned"? (he, he)
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2006-03-07 19:13]
Who cares about the DOF when you have such an opportunity as that? No critique necessary. What a gift to be that close to a newborn giraffe!...and have him look at you and pose. That is one big baby! ...and one special moment! Thanks for sharing it with us!
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-03-07 22:36]
WOW! what a great sight to see in person! The photo is excellent, but how I would love to see sights like this in person myself. Any baby animal shot is worth 10 points for the cutness factor alone. This looks great! Well done!
- chiliu (6526)
- [2006-03-08 1:12]
What a cute face and lovely pose!
Excellent capture, great colour and details.
Thanks for sharing!
Yes, I noticed the umbilical cord there, and thought she was very new. And what a BIG baby, but she does have a baby face, softer and darker eyes. It's a super photo.
And what interesting notes you give us Loot. Thank you...
See the Crusaders won?
- qingqing (78)
- [2006-03-14 9:21]
This is a lovely baby.
I like the way you take the photo.
Thanks for sharing!
- LCannon (3107)
- [2006-03-15 8:41]
The only thing that could make this shot more perfect would be a blue sky with some puffy clouds. The baby definitely gets points for "cute", but I also like his placement in the frame, the bright green bush, and the horizontal stripes of color provided in the background, well done.
You always surprise me!! you are really an exc photographer!! i admire your photos!! good job, keep sharing
- dantor (993)
- [2006-03-20 0:41]
Nice new baby, Loot. Great pose with its head turned toward you. It must have been quite a thrill to take this picture from not too far.
The soft background makes the subject stand out more.
p.s. I have sent you an email.
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2007-03-27 11:31]
Such details. Even its umbilical cord is showing. And you have described it so well. I've never seen a 2 day old baby giraffe before.
Looks like it is "posing" just for you.
These vivid colours have been registered with "class".
Greetings from your TRUE friend, Mario.
- Aaltjie (0)
- [2008-04-21 7:09]
A beautiful photograph of this youngster Loot. Great pose from this beautiful animal, with good detail which shows the markings and the umbilical cord so well. This is an outstanding photo my friend, showing it in its natural surroundings. I just wonder where its mom is, since it is quite newly born. It looks so innocent and just look at the big eyes looking back at you. I enjoyed your note as usual. If you did not make mention of the umbilical cord, I would not even have noticed it. Very interesting but also cute picture. I think you managed to capture a very special moment.
- Rehanna (18)
- [2008-04-22 5:50]
Wat ek nogal interessant vind met hierdie foto is die kleur van die grass sade. As hierdie kameelperdjie plat sou gaan lê in die gras sou mens haar sweerlik nie kon raak sien nie. Kyk net hoe is die twee die eenderste kleur. Die kleintjie is tog te oulik vir woorde. Die ene varsheid en onskuld. Ek ly nog steeds aan 'n verveeldheids aanval so nou kuier ek maar so bietjie hier in jou argiewe voort.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-06-02 7:14]
Looking at this image of the baby giraffe reminded me of the notes I gathered for my own posting "Double vision". Now are these animals not remarkable and especially the babies like this one? Just think if our human babies would have to fall approximately 1.8m (6 feet) during birth before hitting the ground, I am sure they will not survive easily. If they had to start walking within the hour I am sure it will be a disaster. Nature is really wonderful and you manage to bring the beauty of it to our homes with your lovely images time and time again. This one is no exception, and this image is even more special showing us the umbilical cord still hanging below its tummy. Once again a beautiful image with lots of details to appreciate. You have captured it so close the baby softness around the face is clearly visible. Kind regards and thanks for sharing.
- betsie (0)
- [2008-07-22 1:42]
Wens ek het winpers en boude gehad soos hierdie een. Dan was ek ook dalk so lank en slank!! :-) Mooi foto Loot