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Copyright: Stefan Kardos (stevkds) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 275 W: 11 N: 411] (1811)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-28
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 400mm f5.6L USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-25 18:57
Viewed: 4162
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all land-living animal species. Males can be 4.8 to 5.5 metres (16 to 18 feet) tall and weigh up to 1,360 kilograms (3,000 pounds). The record-sized bull was 5.87 m (19.2 feet) tall and weighed approximately 2,000 kg (4,400 lbs.). [2] Females are generally slightly shorter and weigh less than the males do.

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

Safari to Fasano
Locality: Zoosafari, Forest of Fasano, Tower Canes
Region: PUGLIA
State: ITALY (IT)
By now they are passes many years to you but the day of the gita one to the zoo is still alive in the memory.
E' possible to approach in car but for the zone monkeys to you is more advisable to go in trenino poichè the likeable little animals hopping everywhere could scratch means or to take apart some you leave. The Zoosafari is the greatest faunistico park of Italy, and boasts beyond 200 species various. Surface of beyond 140 h extends on one of land, in great part to Mediterranean spot, to the feet of hills of the Forest of Fasano, one of the beautifulst localities of the Puglia, to single 7 km. from one charming sea. The park is born the 25 July 1973 thanks to two lovers of the nature, Matteo Colucci and Angelo Lombardi,developing themselves and becoming larger themselves from year to year and accommodating in this naturalistic paradise living animals of the 5 continents. In this park the animals live in absolute freedom, without slabs or barriers, and therefore it is possible to admire them, to photograph them, filmarli in a nearly natural atmosphere.

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Very interesting portrait :-).TFS

Hi Stefan,
Nice close up.
Good DOF with that sharp tongue in the range.

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  • Necipp Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1110 W: 15 N: 21] (100)
  • [2007-01-26 11:41]
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Nice close crop good detail and interesting expression captured :-) tfs Stefan best rgds Necip.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-01-27 5:40]

Ahoj Stefan.
To je ohromny detail hlavy.Pekne "zmrazeni" jeji zvykajici huby s krasne ostrymi detaily.Dobre zachyceni tohoto usmevneho okamziku.
TFS a pekny vikend.

Hello Stefan,
Lol, this is a funny picture. I don't know why but I like to see animals with their tongue out... This is a nice and detailed portrait of this tall creature. I think that the white spots are a little OE but I guess that lighting was hard to manage with. I like this close crop and composition. Thanks,

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