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Girafe II

Girafe II
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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, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-01-26 16:45
Viewed: 4249
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
[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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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-01-26 17:07]

Nice portrait :-).

Hello Stefan,
Nice detailed closeup portrait, great blue BG.
Good color, DOF, exposure, & sharpness as well..
The giraffe seems to be looking at the camera guy too :)
Well done & have a great weekend.

Ciao stefan, wonderful portrait, great pose, wonderful colors and splendid details, very well done, ciao Silvio
:) tomorrow

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-27 4:01]

Hi Stefan.
Thank you for your attention to my works so much.

I like your nice close-up. You have reflected of the mood of this cute animal perfectly. POV is really wonderful as well as the great exposure, contrast, rich and clear at high range colours and skilful cropping. Superb done work. My best wishes and TFS.

hi stefan,
nice capture,well composed, unusual pov,
low angle makes the shot quite interersting,
nice saturated colours,
sky makes lovely bg,
well done,
tfs & regards

Belle photo, cette giraffe est très belles et les détails sont très beaux,bien nets. Amitiés Thomas

Hi Stéfan
C'est un tres beau portrait,la mise au point est idealement située,la lumiere est très bonne .
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-29 18:22]
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Hi Stefan

This is a lovely bottom-up POV to capture this magnificent animal at relative close quarters. Come to think about it, how would you get any other POV of a giraffe that’s standing ±7 metres tall unless you stood on a very long ladder. Like any thing else on a giraffe, those lips really seems a size too big (ha-ha-ha) as do the bony growths on its forehead.

Your composition is fine, but it is a slight pity of the tree that had to decide to be in the frame as well. This unfortunately gives the impression of some strange things growing out of the giraffes head. Other wise the BG comprising of the beautiful blue sky would have been a knock-out. The colours are very nice and well saturated and the details is really sharp.

Good work and TFS.

Hi Stefan seems I missed this excellent shot well composed great detail nice contrast with the background sky great POV tfs rgds Necip.

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