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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-05
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Namibia, a photographer's dream
Date Submitted: 2008-12-20 8:26
Viewed: 4250
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sunset giraffe in Rehoboth. Rehoboth is a town in central Namibia. Located on the B1 road, 90 kilometres south of the Namibian capital Windhoek, Rehoboth lies on a high elevation plateau with sparse rainfall, but with several natural hot-water springs. In 2005, it had a population of 21,378.
For more info about Rehoboth, go to yesterday's post.

It's taken close to the Oanob Dam, situated approximately six kilometres from Rehoboth. The dam supplies the town with fresh water.

Here I did my first Namibian game drive with a 4x4 vehicle at the resort.
Photo is captured in sunset light. 4X4 engine off, open window, door support, IS on and a cooperative giraffe indeed...

The giraffe is a
South African Giraffe (G.c. giraffa) rounded or blotched spots, some with star-like extensions on a light tan background, running down to the hooves. Range: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique.

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
5/12/2008 18:37:29
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF

Have a nice weekend

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-12-20 8:53]

merhaba Annick
good eye contact and nice pose of this cute model
i like POV, BG, light, colours, sharpness and details

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-20 8:58]

Hallo Annick,
En ja, daar hebben we de tweede al in een erg mooie compositie. Schitterend licht op de hals en kop, ondanks een sluitertijd van 1/1000. Erg scherp en een goed oogcontact.
Ik wacht op de volgende verrassing,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-20 10:00]

Hello Annick,
Great close-up of a Giraffe tais technically first class and taken in excellent side-lighting. The composition to show the head and upper part of the neck is perfect.
TFS this beauty from your recent trip to Namibia.
Look forward to seeing more!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-20 10:37]

Hi Annick. So you been to Namibia . I do like this close up of the neck and head of the Giraffa which you have taken with fine detail . You good use of the light has given natural colours . The markings stand out so well. Its as if its saying what are you looking at. well done TFS.

Hi Annick,
Very beautiful close-up of this South-African Giraffe; great POV and composition, sharp fine details, good impression.

hello Annick
great shot of this giraffe, i like the pose, she looks very curious
directly at you. Good scharpness, warm colors and great BG.

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-12-20 18:15]

Hi Annick
Wonderful pose with nice light and natural color.
tfs jon

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-12-20 18:34]

Hello Annick,
Just look at those eyelashes, women would love to have those. Splendid image Annick this giraffe seems to be a lighter color then the others I have seen you post. The textures in the shin and the patterns are excellent, thank you for sharing.

I like the soft sky behind this sweet looking giraffe. It's a great pose and crop.

Evelynn : )

THANKS for all the critiques!!

Hello Annicl
Great sunset light on this Giraffe
Well done

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-21 15:35]

Hi Annick,
an excellent shot of this Giraffe!
Great diagonal composition.
Superb sharpness.
Great DOF.

Well done,

Hello Annick

Lovely eyes,you really captured a beautiful look.
The portrait frame is well filled,the feeling of the long neck is preserved.
Excellent use of the light,the colours are natural.
Great POV and DOF.
Well done


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2008-12-21 20:50]

Annick, Nice view and a good sharp picture. The fella seem to be in a good mood. Ganesh

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