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Giraffe Drinking

Giraffe Drinking
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Copyright: Sheriff Wilbury (soccer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 60D, Canon 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-19 5:26
Viewed: 4533
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
During my recent trip to the Kruger National Park, we stopped at Lower Sabie for lunch on the deck and got information that there was a leopard in a tree in the area. So, we set off in eager anticipation of finding another leopard sighting, but on the way we passed a small pan on a dirt road and saw a giraffe at the water's edge.......

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Hello Sheriff
Neighbour today..
Fantastic moment. Great POV,wonderful natural colours and great sharpness.Beautiful capture of a delicate moment for this beauty's.
Thank You
Kind regards

Bonjour Sheriff,
C'est l'heure de la gymnastique matinale !!!
Très belle scène de la vie sauvage agréablement restituée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

PS : Il me semble que la photo penche sur la droite.

Hallo Sheriff
It is always a great pleasure to look at the way how a giraffe position itself before it starts drinking. You have captured this giraffe from very close by and from a great angle. Details of this tall mammal is beautifully captured and seen. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

hello Sheriff
this is an very good picture with great details
the sharpness and colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-04-19 9:54]

Hi Sherriff.
It is a really nice meet. You have pictured this fine animal at attractive and classic for the action pose. Vertical composition is very impressive as well as vivid colours and natural scene at whole. TFS and kind regards.

Hello Sheriff,
fine capture of this Giraffe with a lovely drinking pose and natural colours. Really a nice picture, well done.
Best wishes,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-04-19 12:46]

Hello Sheriff,
wonderful photo, perfect timing. I like this light with its warm colours. You made it exellent.Best regards Siggi

Olá Sheriff,
Superb image very well done.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-19 14:46]

Hi Sheriff,great capture of this giraffe,it's very difficult to drink for this specie,is not like to be sitting in a bar..ehehe....great shot and very impressive quality.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Sheriff,
What a beautiful moment you have captured.Great timing composition and good color and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing.


Interesting scene Sheriff! Beautiful photo with very good composition wonderful colours and great sharpness.

Hello Sheriff.
Giraffe has unique position while drinking. This is a fine capture with slightly bent spreading legs at the edge of the water hole. Good details and sweet focus in natural setting.
Thanks and have a nice day.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-04-20 1:48]

Hello Sheriff,
Lucky to have taken this picture showing the giraffe in a quite difficult pose. Amazing that she didn't let herself disturb. Pleasant natural shot and good choice of vertical framing. Thanks!
Kind regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-04-20 4:46]

Hello Sheriff,
A great shot of a young Giraffe having a drink!
Nice frontal POV showing the typical splayed legs ina superb composition that shows the right colours contrasts and sharpness.
Thanks and enjoy your weekend,

Ciao Sheriff. Great time here. Details and sharp are very good so like the colours. TFS.


Hi Sheriff, What a very nice capture of this fine Giraffe my good friend, you have handled your exposure very well to achieve these lovely rich colour tones hmmm i am impressed, superb detailed sharpness, delightful pose and well composed, great effort here Sheriff and very well done,
Best Regards,


Ciao Sheriff, great capture of fantastic creature in lovely drinking pose, splendid light, wonderful natural colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-04-22 21:39]

Hello Sheriff,
exciting capture of this tall guy, having difficulty in lowering his head.
Exciting view and lovely presentation of nature. I like the color contrast.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-24 1:47]

Hello Sheriff,
The pose of a drinking giraffe is always nice to look at.
Beautiful photo in good sharpness and natural colours. Taken from a very good POV with the dark bushes in the background.

Hello Sheriff,
Hope you enjoyed your lunch my friend. I would have left the lunch and my wife in anticipation of getting a good shot of a Leopard in a tree!! Back to your photo. For your focal length, a good shot with perfect colouration, detail, low POV and placement of your subject. Excellent fore and background.
Best regards,
For the next 3 months my time will be limited on TN due to working conditions. But I will visit if the time permits.

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