|Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy)
|Date Taken: 2008-09-23|
|Camera: Canon EOS 40D|
|Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-02-02 6:39|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
Giraffe - Legs and pacing
Giraffes also have slightly elongated forelegs, about 10% longer than their hind legs. The pace of the giraffe is an amble, though when pursued it can run extremely fast, up to 55 km/h. It cannot sustain a lengthy chase. Its leg length compels an unusual gait with the left legs moving together followed by right (similar to pacing) at low speed, and the back legs crossing outside the front at high speed. When hunting adult giraffes, lions try to knock the lanky animal off its feet and pull it down. Giraffes are difficult and dangerous prey. The giraffe defends itself with a powerful kick. A single well-placed kick from an adult giraffe can shatter a lion's skull or break its spine. Lions are the only predators which pose a serious threat to an adult giraffe.
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- [2010-02-02 8:37]
What a lovely head, nose, hear and eyes are very alert to the photographer, excellent structure lovely presentation.
Very well done.
- [2010-02-02 8:39]
very nice this portrait of a giraffe.
You climbed the stairs to make him, or lured giraffe with something to fall below.
Have a pleasant evening,
beautiful portrait shot of the Giraffe, with fine POV, fine focus
sharpness and details, the Giraffe being againts daylight
(en contre-jour) beautiful play of shadows & lights, TFS
- [2010-02-02 13:38]
Hi Achim,a beautiful portrait! The light position was decisive for the beauty of this pic,the warm colors and the excellent sharpness complete the game! My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano
- [2010-02-03 4:02]
Nice and interesting portrait of this animal.
Good colors and close-up in yours photo.Well done.
- [2010-05-21 9:10]
nice portrait. Good shot and note. Well done photo.