|Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator)
|Date Taken: 2004|
|Camera: Nikon CP 8800|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-01-24 21:25|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|When giraffes were first brought to Rome in 46 B.C., they were thought to be as big as a camel, with spots like a leopard. Although we've long since learned the giraffe is not a combination of these animals, the name scientific name camelopardalis stuck. |
An unexpected danger to giraffes in captivity is that, as they are typically the tallest objects in a zoo, giraffes are at increased risk of being struck by lightning. In the wild, this hazard is reduced by the presence of trees; as well, the giraffe's natural habitat range has an extremely low occurrence of lightning -- NASA's satellite lightning detection system indicates that the area receives an average of less than one cloud-to-ground flash per square kilometre per year
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Hello Radu! Wonderful composition. Beautiful colors. Good capture. Very original job. Well done!
- [2008-01-25 10:24]
A great back light capture,I like the way how you composed it,nice colors and a interesting note,thanks
Nice siluette of the giraffe with fantastic colors on BG. Nicely composed. good notes. TFS, well done
Nice exposure control worked out well for this silhouette. Africa is a place I would love to go. TFS