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Giraffe habitat

Giraffe habitat
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10-26
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Carl Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE
Exposure: f/8, 1/180 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-13 22:27
Viewed: 6104
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Please, see the Large Version of the image!

Giraffe habitat is limited primarily to savannas, sahel, and dry, open woodland, especially regions with an abundance of acacia, a small thorny tree, which is one of the giraffe's favorite foods. Giraffes also enjoy the leaves of mimosas and apricots.

Treeless grasslands with low vegetation are not ideal for giraffes because it's hard for them to reach down far enough to eat off the ground.

Historically, the giraffe existed throughout most of Africa. Today, however, it occurs naturally only in the sub-Saharan regions of the continent, ranging from southern Mali to Kenya, and south to northern South Africa (see map below).

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Hello George,
Very good photograph, very good sharpness, excellent composition, very good background and lighting.

Hi George
I really like your large versions, they give so much more
here you got a perfect sky with spot on sun on the Giraffe
great stuff

excellent panorama. good lighting and colors. tfs.

Bom dia George Veltchev
Fantastic colours and light.Great composition,wonderful colours and light, and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

The 'Jurassic Park' ambience again in this marvellous image of a Giraffe in its pristine and natural habitat.
The image in the LP format looks amazingly beautiful.

you know..as soon as i saw this i smiled and thought "GEORGE"..scrolled down and YUP its you..i just KNOW your photos now, they have a certain feel to them..called "alive" Just look at that light framing her face..just glorious George..glorious panorama

Hello George,
I am very busy at work and I have not very much time to spent on TN. Still I find a little time to admire this fascinating photo with razor sharp details and very nice natural colors of this nice Giraffe habitat. The image is taken from a low and excellent POV with lovely light and best clarity. Nice stormy clouds in the background. Useful photographers note. Your Large Version is fantastic....

Hello George

The large version is much better, excellent photo
of the Giraffe in (with) his habitat, fine POV,
beautiful eye-contact of the animal, wonderful light, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-14 12:01]

HI George,what a spectacle!! The place is beautiful and i think this were the best moment,whit the last lights of sun on the strom arriving! Great work,i would to write other but you know how is my english..ehehe...Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hi George,

Just saw (and commented) your forum thread about large-sized panoramas... and voilá, here it is! Beautifully composed image with top class sharpness and, at least on the normal-sized image, perfect white balance / color tones. A pleasant image to look at. But I found two, probably a little annoying issues:

1. The sky seems a bit washed out, on both images, at least around the giraffe's head + between the animal and the tree at right. I don't know what's the reason of this, though.
2. WB seems different on the normal and the large-sized image.

Of course, just personal opinion, which doesn't mean I don't like your photo. I absolutely do, and say big thanks for posting it.

Best regards, László

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