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Sitting Bull

Sitting Bull
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Copyright: Neels Gunter (corjan3) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 49 N: 964] (4707)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-25
Categories: Bushveld
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-26 8:36
Viewed: 3690
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Not often seen in this position. Photo taken in Kwandwe Game Reserve. The dark brown blotchy spots on the body and legs show up well against the tan background and get darker with age.

It is estimated that there are only about 12 000 South African Giraffe (G. c. giraffa) left with 45 being kept in Zoo's. "The average mass for an adult male giraffe is 1,200 kilograms (2,600 lb) while the average mass for an adult female is 830 kilograms (1,800 lb). It is approximately 4.3 metres (14 ft) to 5.2 metres (17 ft) tall, although the tallest male recorded stood almost 6 metres (20 ft)." - Wikipedia.

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Hello Neels,
yes you are right, I have seen only Giraffe in a standing position, if you didn't mention it, I would thought that the grass was very long to cover all its legs, very nice and sharp,
have a nice week end,


Hi Neels,
Very nice! A unique Giraffe capture indeed. Great colors on this guy, or girl I am not sure. Nice environmental shot as well with the trees in the background. Well done.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-03-26 9:36]

Hello Neels,
A fine capture of a sitting Giraffe with a great caption.
Not often we see one sitting and this was well taken from a great POV with an excellent natural bush BG. Technically and esthetically first class.
Thank you and have great weekend,

good shot, this guys are hard to fit in a picture usually :)
well done

Hi Neels
Nice shot of this beautiful giraffe, great light colors and composition, interesting and educative note. Well done and Tfs!
Regards Hedesan

Hi Neels,
what an nice and interesting photo. Incredible point of view and very good natural colours.
Have a nice Saturday evening,

Hello Neels
Interesting scene with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-03-26 11:08]

Hello Neels,
A beautiful capture of the Giraffe resting in the tall grass. Great details and colours against a pleasant soft background.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

A wonderful photo here of this magnificent big bull...with beautiful dark coloration, too. It is a bit unusual for him to be in this position, but interestingly, it gives him a more powerful look...with a huge neck showing. Very nicely done here.

hello Neels
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
great pose
greeting lou

Ciao Neels, great capture of fantastic creature, wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and beautiful natural ambientation, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-26 14:04]

Hello Neels,
Very nice photo of this Giraffe in this pose. Beautiful natural colours and a good composition.

Hello Neels
this shot is very special, wunderful pose of this giraffe, great sharpness, nice environment and superb natural colors, i love also the eye-contact
Have a great sunday

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-26 16:30]

Hi Neels,a beautiful portrait and a very nice composition too,great to take the giraffe between this high grass,top quality of sharpness and colors.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

Hallo Neels,
a superb capture of the Giraffa taken from an excelllent frontal point of view in a marvellous environment, splendid natural colours
Best regards

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-03-26 18:43]

Hello Neels !
Wow ! I love Africa and its animals ! Your pic here made me full of envy.Lucky boy you are!
Nice shot indeed !Lovely composition and colors!TFS
Have a nice sunday!

You are right, very rarely seen in this position.
Nice shot!

Hello Neels,

great shot from this impressive Giraffe.
Gooed pov and sharpness and taken well in the national environment.
Fine colors.


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-03-27 3:10]

Hi Neels!
Nice portrait of Giraffe, captured among the vegetation, with the high grass covering its long legs:).
Superb details of the vegetation an grass.
Beautiful natural colours.
ciao! Vanda

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-03-27 7:55]

Very interesting and beautiful image, the greens are fantastic. tfs.

Hello Neels,
Splendid South African Giraffe. Lovely composition, very good details and fantastic focus.
Very nice details and colors. Amazing sharpness and clarity.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2011-03-27 10:15]

Hello Neels,
very nice capture, great presentation and colors.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-03-27 13:26]

Hello Neels.
Very nice pose of this Giraffe, great shot,beatiful composition,is a excellent portrait.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Neels,
Wonderful capture.I liked POV, details, natural colours, good composition and interesting note. Well done!

Hello Neels,
The Giraffe is standing out and high from the lavish vegetation in the surrounding - and watching you photo her/him...
A wonderful take.

Hello Neels,

Superbe capture, un endroit de faune magique aux couleurs si naturelles.
Bon plan et présentation.
Bravo Cordialement.TFS.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-03-29 8:09]

Hello Neels,
this is a splendid image. The pose and the stance of this cute animal is really attractive and catchy. the colour contrast is splendid and pleasant. You have composed it so nicely making it very special.


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