One Big Baby
- elizemeijer (2009)
- [2005-08-03 3:34]
He is gorgeous Alan. Love the colours. The frame might be a bit wide for the photo. it kinda takes over. you see the frame first, and the baby. anyway, that is what i think.
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-08-03 4:11]
Looks rather cute ;-) I like its pose and face, BG is also good. Maybe shadow on its eye isn't best but overall it is good picture. You made very suitable frame to it.
- manyee (23770)
- [2005-08-03 4:35]
Hi Alan. What a sweet baby giraffe. He just has the cutest expression. I love the sharp details of the hair on his neck. The colors are beautiful. Well done and TFS. : )
I agree with Elize about the thickness of the frame. Too much for this fragile little creature. : )
- dew77 (13270)
- [2005-08-03 4:36]
Very nice portrait and informative note.I liked DOF,BG,clear details,POV and composition a lot.I think it would be better if she looked into the camera and didn't like the thick frame;)But it's worth is really 2 points on my opinion.TFS...:-)
- Comandante (1408)
- [2005-08-03 5:34]
Wonderful portrait.3D effect,details,sharpness,BG and composition are perfect.Shadow on eye is a little disturbing.Very well done!Thanks for sharing.
- halki (471)
- [2005-08-03 5:46]
Very nice portrait and I liked it very much.Thanks for posting.
- coasties (28054)
- [2005-08-03 6:56]
Did you know the the Giraffe is my favourite wild animal? Thank you for posting this beautiful babe. The POV is fantastic showing excellent close details. The texture of the coat is so clear I could almost run my had down his neck and run the hair through my fingers. Awesome work. Thanks!!
- zakiwi (1309)
- [2005-08-03 7:19]
Great shot of this baby. I love the detail that can be seen in this shot. Good DOF, and very well framed. Thanks
- Fisher (8915)
- [2005-08-03 7:34]
A beautiful portrait. Excellent lighting and details and well composed.
- marhowie (486)
- [2005-08-03 8:30]
This has excellent sharpness, clear details and great DOF. The OOF BG compliments nicely with the green and bit of blue sky above..Well composed, Great work Alan!
- AndyB (3982)
- [2005-08-03 9:17]
A great capture.
Very colourful and detailed,excellent DOF.
Its just a little dark around the eye,it looks like he just turned away from the light or maybe its a shadow from its ear.
Its only a very minor thing,its a beautiful shot.
- carper (8439)
- [2005-08-03 12:17]
it's a nice one Alan,
I ike the head, the variuos light, the good details the pov and the nice dof, very good job,
- livios (16942)
- [2005-08-03 13:47]
Alan, I've never seen one of them.
I do enjoy this picture.
Great pov, dof, sharpness, colors and blurred bg.
I like the blurred bg showing a piece of the sky.
- annagrace (2996)
- [2005-08-03 15:23]
A gorgeous image of a sweet baby giraffe Alan! I love your POV and agree with Elize that the frame might be a touch wide for such a fine looking baby. Poor giraffe mothers, being pregnant for 14 months, and I thought 9 was hell!
Take care and thanks so much for the nice birthday card! ;-)
- sAner (4750)
- [2005-08-03 15:44]
*DOF:5, subject is very clear and the BG is nicely oof and blurred.
*Composition:4, just enough space on the left.
*Details:4, quite a few details in this picture although I can hardly make out the eyelashes.
*Colors:5, nice and vivid.
*Note:5, a lot of information and the source is mentioned.
Scale 1-5, 5 is the best.
I like this picture a lot and I gave it a lot of 5's. Still I will give 'only' 1 point. I was in doubt though! My reason for the 1 pointer? I think the eye is too dark and it doesn't seem very alive. As the eye is the very important imo, I decided to award 1 point. I do like the large frame though. I can understand where the others are coming from and somewhat understand what they mean by 'distracting'. I like thick black frames a lot (just look at my last duck post) and I personally think it gives the photo something extra and deth.
Always in a friendly way,
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2005-08-03 18:24]
For me its a good capture Alan with nice light and detail. Composition is v good and I like the framing for this one. Text is a little big. 6/10 well done.
- PDP (11769)
- [2005-08-03 19:29]
Hello Alan, very nice portrait. I must admit I'm not a fan of big frames but it's personal preference I think. There's not much wrong with the portrait - perhaps more of a glint in the eye would be good, it looks like it was covered by the ear. Otherwise a great shot. Well done.
- hummingbird24 (64)
- [2005-08-03 19:59]
Excellent portrait of this adorable giraffe, Alan!
Your DOF is amazing as are the colors and composition.
I might have gone smaller or not at all on the frame, however, it is a matter of personal taste.
Thank you for sharing him with us.
- cafecrem (9248)
- [2005-08-04 3:03]
Great portrait with wonderful frame!
- TAZ (10926)
- [2005-08-04 3:26]
What a nice Giraffe that you have well captured ! Composition, colors, details and sharpness are very good ! Thanks for sharing Alan.
- thistle (9282)
- [2005-08-04 7:15]
Lovely shot Alan!
I love the way you've composed it. POV is perfect, details and exposure excellent.
The photo is very clear and your model really lovely.
I've alwys liked such black frames and I think it's perfect for this shot.
Overall, superb post.
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-08-04 9:13]
Personal assessment of the photo: great. Sorry, I dont like big frames.
Strong visual impact.
An easy shot, IMHO.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
- janhendrik (2392)
- [2005-08-04 13:04]
Very nice picture! The BG is blurred just sufficiently. Well composed! TFS.
- luvsdogs3 (586)
- [2005-08-04 22:12]
Gorgeous capture, Alan. I have a fondness the gentle appearance of the giraffe and this was well shown. The BG adds to the composition :- )
- Janice (18832)
- [2005-08-05 7:17]
Oh, what a beautiful big baby though Alan. It's a great portrait, the details are excellent, good exposure and composition. Well done.
And very good notes too, thank you.
- flagman (2408)
- [2005-08-15 4:23]
I've taken quite a few photos of the giraffe family at whipsnade, but none as good as this. Very nice lighting, with the angle of the shadows adding texture. Shame the eye was in the shade, though. I can't work out, though, how you managed to get such a clear shot without the enclosure in the frame. Especially of the baby.