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Gentle Giant


Gentle Giant
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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-24 21:25
Viewed: 6053
Points: 8
[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!

Gorgeous and moody image! Love the fade in the mountain range in the back! Bravo! Cheers, Klaus

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-25 10:24]

Hi Radu,

A great back light capture,I like the way how you composed it,nice colors and a interesting note,thanks

Paul

hi Radu,
Nice siluette of the giraffe with fantastic colors on BG. Nicely composed. good notes. TFS, well done
Ahmet

Hi Radu,
Nice exposure control worked out well for this silhouette. Africa is a place I would love to go. TFS
Paul :)

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