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Hmm that is delicious


Hmm that is delicious
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Copyright: Vivian Droog (viv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG, Soligor UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger a palette of Eden, they say.
Date Submitted: 2008-06-30 4:23
Viewed: 3670
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here an upload of a giraffe, it is already a while ago, but my computer was out of order and I had to buy a new one.
So here you can see the face of this beauty.
Hope you like it.


Horns

Both sexes have horns, although the horns of a female are smaller. The prominent horns are formed from ossified cartilage and are called ossicones. The appearance of horns is a reliable method of identifying the sex of giraffes, with the females displaying tufts of hair on the top of the horns, where as males' horns tend to be bald on top an effect of necking in combat. Males sometimes develop calcium deposits which form bumps on their skull as they age, which can give the appearance of up to three further horns

Neck

Giraffes have long necks, which they use to browse the leaves of trees. They possess seven vertebrae in the neck (the usual number for a mammal) that are elongated. The vertebrae are separated by highly flexible joints. The base of the neck has spines which project upward and form a hump over the shoulders. They have anchor muscles that hold the neck upright

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Hi Vivian.
We see them all the time in africa but this is an exceptional shot of the passive girrafe,but dont get too close , they can do some serious damage. Excellent detail and well composed pic,I like the " beard effect". Well done.
erwin........

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-06-30 19:01]

Hola Vivian.
Bella foto, y exelente el nombre de la imagen.
La Jirafa luce hermosos colores en su piel, y el detalle es maravilloso.
Saludos
Luis52.

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