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Gateway To Kruger

Gateway To Kruger
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-09
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals feeding, part two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-08-23 3:37
Viewed: 2669
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
GATEWAY TO KRUGER-I have captured this picture during my trip to Kruger National Park,South Africa.The day was little bit cloudy.In my previous post I have described about Giraffe,so here again I am not describing it.

Starting journey from Johannesburg and left behind one by one>Malahleni>Emgwenya>Ngodwana>Nelspruit>Malalane>Komatipoort>Crocodile Bridge Gate,we reached there.Through out the day we roamed about and cherished the African Beauty everywhere.

We met with this Giraffe at LOWER SABI beside the road.

Thanks for viewing...

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hi Sri,
Excellent natural moment you have captured.
Excellent composition and framing.Good natural color and details.
I am also trying to visit Africa in few years.
Thanks for sharing.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-08-23 4:13]

Hello Srikumar,
marvellous photo of this Giraffe in great sharpness and nice to see the Red-billed Oxpecker on the flank. Beautiful natural colours.

Dear Srikumar,
A feeding Giraffe being fed on by an Oxpecker. I add your work to my theme " Animals feeding, part 2. "

Your sharp image offers lots of details including the numerous ticks on the lower belly.

I personally would have left more space all around the animal. By cropping so tightly you dwarf the animal somewhat.

Thanks for sharing.
Warm greetings from the Tzaneen Dam in Limpopo, South Africa

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-23 5:35]

Beautiful capture of this giraffe eating and clened by the black bird ,the details are really impressives,a top class pic from this paradise,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Srikumar,
I am impressed by the magnificent sharpness and details of this image. The composition is wonderful. Very nice colors and outstanding clarity. It is a superb photo. Lovely contrast against the green background. A top quality image.

Hello Srikumar,
A superb pro work from you. Kruger is the haven for the nature photographer.
Very nice picture with great clarity and colour. nice PoV.
Samiran Nandy
21 tarikhe ekta projapotir chhobi post korechhilam ebong seta tomake dedicate korechhilam, 23 tumi 21 joner chhobi dekhechho amar ager joner ebong porer joner tao kintu durbhagyo bosoto amar chhobita tumi dekhle na. na na ami number er jonyo bolchhi na, kharap lagchhe je "Ulu bone mukto chhoralam", emon ar hobena

Hello Srikumar

Excellent close-up photo of the Giraffe where
from your POV we can feel how tall he is,
and that bird over its body it is a wonderful
bonus to the photo and a environmental
photo for the bird, TFS


hallo sri
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greetinglou

Hello Srikumar,
Lovely natural shot with fine details and true colous.

Hello Srikumar
哇 你真得去過南非啊 我好羨慕你啊
拍的很漂亮 動作神情都很自然悠閒
身上的色彩更是迷人 還有一隻鳥在吃蟲
隔壁的樹更是趣味 有另一隻長頸鹿在樹後
構圖美麗 背景生動 謝謝分享

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-08-23 10:06]

Hello Srikumar.
Great natural shot of this giraffe with other wildlife in the back ground. Nice POV and colour. Good work. Regards Siggi

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-08-23 12:00]

Hi Srikumar.
I am sure that trip to Kruger Park was excellent and you have many photo trophies. This one is great. I like wonderful framing of so big animal, nice natural surroundings and excellent details across the whole frame. TFS and warm regards.

seems that finally it fitted in the frame, very fine scene and your performance!

Hi Srikumar,

The tight frame is putting the girafe in evidence. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the giraffe. The cloudy sky does not hurt the output of the colours. Have a nice day.


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-08-24 11:16]

Uauhh! Big picture for a big Giraffe!! I like it! Congratulation and thank you for sharin it. Saludos.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-08-24 19:47]
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Hello Srikumar,
What an interesting image you present to us. The exceptionally large size of this particular giraffe can easily be seen as well as the beautiful coat it wears.
I love the fact that you were able to also capture the black bird perched on it's side, which I would imagine is feeding on bothersome insects or parasites.

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