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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-03-23
Categories: Humorous
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-02-24 15:07
Viewed: 1643
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Even a giraffe and even from the natural park of Bandia, this time a close-up of this beautiful smiling face, life here is quiet and the food never fails.The Bandia wildlife reserve is a real ecological jewel in the crown of Senegal. It has succeeded in reintroducing much of the marvellous native flora and of some of Africa’s best loved animals. Many of which had gradually disappeared, some of them centuries ago, due to demographic pressure and poaching.
Bandia lies 65km from Dakar and 15km from Saly-Portugal (the seaside resort town on the “Petite Côte”) on the main road to Mbour and Casamance.

Ancora una giraffa ed ancora dal parco naturale di Bandia, questa volta un primo piano con una bella faccia sorridente, qui la vita è tranquilla ed il cibo non manca.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-02-24 17:58]

Hello Luciano,
I like your happy giraffe who wears a big smile, looks like it was posing for a portrait shot:) Sharply focused and displaying excellent detail and rich color tones. Nice pearly whites!!


Hi Luciano,
Beautiful portrait, and this time I like the entire image as it is, not only the humour in it. :-) Effective composition, you perfectly off-centered the giraffe's head, and the little overexposion on the sky doesn't bother me at all. Perfect crop as well - excellent image overall. Bravo!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2017-02-26 10:33]

Hola Luciano, me gusta el detalle de este retrato, los detalles de esta bella Jirafa que no podemos ver todos los días...saludos.

Hello Luciano,
Credit goes to you to capture this smiling (didn't know Giraffe also smile!) moment. Colour and details look good. Just one thing here I don't like personally and that is BG. If I capture this picture, then definitely those branches will be out of focus. Because they are not my main goal here. In such way, you could isolate that smiling face from BG. Viewers attraction will be more and they can concentrate nicely only on facial moment.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and nice week,

P.S - I always smile when read your comment. At least now not easy picture, my friend :-)

Ciao Luciano,
elle semble vraiement aimer se gratter à l'arbre - quelle expression!

Bonjour Luciano,

Les branche cadrent bien l'animal. La prise de vue rapprochée permet de voir les détails de la girafe qui semble sourire au photographe. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne journée.


Ciao Luciano, hai fatto una conquista, ti sorride e ti guarda con amore, ti stya un po' alta di cavallo, ma pazienza...
Gran bel ritratto, simpatico e ben eseguito, ottimi dettagli, splendida nitidezza e magnifici colori, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano

Beautiful portrait of the giraffe smiling you :)
Fine POV obtaining the eye-contact, TFS


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