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Really Wild, Out in the Bush..

Really Wild, Out in the Bush..
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Copyright: David Jessop (WhiteKnight) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1199 W: 130 N: 2138] (12018)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-05
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR, Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-09 4:54
Viewed: 2837
Points: 20
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After seeing Hans's photo from Sossusvlei, Namibia earlier I had a peek through some of my older files, back to my trip to Namibia..

A bit of wildlife - not my genre - but I quite like this one. A big male giraffe, very majestic animal!!

RAW, slight crop and frame and boost of contrast/saturation.

1/1600 @f5.3, 240mm focal length at ISO500..

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Very cool to get a chance to see some of these animals in their natural habitat David. Love the light here, and also the colors in the shot. You get a sense for the size of him with those birds on the ground.
Nice one. I'd love to see more Africa shots.

Hi David,
Great shot from Namibia, perfect sharp and indeed a magestic animal the D200 together with the Sigma 70-300 is doing a fine job here (with you as "driver" ofcourse :-)
Great post my friend!

WOW! You did a great job with this David! Excellent DOF! Super sharp where it needs to be! Curious about the F5.3, was it in low light? And he is on the move too! I probably would have shot this at F7.1-F9 somewhere in there. Nevertheless, it came out great!

Hello David,

You have captured this gentle giant very well.
Love to see him in the wild, surrounded by his acompanying birds.
The exposure is good and the details of his form and coat patterns are nice and sharp.
The dof is also good, though like Linda, I would probably have chosen a smaller aperture.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

David this is a excellent image realy nice wildlife shot you have realy captured the monment well here
tfs regards bryan

Hi David,
Wanderful caught of view of this beautiful big male giraffe,
great colors and light,
excellent focus and very shrarp picture,
good contrast and light,
very well done.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2010-03-09 8:51]

Hi David

The birds help to provide scale. Good fluid dynamics of the giraffe, which looks set to take off. Excellent dof. Tfs!

Hi David,

I always enjoy seeing giraffe's photos. The featured animal has a delicate and attractive neck and limbs, interesting to see the birds on the ground. Regards.


P.S. Good luck and have fun in Palawan.

Hello David,
Well positioned image and natural BG . Blurred details od BG enhances feeling of depthness
Selahattin E

That really is an excellent capture - nothing to complain about at all! I like how the birds by the giraffe's feet give a sense of its size.

Funny - it's an odd looking creature, if you'd never seen one before it would be a complete freak-out!


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