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Copyright: Ju Ha (Judy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 159 W: 95 N: 154] (531)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-04-27
Categories: Nature
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-05-01 6:37
Viewed: 2515
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Not very often that you get to see so many giraffe in the same place! Not even in the Kruger National Park which is where this was taken. It reminded me of Jurassic Park for some reason - not that I think giraffes look like dinosours - just the way their bodies were sticking up from the bushes, and then all looking in opposite directions. We spent about 15 mins just watching them in fascination. They move very gracefully for such large animals.

Hope you like it! My camera is really small - so the quality is not so great as I had to really zoom in to get these ones. They were some distance away. I've posted ones taken a little closer on TE.

kildall, maggiejean, Riz, andybrook, Jep, nwoehnl, hojper, kajenn, docdexter has marked this note useful
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To kajenn: ThanksJudy 1 05-03 13:17
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Wonderful shot. They look great.

Judy, I love this shot, well done, I adore these beautiful creatures so that might have something to do with it, but really it is a very well captured shot. The green of the grass wonderful up against the colurs of the giraffes. I know a little about Kruger National Park as my husband is from South Africa, big smile.

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  • Riz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 192 W: 31 N: 101] (523)
  • [2004-05-01 11:14]

A beautiful Giraffe shot, Judy well captured. I like the one on TE as well that you just posted but still great wildlife shot to me Kruger's Girraffe Park is more like it! hehe ;-)

Hello Judy, this is a great shot considering the circumstances with which it was taken. Actually, your title is very apt, from the thumbnail it looked like a lot of dinosours with those long necks, and in a way, when the giraffe moves, it moves just like the dinosours in the movies. Anyway I like this shot, the bushes in the foreground give it a three dimensional feel, good depth.
Great work Judy.
::M::

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  • manny Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 24 N: 1499] (12033)
  • [2004-05-01 13:54]

It is a good shot! It looks like the giraffe version of the jurrasic park. Their positioning in the frame is great. They seemed to be well-choreographed.

This is a great shot,all these wonderful animals in one frame!
I like it a lot,very well done.

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  • Jep Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 16 N: 97] (585)
  • [2004-05-01 17:53]

WOW - We do have safari parks in Denmark (In fact many) but they will never be "the real stuff" - Wonderful line of animals you given us here Judy - thanks for sharing this fine image.

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  • cxxl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 124 W: 11 N: 73] (1335)
  • [2004-05-02 1:37]

A great scene, and it appears you have their attention :) Definitely NOT a zoo picture ;) Well captured Judy.

Fun title for a fun image, Judy! Looks to me like they seem to be on some kind of alert - or maybe they just spotted the "paparazzi" ... Great wildlife shot.

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  • hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 680 W: 110 N: 849] (4090)
  • [2004-05-02 12:54]

It is true Judy, that it is fascinating to see them look in so many different directions. You would think they would pick up signals (sound, smell or whatever) the same way and react all the same. In this case they certainly seem to have gotten their signals mixed up. Maybe thatīs whay it reminds you of Jurassic Park - itīs more like mechanical/computeranimated animals than real ones. A nice shot from a nature that we certainly donīt have up here.

This is great (too), Judy. So many giraffe sticking up from the bushes - like periscopes looking in different ways. And you've captured them in a great composition - I like this one better than the one on TE. It's also a very nice color combination with fresh green and the brown/yellow animals. Very well done!

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  • dsidwell Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 6 N: 315] (1219)
  • [2004-05-02 23:49]

Saturated colors and lovely composition. I love the deep color tones here.

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  • Luko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 53 N: 198] (445)
  • [2004-05-07 11:52]

Perfectly positioned into the shot, it almost looks like you've placed them yourself!

I also praise the pano format that contrasts with the natural vertical "format" of the girafe.

Perhaps a slight green overcast that enhances the bushes but that also looks weird in the skies. Nothing serious to really pick at, though.

You're right...it's not often one can snap 5 or 6 giraffes at the same time. I managed to snap ONE at Tsavo! I like (and at the same time am saddened by) your title...one day soon, these lovely beasts will, alas, take the path of dinosaurs. Man has just encroached too much!
Michael

Hi there. I love the 3D feel of this shot, with the greenery and the animals literally all over the frame! I also like the contrast with the nondescript color of the sky in the background. Its a pity about the "small" camera you had to use for this shot, but I think it looks great. Excellent title too!

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