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Winter in the South Luangwa Valley, Zambia. I thought the colour of the leaves made a nice frame for these two young giraffes walking through the woods.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Winter Wonderland
Username:vickyf vickyf
Uploaded:27 Nov 2013 - 11:18 AM
Tags:Giraffe, Safari, South Luangwa Valley, Thornicroft, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature, Woods, Zambia
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Newdawei
Newdawei  3 China
27 Nov 2013 - 11:21 AM

Nice image, well captured !
Chen

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2013 - 12:04 PM

Forgotten the name of these type of giraffes but a really impressive picture, Vicky.

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alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10529 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2013 - 1:02 PM

A lovely shot. It's when the bush is dry that their camouflage really works well. Of course that's when it's most needed. You can say the same for tigers. In the dry they match the bush, and when it's wet the bush is so dense it doesn't matter.Grin
Alan

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2013 - 1:17 PM

As you say the bushes make a great frame for this capture. Unusual colour on these guys. Well done. Peter.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2013 - 1:54 PM

A beautiful image of the giraffe in the dry bush veld...well done

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2013 - 3:31 PM

Super capture Vicky

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viscostatic
27 Nov 2013 - 4:31 PM

Beautiful light and a great image.

Phil.

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tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2013 - 7:11 PM

Obviously a tree, I think, but just below the lead Giraffe's nose, there is the shape of a large cat, with ears prickedWink

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
27 Nov 2013 - 8:23 PM

Great comp love the way one has its eye on you. Great shot Vicky.
Brian

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2013 - 9:17 PM

What a lovely image Vicky..Lin

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
27 Nov 2013 - 9:59 PM

Lovely shot. Cathy

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2013 - 1:27 PM

Well timed and good details and tones - like the way that one is just keeping a watchful eye on you.
Regards Richard

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