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The oxpecker is quite a common sight sitting on the back of animals in Kenya. They are welcome visitors as they feed on the parasites on the animals.

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-x Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:Tamron AF70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Aug 2012 - 12:10 AM
Focal Length:160mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Oxpecker on Giraffe
Username:lonely_oryx lonely_oryx
Uploaded:3 Dec 2012 - 10:15 AM
Tags:Giraffe, Kenya, Landscape / travel, Oxpecker
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Comments

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 10:46 AM

whoah!!!!

EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 11:00 AM

Just wonderful!

Ann

rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 11:03 AM

Beautifully close John.
Ron.

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 11:17 AM

What a super capture, John. Carol

Joline
Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 11:33 AM

Wonderful shot.....

pascalg
pascalg Plus Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
3 Dec 2012 - 11:55 AM

very nicee image
and interesting too!

Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 12:58 PM

Superb image.

ugly
ugly Plus Member 7ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 12:59 PM

A very nice spot...
Well done..

Dave

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 1:16 PM

A super - and unusual - close-up capture here, John, like this a lot! Smile
Trev Smile

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
3 Dec 2012 - 2:33 PM

Excellent photo John!! Not a tick in sight so the guy did his work well Smile

pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 - 8:25 PM

Great image and lovely patterns, Peter..

debu
debu  5 India
3 Dec 2012 - 11:48 PM

Great capture.
debu

RysiekJan
RysiekJan Plus Member 9174 forum postsRysiekJan vcard United Kingdom
4 Dec 2012 - 7:01 AM

Fascinating image.

Richard

AnneWorner
4 Dec 2012 - 5:48 PM

Superb capture - may be a common sight there, but the composition here is not common in any way. Really like this.

Anne

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
5 Dec 2012 - 4:55 AM

What a wonderful capture! Love the cross shapes and colours of that giraffes coat.
The bird has a very curious look! Wonderful capture! Grin
IB

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 5182 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2012 - 8:51 AM

Close up works a treat, well captured.
Carole

Lawrence2011
6 Dec 2012 - 7:31 AM

Superb shot and a great image! Smile

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 10:07 PM

Super close detail.
Very well done.

B.

Rende
Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2012 - 11:16 AM

Brilliant composition.
Rende

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2012 - 10:27 PM

wonderful Smile the giraffe makes an interesting backdrop Smile

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