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She was a little shy of the camera just occasionly peeking around the side of the tree. She is of course a Giraffe, a Rothschild I believe, the tallest animals in the world. Amazingly they have the same number of neck vertibrae that most animals have - seven. A bit of a fun image for midweek, I hope you like it. Sorry for just clicking lately and many thanks for all your clicks and comments, very much appreciated.
Best wishes,
Steve.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:150-500mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Aug 2011 - 11:54 AM
Focal Length:186mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.4
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Camera Shy
Username:SteveMoulding SteveMoulding
Uploaded:24 Aug 2011 - 9:34 AM
Tags:General, Giraffe, Humour / fun, Landscape / travel, Pets / captive animals, Rothschild, Wildlife / nature
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Joeblowfromoz
24 Aug 2011 - 9:37 AM

Awww I think that is so cute, but well seen - love all the colors blending in so well - just great..Jo

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Anna62
Anna62  3 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2011 - 9:56 AM

This image put a huge smile on my face!!!! Absolutely delightful Steve Smile

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Mike_Young
24 Aug 2011 - 10:57 AM

A brilliant shot, love the humour too

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Gray_ina
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24 Aug 2011 - 11:48 AM

Hi Steve, very interesting animals, love the shot regards gray.

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2011 - 12:25 PM

Wonderful capture! Made me smile Grin
Kaleena

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
24 Aug 2011 - 12:43 PM

omg Steve that is a fantastic capture, like a peek-a-boo shot - thanks for the smileGrin
Tammy

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2011 - 12:52 PM

This is a fantastic capture Steve it's more than a bit of fun, outstanding work.
Gary

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2011 - 1:05 PM

this one made me smile steve a cracking capture top work Wink
andy

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gary_d
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24 Aug 2011 - 1:40 PM

Has the cute factor. - gary

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barbarahirst
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24 Aug 2011 - 2:38 PM

This is sooo cute / funny

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Daisymaye
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24 Aug 2011 - 2:58 PM

Love it!..........Sandy

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2011 - 3:54 PM

Delightful!

Ann

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2011 - 3:57 PM

wonderful. good eyes..... you really have got this one so beautifully

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2011 - 5:13 PM

definately cute.lesley

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 739 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2011 - 5:23 PM

A brilliant spot this, made me smile, nice one.

Best Matt

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2011 - 7:02 PM

Brilliant!!!

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2011 - 7:37 PM

Super.
Joan.

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janty66
janty66  7 England
24 Aug 2011 - 8:13 PM

Fantastic, really made me smile... Smile

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2011 - 8:19 PM

Great title and capture Steve Wink love it mate.

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4521 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2011 - 8:32 PM

GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin......brilliant !!!!!

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pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2011 - 9:01 PM

unusual but great fun, a little secrecy here Steve

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Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2011 - 9:11 PM

Fantastic job Steve, really great image and the texture on the tree makes it perfect too.
Shell

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25 Aug 2011 - 12:19 AM

Excellent shot.........love it.
Ronnie.

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A very nice shot..
Great timing...
I would like to see more texture in that bark..
Just burn shadows at 3% and you start to see more texture appear..
Some poeple I know would get it to look 3D pushing the bark forward
and you can see Giraff droppin more behind the tree...
You just need to pratice and have more time...
Dave

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25 Aug 2011 - 8:49 AM

Cute shot and so well timed. Carole

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fentiger
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25 Aug 2011 - 9:22 AM

Unique composition ~ very well seen.

Albert

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Brian65
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25 Aug 2011 - 11:07 AM

Nice one Steve, great comp.
Brian

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25 Aug 2011 - 11:15 AM

Well worth waiting for the peak Steve, good fun capture

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25 Aug 2011 - 11:30 AM

A simpley superb shot.

Rock

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franken
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25 Aug 2011 - 7:48 PM

Brilliant capture!

Ken

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25 Aug 2011 - 7:50 PM

Love it Steve, a bottler ...Bill

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sweetpea62
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25 Aug 2011 - 9:58 PM

So sweet,lovely capture..Lin

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teocali
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25 Aug 2011 - 10:41 PM

Delightful and unusual capture, Steve.
Sylvia

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Devon_Wild
27 Aug 2011 - 10:09 AM

Excellent ,well seen steve Smile .....Rob

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28 Aug 2011 - 2:50 PM

A real winner Steve.

John Smile

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28 Aug 2011 - 6:14 PM

A very humorous image of this gentle giraffe, well caught

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