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You can do it!

By Lillian  
Baby trying to stand up and this was all within 8 minutes of her being born....

V2 You can do it
V3 made it and watching all around her with Mum

Thank You to Carol (gingerdelight) Barbara (BarbaraHirst) and Trev (TrevBatWWC)
for the User Awards Yesterday
What a wonderful day you all gave me... the awards and all those comments and votes... Fantastic... Glad that I have made so many happy people with these images,
and tomorrow another set, Let's just say a surprise set of the giraffeWink

Enjoy the sunshine today

Tags: Photo journalism General Bedfordshire Wildlife and nature Woburn safari park Baby giraffe First steps

Voters: helenlinda, andylea, pronabk and 79 more

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helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 7:40AM
What a wonderful moment you have captured here Lillian Smile
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 7:44AM
three wonderful captures lillian v1 has to be my favourite today a real gem have a great weekend Wink
KarenFB Plus
15 5.8k 183 England
22 Jul 2011 7:50AM
I am so glad you decided to share this series with us! I am thoroughly enjoying them all! Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 7:57AM
No more awards to give you this week Lillian, but if I could, I would.
KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 8:07AM
V1 for me Lillian,

22 Jul 2011 8:25AM
Nice set of images Lillian well taken.
Allen, Smile
JackieB 11 18 3 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 8:32AM
Another great set Lillian, nature is so amazing

pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 8:38AM
so wonderful I am in awe Smile
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
22 Jul 2011 8:39AM
Another enchanting set of images, Lillian. Carol
Ray42 13 3 England
22 Jul 2011 8:44AM
A fascinating set
Richsr 14 91 223 England
22 Jul 2011 8:58AM
Another fine set of captures from this event Lillian.
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
22 Jul 2011 9:07AM
3 wonderful images once again. I rather like the way Mum and baby echo one another's stance in V3.

nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
22 Jul 2011 9:10AM
Excellent work done!Smile
User_Removed 17 386 2 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 9:11AM
All wonderful, but I like V3 best. Smile

SlowSong Plus
13 9.9k 30 England
22 Jul 2011 9:29AM
I love V3. Little and Large with the two lions looking like bookends. Lovely.
gingerdelight 15 298 11 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 9:30AM
Another fine set from this wonderful series Lillian, and how proud Mum looks in V3! Such a little cutie, that baby! Wish I had more awards to offer you! Well done again!
Ade_Osman 18 4.5k 36 England
22 Jul 2011 9:37AM
A special moment methinks.....

22 Jul 2011 9:43AM
excellent work again a joy to see must have been magical in the real!!

Graham GrinGrinGrin
DanielD 11 1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 10:02AM
Absolutely superb this set - you just framed the beginning of a life - superb

RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
22 Jul 2011 10:04AM
Marvellous set once again, Lillian.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
22 Jul 2011 10:36AM
Another wonderful set, Lillian, this series has to be amongst your very best Smile You definitely should have all these images catalogued Wink
Trev Smile
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
22 Jul 2011 11:49AM
Exceptional again-- I am so enjoying this series!
achieverswales 11 8 101 Wales
22 Jul 2011 11:49AM
Awesome, Beautiful, Magic, Tender, Loving, excellence, just a few of the words that sum up this set of photos.


Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 12:03PM
Thank You all again for those great comments...Trev think that you forgot.."Moving"
I am really pleased these are being enjoyed by so many people
thank you
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
22 Jul 2011 12:08PM
The continuation of a wonderful series. - gary
maryg 13 66 18 Scotland
22 Jul 2011 12:11PM
Love this set and have been looking at the previous sets, now looking forward to tomorrow's though won't see them till Sunday as we're off again. Great to catch up and see wonderful images like these.Thanks so much for sharing them.
Regards Mary
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
22 Jul 2011 12:30PM
Good capture of the first faltering steps Lillian.
And all within eight minutes old too.
At 60 years old in November,I have still to master my faltering steps coming out of the pub !!
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 12:44PM
Ah but Mick, you probably won't remember a thing then...Wink
someone will be holding you up after the celebrating is over..another year over!
Again my thanks everyone
and tomorrow is a treat For all
EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
22 Jul 2011 12:53PM
After all the effort the beautiful V3 of Mum and daughter.
Anna62 10 1 Australia
22 Jul 2011 12:58PM
these images truly are gems. Just perfect capture Lillian Smile
BarbaraR 15 1.2k 1 England
22 Jul 2011 1:16PM
Lovely to see the progress of baby.
Great to see her standing by mum in V3

danbrann 17 640 17
22 Jul 2011 2:06PM
progress at it's best Lillian. I do hope yo can sell thee to magazines etc.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
22 Jul 2011 2:11PM
Beautiful images Lillian. Amazing how developed they are within minutes of birth. You just have to wonder what the baby thinks seeing the world for the first time.............Sandy
franfoto 14 2 32 England
22 Jul 2011 2:26PM
Hello Lillian, I have only just caught up with this wonderful about being in the right place at the right time.
What a joy to chronicle such an event as it unfolded in front of your lens.
A miraculous moment giving life to a newborn and seeing the response and support from the rest of the giraffe family.
Must have been a wonderful experience and I hope the images do well for you.
Thanks for sharing this with us all.

baclark 12 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 2:49PM
How lucky to be there for the lead up to, the birth and the first few precious minutes Lillian! Another cracking set today. Love the juxaposition of the lions on the gates to the giraffes!
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
22 Jul 2011 3:26PM
Recorded a fantastic event. Thanks for sharing.
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
22 Jul 2011 3:36PM
Capturing some really wonderful moments Lillian. I love the pose of the baby in V3; he thinks he is every bit as big as the adult.
FeatherFriend 14 38 217 England
22 Jul 2011 3:37PM
Hi Lillian, V1 and V2 is me first thing in the morning, struggling to make it to the kitchen for the kettle to make a cup of tea Wink
Wonderful shots again but V3 does it for me,
AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
22 Jul 2011 3:38PM
Absolutely fabulous captures - v1 is my preference for showing the fragility of new life, and the importance of getting up on those legs! The composition is also wonderful.
Brian65 12 2 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 4:21PM
You have got some lovely shots to treasure here Lillian. Hope you have a good day out and bring back some more lovely shots.
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 4:42PM
Wonderful images - v1 gets my vote, although they're all amazing!
morpheus1955 15 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 4:44PM
Wonderful set of images Lillian, beautifully captured.

22 Jul 2011 4:56PM
Hi Lilian thanks a million for this pleasure regards gray.
SteveMoulding 12 3 7 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 5:29PM
First steps are always a magic moment, very well captured.
banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
22 Jul 2011 5:45PM
Super, - what timing!

22 Jul 2011 5:45PM
Another lovely set Lillian. You've spent alot of time with these wonderful animals, and worth every minute of it.

John Smile
dmhuynh72 13 47 3 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 6:28PM
Nice set and I really likev 1 Lillian.
22 Jul 2011 6:40PM
Super images capturing the first steps, this is an excellent series documenting the arrival of the youngster Lillian.
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
22 Jul 2011 6:46PM
cracking captures, v1 is my fav.lesley
pdcche 11 4 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 6:55PM
A nice set Lillian, but i vote for V1 a well timed capture.. Peter
22 Jul 2011 7:31PM
What can I say Lillian, a superb set, and in a way V3 is my favourite, because she/he DID it! Grin What fantastic memories and photos you have of truly wonderful captures of Mother Nature at her very best GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Julie x x
moiral 11 12 Scotland
22 Jul 2011 7:32PM
Another 3 wonderful shots Lillian. I love that look you have captured on Mum's face in V2. Reminds me a bit of bambi - kinda wobbly ain't it. Grin. Moira
22 Jul 2011 8:57PM
Supurb set Lillian, I would have love to have been there..Lin
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 10:40PM
ohh Lillian... this is amazing... what a great series wonderful photography
Trev_B 14 151 68 England
23 Jul 2011 9:29AM
Thanks for this wonderful series of baby giraffe images and it's introduction to the world.

AshTree 12 1.7k 6 England
23 Jul 2011 10:56AM
V1 is just so good - a perfect capture of the little one's struggle to stand. And I love V3 with the mirrored poses of mother and baby, the little girl fitting so neatly into the space under her mum's head!
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2011 10:45AM
Amazing to see those strong shoulders(?)
MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2011 8:17AM

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