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New Babies welcome

By Lillian  
With a loud sound dropping to the ground their new baby daughter is welcomed to the family!

This is Mum cleaning her up just seconds after being born with Dad overseeing...
rather proudly, their first Family Portrait

V2 when she first hit the ground and every giraffe came to see her and help clean

V3 Before I cropped for V1 as wanted a more intimate close up

Thank you to Lynne (LynneJoyce) and Theresa (Ashtree) for the User Awards yesterday
Very appreciated
and glad you are all enjoying this Pamela put it yesterday, A Soap Opera
what is to come next, well tomorrow "The First Steps" and tumbles too.

Thank You All

Tags: Photo journalism General Giraffe Wildlife and nature Woburn safari park New Arrival

Voters: pronabk, lesliea, CarolG and 86 more

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21 Jul 2011 6:46AM
Beautiful image Lillian well taken.
Allen, Smile

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
21 Jul 2011 6:50AM
Absolutely enchanting, Lillian, and how lucky you were to witness this wonderful moment. Carol
21 Jul 2011 6:57AM
So cute. We could learn a lot from animal behaviour. I wonder why we never seem to?? Well captured Lillian
21 Jul 2011 7:09AM
A fine set of magnificent images.
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
21 Jul 2011 7:26AM
What lovely and beautiful set of images.Lillian.well done,
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 7:27AM
brilliant detail set lillian cracking colours and tones v2 for me today a belter nice one Wink
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 7:30AM
More amazing images Lillian! I just love v1
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 7:32AM
Another beautiful selection - what amazing moments you have captured here - v1 is a very effective crop Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 7:32AM
Wonderful. Have you thought of having this series printed as a photo book Lillian? I've done a number of wedding ones using Blurb, but there are a number of companies who do them and they are lovely.
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
21 Jul 2011 7:52AM
This is a simply wonderful shot of nature at it's best.

JackieB 7 18 3 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 8:08AM
These images are fantastic Lillian, can't wait to see the next instalment

BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
21 Jul 2011 8:09AM
Aww, how wonderful; we've all loved
the birth series.
Amazing, gentle animals .
Congrats Lillian.

Ray42 10 3 England
21 Jul 2011 8:13AM
A very touching moments Lillian -
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
21 Jul 2011 8:32AM
These are my favourites in the series! So very special.

9 10 10 England
21 Jul 2011 8:41AM
So very intimate the family group in V1; a magical moment.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 8:59AM
will you ever get this lucky again - I wonder! great series and loving your work Lillian
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 9:02AM
These are magical, as are all the others. The family portrait is extra-special, but I also love V2 with everyone welcoming the new arrival. Just delightful and so well captured. I have given you my award this week not only for today's stunning images but for the whole series - a series that will stay in my mind for ever. Thank you for sharing with us Lillian!

PS: do get a book made!
21 Jul 2011 9:19AM
excellent great stuff amazing shot Lillian the animals themselves seem so calm and unhurried all so natural to them a real pleasure to view thank u

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 9:21AM
Lovely set of images, beautifully captured.

baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 9:21AM
How wonderful to witness a new life. Mind you the drop must be a bit of a shock! Love the composition, you have caught them a just the right second Lillian.
My thumb is better than it was, not as good as I hoped, time will tell though. Thanks for asking.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 9:25AM
Great set of images, but for me V1 has it all. Carole
lobski 7 2 1 Philippines
21 Jul 2011 9:27AM
A touching moment shot and very well composed. V1 for me!

Fred Grin
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
21 Jul 2011 9:40AM
I just love this family - so caring. A wonderful series Lillian. Thank you. Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 9:50AM
Thank You Carol (gingerdelight) for your User Award
I am so pleased that everyone is enjoying this wonderful experience of the New Born
IF you missed the info about the birth please look back at yesterdays images..lots about the birth there
ringyneck 11 315 18 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 10:06AM
At last he's the 3 heads in a line and great for him to meet the in-laws so early.

User_Removed 15 39 6 Scotland
21 Jul 2011 10:14AM
Now that's a shot worth waiting for x
21 Jul 2011 10:49AM
Three beautiful scenes Lillian, great to see you followed on from the birth, excellent pictorial story telling.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
21 Jul 2011 10:56AM
Hi Lillian
Three words Awesome, Beautiful, Excellent.


Richsr 11 91 223 England
21 Jul 2011 11:04AM
Great comp in V1 Lillian.
21 Jul 2011 11:06AM
Hi Lillian superb shots, bet when you left home that morning you never dreamed what was to come, regards gray.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
21 Jul 2011 11:07AM
How wonderful to see how much care and interest the adults are showing. This youngster is getting the very best start in life it would seem.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 11:26AM
In this set you show the tenderness of the experience..
Wonderful that you have captured these so well
Should get awards for these for sure,
My star for you
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
21 Jul 2011 11:34AM
Amazing Lillian.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
21 Jul 2011 11:42AM
Excellent composition-- Very sweet!
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 11:42AM
All wonderful captures.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 11:57AM
Wow, Barbara (barbarahirst) Thank you for that star User award
It means a lot to know that people are really enjoying these Giraffe images
Thank You everyone for the votes and appreciated
Anna62 7 1 Australia
21 Jul 2011 12:12PM
What an amazing moment you have captured here Lillian. So heartwarming. Perfect !!!! Smile))))
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
21 Jul 2011 12:12PM
These are bloomin' marvellous, Lillian. The crop of v1 is so focused on the family, and the brilliant white on the head and neck of the mother brings the whole image alive.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
21 Jul 2011 12:38PM
Such lovely animals captured in a tender moment: superb images once again, Lillian, and a delight to view.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
21 Jul 2011 2:24PM
They seem to be congratulating the new mom and admiring the baby. Could be a baby giraffe shower. Superb images Lillian.............Sandy
moiral 8 12 Scotland
21 Jul 2011 3:18PM
A wonderful set of shots Lillian. A once in a lifetime experience to witness these wonderful moments. Moira
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
21 Jul 2011 4:05PM
Another stunning and wonderful set, Lillian. Lucky you being able to capture these. Excellent work Smile
Trev Smile
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
21 Jul 2011 4:12PM
I can not imagine there ever being a better series of shots on this site, absolutely wonderful. - gary
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
21 Jul 2011 4:33PM
Another fine set Lillian.
And I do hope it is not like a Soap Opera.
It is all depressing,bad news on these things !!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 5:06PM
Another User Award Trev (TrevBatWCC) Thank You so much.. I have never had three awards on the same image
I am so pleased at all the response from this series..and No Mick all good news from this soap opera...
Thank You all for the comments and votesGrin
21 Jul 2011 5:40PM
Lovely images Lillian, and what great follow ups to your previous.

John Smile
Pricegrah 8 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 5:59PM
Three superb images
Excellent shots Lillian, V1 being my favourite, has definately got the "ahh" factor Grin
21 Jul 2011 6:39PM
superb set
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
21 Jul 2011 6:51PM
Great set Lillian, lovely to see the youngster being so well cared for,
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 7:16PM
So cute they are lovely pics Lillian. All OK today, thanks for you kind thoughts.
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 7:22PM
Three great images Lillian.. Peter
Devon_Wild 7 8 1 England
21 Jul 2011 8:16PM
Brill set ........Rob
21 Jul 2011 8:26PM
Superb set again Lillian - this is a really great series! Lou
21 Jul 2011 8:26PM
Heartwarming Lillian. Wonderful photography.
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 8:41PM
Great photography and great vision to compose and crop V1 so well.

21 Jul 2011 8:56PM
A brilliant set Lillian, Well deserved Awards for all the pictures..Lin
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
21 Jul 2011 9:19PM
A cracking set of images Lillian - lovely to see.
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 10:45PM
Super family pics Lillian. Top notch images. paul
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 11:52PM
I'm of the same mind as Keith, I just love the line of the three heads in V1, so unusual and SO clever.
KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 8:08AM
Well done on the U/A s Lillian
PhillipMinnis 8 94 4 Australia
22 Jul 2011 10:59AM
Hi Lillian

A fine set of images!

I feel the 4th version is the best. I prefer the crop choice of the 4th one compared to the 1st image.

Congratulations on your Guest Editor Award! Smile


Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2011 11:20AM
Thank You Phil (philipMinnis) for the GEA
am very proud of all these awards that I have for this series and thank You all
LexEquine 12 19 United States
22 Jul 2011 3:44PM
'Superlative set of Giraffe captures,' Lillian.

evelen 13 5 England
22 Jul 2011 6:25PM
wonderful set of captures you have excellent shots on your portfolio.lovely to look at them.
thanks for your comment eve.
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
23 Jul 2011 10:52AM
I'm a bit late - playing catch up! I love V2 with the forest of legs and the inquisitive heads... and especially the little bewildered girl, damp head, ears flat. Gorgeous!
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
27 Jul 2011 8:57PM
You have so nailed this one,a beautiful shot on a lot of levels,love the crop,there is no mistake as to the main subject,Soooooo cute and so well taken,,

MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2011 8:16AM
These really bring tears to my eyes
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
20 Aug 2011 1:42PM
Wow you certainly managed to get an impressive collection of images documenting this event. I've thoroughly enjoyed viewing each and every one in this outstanding series

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