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Getting Help

By Lillian  
After falling over several times, this little girl needed both Mum and Dad to give their support
They held her between their heads the whole of this time to stand ...and she finally made it!
Truely bought tears to most eyes to witness to determination.

This and V2 ...Hello Everyone.... Are rather special ones for me.

Thank You everyone for commenting and voting yesterday,
and to Philip (phililMinnis) for the GEA Yesterday for 'New Babies Welcome'

Tomorrows will be the last with Baby learning to have her first drink. (unless you say otherwise)

Enjoy the weekend

Tags: Photo journalism General Giraffe Wildlife and nature Woburn Safari Parental Love

Voters: Georden, mrswoolybill, Trev_B and 76 more

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Trev_B 11 151 68 England
23 Jul 2011 8:40AM
Beautiful images from Woburn Lillian.


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JackieB 7 18 3 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 8:49AM
Not only standing but taking her first steps, truly outstanding captures Lillian

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
23 Jul 2011 8:49AM
So caring. Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 8:50AM
Two more superb images from this stunning series. I'm serious, you should create a book from these.
KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 8:51AM
Great series Lillian and a well deserved GEA !

tommyld 7 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 8:52AM
So cute...Superb capture.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 8:52AM
I cannot believe this!! a GEA from Philip (phillipMannis) and I have just put this on....How proud and excited am I??
I have saved this special image to it really was a moment to remember and cheerish..but Thank you Phillip..even more special
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 8:53AM
Lovely detailed captures.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
23 Jul 2011 8:57AM
Two really top quality shots Lillian. V1 simply has to be the most touching and endearing moment of them all. These animals have quite a lot to teach the human population at times.Grin
23 Jul 2011 8:59AM
excellent Lillian this is for the whole series which has been a real treat

Graham GrinGrinGrin
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
23 Jul 2011 9:23AM
Fully deserving of many, many awards, Lillian. Carol
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 9:41AM
Outstanding work over this series Lillian Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 9:49AM
Thank You Graham (digital_boy)for that wonderful UA I am so pleased that everyone has enjoyed this series
am off next week to take photos of Owls and Birds of Prey near Winchester, so maybe get some good new images there??Wink
Thank You all...won't be on here much today as this pm we have big family BBQ for son's 50th.. Granddaughters 21st and Great granddaughter's 2nd birthday all within a couple of days of each other!! But will catch up asap
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
23 Jul 2011 10:45AM
Such a tender and caring moment captured for ever, Lillian: a brilliant series of shots.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
23 Jul 2011 10:55AM
It's a superb series Lillian and well worth the GEA,
have a good weekend.
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
23 Jul 2011 11:03AM
This is spectacular, Lillian - the crowning glory of an outstanding series. I've just had a count up and it looks like 7 user awards and 2 guest editor awards.... and I wouldn't mind betting there'll be more Wink. If I hadn't already awarded earlier in the series, I'd be giving one for this upload for sure! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful event, it's been a real joy to view.
23 Jul 2011 12:01PM
V1 is a gorgeous shot lillian, possibly my fav' so far of this lovely series.

John Smile
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
23 Jul 2011 12:21PM
Both lovely, really capturing that special moment. Congrats on those awards too.

23 Jul 2011 12:48PM
Two beautifully composed and captured images Lillian.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
23 Jul 2011 12:52PM
I think this series warrents a book-- Again, a marvelous presentation!
franfoto 10 2 32 England
23 Jul 2011 12:56PM
This really brought a lump to my throat Lillian. Such a tender moment for the parents and baby and such a great moment for you to have witnessed it there and then. such an outstanding series you have given to us all, a real joy to see.
Congratulations once again on today's GEA off Phillip, I add my humble user award to the list of accolades deservingly given for this wonderful series

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
23 Jul 2011 1:00PM
All beautiful Lillian will not choose one over the others. congratulations on awards.


23 Jul 2011 1:37PM
Congratulations on some truly amazing photosSmile
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
23 Jul 2011 2:05PM
they are all excellent, this one is my fav, shortlisted. congrats on your much deserved awards.lesley
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 2:12PM
Again I thank Fran (FranFoto) for your wonderful User Award I am overwhelmed and so pleased you enjoy these images
and thank you everyone for dropping by, Have had to take to my bed as had a 'Curry' that was not nice to me last night
and Ted has had to go to family BBQ with another person, so missing all the family fun.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
23 Jul 2011 2:47PM
What remarkable images Lillian. Such tenderness shown from these animals. Love V1, with the parents. And...V2, where she seems so pleased with herself. So derserving of the awards...............Sandy
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
23 Jul 2011 3:03PM
I look at the images in this series and just can't wait for the next, V1 is unbelievable, how we could learn from their parenting skills. - gary
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
23 Jul 2011 3:08PM
Another fine pair of images from an incredible series Lillian.
And all your awards are proof of this I reckon !!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
23 Jul 2011 3:34PM
Another couple of beauties, Lillian...and still collecting those Awards, I see! Wink
Trev Smile
Another excellent pair of shots, congrats on all the awards.
Suehh 11 39 6 England
23 Jul 2011 4:52PM
I haven't commented on all of your giraffe images Lilian but I have looked at every one and am amazed - this one especially, as you say, is a very special image. Congratulations on all your awards - they are well and truly deserved. You bring us such pleasure with your wonderful wildlife photography.

23 Jul 2011 5:01PM
Beautiful images, v1 for me.
imagio 11 12 1 England
23 Jul 2011 5:44PM
Gorgeous capture Lillian

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 5:48PM
v1 is so touching - what a wonderful moment you have captured Lillian and many congratulations on the awards. They are so well deserved!
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
23 Jul 2011 5:54PM
Congrats, so very lovely !

viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 6:06PM
Another beauty.

23 Jul 2011 6:25PM
Congratulations Lillian on all your awards, well deserved and what a beautiful memory you have..Lin
moiral 8 12 Scotland
23 Jul 2011 6:33PM
I could look at V1 all night, such a wonderful shot. In fact 2 beautiful shots. Congratulations on the awards, they are so well deserved Lillian. If I still had mine I would have given it for this. Moira
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 6:53PM
such a joy to see and I love the way mum is framing the youngster in your v2 and arn't they gentle with the baby ..... awwwwwww xxx
baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 6:54PM
Only 20 minutes to learn to balance on those spindly legs is quite something! How wonderful that both parents were so attentive and involved with the baby. Lovely pair of shots Lillian, but V2 is very special indeed.
23 Jul 2011 7:02PM
Hi Lillian all been said amazing keep them coming gray.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
23 Jul 2011 7:58PM
Wonderful images again Lillian. Well done with your awards.
At a later date I would suggest you show V2 on its own - I think it deserves a showing - I love it.Smile
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 7:59PM
absolutely beautiful
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 8:23PM
Wonderful Lillian, V2 is one to die forSmileWink
9 10 10 England
23 Jul 2011 8:38PM
My weekend enjoyment will be looking at this series a few more times.SmileSmileSmile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 8:48PM
Thank You ALL, you have cheered me up with all these wonderful comments..
spent most of the day poorly today and even missed the 'big family' BBQ
Had a bad reaction from my curry last night..maybe too hot!!Smile
Again my thanks..and Yes, Lynne, am going to do a book and Brian will put V2 p again as a V1 next week for you
and Joan.. enjoy the images all over again..I do most days
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 8:53PM
Not only are we experiencing that very tender moment when the baby got onto its feet, but you have composed these so beautifully, I can't stop looking at them. I know it's going to be hard to choose a favourite at the end of the series, but these two are going to be in the running.
23 Jul 2011 8:58PM
Another beautiful image Lillian - composed very well with great detail, colour and lighting. A superb series in all. Well Done on those awards - they are very well deserved. Lou
What can I say Lillian..........absolutely stunning and emotional images, so well captured by you, and thank you so much for sharing GrinGrinGrin
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
23 Jul 2011 9:40PM
Just lovely.....Well done on the GEA.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
24 Jul 2011 12:18AM
Came back for another look and am happy to offer my UA, Lillian.
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
24 Jul 2011 12:20AM
An absolutely amazing series Lillian and so well taken. What a privilege to have been there to witness this unique occurrence. I have never seen a newly-born Giraffe before and am amazed to see that it looks just like a miniature adult (thought you had resorted to some digital scaling manipulation at first - LOL!) Many congratulations on your well-deserved awards.
24 Jul 2011 12:37AM
Both wonderful images - and has been a great series. Nature is just so amazing- we had the fortune of seeing a baby zebra born a couple of months ago, which was just great..Jo
24 Jul 2011 12:41AM
Beautiful Lillian.
Allen, Smile
goso 11 2 1 Australia
24 Jul 2011 2:52AM
Lovely work Lillian ...Bill
Ray42 10 3 England
24 Jul 2011 7:04AM
Great series Lillian - the for UA's and GEA sum it up very nicely
lobski 7 2 1 Philippines
24 Jul 2011 8:07AM
Superb capture and amazing tender moment. Well deserved award!

Fred Grin
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2011 8:55AM
To say that I am 'humbled' all over again with the attention here and two more UA's overnight
I thank Ronnie (RonnieAG) and Bill (Goso) for your awards you have all given me such encouragement
and praise with these giraffe images I thank you all
Will put on Baby's first drink tomorrow for you.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2011 10:48AM
V1 is soooo very tender
Wernt you lucky to see this wonderful experience ... and a very big thankyou for sharing it with us
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
24 Jul 2011 11:31AM
Lovely set; very endearing!
Shellio 7 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2011 3:06PM
Outstanding comp on these beautiful images, they are just so cute too, Lillian.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2011 3:30PM
Nothing more to add that hasn't already been said, Lillian, except for .... stunning work!
JustDucky 7 8 Canada
28 Jul 2011 10:08PM
what a beautiful intimate moment you've captured, well done Lillian
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2011 8:17AM
No 2 is simply the best.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
20 Aug 2011 1:43PM
Congratulations on the GEA Lillian, glad to see you receiving recognition for your outstanding work

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