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Licking

By KangaGal
This was taken at the Taronga Park Zoo in Sydney. It conveniently stretched up and started licking the upper rail of the enclosure. I cloned that out and am happy with the result. I also tweaked contrast and saturation.

In Africa, I had the most amazing experience with a giraffe. The porter was trundling all my luggage down to this huge tent I was to sleep in and I was bogged down with the little stuff and the keeper said 'Mind the ...' but I couldn't hear what he'd said, so turned around and was just amazed to nearly crash heads with this massive giraffe. It started getting really frisky like horses can - apparently it does this to the tourists in hope of getting a treat. It was just ambling along in the same paddock as us - I hadn't heard its approach as the luggage thing was noisy. I feel so lucky to have had such a close up experience like that with such a magnificent creature and actually when I went off to sleep, it was with the sound of the lions roaring - another childhood dream ...and I had the best sleep!
Cheers, Jenny

Tags: Animal Zoo Wild Giraffe Digitally manipulated Pets and captive animals

Voters: vickyal, goso, lonely_oryx and 22 more


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Comments


goso 14 2 1 Australia
18 Aug 2008 8:20AM
"Ol Shorty" - nice detail Jenny, and well captured......Bill
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
18 Aug 2008 8:22AM
Good pose
sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 8:31AM
sounds like a one off experience that does Jenny, this is a great shot and you've worked it well to remove the rail
well done

marc
Dee73 13 England
18 Aug 2008 10:02AM
great shot, well captured.

Damon
cjl47 13 5 3 England
18 Aug 2008 10:21AM
Splendid capture, but it doesnt have any wings.
Great write up to.
chris
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
18 Aug 2008 2:54PM
Fantastic capture, such great detail and clarity.
Bob
dawnmichelle 13 12 United States
18 Aug 2008 3:21PM
excellent close up
JohnH37 14 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 5:44PM
Well captured.Great fun shot.
-John
Frase 13 Scotland
18 Aug 2008 8:31PM
Super shot.
Don
Hebe 13 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 9:09PM
A super shot, what a wonderful close-up.
hellsbells8868 13 151 2 Wales
18 Aug 2008 9:23PM
Lovely image....great close up..
chuckspics 14 14 United States
18 Aug 2008 10:07PM
pucker up ladie for a Kiss, Chuck
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
19 Aug 2008 1:38AM
What a great story and a very lovely image. - gary
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
19 Aug 2008 11:52AM
Stunning quality and detail, Jenny.
TrevB Smile
KangaGal 13 66 Australia
19 Aug 2008 12:52PM
Thanks everyone for your interest and comments.
Jenny
whiteswan01 13 13 England
19 Aug 2008 7:13PM
cracking love the movement of the tongue
Dawn
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2008 9:24AM
Tongue Tongue Tongue
Johanna

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