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By ukgubbi
I happen to take this image at kwantu game reserve in south africa during my visit in Nov 2012.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
17 Mar 2013 6:29AM
This is a lovely image Uma ! I like the long eye lashes of the one looking away Smile

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17 Mar 2013 7:20AM
thank you sir
paulbroad 9 116 1064 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 7:57AM
For me, the animal needs to be looking at the camera, or in the general direction. A back of the head shot might work better f the head filled the frame.

pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 4:45PM
You have nice detail on the head and neck, Uma, and the background is clean and diffused.
In your last upload titled "Couple", one of the lions was facing you and the other wasn't, and that's why it worked.
Here you have the young giraffe facing away from you and just a part of the parent in the foreground. If you had used portrait format, you could probably have included the parent's face inside your frame, and the fact that the baby is looking away wouldn't matter so much.
I remember the last time I was photographing a baby giraffe and my arms really ached waiting for it to look around. Eventually it did. What I am saying is, it often takes a lot of patience to get that wow factor in your shot.
Alternatively, as Paul says, you could just include the baby in the shot. Having just part of the parent in the frame isn't a good idea because it just serves as a distraction from your subject, which is the baby.
18 Mar 2013 4:38AM
thanks for the constructive comments. I thought I have taken this image with a different perspective highlighting the characteristic of that amimal i.e its neck. I have other images which i will post shortly. Pl keep educating me , i am an hobbyist, and self taught.

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