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Giraffe drinking at sundown

Posted by
kiwisa (North Shore, New Zealand) on 13 October 2014 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

I heard that the giraffe is at it's most vulnerable when they squat to drink like this. They are incredibly skittish when in this position, obviously on the alert for any danger.

Canon EOS 7D 1/10 second F/2.8 ISO 1600 70 mm

Marie-France from Angers, France

Excellent ! magnifique composition et lumière... *****

13 Oct 2014 7:46am

@Marie-France: Merci Marie

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Trés belle lueur de fin de journée et beau reflet de la girafe !

13 Oct 2014 1:07pm

@Patrick M.: Merci

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Very beautiful glow of late afternoon and beautiful reflection of the giraffe!

13 Oct 2014 1:08pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States


13 Oct 2014 1:15pm

gerard1948 from Spain

Excellent composition with the giraffe and its shadow and always the sublime colors.
Have a good week.

13 Oct 2014 2:32pm

@gerard1948: Thanks Gerard, hope you are having a good week to.

Focales from France

I like her reflection in the water

13 Oct 2014 5:00pm

Frances Berry from Athens, GA, United States

Those colors are stunning! The shadow is wonderful!

13 Oct 2014 6:07pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

It's great reflection in the water. Best regards, Adela

13 Oct 2014 7:56pm

@Adela Fonts: Thanks Adela - it was a wonderful moment to enjoy.

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful composition, timing, tone, lighting & reflections!
Amazing !!!!!!!!!

13 Oct 2014 10:28pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


14 Oct 2014 6:33am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

cool shot

14 Oct 2014 7:37am

@Dimitrios: Thank you

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

J'aime ! Une très belle photo!

14 Oct 2014 8:44am

@Martine Libouton: Merci

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

14 Oct 2014 8:41pm

@omid: Thanks

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

A beautiful scene and wonderful reflection ...
Congratulations on the C. Spotlight !!!

14 Oct 2014 8:57pm

@Baldwin Vandewalle: Thanks Baldwin

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight with this one - the whole series is a delight.

14 Oct 2014 8:58pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks L&R - glad you are enjoying the series:)

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Superb scene !!!! Reflections are amazing, but the atmosphere captured on the image, with that low light, is really amazing !!! Congrats on the Spotlight !!!

14 Oct 2014 9:37pm

@Josep: Thanks Josep. Yes the light was not great, but the reflection still came out quite well.

estel from bastia, France

Félicitations pour ce spotlight!

15 Oct 2014 4:17am

@estel: Merci

The#1AcePhotog from portland, United States

I spent two weeks in SAfrica. Saw lot of giraffes but none drinking!

15 Oct 2014 4:53am

@The#1AcePhotog: It's great to see.

Marie-France from Angers, France

Contente pour toi ! félicitations pour ce spotlight bien mérité...

15 Oct 2014 7:49am

@Marie-France: Merci Marie

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Bravo pour ce superbe spotlight color

15 Oct 2014 11:47am

@Martine Libouton: Merci

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Bravo pour le spot.)

15 Oct 2014 11:59am

@tataray: Merci

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight. It's beautiful. Superb shot.

15 Oct 2014 1:55pm

@Kyu: Thanks Kyu

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Superb.... Congratulations on Spotlight.

15 Oct 2014 2:57pm

@PRASHANT: Thanks Prashant

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

15 Oct 2014 5:31pm

@Ruthiebear: Thanks Ruthie:))))

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful color and a gorgeous reflection! Congratulations on the Spotlight!

15 Oct 2014 10:25pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thanks Elaine - we were slightly above the waterhole so always seem to get good reflections.

Linda Candilas from Cameron Park, United States

Some day I'd like to see this for real, not in a zoo, Congratulations on your Spotlight.:))

16 Oct 2014 9:38pm

@Linda Candilas: Thanks for the visit and comment. I wish everyone gets the opportunity to visit Africa and see these amazing animals in their natural habitat - it is amazing

Canon EOS 7D
1/10 second
ISO 1600
70 mm