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Morkel Erasmus

Nice ones - the Reticulated Giraffe is the prettiest species in my humble opinion, would love to see them one day.

 

Mara Triangle, last year...

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AKR1

I thought folks would like to read this:

 

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Our Understanding of Giraffes Does Not Measure Up By NATALIE ANGIER Published: Oct. 5, 2014

Giraffes may be popular ? a staple of zoos, corporate logos and the plush toy industry ? but until recently almost nobody studied giraffes in the field so there is much we don?t know about them.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/07/science/our-understanding-of-giraffes-does-not-measure-up.html?ref=science

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Soukous

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CapitanBurton

Giraffes besides the river ewaso - Samburu august 2014

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Chobe Clive

Out on the Flats on the Chobe Riverfrontpost-17765-0-72407400-1421650811_thumb.jpg

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Treepol

Curious giraffe, Erongo August 2014

 

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Nebrownii, Etosha NP September 2014

 

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Mashatu, August 2014

 

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Kgalagadi, August 2014

 

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Soukous

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SimplyRed

Here are a few of my favorites from Botswana:

 

 

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graceland

Love the close up of the peckers oh the face!!

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graceland

post-5364-0-34764600-1427317519_thumb.jpgFrom the Mara,

 

YOUNG ONE

 

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THOUGHFULNESS

 

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Morkel Erasmus

Nice giraffe pics folks - such elegant mammals....

 

 

Love the scale here with the springbok - drinking at sunset in Etosha!

 

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Tom Kellie

Nice giraffe pics folks - such elegant mammals....

 

Love the scale here with the springbok - drinking at sunset in Etosha!

 

~ @@Morkel Erasmus

 

That's a springbok?

It's diminutive next to the giraffe.

I've never been in springbok territory before, although I've heard of them.

The juxtaposition of the two species with a common aim is a lovely image.

Thank you for posting this.

Tom K.

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Tom Kellie

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Giraffe with Impala and Topi



Photographed at 1:14 pm on 7 February, 2014 in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, with an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.



ISO 100, 1/2000 sec., f/2.8, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.



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For over an hour we'd been driving along a wooded watercourse after what may have been a Golden Cat was observed rapidly moving into dark shrubbery.



The sight of giraffe, impala and topi restored our spirits, reminding us of why being in Africa is a privilege no matter what happens.


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Soukous

As we were driving out of Hluhluwe there was a giraffe walking down the road towards us. Just as we drew level he left the road and stopped ( & stooped) to get a drink.

 

My first shot was spoiled by the window frame, so I am trying a vignette,

 

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my second attempt was better

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Tom Kellie

As we were driving out of Hluhluwe there was a giraffe walking down the road towards us. Just as we drew level he left the road and stopped ( & stooped) to get a drink.

 

My first shot was spoiled by the window frame, so I am trying a vignette,

 

my second attempt was better

 

~ @@Soukous

 

Please pardon an amateur's ignorance.

Are those two completely separate photographs?

Or...is the second image a post-processed version of the initial window frame-marred photo?

I've looked at both, feeling surprised that they seem identical, but for the immense improvement in the second version.

If they are, in fact, the same original image, the techniques to clean up and yield the second version are remarkable!

BTW: A very fine image!

Tom K.

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Soukous

No @@Tom Kellie, they are the same subject but different images.

The first was spoiled by the window frame in top left corner so I added a vignette and some texturing to distract from the faults. :rolleyes:

the second is simpler a much cleaner image.

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Tom Kellie

No @@Tom Kellie, they are the same subject but different images.

The first was spoiled by the window frame in top left corner so I added a vignette and some texturing to distract from the faults. :rolleyes:

the second is simpler a much cleaner image.

 

~ @@Soukous

 

Well, my hat's off to you. That's an impressive lesson on how to ‘save the appearances’.

Remarkable!

Were I younger, I'd enjoy the hard work of training alongside a professional photographer for a number of months to acquire a sense of how they manage their workflow and handle flawed images.

Many thanks for this, which I'm sure will likewise appreciate.

Tom K.

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Morkel Erasmus

@@Tom Kellie thanks - springboks are the same size as Thomson's gazelle, perhaps a tad smaller than impala.

Your giraffe image is very pleasing on the eye!

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Tom Kellie

@@Tom Kellie thanks - springboks are the same size as Thomson's gazelle, perhaps a tad smaller than impala.

Your giraffe image is very pleasing on the eye!

 

~ @@Morkel Erasmus

 

That's very interesting, especially as somehow I'd mistakenly supposed that they were larger.

One frequently reads references to springboks, particularly regarding their pronking.

Yet as my travels in Africa have been limited to Kenya — with glimpses across the Mara River of Tanzania — I've yet to see my first springbok, pronking or otherwise.

Your very kind comment about the peaceful scene with the giraffe is greatly appreciated!

Thank you so much!

Tom K.

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Peter Connan

This is the same Giraffe as @@Soukous's. I was a bit further behind in a second car.

 

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Morkel Erasmus

@@Tom Kellie I'd highly recommend you travel a bit southwards, as awesome as Kenya is.

Zim, Zam, Bots, Namibia, SA all have their own allure.

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Tom Kellie

@@Tom Kellie I'd highly recommend you travel a bit southwards, as awesome as Kenya is.

Zim, Zam, Bots, Namibia, SA all have their own allure.

 

~ @@Morkel Erasmus

 

The next (9th) safari is pre-paid and scheduled for 17 – 30 July.

The early October safari remains at the discussion stage, with nothing solid yet firmed up.

Your recommendation carries substantial weight. I'm continuing to read archived trip reports, noting which locations stand out.

I greatly appreciate your encouragement to diversify.

Tom K.

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Tom Kellie

This is the same Giraffe as @@Soukous's. I was a bit further behind in a second car.

 

~ @@Peter Connan

 

Slightly to the right of the giraffe's face is a flying object.

A distant swallow...or...a tiny insect?

Tom K.

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Peter Connan

 

This is the same Giraffe as @@Soukous's. I was a bit further behind in a second car.

 

~ @@Peter Connan

 

Slightly to the right of the giraffe's face is a flying object.

A distant swallow...or...a tiny insect?

Tom K.

 

@@Tom Kellie, even in the Raw file this is too out of focus to be able to tell with any degree of certainty, but on balance of probability it is one of the small flying insects that tend to fly around animal's eyes.

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Tom Kellie

@@Tom Kellie, even in the Raw file this is too out of focus to be able to tell with any degree of certainty, but on balance of probability it is one of the small flying insects that tend to fly around animal's eyes.

 

~ @@Peter Connan

 

Thank you for explaining that to me.

The reason that I asked is because in my images of late there have been a series of swallows which have popped up.

They were never intentionally photographed, yet happen to fly past wherever the lens was pointed.

In any case, an interesting view of @@Soukous's thirsty giraffe.

Tom K.

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