Mervyn Hurwitz  

Giraffe Pair by Mervyn Hurwitz

November 2020 - Giraffe Pair

About the Image(s)

Another picture from Kruger Park in S.A. Yes, there are animals besides Elephants in the park!
Taken with my Sony full frame A7III with Sony 24-240 at 150mm.
ISO 100, f8, 1/200secs.

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12 comments posted

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Ah, Masai giraffes! I'm interested in how you got such a low, unusual angle, where you are even in the grass?

Nice composition and nice lines with the giraffe necks. I'd love to see your original and your details in how you processed it.

  Posted: 11/07/2020 19:38:53
Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Brenda, these are not Masai giraffe as they were photographed in South Africa. I did not change very much besides cropping. I did remove some bushes showing through on the back of the left giraffe.
Here is the original   Posted: 11/12/2020 10:43:33
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Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Ahhh, its a Southern giraffe! Thanks for sharing the orignal! I like your crop and that you removed the bushes off the male's back. You can tell he's a male from the large forehead protrusion, called an ossicle. There are some out of focus or partially removed grass stems on the left side of the photo and some out of focus grass on the female's torso you might want to remove. Lucky sky! Wish I had been there! How did you get such a low angle?   Posted: 11/12/2020 11:19:27
Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Taken from my car window. I guess there must have been a slight rise in the landscape to give me this angle.   Posted: 11/12/2020 11:30:21

Geoffrey Wiggins   Geoffrey Wiggins
Another great African shot, I agree with the crop all goes down well. As said before you were luck to get to Africa before the flights closed.   Posted: 11/12/2020 17:35:47

Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
The angle of this portrait is certainly dramatic with the long necks of the giraffes. I also like how their necks lead the eye to a visual point where both heads are close together. The elimination of the distracting bush is helpful.   Posted: 11/12/2020 18:42:50

Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
Good sky and really nice angle on the giraffes as they lean in toward each other. It is sharp enough to see the little hairs on the chin and along the necks, good job.   Posted: 11/14/2020 12:44:02

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Very nice angle to photograph these gentle giants. It almost looks like you were in the grass that they were curious about your presence.
I found the blade of grass over the right giraffe somewhat distracting. Great image.   Posted: 11/14/2020 17:54:04

Barbara Kuebler   Barbara Kuebler
(Group 12)
Great shot, Mervyn! Everything works here. This is a very strong image.   Posted: 11/15/2020 13:39:34
Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Thanks, Barbara. And thanks for visiting our site.   Posted: 11/23/2020 10:07:59

Jacob Wat   Jacob Wat
This is an amazing shot. It's a strong photo. Personally I wouldn't change anything about it.   Posted: 11/16/2020 12:44:03

Jacob Wat   Jacob Wat
This is an amazing shot. It's a strong photo. Personally I wouldn't change anything about it.   Posted: 11/16/2020 16:06:05