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Giraffe Family by Sherry Icardi

October 2020 - Giraffe Family

About the Image(s)

This was taken in the Masai Mara last November during a 14 day trip. This is a family unit and I found the interaction between the male and baby too touching to pass up. But I also loved the symmetry of the three of them flowing into a continuous oval.

This was taken with my Nikon D500 and 80-400 mm lens.
1/800 sec
ISO 180
at 195 mm

4 comments posted

Jeffrey Pawlan   Jeffrey Pawlan
I looked at this photo earlier today before reading your description. The two giraffes on the right were so blended that I thought you had used PS to superimpose one image on top of another to make the giraffe look as though it had two necks and two heads coming out of one body.

I read your description and now can see that there are three giraffes. But this image is still very confusing for me.
  Posted: 10/06/2020 21:08:32
Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Each to its own. That is why there is a description and I usually read it first. This is about the interactions of the three giraffes and the father's affection for the baby with the mother looking on.

I do not do altered reality in photography (rarely use PS) and would fully disclose if that were the case. I like to show interactions of animals and their environment.   Posted: 10/08/2020 12:41:12

Sarita Yeola   Sarita Yeola
This is such an interesting image.. At first glimpse you see four legs and two heads and a baby, it makes you think and draws your eye to the tail and the action. It's as if the mom's proudly wagging her tail pointing to where the action of the affection between the baby and dad is. Such a fun and emotion filled image.   Posted: 10/07/2020 13:23:19
Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Thank you Sarita, I too like this image a great deal because of the interactions.   Posted: 10/08/2020 12:42:29


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