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Giraffe - Walking through Color and Light A trio of Southern African Giraffes walk through a combination of dust, smoke and sunset colors.  Veld fires are common in Africa, and if managed properly, control the bush and invasive species (including pests) to a favorable degree.  Giraffa camelopardalis,Giraffe,Namibia,beautiful,dust,elegant,epic,fantastic,free,grace,harmony,icon,iconic,lovely,magnificent,majestic,silhouette,smoke,splendor,sunset Click/tap to enlarge

Giraffe - Walking through Color and Light

A trio of Southern African Giraffes walk through a combination of dust, smoke and sunset colors. Veld fires are common in Africa, and if managed properly, control the bush and invasive species (including pests) to a favorable degree.

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  1. Is this the real color you saw? If so, that's incredible. Posted 6 years ago
    1. To be absolutely honest, I did saturate the photo a tiny bit, but did not change / modify the color. It was a magical moment and I did not want to change anything (but eventually the slightly saturated photo looked better). There is a lot of detail in this photo which is poor, for example the noise levels. The light was so strange that I could not even focus properly on the Giraffes. So the focus is also not spot-on. But overall, I like this very much. When the fires come, the whole sky changes and light is captured in the air through smoke, making for a very mystical, scary and intimidating light not normally seen. Hope this explanation helps a bit ? Posted 6 years ago
      1. Yes it helps, thank you. No worries about the focus, this really is an "ambiance" photo. Wonderful! Posted 6 years ago

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The giraffe is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant. The giraffe is also noted for its extremely long neck and legs and prominent horns. It stands 5–6 m tall and has an average weight of 1,200 kg for males and 830 kg for females.

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
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Uploaded Jan 4, 2015. Captured Sep 26, 2014 17:35 in D2874, Namibia.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/6.3
  • 1/197s
  • ISO100
  • 403mm