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rare occasion

rare occasion
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Copyright: michael shalter (retlash) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 1 N: 332] (1730)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-03
Categories: Nature
Camera: Lumix FZ48
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-07-25 9:28
Viewed: 1359
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There was a storm pending when our driver/guide Pieter came upon this waterhole. Pieter has been in the safari business for decades, but he never saw anything like this. It's truly rare that so many giraffe water down at the same time. Perhaps it was due to the drought, the storm in progress, or the presence of a leopard in the vicinity. In any case, it was somthing rare...and very memorable!

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Another best image of the week we received...so amazing and beautiful an excellent work well done MICHAEL SHALTER

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2015-07-25 16:39]

Hi Michael
Stunning shot, great light and reflection

Hi Michael , I always like the light that comes with dark clouds, especially when the sun is still out. Fiona

Bom dia Michael,
I might do side crops to reduce areas without much interest, but that's personal preference that does not matter here since the photo is yours and made with the usual quality.
Good Sunday.

Hi Michael,
Rare occasion and rare beauty!
Wonderfu in every aspect. Such an eye catching image.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 121 W: 44 N: 32] (2229)
  • [2015-07-27 23:49]

Hi Michael
I don't know about jiraffes behavior, but this picture is great.
Magnificent light, nice reflections and good sharpness.


Well timing and good composition.

Hi Michael,
What a fantastic sight you have captured to perfection.The dark sky has really emphasized the giraffes and their distinctive reflections.An incredible country to which I wish to go back.

Hello Michael,
Truly rare and memorable. A splendid image with excellent exposure control and composition, to which the foreground lower left makes a nice contribution. Perhaps one could consider cropping off most of the sky but it really is a fantastic image as is. Well done.

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