Chaffee Zoo Mourns Death of Baby Giraffe [Animals]

© Merna L. Nobile

Chaffee Zoo Mourns Death of Baby Giraffe

Uploaded: July 15, 2011 11:03:07

Description

It's a sad day at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo.
Exactly one week to the day they celebrated the arrival of a baby girl giraffe -- they are mourning her death.
The un-named baby girl born on May 11th was the 5th for mother, Uzari and the 8th for dad, Anglia.
Settings: f/5.0 1/160 ISO 200
Sunny Day
Camera: Nikon D-700 70-200mm

Effects: Cropped and Topaz Bold CATEGORY: Animals

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 625/100000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 125.00 mm, Model: NIKON D700

Comments

Neal D. Hatcher July 15, 2011

Nice shot -So sad about the baby giraffe #1393326

Dale Hardin July 15, 2011

Even though I'd once lived in Fresno, had never visited the zoo. #9532313

Michelle Alton July 15, 2011

It's a tender, touching capture and so sad a story, Merna. #9532375

Nancy Marie Ricketts July 15, 2011

Too bad about the baby-so sad. However, your photo is wonderfully put together-the texture and composition are outstanding. #9532446

Chris Ebben July 15, 2011

How sad. And as the others have said, this is a very good image, the effects work & the POV is very good, showing the size of the beautiful giraffe to the man. Very well done=^..^= #9532463

Lyn Darlington July 15, 2011

Very nice image, the effects really work well!....sad story. #9532801

Christine Lobsinger level-classic July 15, 2011

Hi Merna,
So sad of a day...
This image you caught here is fantastic- love the treatment you used...
A beautiful shot!
Smiling Chris #9532895

Rita Hill level-addict July 15, 2011

Nice image Merna. Very impressive point of view. EP for sure. #9533224

Merna L. Nobile July 16, 2011

Hi Neal: Our zoo is not very large, but is supported by the citizens of Fresno, we tend to get very excited about our new arrivals. Thank you for your expression of care. Merna #9533848

Merna L. Nobile July 16, 2011

Hello Dale: Our zoo has been here for a very long time. I came to Fresno in 1956 and it had already been here a long time. We get very excited about the new animals. Thanks, Merna #9533854

Merna L. Nobile July 16, 2011

Hi Michelle: Thank you for your kindness, Fresno was very excited about the new addition to the zoo. Baby animals tend to steal our heart away.
Merna #9533863

Merna L. Nobile July 16, 2011

Hello Nancy: Thank you for the generous assessment of my photograph. Merna #9533868

Merna L. Nobile July 16, 2011

Hello Chris: Thank you for observing the details regarding my photo. The zoo allows the children to line up and take turns feeding the giraffes. Some like it and others are intimidated. Merna #9533874

Merna L. Nobile July 16, 2011

Hi Lyn: Thank you for your very nice message, it is always nice to hear from you. Merna #9533876

Merna L. Nobile July 16, 2011

Hello Christine: Thank you for your expression of sadness and your support for the photo.
When you have time, I would enjoy seeing a picture of your puppy that you are training. My best to you Merna #9533882

Merna L. Nobile July 16, 2011

Hello Rita: It was a very enjoyable day!
I think using the tri-pod was an improvement for me and I have figured out how to keep the two pieces from getting loose.
I have been looking at your venture into the deep, very very interesting. Do you need a senior model? Merna
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Jean Lechleiter level-classic July 18, 2011

Great capture, Merna. I didn't realise the giraffe's head is so big. Sad story about the baby. #9539129

Merna L. Nobile July 19, 2011

Thanks for the very nice message, and it was wonderful hearing from you. Merna #9540173

Bojan Bencic level-classic August 25, 2011

Great shot. Congratulations on your finalist, Merna. #9627710

Dianne Brin level-classic August 25, 2011

Congrats Merna! #9627757

Ann Coates level-classic August 25, 2011

So sad to hear that news and so deserving of a finalist award. Congratulations. #9627819

Jana Foster August 25, 2011

Excellent Capture, Congratulations on your excellent finalist!
jana #9628273

Dale Hardin August 25, 2011

Congratulations on the finalist award. Well done. #9628495

Wm Nosal August 25, 2011

Beautiful Image, Mern!
Congratulations #9628508

Emile Abbott level-deluxe August 25, 2011

Congratulations Merna on your finalist. Sorry for the loss of the baby G #9628530

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 25, 2011

congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! #9628895

Phyllis H. Burchett August 25, 2011

So sad. Congrats on your finalist Merna. #9628994

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe August 25, 2011

Sad story, but very happy about your win. Congratulations on your well deserved finalist and well presented finalist. Good luck at the next level. (: :( #9629168

Debbie Bray August 25, 2011

Congratulations Merna, on your Finalist award!! Sad story about the little baby tho! #9629360

Lyn Darlington August 25, 2011

Congrats on your finalist! #9629382

Carol Eade level-addict August 25, 2011

Beautiful image but so sad, congratulations on your finalist Merna! #9629555

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic August 25, 2011

A BEAUTIFUL Finalist Merna!!! Congrats!!!! #9629738

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic August 25, 2011

Congrats on your finalist Merna, awesome capture! #9629894

Christine Lobsinger level-classic August 25, 2011

Congratulations Dear Merna... WTG! A lovely pce. of work- hope to see this one again!
Smiling CHRIS #9630101

Daniella Puente August 25, 2011

Very sad to hear about that Merna...
The capture has great details on the beautiful big Giraffe, congrats :) #9630269

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 25, 2011

Congratulations on your finalist! Merna. Beautiful image! Sad story!! #9630621

Tamara K. Walker level-classic August 25, 2011

Congratulations. #9630623

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe August 25, 2011

Congrats on a fantastic finalist, Merna!! Sorry to hear about the baby giraffe. #9630849

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic August 25, 2011

Congrats on your finalist. #9630859

Carol L. Fowler August 25, 2011

Congrats! Beautiful! #9631048

Sherran Andersen level-classic August 25, 2011

Congrats Merna. #9631186

Rita Hill level-addict August 25, 2011

So happy for you on this finalist award Merna. What a great time we had at the zoo. I love this photo. You are amazing. Congrats my friend. #9631509

Nancy Marie Ricketts August 25, 2011

Congratulations on this great finalist photo! #9631640

Kathy Salerni level-classic August 25, 2011

Big congrats on your Finalist, Merna! #9631700

Robert K. Bemus level-classic August 26, 2011

Sad about the giraffe but a beautiful Finalist, Merna!! #9631817

Nicholas Semo August 26, 2011

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Merna.

Nick. #9631981

Thomas E. Hinds August 26, 2011

Congratulations, Merna! (I am sorry, though about the baby giraffe). #9632329

Bill Johnson level-deluxe August 26, 2011

Merna, Congrats on your selections as a finalist. Good luck! #9633727

Jeana Clark August 26, 2011


Very Wonderful Image Merna!!!
Congratulations on this fabulous Finalist!!! Good luck in the next round!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!
~J~ #9633771

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Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 26, 2011

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Lorna Shutter August 29, 2011

Belated CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this beautiful image, Merna! Under the circumstances, I don't feel it would be appropriate to post my dancing banana ... How very sad about this baby giraffe! I love this lovely post in memory of her though! Wonderful work! :) #9639930

Irene Colling level-classic August 31, 2011

Love the interaction between the people and the giraffe.

Your filter effects are excellent and your finished photo has outstanding clarity.
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Jean Lechleiter level-classic September 18, 2011

Belated congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Merna. #9678070

Merna L. Nobile September 19, 2011

Hello Lorna: You must be an animal lover, so you will always have a place in my heart. It was the loss that inspired me, but being a devoted grandma it did not take me long to see the love between the grandfather and baby. So it covers all of my favorite things, and this is what came out of my camera. Thank you very much, Merna #9680673

Merna L. Nobile September 19, 2011

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Kathy Coombs February 03, 2012

How amazing that picture is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #9963544

Merna L. Nobile February 04, 2012

Hi Kathy: With sincere gratitude and warmest thanks. (It is one of my favorites.) Merna #9964843

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