nosy onlooker: "Say, what's going on here?"

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 20 October 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Safari West, Santa Rosa, CA ~ A nosy giraffe over-seeing a kiss by the bride and groom

NIKON D90 1/1250 second F/5.6 ISO 400 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

haha, that giraffe wants some of that affection... poor giraffe, always being the odd one left out :C

20 Oct 2010 6:10am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good shot! Be happy!!

20 Oct 2010 6:20am

k@ from Paris, France

Love the focus on the giraffe and to feel them both moving & moved. Superb portrait & souvenir - seems the animal herself would love to hug t°° ;)

20 Oct 2010 6:41am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Ha! Very good! Great capture of the moment. I'm sure the giraffe just wants to wish them a long and happy life together!

20 Oct 2010 7:11am

P. Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

You really have caught a tender and loving kiss here, by this couple.
A great shot.

20 Oct 2010 7:18am

dan from Paris, France

It's a soft moment of love and the sweetness of the photo is perfectly convenient for the feelings.

20 Oct 2010 7:41am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

ha ha . . oh, I like that onlooker for sure !! Did he have an invite ?

20 Oct 2010 7:50am

Cruz from exurbia, United States

he was just making sure they got it right!

20 Oct 2010 7:55am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

too funny ;-) the giraffe needs some love !! beatiful moment for the lovers !

20 Oct 2010 7:56am

Florence from Paris, France

She/He wants also to kiss the bride ! :-)))) Cute.

20 Oct 2010 8:07am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Lovely shot - looks like Mr Giraffe wants to kiss the beautiful bride too.:))

20 Oct 2010 8:08am

fifteen photographie from France

It's strange (the light), perfect.
I like your work....
I'LL follow your blog...

20 Oct 2010 9:18am

@fifteen photographie: I'm delighted that you will be following my blog. thank you for the comment. I'll see you over on your blog, too. :-)

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

He waqs just checking that the brides eyelashes weren't bigger than his!

20 Oct 2010 9:46am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Odd focus?

I guess you want us to look at the giraffe rather than the couple.

Different. But for me, I prefer a focus on the couple (well, that's just my personal taste) :)

20 Oct 2010 10:14am

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

Hi Dulcie ... oh what a fabulous candid! I can't believe the synchronicity ... I shot this one last weekend ...

20 Oct 2010 10:24am

Zus from Osaka, Japan

What a lovely picture!

20 Oct 2010 11:54am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

She is jealous, she wants a kiss too:)) Splendid image. Beautiful day.

20 Oct 2010 12:14pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

LOL.....at the wedding all of the guests should have an opportunity to kiss the bride! Well seen and captured Dulcie! ;-)

20 Oct 2010 12:26pm

Mariana Maodush from Waterloo, Canada

Love this compo , but not these tones for this occasion . Pure BW I see as more suitable here. Yet, this couple should be focused , not background . Let me know what you think of this critiques ?

20 Oct 2010 12:52pm

@Mariana Maodush: I always appreciate your critiques, Mariana. :-) I agree this shot could have been made in B&W. I was more caught up in the silliness of the scene rather than the formal depiction of the couple. Thank heavens I was not the principal photographer for this wedding, so I COULD make some silly and irreverent shots. So, yes, the tone and the focus is much about the nosy giraffe, and the bride and groom get short shrift. (But, I have more photos of them to come.) Thanks so much.

Theys monochrome. from Charleroi, Belgium

A very beautiful B&W shot !

20 Oct 2010 2:19pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous portrait. i love the tones

20 Oct 2010 3:32pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

what a fun photo!! i bet the couple will love it!

20 Oct 2010 4:37pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

I've been expecting a photo of the bride and groom but never, never did I expect there to be a giraffe with them! Perfectly whimsical shot - excellent!

20 Oct 2010 4:55pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow, terrefic shot

20 Oct 2010 8:19pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Lol..isn't three óne too much?..
Beautiful shot again!

20 Oct 2010 9:12pm

Mariana Maodush from Waterloo, Canada

Oh, this time as many before on other pages I did a mistake - I never read the title . I always look at the picture expecting to get a story . I really did not see this giraffe, but I though of some weird tree !
Now, with your reply and reading title I see the purpose of your shot - just a fun :) Sorry for not seeing this giraffe !

20 Oct 2010 9:20pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Just a great catch, on your part !!!! seems you were definitely in the right place, at the perfect time!!!

21 Oct 2010 12:57am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

That's a wonderful photo Dulcie, a romantic moment beautifully captured... I really love that nosy, very special guest...

21 Oct 2010 2:27am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, what an amazing shot! The giraffe in the background is fantastic and the kiss is,too!

21 Oct 2010 2:53am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Marvellous capture, I wonder what the giraffe thinks as he seems to be very interested. Wonderful processing, I think you got a very fitting tone to that motive.

21 Oct 2010 1:18pm

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Amusing scene for a bridal

21 Oct 2010 5:48pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

That's cute!

21 Oct 2010 5:51pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

So cute, very well caught :)

24 Oct 2010 8:03pm

Wendy at the shore, USA from United States

Would so love to see this in color. Three-way, eh? And note the groom properly attired. You are catching a very hilarious KISS.

13 Nov 2010 9:53am

NIKON D90
1/1250 second
F/5.6
ISO 400
157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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