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Lovely Llama by KeldBach Lovely Llama by KeldBach
Actually, it's a Guanaco (Lama guanicoe). Llamas are domesticated Guanacos and are not found in the wild. Picture taken at the Copenhagen Zoo. Snip from Wiki: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guanaco

"The guanaco is native to the arid, mountainous regions of South America. Guanacos are found in the altiplano of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile and Argentina. In Chile and Argentina, they are more numerous in Patagonian regions, in places like the Torres del Paine National Park, and Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. In these areas they have more robust populations, since there are limitations on grazing competition from livestock. Bolivian Indians have been known to raise guanacos to help them regain their population stability. A guanaco typical life span is 20 to 25 years."

See also this profile shot: 

Guanaco by KeldBach


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:iconkro4it:
Kro4It Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017
So sweet :)
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SharonLeggDigitalArt Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Featured in my journal today.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Thank you so much, Sharon :hug:
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adda97 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
oh,how cute it is
:heart:
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Thanks very much :)
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adda97 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
you;re welcome :D
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meihua Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Huh! I didn't know llamas were the domesticated form of guanacos! I just thought llamas wandered around in the wild :XD: I guess it's kind of like the wolf/dog dichotomy... Thanks for sharing this information! Learn something new every day :giggle:
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
You're welcome. Sure, we learn something new every day on dA :)
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bp2007 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Very nice and unusual portrait. :D
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Thanks very much. You have quite some nice stuff yourself :)
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bp2007 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Thank you.

The EXIF info here shows 420mm. Was this with 300mm and 1.4x TC? If so, which 300mm?
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Exactly. I use Nikon's 300mm f/4 and I'm quite happy with that one. Which lenses do you use?
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bp2007 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Yes. I have heard good things about 300mm f/4 and am contemplating getting one.

Currently I use Sigma 150-500mm for longer focal lengths. This was the only one I could afford. :)

Does fine job, when lighting is good. That deer picture was taken with Sigma 150-500 on my D300.

Other than this I have all other Nikkor's 12-24mm, 105mm VR, 18-200mm VR, 70-300mm VR, 60mm Micro AF-D etc.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
I think you're getting some excellent results with that Sigma lens. And so does Hopper [link] I wish I could afford a 500 or 600mm prime lens, but that's completely out of my reach.

The good thing about the 300mm is that I can shoot handheld down to a 1/250 sec. And that's probably due to its heavy weight since it doesn't have the VR system. The 420mm combination is amazingly sharp and detailed as long as I keep the aperture between f/8 and f/16, but the extender makes auto-focusing a bit slow.
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bp2007 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Thank you. I do watch him (ghopper) and adding you to my list. :)

Yes. I like 300mm for another reason (close-up/macro work). I will perhaps try it out soon.
Thanks for the feedback on 300mm f/4.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
You're most welcome. And thanks for the watch. I'll keep an eye on you too :)
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DragonDew Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Such a pretty face!!!Looks like you had a great day at the zoo!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
I certainly had. Glad you like it :hug:
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
what an eyelashes! :D
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
You're envious? :D
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
hyhy but of course! :giggle: good she didn't use a lipstick :D
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Lol :D
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
:D
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BlueSolitaire Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
what an adorable face. :love:
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
I thought so too :D
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LightConcorde Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:llama: ~!

These eyes are really charming.
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Sure they are :D
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