I think we would agree that eyes alone can convey what a person or animal is feeling at the time of the capture. Sometimes you can even catch the core personality of the subject through the eyes alone.
Whether I achieved that or not with this shot is debatable, but it is certainly what I strived for.
(taken at the Los Angeles Zoo with a Nikon D300 and a Nikkor 80-200 f2.8 lens).
Featured in the group Accentuate the Eyes in March 09.
Featured in the group Giraffes, the Long and Tall of it in June 09
Featured in the group Giraffes, the Long and Tall of It in August 09
3rd place finish in the Are You Talkin’ to Me challenge in the group Giraffes—The Long and Tall of IT