Eastern Grey Kangaroo

with bonus hairlight provided by the early morning sun.

Macropus giganteus.

Castle Rock Day Use Area

Girraween National Park

Queensland

Australia

View all photos taken: Saturday, 18th October 2008, This photo: 5:58am

Comments

  • Giorgos~ said:
    :-) Bonus hairlight!?! quite so!!!! :-)
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Wow, Dave, you must have a lot to precess! nice shot.
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    Their latin name is amusing. Australia has so many hoppity-type creatures. One of my favourites are the Quokkas (Setonix brachyurus) on Rottnest Island, near Perth. I loved visiting Rottnest despite so many Aussie tourists (:p) and swarms of flies, although I lost a finished film which had pictures of Quokkas and a close-up of a young hawk on it. :(
  • David de Groot said:
    Couldn't have planned it better if I tried ;-)
    There's a few, yeah ;-)
    Quokkas are the cutest little critters, one day I might make it over that side of the country to see them. I suppose it makes sense that we have so many jumping things, since the ground gets so hot you don't really want to be standing on it for too long ;-)
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    Natures own lighting rig.
    Nice shot Dave :-)
  • looby88 said:
    going to have to look up those quokka things now !
    lovely natural light here, are you /have you got this lens, is it on your wish list, so many questions..... I really want the 70-200 f2.8, but thats just dreams, especially in this present economical climate ( mess )
    pretty good for ISO 800 I reckon
    just looked up quokkas, wikipedia had this to say about them.....
    The Quokka recycles a small amount of its waste products.

    yum !!!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed! :)
    I don't have the 100-400L, just borrowed it for a couple of weeks (back with it's owner now). 'tis a nice lens, but it would be nice if it were faster, and if the IS system was a bit more recent, anything under 1/100th sec is a bit hit and miss.
    The 70-200/2.8L IS is a wonderful lens, so glad I got it before the dollar went down the toilet.
    I've found the key to high ISO is that you need to get the exposure exactly right. Underexpose and it's a pile of noise, overexpose and it's a little more forgiving, but not much.
    As for recycling - children pick their noses and eat it...
  • looby88 said:
    LOL !!!! Oh my goodness, still thats exactly the sort of reply I should expect from you by now !!!!!
  • picsbymac said:
    Remind me not to read comments while I'm eating...visuals of 'recycling' and eating my pastries do not mix well!
    Lovely catch though.
  • David de Groot said:
    But of course! ;-)
    Well yes, but then I wrote it late at night while not eating ;-)
  • Xenedis said:
    Good capture. Now, a 600mm lens to get in for a head and shoulders shot would have been nice. :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    It'd want to have really good IS, 1/100th at 600mm could be a bit of an ask ;-)
  • CAUT said:
    Beautiful capture
  • David de Groot said:
    I was hoping I'd get a nice back-lit Kangaroo while there, and then I came across this one :)