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Peek-a-Boo Roo
Peek-a-Boo Roo

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Challenge: Peek-a-Boo (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Cleland Wildlife Park, Adelaide Hills, Australia
Date: Mar 7, 2008
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2008

My spousal unit and I have been on vacation in Australia. While visiting some friends, they took us to the Cleland Wildlife Park in the Adelaide Hills. I was walking though the park and saw this mother with feet sticking out of her pouch. I waited a good 30 minutes for the Joey to pop his little head out so I could grab a shot.

Lighting was less than ideal and I am afraid that is going to hamper the score. But I recently read an article where the guys asked, "Sure you can take great photos at Sunrise and Sunset, but what can you do the ohter 14 hours of the day?"

With that in mind I have been snapping pictures like mad while on vacation and have not been relying solely on the Golden Hours.

Unfortunately due to the harsh lighting I imagine this will struggle to break the 5.6XXX barrier. That is a shame because it truley was a wonderful experience to see these beautiful animals and capture a shot of a young Joey like this.

Place: 24 out of 131
Avg (all users): 6.0539
Avg (commenters): 6.6429
Avg (participants): 6.0545
Avg (non-participants): 6.0536
Views since voting: 1249
Views during voting: 298
Votes: 167
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/13/2008 11:42:17 PM
A wonderful shot here, and if you are ever in Australia again, please get in touch and feel free to visit us in sunny Queensland.....
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03/31/2008 09:15:30 PM
Awww, sweet! Love the tight crop, and I really love the expression on the little tike's face, like "I ain't goin' out there mom!" And then there's Mom's stance which says "nobody touches my kid!!" Guess I read a lot into this... a sign of a fantastic image!
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03/17/2008 12:07:52 AM
man .. this is so excellent . should'v done heaps better .. like on the first page .. of course i'm slightly biased coz i do like kangaroos .. wonderful the way you've caught that little joey looking so squashed and funny with his head poking out'v the pouch .. BRILLIANT .. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/16/2008 07:57:27 PM
An imperfect but very cute shot!
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03/16/2008 07:47:53 PM
I like this take on the challenge. I think perhaps it looks oversharpened with detracts for me.
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03/16/2008 11:14:05 AM
This is cute! I love that little, hiding face. Good catch.
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03/15/2008 04:05:07 PM
Nice DOF and contrast, seems little out of focus.
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03/15/2008 12:32:11 AM
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03/14/2008 08:37:22 AM
Nice roo. Good pose.
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03/12/2008 10:36:29 PM
One of my high score. Top 10 for sure.
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03/12/2008 09:52:35 PM
A good animal shot, and it certainly meets the challenge, but I'm not personally finding it has much appeal to me.
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03/12/2008 09:26:36 PM
Seems out of balance to me. A little more cropping on the left, a little less on the right. Not that centering is a good idea, because then you lose the angles, but things just feel wonky to me.
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03/11/2008 12:21:01 PM
Excellent, well captured.
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03/11/2008 08:26:55 AM
This could be a great classic of a shot. The mother's arm is a bit in the way though. This was a case of just take loads of shots and hope one was OK.
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03/10/2008 11:45:48 PM
Great shot!
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03/10/2008 05:47:54 PM
Aww ! Love the Joey :D
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03/10/2008 01:03:41 PM
Awwwwww. . . .extra points for the adorable factor for SURE! :)
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03/10/2008 12:25:33 AM
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