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Pademelon


Pademelon
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Copyright: Toni Alvarez (Toni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-06
Categories: Mammals
Camera: KonicaMinolta Dynax7D, minolta 80-200 G APO
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/90 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-12 15:51
Viewed: 3549
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Red Legged Pademelon: Thylogale stigmatica

They are marsupial rainforest kangaroos.
Red-legged pademelons are the only ground dwelling wallaby that lives in Wet Tropics rainforests.
Fur is soft and thick, grey brown on the back and cream on the underside.
The cheeks, forearms, outside and inside of hind legs are a rufous brown colour
Their tail is short and thick.
They are active from late afternoon, throughout the night until the early morning, then go to their resting places where they remain for much of the day.
They show least activity in the hours around midday and midnight.
Late afternoon, evening and early morning they can be seen grazing on open grassland near the rainforest edges but quickly retreat into the forest if disturbed
During daylight hours they mostly feed, spaced 30 to 50 metres apart, deep in the rainforest.
The security of their family structure, as well as their speed and agility in closed rainforest, protects them against most feral animal attacks.
When the animal is resting, it sits on the base of its tail whilst placing the rest of it between its hind legs. The animals then leans back against a rock or sapling. As it falls asleep, its head leans forward to rest on the tail or on the ground beside it.

The marks on the skin are probably wounds from fighting with another Pademelon.

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Hello Toni,
cute animal, but is it sick? They are interesting animals and lovely. I like this shot. BR
Martina

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2005-10-12 16:03]

Hi Toni, This animal look to have a skin problem, psoriasis, like me. Stop the medical analysis. Your picture is great,the colors, the contrast is good. And the DOF too.
Well done
Sébastien

Hi Toni,
An excellent shot on a very interesting animal. Very good colors, detail, and DOF. Judging from its surroundings this fella is pretty small in size I guess? I think Australia has some of the most interesting animals on the planet. Great notes with this.
Scott

Very interesting photo, with a very good note to accompany it. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  • law Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 2 N: 7] (87)
  • [2005-10-13 0:42]

Nice shot, Toni. Very sharp and great details. Good colors and nicely composed.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-13 1:28]

Il me semble que c'est la première fois que je vois cet animal mythique. Il a une bonne tête ;-) Compliments Toni et merci pour le partage.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 72 N: 1428] (4750)
  • [2005-10-13 6:13]

Hi Toni,

Very nice and sharp picture. Very cute. Good POV and nice DOF. Well done & TFS!

Regards,
Pieter

Bonjour Toni!
C'est tres belle photo mais c'est domage que ton amis est malade :-(
Une information est superbe.

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