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How Alan feels after a footie match!

How Alan feels after a footie match!
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Copyright: Alli Hemingway (annagrace) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 527 W: 18 N: 851] (2996)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-29
Categories: Humorous
Camera: Olympus C4000Z
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Australia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-30 14:16
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Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dedicated to my friend Alan Turvey (liquidsunshine) as an example of how he is probably feeling after a weekend of Wycombe Wanderers footie and lads nights out! LOL!! Come to think of it, no drinking is allowed at the footie matches so maybe this is after some rugby...Alan tells me you can take a couple of cases of beer into those!

Gray kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus): One of the three largest species of kangaroos, they are the least common in American collections, yet they are the most adaptable to different climates. Eastern and Western grey kangaroos are two distinct species, and are visibly and behaviorally dissimilar. As their name implies, Eastern greys live in the eastern third of Australia. Western grey kangaroos are native to the southern and western coastal areas of Australia. They have a soft, charcoal-brown colored fur with white fur on the throat, chest and abdomen. Males can reach over 7.5' in body length from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail; females can be over 5.5' in total length. A large male may weight 180 lb., while a large female averages around 70 lb., but some may be heavier. They have a gestation of 30 days; The joey stays in the pouch for 8 months before venturing out, and does not leave the pouch permanently until 10 months of age. The joey will continue to nurse from the mother for at least another 6 months, even longer if the mother allows it. The W. greys have a very close social bond, and retain family connections for years. A daughter often stays close to her mother even after she has a joey of her own.

In captivity, they have proven to be very intelligent animals. When they are defensive, they will growl like a dog, which sounds quite intimidating. Young kangaroos will box playfully. Adult males will box to determine dominance, with the strongest male becoming the head of the mob. (A group of kangaroos is called a mob.) They prefer to eat leaves and tree bark over grass, if available. In captivity, they are fed a pelleted grain (like a horse or cattle feed) and some fruits and vegetables like bananas or apples, and hay. In captivity, they can live to around 20 years, but are lucky to survive even 10 years in the wild. (kangaroocenter.com).

sAner, scottevers7, hummingbird24, dew77, marhowie, livios, liquidsunshine, Luc, ScottHale has marked this note useful
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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-10-30 15:18]

Hello Alli!
Very nice capture!Composition are great.Thanks for posting.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-30 15:39]

Hi Anna,

Very funny shot!! LOL! The light-conditions were really against you. It turned out pretty good. Well done & TFS!


Hi Alli,
I am glad you have previously indetified this as Alan with a hangover. For a minute I thought I was looking in the mirror after a long night out! A very funny shot. This is one you could probably write hundreads of captions for. He does lool like he is hurting!

Hello Ali!

Is this kangaroo ill, or is it simply the moment that you caught him in?

Either way, a great perspective on a creature not seen much in these parts.

Wonderful details, color, POV, and while the light was very bright, you managed it skillfully.

I thank you for sharing this with us, and when Alan sobers, he might enjoy it also ... :-D

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-31 5:50]

Hello Alli!
Funny capture and frame.I liked POV,lighting and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

Very funny and a great border caption Alli. This roo does not look too sure of himself on this day after the "FUN". The party is definitely over ;-) Great post.
Thank You.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-31 12:02]

Alli, a different picture. I like the mixture between light and dark shades.

Excellent composition and pov.

A wonderful dedication from a wonderful woman,
Thank you Alli, you have got it spot on. He has the look of 'never again will I drink so much'.

At footie You can drink before and after the game at the stadium bars, but not during. The pre match pint is a must before any game!!!
To watch Rugby you need to be drunk, so they allow you to drink during the game inside the stadium.

I'll mail you later Alli with a better explaination, thanks for posting.
Have a good week.

Your friend from the land of wobbley (a very very strong pint of local ale)

I don't drink much anymore because I stumble around like this and I'm not half the fighter(boxer)that this kangaroo is!!
Wonderful capture. Thanks for sharing it!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-11-05 21:26]

;-) Good title.
Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Capacity of evocation in me: strong.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you Alli.

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