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White Kangaroo

White Kangaroo
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Copyright: Chi Liu (chiliu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-01
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Canon 58mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-26 23:23
Viewed: 8983
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The kangaroo is Australia's largest marsupial. Kangaroos travel by hopping on their long hind legs, using their tail for balance. They can reach speeds of up to 60 kilometres per hour and can jump distances of eight metres and heights of around three metres.

Kangaroos live in large packs (or mobs) of around 100. Their diet consists of grasses, leaves and other plants. They thrive wherever a regular water source is available. The introduction of European farming methods has established regular water supplies and allowed the kangaroo population to grow dramatically. It is estimated that there are around fifty million kangaroos in Australia.

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50,000,000! That is a lot of kangaroos! This one looks softer and fluffier than I remember them being. It also looks like he has a bit of an attitude????? The lighting on this shot is really effective. The dark background really sets him off nicely.

Evelynn : )

Hello Chi,
A funny pose from this little fellow!
Interesting use of backlight to make the subject really stand out on the the dark background...
A pleasant composition with good details in your furry friend!
Pablo -

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-03-27 2:02]

Hi Chi,
i've heard alot about the proposed cull of Kangeroos in Australia recently, apparantly they're eating alot of rare plants and grasses!
Anyway, this is a wonderful shot, i love the lighting and pose, the black background is perfect - great shot!

Hello Chi,
Excellent shot of this Kangaroo, stunning detail and backlighting, t.f.s Cheers Rick :)

An amazing back-lit capture of this white Kangaroo, Chi.
I find its posture somewhat funny.
The light filtering through its ears is sheer magic.
TFS and regards.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-03-27 5:25]

Hi Chi,
now this looks funny, love the pose and the lighting on this shot.
I was not aware that that many kangaroos roam in Australia, your note was very eye opening.

What an amazing shot, Chi!
Perfect timing and light!

Hi Chi,

What a wonderful backlighted image of this white jumper you are showing us here.
Beautiful pose of the kangeroo with it's hands on the belly like it does say: "Look at me"
Great contrast and color contrast between the red of the ears, white fur and the dark BG.
Sharpness and exposure are excellent.
Perfect work. TFS!!!

Best regards, Harry

Hello Chi
Funny pose and excellent back lighting
Nice pic

Hello Chi,

Very nice and funny pose of this kangaroo. Excellent composition. Good sharpness and light. Very nice colours.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-03-27 9:20]

Hello Chi Liu,
This is a very funny pose for this albino kangaroo.
And I DO like the back light effect.
The black BG offers a clean and sharp contrast to the white animal.
TFS. : )
P.S. And thanks for the info on the GZ Safari Zoo. : )

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-27 9:42]

Hi Chi,
Wonderful profile shot of this White Kangaroo and the back lighting has created a dramatic effect. Immaculate sharpness and colours on its fur and I like the 'glowing' ears. The black BG works well here in highlighting the subject. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-27 11:31]

Hi Chi.
What a funny and excellently done picture with charming animal at so unusual and attractive pose, impressive backlight and superb details. Bravo. Excellent job.

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-03-30 12:45]

Hola Chi, Excelente fotografia, la luz es una maravilla. Un saludo

Hello Chi. Nice shot with back lit bringing out the clarity of the image. Well muted dark background and thanks for sharing. Regards. Jusni

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-06 5:05]

Hi Chi,
You've used the light in a great way. I liked the pose you captured and the dark background a lot. TFS

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