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The Sleeper

The Sleeper
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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: 2005-07-16
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF70-200/2.8L, Canon 77mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Australia, Nature's cutest [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-20 4:02
Viewed: 10465
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Koala is a nocturnal, tree dwelling marsupial mammal, which feeds almost exclusively on the leaves of a few species of eucalypt. they are seldom drink, as they obtain enough water from the diet of leaves.

The Koala sleeps in the fork of a tree for most of the day, moves and feeds at night. Its most active just after sunset. The Koala can sleep for up to 20 hours per day, mainly because their diet is so energy poor. Sleeping allows them to conserve their energy.

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So cute!!! I love it :-)
This is really great photo!

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-07-20 4:07]

Great note.
These koalas are soooo cute and furry.
You have captured this one nicely and in its most common state from reading your note.
Great use of DOF.
I love the colours of the BG




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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-20 5:09]

Hello Chi!
Personal assessment of the photo: great. Very nice toutou.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.

soooo cute! :-)
well done, chi!
hope you didnt wake him up..*g*.
the photo was taken is australia,
so i assume he is in "freedom"?
we have a few koalas here, too,
but only in the nearby Duisburg Zoo.
take care, thor.

Excellent to see so close up, you are lucky to get one. Especially sitting in the classic pose. I like the background, makes the koala stand out. And the texture of the fur is also very clear and detailed. Great composition, and good info with the note. Makes me want to pat him :) (I would only have liked to know where in Sydney this was taken)

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-20 6:43]

This is cuter than cute!! Well done Chi! Was this taken in the wild? Wonderful pose, composition and details. Well exposed too. Well done & TFS!


Cute, cute, cute! Excellent pose and POV Chi Liu! Well composed with great sharpness, details and colors, Well done!

Hi Chi,
It is really adorable, this little koala! I am sure that it dreamed to be taken in photograph. The composition of the photograph is superb. Cheer, good work.
TFS, cordially,

I can hear the women now, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! so cute.
Excellent shot and well done on the composition.


Magnifique, trs mignon ce petit koala !

Beautiful colors, beautiful picture congratulations. TFS

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-20 12:36]

Chi Liu, how nice, how cute, how lovely.

An excellent picture with an excellent pov.

Great sharpness and composition to show us this wonderful moment.


Hello Chi, this koala is utterly adorable, sweet! I can't get enough of it... :-)
Also lovely sharp details, colours... for me, here in Canada, exotic to the brim as well!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-21 2:39]

Hello Chi,
An excellent shot!
Very good composition,nice details and great DOF.
Very well done.


That's fantastic. I think koala is the cutest animal all over the world. It looks so sweet here while sleeping. Just like a child. Excellent shot indeed..

Aww, how cute! amazing how they can sleep like that.
I like the deep colours and excellent blurred background. Good detail on the fur as well.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-07-21 13:40]

Good capture, very nice koala.I like the colours and composition. Good job.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-07-23 13:28]

Oh My God isn't it cute?Thanks for posting my favorite animal in the world(other one is panda)I love Koalas and this is very cute photo with very useful notes.Nice focus and sharpness.TFS

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2005-07-27 16:55]

Hi Chi,

Well done my frends, excellent shot.
Perfect quality, very good sharpness and colors.


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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-08-02 20:33]

Hello Chi,
It's so cute :-) you did a great portrait i like the details,colours & sharpness. Very well composed.


Wonderful, Chi! You have captured the koala doing what he does best during the day! :-) Fantastic compositon, lighting and detail. I really like the soft BG. Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing one of my favorite animals :-)

Do you remember Popples? This is a memory trigger to my childhood cartoon days.
Your photo is very impressive. I love the contract here. The pose is priceless.
If you want some cute photos to look at, just search "Koala". The Gallery that comes up is great!

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2008-09-12 2:40]

This is Beautiful colors and it's so cute:) This is really great, cute photo!

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