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I have a bushy tail

I have a bushy tail
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-22
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000, Fujinon 10X zoom
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/34 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Australia, North-east New South Wales, Fauna of NOTOGEA (Australian) Region [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-15 16:33
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby (Petrogale penicillata) was once a fairly common species through eastern Australia. It has declined markedly through the 20th century and is now classified as endangered, though the reason for its decline is unclear.
As its name suggests, it lives in rocky environments, mainly in deep gorges along the Great Dividing Range south of Brisbane to southern New South Wales. The species is largely nocturnal, not becoming active until dusk. They live in small groups amongst boulder-strewn cliffs with caves, crevices and ledges. They feed mostly on grasses and herbs, but will eat fresh foliage from some shrubs.
We found this at dusk near Dangar Falls.
Thanks for looking.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-12-15 19:22]

Une belle photo de ce spécimen,l'environnement est joli et les couleurs sont juste. Félicitation pour cette belle prise nature.


Hi Chris
Amazing long tail on this critter. It almost seems to be posing for you. The foliage in the background is unusual - it appears oversharpened, but may simply have that appearance since the wallaby appears to be appropriatly sharp.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-16 2:14]

Hello Chris!
Very nice capture.I liked POV,details,pose of wallaby and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-12-16 5:01]

Hello Chris,
Excellent capture.
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done

Soooooo cute, Chris,
that's such a lovely animal but I never had the chance to see one in nature. What a long tail! And the light was so nice, thanks for sharing it with us, I love it
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-12-16 17:13]

Excellent capture, and the compo draws the eye effectively to that long bushy tail. Well done!
Subject seems a bit soft versus the BG though FG is sharp -wonder if this might be due to sharpening, as such multitude of branches sometimes take to sharpening better than other parts of a picture, probably due to highlights on branches.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-12-18 20:05]

Chris, great pose, look and composition.

I like pov and lighting too.

I had never seen one of them. Thanks for sharing.

Great shot of this wallaby, I love the bushy tail on these beautiful animals. Merry Christmas Chris! :)

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