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Wild albino

Wild albino
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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: 2007-03-18
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Mammals of Australia, Albinism and leucism [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-07 7:35
Viewed: 5778
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 31
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a wild albino Red-necked Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) from Buny Island in Tasmania. For some strange reason a reasonable percentage of the wallaby population on Bruny Island are albino and saw up to 20 feeding amongst 50 wallaby’s on the southern part of the island (see workshop).

Wallaby’s found on Tasmania was until the 1980s thought to be a separate species known as Bennett’s Wallaby, however genetic testing showed that it was just a woollier subspecies of the mainland Red-necked Wallaby. The thicker coat and slightly more robust nature of the Tasmanian wallaby was just an adaptation to the colder climate.

So if you’re ever on Bruny island and want to see the albino wallaby’s just go to the Adventure Bay caravan park and they can be found in the adjacent paddocks near dusk.

thanks for looking

SkyF, uleko, jcoowanitwong, fiyo, JORAPAVI, MMM, Adanac, thor68, horia, Maite, TAZ has marked this note useful
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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-07 7:41]

Hi Chris,
I learned something new this morning thanks to your comment and wonderful picture. I did not imagin that these albinos are not that rare. Great shot, wonderful close up with great details.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-07 7:43]

Hello Chris,
How very strange to see a white, woolly wallaby! It really looks very beautiful in white! Excellent capture showing the red eye and the woolly fur. I like the way he's posing and the flower in the background adds beauty to the very nice composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Chris,
This is a new species to me. Nice captured of this white hair red eyes wallaby. Beautifully composed and well seen. TFS.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-05-07 7:55]

Great shot Chris, very nice capture with a superb detail. Very sharp and clear.
Thanks for posting

Hola Chris,
Preciosa imagen, curioso ejemplar, desconocía su existencia, excelente y bella composición muy bien detallada, gracias por compartirla. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-07 8:47]

Hello Chris,
What an amazing feature! Albino Wallabies from where they are a common form! Until now I thought that all albino animals were very unusual.
So thanks for this fine, illustrative post showing not only the albino Wallaby sharply, but also clearly showing the thick coat of the Red-necked.
Best wishes, Ivan

G'day Chris.
Wow. I must admit I've never seen one. great shot of this beautiful little guy. Nice inclusion of the flowers. Well done.
Regards, Steve.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-05-07 11:11]

Hi Chris
Nice and interesting capture.Very sharp image with nice composition.
TFS Michel

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-05-07 12:52]

Hello Chris,
What a splendid capture of this lovely animal. Beautiful colors and surroundings and spot on focus, thanks for sharing chris.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2007-05-07 13:09]

wow, awesome capture, chris! :-)
what a cute albino wallaby, never seen one like this before.
excellently composed and a great note.
thanks & take care, thorsten.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-07 16:15]

Hi Chris

A very rare and refreshing capture! I'm sure we don't see this on TN everyday and i must say i kind of missed marsupials :)
This is a very cute fellow that really stands out well from his envoronment :))
I thought that they (albinos) have quite a hard time surviving in the wild because of their lack of camouflage...but i see this one (and his relatives from the WS) make an exception from that rule :) I'm happy for them!
Excellent side POV and very good sharpness here!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-05-07 19:27]

Um belo e fantastico animal uma cor exelente uma maravilha de foto meus parabéns.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-05-08 2:41]

Hello Chris,
Before your shot I thought that albino was only for rabbit... Great to discover this strange species.
The "+++" : composition, subject, pose, sharpness, green environment, exposure, instructive note...
The "-" : perhaps more space on left side...
Congratulations and TFS.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-08 9:58]

Ooooh! What a lovely and beautiful creature!
I had never seen a white wallaby! what is it's size?
Excellent sharpness and colors and great composition. I like very much its pose.
Congratulations and TFS.

Is this some cousin of your famed kangaroos, Chris? I have seen this animal for the first time. If this is an albino, then what does the non-albino look like? I would have preferred to see the orginal one in your workshop.
This is a reasonably good shot though shooting white subjects is not an easy thing to do. Over-exposure is quite manifest on some parts, especially the top of the back.

bonjour chris
c'est excellent de nous montrer cet animal albinos,ici les kangourou ou proche parents ne sont pas vraiment frequents alors en voir un albinos!heureusement que vous etes là.

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