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Koala Bear

Koala Bear
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Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikon 80-400mm VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-24 11:53
Viewed: 2623
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Though often called the koala "bear," this cuddly animal is not a bear at all; it is a marsupial, or pouched mammal. After giving birth, a female koala carries her baby in her pouch for about six months. When the infant emerges, it rides on its mother's back or clings to her belly, accompanying her everywhere until it is about a year old.

Koalas live in eastern Australia, where the eucalyptus trees they love are most plentiful. In fact, they rarely leave these trees, and their sharp claws and opposable digits easily keep them aloft. During the day they doze, tucked into forks or nooks in the trees, sleeping for up to 18 hours.

When not asleep a koala feeds on eucalyptus leaves, especially at night. Koalas do not drink much water and they get most of their moisture from these leaves. Each animal eats a tremendous amount for its size—about two and a half pounds (one kilogram) of leaves a day. Koalas even store snacks of leaves in pouches in their cheeks.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-02-24 13:13]

Cute animals they are dear Les
wonderful eye contact
not cutting the right hand would improve an already good compo

Hello Les.
This is such a nice and pleasing koala portrait. Interesting note written about this iconic mammal as well. The light and focus are stunning exposing vivid details.
Thanks and kind regards.

Hello Les,
amazing portrait of this koala. great light condition with superb clarity.
best wishes,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-02-24 19:37]

Hello Les,
An adorable image of an animal not often seen here on TN. Love the fine facial features you managed to capture and excellent detail. Great eye contact and beautiful natural coloration. Very informative notes! Well done!!


Hello Les,
What a lovely fellow.....Nice photo with perfect details and very good focus. The light and exposure are great. It is a lovely catch with excellent natural colors.
Thanks for sharing!

hallo Les
a Beauty of a head with great details and beautiful naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Les,
Beautiful capture with great details and nice play of light.
Best regards,

Hello Les,
It's always a pleasure to catch a koala. This one is really cute (but all are cute, aren't they ?).
It's a beautiful capture, with a very characteristic posture. Perfect focus and impressive sharpness. For my personal taste, I would prefer a slightly wider framing.
Tfs, Philippe.

Ciao Les. Magnificent ligh for an interesting expressive portrait. Perefetc detail/sharp.


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  • sincap (109)
  • [2013-07-26 1:09]

A handsome guy koala bear. Very nice sharpness and composition.
Best Regards Sincap

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