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Celebrating Australia Day with a few locals.
Posted By: Mallee Boy, 01-27-2008, 09:58 PM

Jan 26 is our National Day.
Here are a few shots of some of our wildlife.

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01-28-2008, 03:20 AM   #2
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Very nice photos, especially the kangaroos shot!

I am so used to having Australia Day falling on a weekday that I actually didn't realize it was Australia Day on Saturday until almost mid-day on the day!!

Thanks for sharing!

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Very nice - really like seeing different critters. The 4th shot (two birds) makes me think of my wife and me - that's me on the left doing my best to ignore her!
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Nice shots - Happy Australia Day!

Beautiful pictures of some of your native critters. Those 'Roo's always look so intimidating to me. They always have that "piss off, mate!" glare in their eyes.

What the devil is the creature in the last pic? His tail has grown to obscene lengths.

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Happy Australia day too.

At least these animals have plenty of water over there!
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QuoteOriginally posted by kjao Quote
Very nice photos, especially the kangaroos shot!

I am so used to having Australia Day falling on a weekday that I actually didn't realize it was Australia Day on Saturday until almost mid-day on the day!!

Thanks for sharing!

Kenny
Thanks Kenny...hope you enjoyed the rest of the day.
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Very nice - really like seeing different critters. The 4th shot (two birds) makes me think of my wife and me - that's me on the left doing my best to ignore her!
G'day Chip.....ignore your wife...?...surely not! , and only at your own peril.
The black cockatoo is spectacular with its red tail splash, unfortuneatley I wasn't quick enough to get the right shot.
Cheers
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QuoteOriginally posted by J.Scott Quote
Nice shots - Happy Australia Day!

Beautiful pictures of some of your native critters. Those 'Roo's always look so intimidating to me. They always have that "piss off, mate!" glare in their eyes.

What the devil is the creature in the last pic? His tail has grown to obscene lengths.
Thanks Jeff, the 'roo has a great face, lots of expression and if you take the time to watch them, very intelligent and can be quite funny. These guys were very tame and were skilled pick pockets.
thanks for looking.
Grant
PS: the last bloke is commonly known as a "tree kangaroo", or similar, man was he quick!


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Happy Australia day too.

At least these animals have plenty of water over there!
Yeah....lots of water further North, just as well you changed your plans, could've been a bit soggy. How was the Great Ocean Rd?
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What a Country!

Thanks for sharing
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Belated Happy Australia Day. Great sharp shots and nice colours. What lens were you using?

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Happy Australia day! Great pictures - you're clearly a pro at this kind of shot.

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Well done and yes indeed Happy Australia Day - I have to go out and play some BBall later tonight and then off to the bar to put on whatever calories may have escaped I will raise a glass in honor ! Great shots btw ...
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Nice shots. Happy Australia Day
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Hello Afelix, Thankyou. Yes it is an amazing country, but then I have been amazed by every country I have visited so far. I guess it is easy to become complacent about your own 'back yard', but I have found a lot of beauty in Canada, Pacifc North West, Yellowstone, China... etc etc

Hi Paul, thanks for looking and your kind words. The White Cockatoo shots were with the 18-55 ( I think...if not the 18-125); The Kangaroo & the Tree Kanga were with the DFA 100mm: Black Cockatoo Sig 135-400 @135 (that was the quickest len change in history!!)
The Peacock posted below was also the 135-400 at the following: 280mm, 1/250, f5.6, iso 800. I thought it turned out pretty good for the iso, its also been well cropped.

Hi Jer, ...hey easy on the use of the 'pro' tag buddy...these's some real ones on here that might feel a bit put out by being put in the same box as a mug am like me. BUT, hey, flattery appreciated and discount room rates for you when you get to Oz.

Thanks Dave & Vievetrick....but mate...only A glass (as in 1..?? ), you can do better than that!

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