Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
14 Likes  #1
Kangaroo kickboxing
Lens: DFA 150-450 Camera: K3 Photo Location: Canberra, Australia ISO: 1600 Shutter Speed: 1/350s Aperture: F7.1 
Posted By: RobG, 08-16-2020, 06:13 AM


Kangaroo kickboxing
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr
Views: 738
08-16-2020, 06:34 AM   #2
Journeyman Cat Wrangler
Loyal Site Supporter
SSGGeezer's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Indiana, U.S.
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,827
You could caption this one "OOF!" This is an amazing capture Rob! Were you shooting continuous High or was it just impeccable timing? Either way it is a very cool image.
08-16-2020, 06:43 AM   #3
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
Sailor's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Coastal Texas
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 22,931
Absolutely delightful, Rob! One of the best photos I've seen in a long time.

Jer
08-16-2020, 07:05 AM - 1 Like   #4
Otis Memorial Pentaxian
RobG's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Canberra
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 6,304
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by SSGGeezer Quote
You could caption this one "OOF!" This is an amazing capture Rob! Were you shooting continuous High or was it just impeccable timing? Either way it is a very cool image.
Thanks! The custom setting I use for birds/wildlife does have continuous high, but I don't usually shoot more than two or three frames at a time. I could see him lining up for the kick. There's 19 images of the fighting within one minute, but it's short bursts of one, two or three frames. There's a couple of other shots where three or four kangaroos seem to be involved. In one shot a third kangaroo seems to be playing referee to the two actually play-fighting. They're young males, so it's practice. I don't think I've ever seen them get serious, but if you saw the dominant males you'd know why that doesn't happen often.


QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
Absolutely delightful, Rob! One of the best photos I've seen in a long time.
Thanks Jer!

08-16-2020, 07:40 AM   #5
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Texas Hill Country
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,685
Outstanding image Rob! It certainly looks like they can deliver a powerful blow.
08-16-2020, 08:04 AM   #6
Journeyman Cat Wrangler
Loyal Site Supporter
SSGGeezer's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Indiana, U.S.
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,827
QuoteOriginally posted by RobG Quote
but if you saw the dominant males you'd know why that doesn't happen often.
Had a fishing buddy tell me about the time in a southern US bar, the owners had set up a "boxing ring" with hay bales and you could pay 10 dollars to get in the ring with a Kangaroo wearing boxing gloves.
The rub was this, you had to stay in the ring for a minute or two, and if you could, you won a large chunk of money. 10 seconds and a well trained kangaroo tail and he was flying! He never got punched or kicked according to his story, but went for a short air trip almost immediately! I nearly peed myself when he told me that story as he liked the drink a little so I could see him doing it.
08-16-2020, 03:30 PM   #7
PJ1
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
PJ1's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Mosquito Creek, Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,448
Great pic, Rob. The one landing the kick looks like he might be slightly smaller than the other, but he certainly got some elevation. I'd say he is a dominant male in the making. Where did you take this? Tidbinbilla?
08-16-2020, 05:29 PM   #8
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
pqberger's Avatar

Join Date: May 2014
Location: Brisbane
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 129
What a great shot of a couple of young roos testing out their strength on each other.

08-16-2020, 10:23 PM - 1 Like   #9
Otis Memorial Pentaxian
RobG's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Canberra
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 6,304
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by ToddK Quote
Outstanding image Rob! It certainly looks like they can deliver a powerful blow.
Thanks! Kicks are the most dangerous thing from what I understand, but the dominant males have impressive biceps as well.

QuoteOriginally posted by SSGGeezer Quote
Had a fishing buddy tell me about the time in a southern US bar, the owners had set up a "boxing ring" with hay bales and you could pay 10 dollars to get in the ring with a Kangaroo wearing boxing gloves.
The rub was this, you had to stay in the ring for a minute or two, and if you could, you won a large chunk of money. 10 seconds and a well trained kangaroo tail and he was flying! He never got punched or kicked according to his story, but went for a short air trip almost immediately! I nearly peed myself when he told me that story as he liked the drink a little so I could see him doing it.
What a great story!



QuoteOriginally posted by PJ1 Quote
Great pic, Rob. The one landing the kick looks like he might be slightly smaller than the other, but he certainly got some elevation. I'd say he is a dominant male in the making. Where did you take this? Tidbinbilla?
Thanks! It's quite a feat of balance to use the tail as an extra leg like that. These kangaroos have taken up residence in Jerrabomberra Wetlands, which is less than 2km as the crow flies from Parliament House. Mind you, I've seen kangaroos in Lennox Gardens about 500m from Parliament. There tends to be a few Galahs around, too!

QuoteOriginally posted by pqberger Quote
What a great shot of a couple of young roos testing out their strength on each other.
Thank you! I had gone to the wetlands to try to photograph birds, but there wasn't much to see. These guys made up for it.
08-17-2020, 01:47 AM   #10
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
K2 to K50's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Ipswich QLD Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,671
Great shot, Rob! A really classic Aussie shot.
08-17-2020, 07:01 AM   #11
Otis Memorial Pentaxian
RobG's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Canberra
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 6,304
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by K2 to K50 Quote
Great shot, Rob! A really classic Aussie shot.
Thanks! Glad I was there with the DFA 150-450
08-17-2020, 07:48 AM   #12
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
bobbotron's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Ottawa, ON
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,786
Wow, nice capture!!
08-17-2020, 01:35 PM   #13
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Heinrich Lohmann's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Airdrie, Alberta Canada
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 7,694
That is a very good action shot Rob, thanks for posting it
08-17-2020, 03:44 PM   #14
Otis Memorial Pentaxian
RobG's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Canberra
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 6,304
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by bobbotron Quote
Wow, nice capture!!
Thank you!

QuoteOriginally posted by Heinrich Lohmann Quote
That is a very good action shot Rob, thanks for posting it
Thanks Heinrich!
08-17-2020, 05:28 PM - 1 Like   #15
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
DW58's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Rural Oregon
Posts: 5,607
Maybe not so fun for them but I sure enjoyed seeing it. Thumbs up.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
australia, brisbane, brushtail, camera, canberra, claws, film, flickr, heat, kangaroo, mountain, outback, photo, pm, possum, possums, post, shot, slide, temperature, toes
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nature Kangaroo in flight RobG Post Your Photos! 8 06-08-2019 01:50 AM
Nature Kangaroo paws pjv Post Your Photos! 8 08-03-2016 10:08 PM
Nature Wet Kangaroo RobG Post Your Photos! 16 04-10-2013 04:19 PM
Sports Kickboxing Training pop4 Post Your Photos! 5 09-14-2010 01:11 PM
Nature Eastern Grey Kangaroo - last with the K10D kev.pride Post Your Photos! 3 12-09-2009 07:58 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:33 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top