"Wild" Koala

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  1. 250Gimp

    250Gimp TPF Noob!

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    Another shot from my trip down under!!

    This is a "Wild" Koala that we got pics of on the side of the road while taking a tour up the Great Ocean Road.

    These beggars don't want anything to do with posing!! At least he was awake during the day though.

    Let me know what you think.

    Shot with Canon Rebel Xt, 70-200 f4L with Canon 1.4x TC on a monopod



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  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is lovely. The light in his eye really makes the photo!

    Why did you put "wild" into inverted commas? Just because they are so slow in their movements, and so peaceful? But he was living there, in his own habitat, it was no zoo?

    The only time I ever saw koalas in their habitat was on Kangaroo Island, and I did not own anything coming even remotely close to a telephoto lens, so in my photos from that trip you see lots of gum trees and dots ... and the dots are meant to "show" the koalas :roll: ...
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nicely captureed.
     
  4. 250Gimp

    250Gimp TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the nice comments LaFoto & Tirediron.

    As for the "Wild" in the title, it has to do with the fact that there were other people there looking at the koala, and it didn't seem to disturbed. Wild animals up here are hard to spot, let alone get pics of.

    I did have to climb part way down a muddy ravine with camera over shoulder to get the shot though.

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