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    A Wetland 'Roo

    Last night we had an unexpected deluge for summer. Currently it has been as dry as a dead dingo's donger here with temperatures in the mid 30C's. However last night we got 4 inches of rain overnight. And the joint is flooded out and quite wuf ( = wet under foot). And this morning we had some very disgruntled, less than happy and very wet 'roos at the front gate, intent on lodging a complaint about the weather at our place. Like, all that rain was my fault?

    PS as an aside. Used a tamron 300 mm zoom on a tripod, AV set at f13, ISO auto and bracketed 3 shots at settings -2, 0 and +2 stops. Processed with Photomax and pp'd with photoshop. Frame from Gimp decor filters. Hardly worth all that damn effort hey? LOL
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    A Wetland 'Roo
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    Re: A Wetland 'Roo

    Ken
    Great job of processing. I like the image color and contrast. You will not see any of these around here...

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    Re: A Wetland 'Roo

    Nice capture Ken but am I seeing a slight blue cast? I may be off the mark here as we don't have these here either.
    Last edited by jeeperman; 27th February 2012 at 04:01 AM.

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    Re: A Wetland 'Roo

    Like it Ken, you managed to get a bit of light in the eye and nice texture of the fur. All that dry brown grass should get a flourish of green or is it too late?

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    Re: A Wetland 'Roo

    Ken, nice treat. I would love to see more photos of the wildlife from down under.

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    Re: A Wetland 'Roo

    Thanks Paul. This is actually the colour of a wet, bedraggled Eastern Grey Kangaroo.
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    Re: A Wetland 'Roo

    Hi Botspur. No. There is no green to be seen unfortunately. We are in summer with temperatures in the 30C's and the dreary dead brown of the native grasses is usual for this time of year. The overnight down pour was most unseasonal.

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    Re: A Wetland 'Roo

    Well that is fortunate...as if you lose the bluish grey he gets lost in the background a little. Seeing everyones wildlife shots from places far away is quite interesting. I look forward to more.

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    Re: A Wetland 'Roo

    Thank you Chuck. Will try to oblige with shots of interest. Living in a small country town we don't have much wild life here. Most of it happens down in Melbourne. But my wife does do bird imitations. She watches me like a hawk! LOL
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    Re: A Wetland 'Roo

    Quote Originally Posted by ucci View Post
    But my wife does do bird imitations. She watches me like a hawk! LOL
    Ken
    That is a great line...I have to try it out on my hawk...ugh, I mean my wife. LOL!

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    Re: A Wetland 'Roo

    Quote Originally Posted by PBelarge View Post
    That is a great line...I have to try it out on my hawk...ugh, I mean my wife. LOL!
    Hey Pierre, I have always read that New Yorkians are bold and very brave folk. But to cultivate a death wish by trying out the Hawk line on your wife? Hmmm... Maybe we should pause and give this a little more thought, hey?

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    Re: A Wetland 'Roo

    KOOOOOL, love the expression.

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