Melbourne skies are covered in smoke.
People watched as the smoke from the bushfires filled the Melbourne sky at the weekend, to the point where it nearly blocked out the sun for most of the day but when visible just above the horizon it was red,like a huge fireball.
Even these guys are a little uncomfortable.
Melbourne fumo copre il cielo.
Gente guardano mentre il cielo si e coperto con il fumo dal le bushfires a Melbourne durante questa weekend, e arrivavo a un punto che ha bloccato anche il sole per la maggior parte della giornata, ma quando visibile era rosso, come una enorme palla di fuoco.
Anche questi animali sono un po scomodi.
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Soumyadeb (148) 2009-02-15 5:02
Hi Santo --
Nice shot with a well thought out note. They look vulnerable and apprehensive indeed. Just a bit more close up wouldhave needed I thought.
CaesarP (3924) 2009-02-15 5:36
what a great scenery and capture,
great atmosphere and subject.
Great light and colors.
silvan (1786) 2009-02-15 6:11
Una bella immagine che ben descrive la difficile situazione che anche gli animali vivono.
Lo sfondo non a fuoco rafforza l'impresione di disagio dei canguri.
Il mio saluto.
rlrad (1845) 2009-02-15 7:27
Nice sharp photograph of those kangaroos. The composition makes them look as if they are staring into the smoky distance and trying to decide if they need to run. I think they probably do. I think the colors and amount of crop are near perfect. You should probably move out with the animals, at least until the fires die away.
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Atousa (7131) 2009-02-15 9:11
Very beautiful shot with nice framing , great colours n atmosphere.. the kangaroos are very well placed in the frame.. well done.. thank you.
Best regards, A
siamesa (28117) 2009-02-15 10:07
It's a very good note.Sorry for the animals there. An excellent capture, surely.
cherryripe (21033) 2009-02-15 10:44
I was talking to Mum today and she was saying that it was hard to breath. I remember it being like that on Ash Wednesday. I can see how dry everything is with the ground to brown & red. The roos stand out really well (pity the one on the right has his head turned to the back) and the bokeh is good.
PaulVDV (28299) 2009-02-15 12:36
Very beautiful picture of these kangooroos. The composition is really good. The picture has nice natural colours and the hazy background emphasises the animals and the tree.
I really hope the problems with the fires in South-Australia will come to an end very soon. However the loss of lives and the damage to nature can't be made up for anymore.
Best regards, Paul
Miha2ou7 (5162) 2009-02-15 13:49
An excellent picture. The kind of low perspective ads a very nice touch to it. Otherwise it is very sharp and crisp with some gorgeous colors. The setting is of course phenomenal, for these two guys to be in. Amazing. Thanks for sharing.
BWJ (3094) 2009-02-15 14:13
This is a beautiful scene. I like the way you used the large limbs of the tree to frame the kangaroos. The colors and lighting are very nice. I can almost smell the smoke in the air. I've seen many pictures in the news of the horrible fires burning in Australia and hope these problems will soon be solved. Thank you for an outstanding picture.
SteveH (6269) 2009-02-15 14:26
Hi Santo, great shot, inclusion of the tree etc works well, providing not only the roos but also their environment. Composition works for me, with them off centre and looking into the frame. I must go out there one day. cheers, Steve
gracious (20025) 2009-02-15 18:47
Ciao my dearest friend Santo,
As I watched over the TV regarding the present bushfire in your country, I know it's getting bad indeed! hope this will get over real quick!
very proper title for these fellows indeed with the heat and smoke, no body will be comfortable, especially with the red sky!
many thanks for the sharing
shevchenko (20516) 2009-02-16 2:20
Good pov to show this couple of kangaroo under a big tree, their countenance are looking worry too, hope the fire will be control as soon as possible, rare to see these reddish weeds too, thanks for sharing the natural scene.
delpeoples (57278) 2009-02-16 3:29
Hi Santo, on its own this photo is superb: great tones, sharpness, composition. With the story behind it, it's even better. Congratulations and I hope you're keeping safe, Lisa.
COSTANTINO (64268) 2009-02-16 4:05
Thanks for your useful notes about all this
situation in Australia those last weeks..
I hope that a new day will begin for you all and those poor at the photo..
Simple photo that says too much..
gunbud (34066) 2009-02-16 4:34
These wonderful crratures stand out well even in the smoke filled landscape.
The big tree and its long limb make a lovely natural frame for this great nature shot.
We all hope the fires are out soon and the people around Melbourne will have a chance to rebuild.
jaywalker (16101) 2009-02-16 4:45
Hi Santo, A lovely photo of these two guys & I'm not surprised that they are uncomfortable as fire dose not discriminate & can kill all in its path, you have captured them wonderfully, good sharp focus & the heat haze is very evident in the background, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
sweet_universe (1697) 2009-02-16 5:17
La natura, schiacciata e manipolata dall'uomo, uccide.
Speciale testimonianza, che avremmo voluto evitare.
Un caro saluto
rodgerg (55767) 2009-02-16 8:41
A very interesting and too very nice shot with an atmospher very well collected. The two kangaroos are very well located in the image, good balance. The "expression" of the two kangoroos are very well collected. Very good photowork.
diomed (13926) 2009-02-16 11:21
è un piacere un commento da un italiano dall'Australia!Scambiarsi le senzazioni da continenti così lontani !
Bellissima questa scena dei 2 canguri illuminati da una splendida luce. Ottima composizione, perfetto POV. Complimenti
Clementi (52514) 2009-02-16 12:16
sono molto dipsiaciuto per ciò che succede da voi, spero solo che in breve tempo tutto si risolva e che nessuna persona perda la vita e tantomeno questi graziosi animali.
phwall (6785) 2009-02-16 16:26
Even when the photograph is a chilling reminder of the terrible bushfire threat I can't help but smile when you post a shot of Kangaroos.
Lovely composition and the colours depicted of the Australian bush, truly beautiful.
Superb capture. Are either of these chaps related to you in any way.
lousat (89930) 2009-02-16 16:41
Ciao Santo,sei davvero fortunato a poter seguire e fotografare situazioni come questa che qui manco immaginiamo,mi piace molto la luce che riscalda i colori e i dettagli davvero eccellenti,complimenti e buona giornata,Luciano (speriamo che gli incendi finiscano presto e non si ripetano piu'!!! )
alftrek (3270) 2009-02-16 21:55
You never disappoint me with your shots of the roos, all very well captured with good light, posture and BG. The compo is good with plenty of space before them on the left. Here, the roos are well focused and BG is nicely blurred and the smoke accentuate the effects. At least there is something to be grateful for the bushfire smoke!
To answer Peter's question, I dont know how you can be related to these two since they have hair all over.;-))). I only know that they are your good neighbours, just a stone throw distant from Preston.
holmertz (51310) 2009-02-17 2:35
Looking uncomfortable and having every right to. Knowing about the reason for the haziness in the background I also feel a slight discomfort at this picture, which in its own right is a good piece of nature photography. The kangaroos are nicely placed in the composition and it's a bit educating to see them in two different postures.
kschanna (6) 2009-02-17 3:43
The focus is spot on and the scape is so truly Australian. You've captured the orange tinge very nicely here.
Thanks for sharing
patdeph (35748) 2009-02-17 8:22
this photo is very well done,the 2 kangaroos are very well placed,the light and the colours very nice,and the blurred background perfect!What can they think,this is terrible for humans who know what is happening,but these innocent animals can think this is the end of the world!They surely be very afraid!How can the nature be destroyed like this,I am very worried for the future!
daddo (26534) 2009-02-18 18:06
Ciao Santo. This photo is worthy of a painting by a wildlife artist. it has a beautiful, soft light (thanks partially to the smoke haze)and lovely soft colours.The composition is faultless where the tree is also a star and not just the critters. Lovely to look at Santo. Complimenti. Klaudio.
toto (0) 2009-02-18 23:14
Belle photo de cet endroit superbe et en prime ce couple de kangouroux sous ces branches d' arbres de toute beauté.
Ces branchent crèent aussi de l' ombre qui doit etre la bien venue par les forte chaleurs.
polpo56 (15136) 2009-02-19 12:45
l'immagine è di rara perfezione tecnica; inoltre trasmette tutto il fascino che deriva dall'osservare gli animali nel loro habitat.
Mi piace molto, la metto tra le mie foto preferite.
Un caro saluto, a te e alla tua famiglia, anche da parte di mia moglie Daniela.
jimkilgallon (0) 2009-02-19 19:40
A tragic event for Oz in modern life, destruction not only of people's homes but animals surroundings. That roo certainly looks distressed, excellent capture and good note.
Longroute (19396) 2009-02-20 1:25
Una bellissima immagine sia dal punto di vista compositivo, con l'albero che fa da cornice ai canguri, che da quello espressivo, per la posa e l'espressione degli animali preoccupati per l'incendio. Interessanti anche i colori e l'atmosfera che evocano. Bravo
Sono riusciti a scoprire gli autori degli incendi?
Kielia (24077) 2009-02-20 6:38
this is really not very comfortable. You have captured the smoky atmosphere excellently and the obviously alarmed animals are intensifying this impression. Excellent photo work!
Greg1949 (9011) 2009-02-20 6:52
Santo, this is a fantastic shot, not zoo like at all which is great. The animals do seem uncomfortable but refreshingly it does not seem to be the photographers spooking them. Surely hope they faired the disaster in good condition. Fantastic detail and color, great capture.
trekks (14348) 2009-02-20 20:44
The land looks dry but I like the light on the grass and the 2 kangaroos that are so nicely placed with motionless still in this composition. The green tree with dark trunk provides a superb contrast to the burning color. I think the sharpness and the clarity brings this shot to a class above.
Excellent shot from Bundoora - we met a guy from there 2 weeks ago visiting Kuching's hotspring.
s_lush (16134) 2009-02-22 5:41
You have captured not only the beautiful and typically Australian scene, but also the atmosphere of stressed state, which even animals feel now. Perfectly well done!
brano14 (2925) 2009-02-23 10:05
It is great photo, well representing your country. Nicely framed with those branches, very good colors. Completed with a strong frame and nice story.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2009-03-02 15:38
The bushfires are a stressful event for everybody and everything, including the wildlife. However, the generosity of the people is immense and the animal care organisations have been inundated by help coming from all over Australia.
I like your shot and i hope those two fellows have not been harmed by the fires. Well done.
Disabled_A (0) 2009-03-08 16:47
very good photo! I like the depth and the composition. The colours make the photo a little alarming.
How is the situation with bush fires now??
Warm greetings from Moscow (we still have much snow here!)
satyakki (658) 2009-05-24 12:33
Hi santo, A little more close-up is what I desired (may be because i never saw a kangaroo live) but I guess you had to show the Melbourbne sky.
fritzi007 (10433) 2009-12-27 15:47
Can very well imagine that makes a bush fire a lot more fear than the animals in the photo!
Good luck in the New Year