Watching kangaroos hopping or leaping over fences are two of the great sights of Australia. The trouble is that you don't often get to see them leaping partly because they will often go under rather than over fences.
I spotted a mob heading towards a fence at Talisker, an old mining settlement on the coast near Cape Jervis. Unfortunately by the time I got my camera ready they'd already moved on. Luck was with me - another mob appeared and I got my first ever photos of kangaroos leaping over a fence - a magical moment.
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siudzi (31831) 2012-05-04 0:04
Wow! What a fantastic picture of this unique scene! I love it! It is full of dynamism and perfectly captured move. Very well done.
mesutilgim (79420) 2012-05-04 0:29
Hello Ian, my neighbour today !
You had great luck to capture those amazing beasts in full action !
Nice the deep blue sea as background.
TFS and best regards
dta (62422) 2012-05-04 1:37
Hello IAn ,
In the thumbnail (i'd nor read the title) , it seems to be a view of a fine seascape , with good contrast green-blue . Opening it , what a surprise ! You've captured the jumping kangaroos at the best moment .
gus72 (3719) 2012-05-04 2:17
Hi Ian !!
like you say a very special moment....... nice rich colours & a mean fence.
Well captured !!!!
jhm (134518) 2012-05-04 4:13
Almost an unique image with the Kangourou jump about the fences.
This all with very strong colors in background.
Composition and presentation are nice for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
macondo (18551) 2012-05-04 5:30
What can one say? Superb timing all round, not only to be there but to make such a sharp exposure at the crucial moment. And to top it off, the deep blue sea and the fine foliage of those native bushes - some kind of melaleuca maybe? Anyway, it's a magical moment alright.
ourania (25574) 2012-05-04 7:31
it really is a magical moment! It's amazing you had the calmness to arrange your angle and composition and ensure lighting, clarity and lovely natural colours. Congratulations on capturing this fantastic sight and thank you so much for sharing it!
All the best, have a great weekend,
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-05 1:13
great catch! This is a slendid photo with attractive composition and lovely details, the timing is excellent, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
lgir (6785) 2012-05-05 10:09
beautiful moment captured with these kangaroos ignoring the fences. Beautiful image sharpness with good color rendering.
dkmurphys (45873) 2012-05-05 13:32
Very fine dynamic capture of that wildlife scene. Nice shot, have a great weekend.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-05-06 15:11
These animals and the photo are amazing. The spectacular dynamism is cleverly highlighted by the colors of the sea and trees. The light, colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
mkamionka (29155) 2012-05-07 2:35
wow, I cannot imagine a better picture from your country. It is amazing. Even without the beautiful animals it would be a great shot with the green vegetation set against the ocean. Kangaroos captured while jumping through a fence -it could not get better, really.
Excellent work, congratulations!!!
MLINES (12516) 2012-05-13 1:19
Hi Ian, Beautifully timed to get this action! The proximity of the sea is a real asset. One of the best Aussie ohotos i've seen. TFS. Murray
PS you could coonsider approaching Qantas with this.Nothing ventured, nothing gained!!
- Copyright: Ian Fegent (ifege) (9987)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-22
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 18-250, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/16, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-03 23:51
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