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Thirsty red-shouldered wallaby.

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Comments (13)

Sue Allen on January 16, 2009

OH! For a big zoomy lens, couldn't I have got a good picture then? Oh well, at least you saw what I saw, from the other bank of the dam, but I would have liked to be able to see the whites of her eyes, if you know what I mean.

Jean Gregory Evans on January 16, 2009

Sue, This looks so nice and warm! The water level does appear to be down quite a bit though, as you say, dry.

Yes, I LOVE my zoomy camera. I think it is the best invention since sliced bread and I am very lucky to live in such an age and super lucky to have one myself. Now I long for more zoom! We always want more, don't we?

I am so lucky to get to glimpse what you see! Thank you, Sue... in my sister ciy!

Jean in Franklin, NC, USA

Sue Allen on January 17, 2009

Thanks for your lovely visit, Jean, perhaps you could come for a little holiday and bring your zoomy camera with you! You could get some photos of the wallabies for me. This one is not the normal sort we get here on the block, he or she seems to be all alone, but there is a mob of whiptailed wallabies who live here all the while. This one was very tolerant of a big oaf (me) lying in the grass opposite her, pretending to be a log, I must say.

Steve, it would have been great to get it nice and sharp, but I thought, well, it's an indication of what we saw, and I was so thrilled that she stayed and had her drink. I think it's so blinking dry though, she as really thirsty, poor girl.

Very best wishes to you both, and thanks so much for stopping by,


>| Micha |< on January 17, 2009

Very nice mirror-effect. Beautiful shoot.

cheers from germany Micha

Conrad Nay on January 17, 2009

If it was a she she would have been applying mascara....

Sue Allen on January 18, 2009

Thank you very much, Micha, we were thrilled to be able to stand (or in my case, lie) and watch her for so long, and I so wish I could have managed a really close up shot of her with that reflection, but oh well, this is better than nothing, even more so, after receiving your kind words.

My very best wishes to you,


Sue Allen on January 18, 2009

Conrad, that 'ain't necessarily so, you know, as I am a 'she' and officially, since two days ago, I am no longer going to wear mascara as I always end up looking like a panda. I am a habitual eye rubber, you see. I'm sure this wallaby is an eye rubber as well. I feel it in my bones, so she's just having a drink:)

You are so daft, you never fail to make me smile, thanks my dear,

Very best wishes to you,


K.Herr on January 18, 2009

Wonderful. Whenever I see pictures like this I think some day I must visit Australia.


Sue Allen on January 18, 2009

It is an amazing place, Klaus, in that you can really see so much wildlife without even looking for it. The wallabies come up right close to the house, I've often opened the curtains in the early morning to find a wallaby picking at the grass just outside the door.

Yesterday ,or was it the day before, we were watching a sand monitor prowling around outside the kitchen door, looking for something in among the rocks in a retaining wall. I was rather worried he was going to find George's favorite green frog, but all he found while I was looking, was a large moth.

It's great for the children though, to be able to watch all these creatures coming and going.

Actually, you might like to see some more of the animals and birds which visit us at home. The only one we don't see on our block is the pelican, but there is the occasional pelican in town, on the pond there.

If you enjoy the wildlife, I think you will have to visit Australia one day, too! But be prepared to like it so much that you want to stay!:D

Very best wishes to you, Klaus,


Sandro & Cristina on January 19, 2009

Beautiful picture Sue Allen

Bye bye from Italy Sandro & Cristina

Steve Paxton on January 21, 2009

there is also disadvantages for big zoom lenses but they come in very handy great on the moon but you really need a tripod to get big zooms one thing else to carry. steve

Sue Allen on January 22, 2009

Thank you, Sandro & Cristina! I'm always very glad to hear from you, I really appreciate you taking the time to leave your lovely messages, and I love the way you say 'Bye bye' at the end, so sweet!

Bye bye,

Sue :D

Sue Allen on January 22, 2009

Very true, Steve, very true, and I don't want to end up with baggy pockets, so I shall make do with a very minuscule zoom. It's better than I used to have anyway, isn't it?

I can't wait for those scarlet honey eaters to come past again in the autumn, so I can have a crack at getting a better shot of one of them.

With so many fluttering around, I surely can't miss with my new camera!

Thanks so much for visiting,

best wishes to you,


Ps, I nearly forgot, I did a black and white of the beach with you in mind, and I wondered if you'd seen it. I thought Mohamed might not mind coming to the mountain for a special request!

Cheers, sue

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 16, 2009
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    by Sue Allen
    • Camera: Traveler DC-X5
    • Taken on 2009/01/15 17:17:14
    • Exposure: 0.012s (1/82)
    • Focal Length: 30.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash