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Old Oct 9, 2010, 2:33 AM   #1
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one of the places i took my visitors was Caversham wildlife park
as it is the easiest way to see a lot of Australian animals
touching a kangaroo was a hit
but touching a koala was a bigger hit


most animals are behind wire, but the walk through aviaries are great


and peacocks roam wild in the park


if any one comes over to Perth I really recommend Caversham

more from Caversham here http://www.johndolphin.net/photos/ca....php?cat_id=52
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Old Oct 9, 2010, 3:46 AM   #2
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beautiful shots vry nicely done - the peacock is brilliant specially like how the tail dropped into the OOF area and hte colours have alot of zing

and speaking of the OOF the bokeh of the lens your using looks really nice

my parents went to eastern autrilian for a holiday 10 years ago or so and they got to hold a koala at some park - maybe someday i'll get a chance to get out there too as those koalas sure are cute little buggers =)
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Cracking shots John !
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Old Oct 9, 2010, 3:29 PM   #4
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Very nice shots! I love peacocks and haven't had the opportunity to shoot them. Your koala looks SO soft - I'd love to be able to pet one.
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Very nice shots! I love peacocks and haven't had the opportunity to shoot them. Your koala looks SO soft - I'd love to be able to pet one.
Harriet, I had to smile with your choice of words, shooting them is what a lot of folks would like to do here in one residential area of the county! Seems the local Peacock population is doing quite a bit of damage to homes and cars. Its causing a big stink between those that like them and those that have to put up with all the damage. I thought it would be cool to have one until I heard that.
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John, These are great shots!
The cattle egret is my favorite!

If I ever get to go to Australia, I'm coming to get you as my guide. Seeing as you know all the places to get the best shots!
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All are great. But, the peacock is totally stunning! And, I can feel the koala. So cute.

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Wonderful portraits - each capturing so much of the individual qualities of the subject, with color & texture just right!
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I repeat what everyone else has said. Great shots!
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 12:20 AM   #10
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Thanks every one
sorry for being slow

I have to admit i like how the peacock turned out, the bird wouldnt stop moving, it was rotating around a spot, which gave me a chance to get lots of different angles with out moving, but most have some motion blur in them or the focus was just off and I have heard peacocks and yes they can be noisey

the koala was a special treat, and you have to feel them to appreciate the softness (it was nearly their demise in the 50s due to the fur trade),
there is a place over here (i think it is still going) that lets you hold a koala, for a price

the lens was the DA* 300 f4, one of my favourite lenses to use

GW you will need plenty of time, I have been here 40+ years and there are still places i want to go lol

Mole it would of been a lot nicer if i had been wandering down a track and just happened across these animals
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