Gray Kangaroo Bouncing Blur – Southern Australia   19 comments


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Gray Kangaroo Bouncing Blur – Southern Australia

Normally when you see a photo with motion blur either the background or subject are tack sharp and the rest is blurred.  In this photo I was trying to pan with the kangaroo from the truck window.  However, I panned too fast and everything ended up blurry.  I thought it was a throw away shot, but on a second glass of wine and a second glance I really liked the pastels and artsy feel to the image.  Who knows, I may regret posting this one.  It is too late now.  So if you think I am crazy and don’t like the photo then I will take a Mulligan and come back strong tomorrow.  Either way let me know what you think…    

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  1. Have a similar picture I took from a bus window of 2 wallabies moving in a similar blur near Phillip Island, AU. Now that you are getting such good feedback on your Roo, maybe I will dig it out and rethink it’s value in my trip portfolio. Thanks for the post, it made me think. Enjoying your art – DogDaz

  2. I live in Australia and see Kangas fairly often. They’re magnificent creatures (though some would say they are a pest, particularly farmers; which I understand). One day, at dusk, when driving to Canberra (our Capital) half a dozen very large Roos leaped across the freeway in front of me. It was one of the most scary driving experiences I’ve ever had. One of them, the largest, seemed as though he was going to come right through the windsceen; so close was he. He was probably 6 to 8 feet tall and his leap covered almost two lanes. Phew, that was close…Great pic..!

  3. I really like the motion in this photo. Amazing. I never saw a kangaroo before so I really enjoyed viewing this. Great post

  4. It’s one of my life’s ambitions to see a kangaroo. Sadly, I’ve been thwarted again! Someday…

  5. Hi,
    I would of preferred the kangaroo in focus, saying that though it is different and I can understand why you posted it. I think what makes the picture (through my eyes) is the fact that the black tail and the front black paws look stunning in contrast with the grey. :)

  6. unusual photo but nice

  7. I like this photo.. gives such a strong image of movement…. great shot:)

  8. Not only is this picture valuable as it is, it has value for me as an artist. This is they type of picture I love to paint. I colorize old monochrome and sepia prints, and rarely vividize color prints. As it is, this picture would make a lovely watermark on stationery or one wicked jigsaw puzzle.
    Red.

  9. He looks like he’s really moving!

  10. The colors are very nice, but I guess I’m kind of a realism freak and would have preferred the kangaroo to be in focus.

  11. I’m always grateful for second glances…there is something very honest about this picture. No matter where you are in the world, you would recognize this picture to be only one thing, even as an abstract, it’s unmistakable. As a resident Australian, I know how hard it can be to capture a roo in motion, especially from a vehicle. I like this just how it is.

  12. Merry Christmas – I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award.
    Kathleen
    thecourseofourseasons.com/2011/12/23/the-versatile-blogger-award/

  13. I think you were also right; great shot, glad you posted it! :)

  14. Can I use this pic for an article I am writing? Love the shot. Continued Success, Jay

  15. Love kangaroos! Thanks for sharing!

  16. I think I lost my comment — I love it!

  17. I love it! I think you were right on the money, with the colors and the funky, blurry kangaroo. Please continue to follow your two-glasses-of-wine voice; I would hate to have missed this!

  18. When I look back over all the trouble I’ve gotten myself after a glass of wine and a second glance … :D

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