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Holding Hands

Holding Hands
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Copyright: santo girotto (skippy007) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1321 W: 61 N: 2981] (12510)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2012-03-15
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D 700, 28-300mm AF Nikkor, 77mm Kenko UV MC
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-04-05 6:23
Viewed: 4105
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On my way home after dropping my wife off at work this morning by the side of the road I saw a dead kangaroo, unfortunately hit by a car.
This was only circa 6Km from Melbourne city centre in an area that is suburb described as inner city, a rare occurrence but certainly not an isolated incident.

This was taken at the Ballarat Wild park.

Taken from their website.

This award winning Park is owned and operated by Greg Parker and his family. Founded in 1985 through a passion for conservation of wildlife and the environment, the Parker family have long realised the value of allowing people and animals to come together in a relaxing, friendly and educational environment. The selection of animals is truly unique and features animals that can only be described as natural wonders of the world!

Most animals are natives with at a guess only 10% being from other parts of the world.

WS shows how tame these animals are, they ate out of your hand.

bayno, worldcitizen, paololg, holmertz, Sonata11, pajaran, CLODO, krzychu30, kennyblack, desy65, jhm, adores, delpeoples, daddo, Atousa has marked this note useful
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To siudzi: Happy Easterskippy007 1 2012-04-07 07:31
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  • guld Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 118 W: 0 N: 36] (1042)
  • [2012-04-05 6:49]

What a beautiful photo. Great shot in B&W. Thanks for the narrative too.

Ciao Santo!
A parte la qualitÓ impeccabile della foto mi sembra doveroso sottolineare il gesto che pu˛ simboleggiare al miglior rapporto fra l'uomo e il mondo animale! Nel WS ho riconosciuto Paolo ed Ŕ bello vedere come i canguri si facciano coccolare dagli uomini!
Saluti e buona Pasqua! Nino.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25981] (125665)
  • [2012-04-05 7:16]

Ciao Santo,
nice shot with this furry hand. Pity for the dead kangaroo. I like WS, haha, who is feeding the wild animal :). It must be great experience to be so close to animals in the park.
nave a nice time and happy Easter


Hi Santo..

The B&W gives emphasis to the simple structure of the picture..excellent light and blureed background..original shot, very imrpessive..well taken

Best regards..Yiannis

Such a strong and speaking "portrait".....

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  • bayno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
  • [2012-04-05 8:00]

Ciao Santo, la foto della cascata Ŕ spettacolare ma questa ha una marcia in pi¨, una tenerezza incredibile, ottima la scelta del BW, nitidezza al top si contano i peli, molto bello anche il WS...BELLA!!!

Hello Santo,
This is a very touching photo. I like the simplicity - it says so much. Great focus in the foreground and depth in the background. We should all respect the other animals that we share this world with; they can teach us a lot.

Caro Santo,
questa xe sicuramente a foto pi¨ bea del me viajo in Australia, quea che son pi¨ affessionÓ, quea che me restarÓ sempre nel cuor. Qualcuno dise che ghe vojo pi¨ bem ai animai che ai cristiani, e forse xe anca vero, ma xe pi¨ forte de mi, parchŔ i animai i xe sempre sinceri, e aver a fiducia de un animae xe na grande conquista. Grassie par sta bea foto, che a me gÓ emossionÓ e commosso, ma sopratuto grassie par averme dato l'occasion de aver l'affetto de sto picoeo canguro. A bon rendar! :-)
Ciao, te ciamo par farte i auguri de Pasqua!

Hello Santo,
This makes me think of the Sixtine Chapel, "God created kangaroo". It's a fine and heartwarming photo and a well balanced composition. I guess it also teaches me something about the world.
Kind regards,

Hello Santo,
This is an eye catching photo. An amazing capture at perfect moment, excellent. Very beautiful and touching moment when I look at this cute picture. Awesome!!!!I love it. I feel sorry for kangaroo, it is so sad. Perfectly well done.
All the best,

Anlamlı ve güzel bir kare!Renkleri netliği bakış açısı ve güzelliği ile başarılı bir çekim ayrıca.tebrikler

Dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i prikaz lepom crno-belom fotografijom.
Trenutak poverenja i prijateljstva, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
Imajte lepe dane za odmor, sve najbolje za vikend.


Good text with the given data ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and display of beautiful black and white photography.
The moment of trust and friendship, my congratulations for the captured moment.
Have nice day to relax, all the best for the weekend.
Good luck.

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2727 W: 1352 N: 3101] (39283)
  • [2012-04-06 2:05]

Hi Santo

A human feeling and a good mutual comprehension! Good close up and conversion in B&W to focus on the message.

Hello Santo,
beautiful and so meaningful in its message photo.It has definitely something touching in itself.B&W color scheme suits here perfectly.I like also the way you composed this scene.Excellent close-up.
Have a nice day

Ciao caro Santo
Molto bello e "tenero" questo stupendo bianco/nero che ci dimostra quanto ci amano gli animali. Ottima foto Santo.
Un saluto ed augurio di buona Pasqua a Voi ... da noi due ... M & D

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2012-04-06 12:00]
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Hi Santo,

Truly unique moment has been captured. Perfectly executed and presented in this B&W version. Very well done!

Happy Easter!

Hi Santo,
Good shot well mananged, perfect sharpness and interesting attitude with these hands, nice contrast with the b&w version.

Ciao caro Santo
Quanta tenerezza ed emozioni in questa foto scattata da una mano esperta come la tua.Mi piace molto anche la scelta del bianco/nero perchŔ in foto come questa il colore Ŕ superfluo. Splendida davvero.
Rinnovati auguri di buona Pasqua a te e Penny da parte di noi due e i miei genitori,dove ci troviamo in questo momento. Un abbraccio e bacioni a Voi tutti

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24623 W: 523 N: 41333] (177614)
  • [2012-04-08 3:29]

Hello Santo,

Animals are always unpredictable but always honest.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Excellent composition, nice done, TFS.

Have a nice Easterday,

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46937)
  • [2012-04-08 17:49]
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Hi Santo!
Just great, the photo and the note!A really good b&w photo, so well framed and with a perfect focus!
I just love its message!
I like the Ws! Is it Paolo there:)?

Ciao caro Monellone

A real decisive moment, superbly captured in amazing detail. I love the tight crop, the black & white conversion and of course the shallow depth of field. What a scene to capture, a thoroughly Skippy-esquq photo superbly conceived and realized.

And a very sweet photo of the other Monello.

Thanks for sharing, un abbraccione
Lisa Monella

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2012-05-03 0:04]

Ciao Santo. Don't know why but this scene reminds me of Michelangelo's Sistine where God touches Adam's hand. Love, trust, bond-it's all there. a fine moment. Pity that mankind has let Him down and His creation through blind greed and pride. Ciao. Klaudio.

Hello Santo,

A p;icture that steals your heart.
Great POV and composition. The B&W
makes the picture timeless.

Friendly regards,

Salam Santo,

The photo, its title n your note all are impressive n touching; I like its message.. great capture.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa

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