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Dingo, wild dog on the alert

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Dingo, wild dog waiting
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ExposureTime : 1/2500Sec
FNumber : F5.6
ISOSpeedRatings : 200
FocalLength : 210.00(mm)
Taken around 3.30pm
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Did you know that the Australian Dingo is facing extinction? It doesn't look real good for them, we in Australia condone the extermination of our top land predator, the dingo, our own "lion king" which holds all things in balance.

Due to its habit of attacking livestock and the vulnerability of sheep, dingoes and other wild dogs are seen as a pest by the sheep industry and the resulting control methods normally run counter with efforts of conserving the Dingo.

I saw this wild red dog and his mate at the Hunter Valley zoo and although in a very pre-carious position managed to get a couple of shots blurring out the wire in the background. Have a great day. ~Pat and Graham

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Michelle Alton
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    An absolutely awesome work of skill and artistry, P & G! The light is tripped fantastic!


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5/22/2010 3:48:55 AM

 
Deborah J. Bibbins
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Beautiful image, Fantastic light and color.


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5/22/2010 5:01:08 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Wonderful capture, made it look like it was shot in the wild. :O)


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5/22/2010 6:03:31 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Fantastic portrait of this handsome Dingo taken with ultra sharp detail and great composition!!


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5/22/2010 7:50:06 AM

 
John Connolly
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An amazing portrait of this handsome native animal Pat! The detail and color in those piercing eyes is phenomenal! Really nice work here, my friend!


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5/22/2010 2:22:57 PM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
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A great selective focus image Pat! A beautiful Dingo. You did great work here !


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5/22/2010 3:32:08 PM

 
Dawn M. Dorland
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What a perfect shot... great technique!


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5/22/2010 6:05:33 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Beautiful dingo portrait, great color & detail.


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5/22/2010 6:39:09 PM

 
Pat and Graham Robards
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Thanks all for your kind words, I am truly flattered. ~Pat


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5/23/2010 10:35:30 AM

 
Karen Kessler
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So sad to hear about them facing extinction. Fantastic photo & framing of this photo, Pat!


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5/23/2010 10:50:09 AM

 
Pat and Graham Robards
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Thank you so much Karen for your kind words. Yes it is so sad that they are facing extinction.

It is a native animal, I used to have a young male dingo "Mallee" but he was kept in a Dingo sanctuary so I would go and see him there and train him.

They decided to get him neutered so I opted out of the adoption as he was literally useless for preserving the breed which was why we adopted him.

Lovely aloof animals as adults, trainable as pups.

Hope you shelter work is going well!

~Pat


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5/26/2010 8:33:49 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Wow, Pat - this really is a gorgeous dingo portrait!! I LOVE his eyes and pose here, and the lighting is just delightful!! :o)

The dingo's plight truly is tenuous at this point in history, isn't it...so why neuter a healthy young male like 'Mallee"?


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5/29/2010 6:50:58 AM

 
Pat and Graham Robards
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Thank you so very much for your generous support Carloyn, you are so good for me you know! So full of nice words.

I waited for about four hours for the lighting to get just right, he came up a treat didn't he!!!

Yes the dingo's plight is tenuous, there are many trying to preserve the full blooded dingo, 'Mallee' was such a handsome male. I guess they only keep the best of the breeding stock .

~Pat


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5/29/2010 12:55:53 PM

 
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