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Copyright: Peter Collins (spike1) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 36] (234)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-23
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 70-200 f/4L
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BEST OF: Coyotes, Dingo's, & Wolves 1, A - Z of Mammals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-23 7:56
Viewed: 8132
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The dingo (Canis lupis) is Australia's largest mammalian predator.

Adult dingoes grow between 10 and 20kg, and were though to have been introduced into Australia at around the same time as the aborigines arrived on the continent.

Dingoes have litters of between 3 and 5 pups, born between April and August (autumn / winter period).

At one stage, the Australian government built a 5000km long, 2m high, fence in an attempt to keep dingoes from attacking livestock.

Although appearing quite docile, dingoes have been known to attack humans. They are often found around the perimeter of camping areas in the more remote regions of Australia.

This photo was taken at a wildlife sanctuary at Healesville, about 60km east of Melbourne.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-23 8:03]
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Hello Peter!
Very nice shot.Colors,details,clear eyes,lighting and composition are excellent.Very well done.TFS...

Hi Peter!
Excellent composition.Colors,details and lighting are wonderful.Thanks for sharing.

Isn't he so handsome. He does look like a dog I used to have...
Wonderful details, colour and composition. I like it.

It resembles the Blue healer.
Excelent shot and well done on the composition.


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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-05-23 12:41]
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Nice pose and lovely fur colour. His head's turned just at the right angle.

Beautiful photo!
The POV and composition are superb, great colours and really nice model.
I like the photo very much.
Well done!

Good to see one of the few true wild dogs captured so well. TFS

Nice shot,good detail,well composition.TFS!

Lovely shot Peter. Colour, sharpness and detail are all excellent. This one looks like a pet I might pat - but something about the look in the eyes (which you've caught admirably) might make me hesitate. For good reason too given your note! This one looks in tip top condition, very alert. I love the colours and composition too. TFS :)

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