Kangaroos are a common sight during my morning walks along the mountain trails near my suburb. This morning, I took the little Lumix with me and snapped this.
Something about the camera settings I used, the cloudy day, the auto colour correction in photoshop and the severe cropping have combined to produced this painterly image. The composition of this shot is a little weak. I neglected to wait for the kangaroos to move into a better position. However, I think the technique is worth pursuing.
The wild kangaroos on Mt Majura are probably accustomed to the many walkers and runners, horse and bike riders that use the trails. Nevertheless, I prefer their back and rear views. When they stand upright and look you in the eye … that’s unnerving.
For another example of severe cropping in action, check out the creation of this Autumn image.