Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Australian Brushtail Possum + Joey, Gipsy Point VIC

It was dark with only a small amount of light coming from the kitchen, but the light level was so low that I had to take these at ISO 1600, f3.2 and shutter speed of 1.3 seconds. I had to hand-hold the camera as the possum kept moving.

The joey (baby) came out of the pouch for the first time the night before we came home and was very wary. It did not like the light so I had to do the best I could with almost no light. We gave mum pear and apple to get her to sit still but her mouth was always on the move, so with such slow shutter speed it was impossible to get a crisp focus.

The second photo shows mum with that huge joey in the pouch, with just his back showing. How does he fit?

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Monday, 24 September 2012