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Pic of the Week_Reflections_Kakadu

Canon 5D camera and Canon 85mm f1.2 lens

Canon 5D camera and Canon 85mm f1.2 L series USM lens

Kakadu is a very special place. It is a wild and beautiful environment in the Top End of Australia’s Northern Territory. This image was made under late afternoon light on the Yellow Waters Cruise within the Kakadu National Park. Magpie geese, sea eagles and crocodiles thrive in this environment. But the boat on which you cruise provides protection and excellent opportunities for viewing and photographing flora and fauna alike.

I’ve been fortunate to have undertaken the cruise on two occasions: late December, in the build up to the wet (monsoon) and July, during winter (the dry season in Northern Australia). Viewing the wetlands at opposite times of year was a great education and allowed me to produce a diverse range of images. I look forward to my next visit and recommend Yellow Waters; in particular the sunrise and sunset cruise, to all keen photographers. Maybe I’II see you there.

Image processing was conducted in Adobe Lightroom 2.0 and Adobe Photoshop CS4.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography


4 Responses

  1. That is a beautiful shot !
    I definately need to go up there one day.

    I notice you were using an 85mm whne you were on the cruise, i reckon if I was there, i probably would have put on my wide angle lens, tyring to capture it all in, but i don’t think i would be able to produce images like that with it. Did you always have it in mind shoot to shoot wtih a more zoom then rather than wide or do you change your lenses on a fly? The water seems so calm even though you are riding in a cruise!


  2. Hi Chew,

    Most shots were made with a 70-210mm f2.8, particularly those of crocs and birds, some with a 2X extender attached. But as the light got lower faster fixed (prime) lenses were required.


  3. Hi Glenn,

    Really beautiful photo. I really like the warm yellows contrasting against the blues. The reflections make this work two fold!

  4. Hi Warren,

    Thanks for taking the time to post a comment. I’m glad you enjoyed the image and hope you continue to re-visit my site over time.

    Kakadu is a special place with an amazing eco-system. No wonder its become a kind of pilgrimage for aussies in much the same way as a trip to Uluru/Kata-Tjuta or a drive along the Nullabor.

    All the best,


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