Crossing the Barrier by Paula McManus

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Driving home from a week in the outback, we came across these 2 emu’s by the side of the road on the Barrier Highway.

Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1

featured in Dawn and Dusk Light April 2011
featured in Hometown Photography April 2011
featured in Silhouette April 2011
featured in Australian Native Birds April 2011
featured in All Things Orange April 2011
featured in Olympus and Four Thirds April 2011
featured in Destination Australia April 2011
4th Place in the Destination Australia Super Challenge June 2011
Challenger winner and new community avatar in Australian Women Photographers June 2011
4th Place in the Ace Cafe challenge, July 2011
Featured in Australian Women Photographers July 2011
Runner up in the Silhouette challenge, August 2011
Featured in the Quality Art & Photographic group, August 2011
Challenge Winner in Australian Women Photographers August 2011
4th Place, Australian Icons Challenge September 2011
Top 6 of the Destination Australia Super Challenge October 2011
Featured in *Destination Australia, October 2011


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I love being a tourist in my own country; the unique flora and fauna, the wonderful people, the striking vivid colours. Photography has opened up my country to me. I try to get out into it & photograph it as often as I can. Access to the great Australian outback is within easy reach of everyone! I hope you take the time to view some of my photos & I hope that they inspire you to go for a drive on the weekend and see what you can see.

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  • Glynn Jackson
    Glynn Jacksonover 3 years ago

    Absolutely Brilliant Paula, congrats my friend..

  • thanks so much Glynn!!!! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • waynepearce
    waynepearceover 3 years ago

    nice capture.

  • thanks Wayne! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • BreeDanielle
    BreeDanielleover 3 years ago


  • thanks Bree! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Awesome shot, Paula! Great silhouettes and a wonderful sky!

  • thanks AuntDot! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • Kerry  Hill
    Kerry Hillover 3 years ago

    Awesome colour and silhouettes Paula, great capture!

  • thanks so much Kerry! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • Stephen Muller
    Stephen Mullerover 3 years ago

    Saw this, thought did Paula take that? Stunning image, well done. Not sure if the emus were a little more off centre to the right would be of some benefit. Everyone has different ideas. Keep up the good work.

  • thanks Stephen! I light them centered, sometimes it’s good to break the rules! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • RoseMarie747
    RoseMarie747over 3 years ago

    very nice silhouette………

  • thanks Rosemarie! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyover 3 years ago

    One of those images that grabs you right away. Great shot!

  • thankyou very much Gary! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • facade
    facadeover 3 years ago

    Absolute stunner!

  • thanks Brad! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • Anna Ryan
    Anna Ryanover 3 years ago

    Awesome shooting! Well done! :)

  • thankyou Anna! :)

    – Paula McManus

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