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Himalayan Pika

Himalayan Pika
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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-02
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D-200, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-25 10:02
Viewed: 8321
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Lagomorpha

Family: Ochotonidae

Genus: Ochotona

Species: O. himalayana

This small animal was coming out and going inside its burrow. After waiting for a long time in the freezing cold whether at 14,000ft altitude, it gradually got used to me and allowed me to sit as close as 5ft. i used flash -built in - to get the catch light in the eye.

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cute little thing, TFS Ori

Hi Satish,
This is a lovely animal! What a beautiful capture and composition. Flash is not really recommended with some animals like squirrels, deer, rabbit, etc because it makes the eye looking strange like in this picture. Even though, I like this capture very much! Thanks,

Preciosa composición con bellos y naturales colores. Veo que a ellos también les salen los ojos rojos jajaja.
Un abrazo Satish: J. Ignasi

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-25 19:09]

Hi Satish,
lovely creature, great photo, nicelly captured in natural colors,
best regards, Dejan

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-01-25 20:00]

Hi Satish
Nice capture and sharp image whit great details in the fur.
TFS Michel

Hi Satish ,
I like this cute little pika and we have Pikas here in the mountains where I live as well.Claudine is right about the use of flash as the eye doesn't look very natural but apart from that,this is a good capture of this small creature.I have done a workshop to tame the eye somewhat and I hope you like what I have done for your little critter. Bob

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