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Myocastor Coypus

Myocastor Coypus
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Copyright: Christophe Berche (christophe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 366 W: 57 N: 372] (1781)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-21
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 35-105mm 1:4.5-5.6, Digital RAW 200
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-05-22 13:17
Viewed: 3922
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Introduces in Europe for its fur, the coypu is originating in South America. It is also called beaver of Chile and myopotame.

This large rodent with manners amphibians can reach more than 1 m length. It is distinguished from the muskrat by its more important size and by the section of its tail, round in the coypu, it is oval in the muskrat.

Although its activity is rather twilight and night, it can have an important diurnal activity.
During the day, the coypu often meets on the trees or the watery vegetation of the edge of the banks. But, the true lodging of the coypu consists of a not very deep burrow built in the banks.

The coypu can reproduce all the year with 2 ranges per annum from 5 to 6 young people each one.
The females have the effect of having the udders off-set towards the back in order to be able to move in the aquatic environment with their small fixed on tétines.

Cut: 70-100 cm

Food: watery plants roots fruits

Dwelling: burrow in the banks

21/05/2005 19:27:17
Priorité-ouverture AE
Tv 1/320
Av 6.3
Correction d'exposition 0
Sensibiltié ISO 200
Objectif 35.0 - 105.0mm
Focale 105.0mm
Qualité de l'image RAW
Flash Off

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-05-22 14:09]

Very good shot Christophe. Lovely capture of this animal and a great eating pose. Nice composition and very good details. Well done.

Belle photo Christophe, je n'avais encore jamais vu de ragondins en Ile de France.
Bonne Note explicative.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-23 3:38]
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Belle et intéressante composition photographique bien réalisée pour ce castor. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Interesting & very well done !

Christophe, Neat shot of your beaver munchin' down! Nice POV with good details and sharpness..Great note - Well done!

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  • Bac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
  • [2005-05-25 13:15]

Good portrait. I like this animal. Nice shot

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-05-27 22:02]

Hello Christophe.
Personal assessment of the photo: good.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.

I am surprised witht his animal, J.Michel already posted some nice shots and it is not shy at all, at least if you offer something to eat :)
I like the pose with half of the body in the calm water. Although the moody atmosphere is nice, I enjoyed trying to get some more details and contrast. Hope you like!

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