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Copyright: JeanMarie Mouveroux (Nephrotome2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-22
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Olympus C770 UZ, no lens, (digital), No Filter
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-22 15:13
Viewed: 3135
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
En: coypu or nutria
Fr: Ragondin
Lat: Myocastor coypus
Nl: Beverrat

This is a large, crepuscular, semiaquatic rodent native to South America, but now also present in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. In most regions the coypu is considered a pest. In eastern Europe and Central Asia, however, it is still valued for its fur. The coypu, a herbivore, has been introduced from South America to every continent except Australia and Antarctica. The animal is adapted to subtropical to mild temperate climates.
Efforts (hunting, trapping, poisoning)to stop the development of Coypu's in France were vain. Interesting to note: in south America, its native place, he's not doing so well as he has many predators there, including pumas, jaguars, anacondas and caymans.

They become numerous as the sun set. I had to set the camera on 400ISO to get decent shots.

2288x1712 pixels
Camera Olympus C770UZ
focal length 46 mm
1/250 sec.
ISO 400
22/04/2007 7:13PM

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bonjour jean marie
j'ai eu l'occasion de voir me passer sous le nez un ragondin j'ai eu le temps de prendre deux cliché mais helas bien trop sombre,sur cette photo la lumiere est tres bonne,le poils bien detaillé alors que moi il etait mouillé même sur la tête.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-03-22 15:59]

bonjour Jean Marie
Bon portrait , belle netteté et bonne profondeur de champs .
Merci pour le partage

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-03-22 22:04]

Jean, I know they can be found here in Brazil, but I've never seen one of them around.

Very nice capture with great sharpness and composition.

I like colors and lighting too.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-03-23 2:43]

Hi JeanMarie

Great close-up here and very good reflection. Good DOF also.



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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-23 6:19]

Hello Jean Marie,
Wonderful capture.POV,sharpness,clear details,framing and composition are excellent.

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