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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, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-23 7:34
Viewed: 5523
Points: 12
[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.
One of them (not the one from the pic) was so used to city life that he came to me to beg for bread.

2288x1712 pixels
Camera Olympus C770UZ
focal length 26 mm
1/200 sec.
ISO 400
22/04/2007 7:13PM

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-23 8:15]

Hi JeanMario.
Your shot is wonderful. It is composed excellently. Captured scene is amazing. Colours are well saturated and pleasant. Reproduction of the animal image is great: sharp, detailed and lightened very well. Pose of the nutria, its mood are reflected so well too. I like how you have reproduces the colours and transparency of the water. Skillfully done expressive picture. My compliments and best wishes.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-23 8:47]

Hello JeanMarie,
Excellent capture with outstanding color and sharp focus, It's great we can see his feet and tail underwater. thanks for sharing this very nice composition.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-03-23 11:57]

Hello Jean Marie,
What a very beautifull shot of this very cute nice animal.
Great on the details and sharpness.

superb photo from the olympus who needs a slr when you can get as good as this for less.

Hi JeanMarie,
An excellent shot on this Nutria. I think they have become quite a pest in some parts of the world. A spot on exposure here. The colors and detail in the fur look superb. Well done!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-28 5:08]

Hi Jean Marie

This is a very nice photo of something we don't see everyday her on TN...so thanks for sharing! :)
The details in the shot and especialyl on the fur of this cute fellow are really great and sharp and th contrast with the blue-ish reflection on the water is excellent.
The pose is also terrific, the POV and DOF and good and the composition is very nice, too.

Bravo and TFS

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