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Ooops - suckling dad

Ooops - suckling dad
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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: 2007-04-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Olympus C770 UZ, no lens, (digital), No Filter
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Family Matters 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-06 5:06
Viewed: 3577
Points: 10
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Ooops. What a mistake !

The kid knew where to look for the udders (On the back and not on the tummy. It's like this by the coypus). But he could't distinguish his dad from his mum. He has been checking the all back of his father, and has been trying for minutes.
After a short break (and hard thinking possibly) he went to his mother, fond the udders immediatly and started suckling.

The mother is on the right on this pic. Her fur is little bit more messy than the one from the male (possibly from the sukling)
I posted in a workshop the kid sukling his mum (a few minutes after the actual pic). The male didn't move at all and didn't even try to get rid of the kid.

More information about coypus in my previous posting.

45mm 400ISO
crop 98%
Levels overal except on the head of the male and the kid, because darker.
Sharpening after resising.

Thanks for looking


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To Alan_Kolnik: native to this area ?Nephrotome2 1 07-18 11:47
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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-04-06 5:59]

Interesting animals JeanMarie. They look like large fat rats, and I have never heard of Coypus before. And intersting notes from 3 postings ago too. TFS

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-04-06 6:17]
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Hello JeanMarie
Fantastic timing.Am wondering how close did u get to the family.
Good sharpness, detail and crop.
TFS & Cheers

bonjour Jean-Marie,

nice family photo :) and good in details. great capture!


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-04-13 15:00]

This is lovely. I loved watching the Coypu swmming around last time I was in Italy. They are lovely. This is a wonderful shot. Amusing moment captured, nice sharp details and great poses



Very interesting view of animal behavior. Are thes native to this area or was this shot in a zoo? Very curious animals to see.

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