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Coypu eating wood

Coypu eating wood
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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: 2007-04-23
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Olympus C770 UZ, (digital)
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-23 13:57
Viewed: 4472
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
En: coypu or nutria
Fr: Ragondin
Lat: Myocastor coypus
Nl: Beverrat

This is a large, crepuscular, semiaquatic herbivorous 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.
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 ... human.

Here in the city you can get quite close to the coypus. 2 meters. You should not hide but pretend you have no interest in them. Twice, one of them came right to me to inquire if I got bred (no).
This one is actually breaking some wood in order to eat it. Interesting to note that even thouth his foreleg looks like arm and hand, he can't grasp the way monkeys and human do. Still he manages well.

Exposure bias -0.7 in order not to overexposed the whiskers.

Only slight enhancement of contrast.

Thanks for looking.

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Very pleasant composition, lovely colours and a very good point of view.
Best wishes,

Hola Jean Marie,
Encantadora y precios toma, la nitidez es muy bena y la luz encantadora. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-04-24 10:30]

Hi Jean Marie

Lovely shot - excellent pose. DOF very good and lovely colours.


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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-04-24 14:07]

Hi JeanMarie,
Very nice looking "beverrat". Very nice composition and pov. Good sharpness, details and good colours.
TFS Paula

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  • Tage Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 43] (251)
  • [2007-07-26 19:11]

Good close up of the coypu. Good detail and sharpness

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