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Wild and Lovely


Wild and Lovely
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-16
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20, Leica 36-432mm
Exposure: f/3.3, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wild Life [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-01 1:28
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Name : Alpine marmot - Scientific name : Marmota marmota
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Distribution : Alps, Carpathians, Pyrenees, Tatra mountains of Europe.
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Description : Alpine marmot is a mammal, which hibernates the winter and lives in the Alps between 1500 and 3000m... Small squat animal with flattened head, the common marmot weighs from 2 to 4 kg, sometimes more in autumn, and measures from 40 to 65 cm overall length, including a short tail of approximately 15 cm length. The color of the fur, variable from one area or an animal to another, goes from brown yellowish to brown dark reddish, the brown means being however the most current colour. Its aspect generally greying comes to him from the paler colour of the end of the hairs. The peeling of the belly is generally of color straw and the feet are black.
Digger animal, the common marmot is equipped with strong and robust legs provided with vigorous claws. It digs especially with the legs of front, armies of four particularly developed claws, while the legs of behind have five ordinary claws. To escape its enemies, it plunges in his burrow, because probably its maximum speed which reaches only 15 km/h.
Alarm : Alpine marmots have two different alarm calls. They commonly whistle and occasionally produce a descending whistle. The more common whistle tends to be repeated a variable number of times and is associated with the degree of risk a caller experiences.
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Photo : Resized and framed in 800x600 for TN.
The light was difficult because of the contrast between sun and shadow. Focal lens 70mm.
Exceptionaly, the wild marmot wasn't shy and she came for a piece of bread ;-)
I hope you like this alpine animal seen at Lac de Lauvitel 1490m...

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Great shot, Christian
Very cute face, nice posing, the colour and details are excellent.
Well done!

wauw Christian,
what a close up,very good composition, great details,for a wild animal it looks sweet to me, great job.
gr. Jaap

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-10-01 4:21]

Witaj Christian. Jaki piêkny zwierzak.
Wspniale to odda³e¶ tym zdjêciem.
Super !!!!
Robert.

A real cutie, Christian. Great pose and sharp details. Were you very close to him? Are they used to people? Well done and TFS. : )

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-01 5:14]

Hi Taz,
Very good shot! POV is wonderful and you've managed the light good...Thanks for sharing this sweet marmot :)

Very cute, Christian.
I like the pose and the POV. Well composed and very good details.
Excellent work.

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  • clic (0)
  • [2005-10-01 6:40]

Bonjour Christian
Vos images sont dignes de paraître dans une encyclopédie dû à la qualité photographique et à la générosité des commentaires.
J'apprendrai en les consultant.
Merci.
Robert Deschênes

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-10-01 6:59]

Bon matin Christian,
Jolie marmotte bien photographié, elle me semble légèrement différente de nos spécimens au Canada ? je compare avec une de mes images mais c'est difficile à juger, il faudrait que je vous fasse parvenir une copie...
Belle présentation et note très appropriée,

Bonne randonnée à vous, il fait un soleil radieux sur Québec et les couleurs d'automne sont splendides, donc bonne randonnée à moi :-)

Amitiés,
Christian

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-01 7:26]

True! You're sweet and lovely for sure and thanks to Christian we can admire your cutness :-) Superb subject, pose and face.

Nice portrait shot Christian, great sharpness and DOF, well captured too. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend.
Heinz

A very nice portrait shot Christian. The overall lighting is perfect and the POV is Awesome. Paul :)

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-10-01 10:28]

Bonjour Christian, elle est trop belle votre marmotte un peu apprivoisée!! Super note et grand portrait de l'animal, toutes mes félicitations Didier.

Christian, for a marmot living in the wild, this almost seems like a common household pet. I'm glad it's safe in it's natural environment! Normally I'm not a big fan of tight crops, but I think you did very well in this photo, it should have helped you also in controlling the diffence in light between the fur and the background. Great detail and sharpness in photo. Another pleasure to watch!

Yes, sweet and lovely:))
Very good job!
Thanks
Monika

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-10-02 4:46]

Hi Christian,
very good portrait, excellent composition and sharpness. I like the colours, too. Good work.
Rgs, Aleksander

Wooow Christian!
It's so cute and so nice photo! I love a pose and funny sweet nose!
Thank you for this photo.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-02 13:26]

Christian, this image is really very nice.

Excellent composition, details, pov and sharpness.

He is indeed sweet and lovely.

Congratulations on this perfect picture.

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  • Georges Silver Star Critiquer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-10-02 13:38]

Une superbe netteté pour un cadrage reussi tout sa pour le plus grand plaisir de nos yeux .
Bravo pour cette photo Christian

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  • tjasa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 84] (602)
  • [2005-10-02 13:51]

waw, it is so cute!
great picture, I like it !

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  • Lia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 17 N: 135] (952)
  • [2005-10-02 13:56]

What a splendid photograph of the marmot. I find the expression of this animal terribly. Nageltjes and the fleece is nicely sharply a photograph to my heart:) Groetjes Lia

Lovely capture, Christian. I am just back from my vacation and have lots of photos to check out and edit. I will supply a proper critique later my friend.

Bonjour Christian
Une très belle marmotte! Le piqué est très bon, et la photo très bien
composée. J'aime bien ses longues griffes. Bien vu!
A bientôt
Quentin

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-03 6:01]

Good shot Christian! Great composition and sharp details. The angle is what I like best in this photo. TFS!

Regards,
Pieter

Great shot of this marmot. Very sharp, and great info to go with the photo as usual.

Regards,

Tom

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-10-04 7:02]

Salut Christian
C'est trop mignon. Belle pose, superbes détails.
Bien vu.
Salutations Toni

Hi Christian,
This is an excellent composition. Everything from colors,detail,backround, and pose, is perfect.
A great job here with excellent notes.
Scott

A lovely shot, it looks like he was actually posing for you. You haven't said the focal length but it looks like you were quite close due to the backgrund still being almost in focus. If you hadn't said it was wild I would think it was your pet!

Hello Christian!
Very nice capture.Details are crisp clear and razorsharp.I liked POV,colors,catchlight in eyes and composition very much.Thanks for sharing.

Salut Christian,
J'ai manqué cette photo de marmotte !
Magnifique, même pour une marmotte apprivoisée, tu as su capter son attention.
Je la rajoute au thème.
Merci.
Nico.

Encore une magnifique photo, Christian, d'autant plus que j'ai un faible pour ces rongeurs qui passent la moitié de l'année à roupiller. La photo est excellente, très bon angle de prise de vue, à bonne hauteur. Un régal, votre photo! Merci.

Hi Christian:
This Marmot is indeed lovely. You have done a great job with this shot. The detail is sharp and the colours, excellent!
I love that we can see it's big claws.
fantastic composition.
A job well done!

Y'a pas à dire, cette jolie petite boule de poil est vraiment des plus adorable! C'est une superbre photo ; les détails de la tâte aux 'tites pattes sont magnifiques! BRAVO !!!

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  • Eric Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 17] (129)
  • [2005-10-30 16:57]

Super la photo

Il fallait vraiment être proche de la marmotte pour un tel portrait. En plus les couleurs et la netteté sont très bien.

bonjour christian
il la cherchait chez MILKA,ils n'avaient plus personne pour mettre le chocolat dans le papier d'alu.
photo superbe et étonnante par la distance de la marmotte,même avec un zoom par 12 elle ne devait pas etre loin.felicitations.
laurent

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  • cali Silver Star Critiquer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 0] (316)
  • [2006-05-06 12:04]

Mais en voilà un joli petit minois !!! Ce cliché est magnifique, les couleurs, les détails.. bravo et merci.

Hi Christian,
Very nice shot.
Excellent colors and composition - i like it.
Well done!
TFS Malgosia

Excellent colors and composition.

Done with great class.
In one word:
AMAZING.
I did post a Hoary Marmot too today. But, it does not have the same class as yours.
Have advertised your "Wild and lovely" at: "A REAL WISTLER".
Best regards,
Mario from Canada.

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