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Copyright: didier garnier (ddg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-28
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon 28-105 USM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 50-60 points (chapter 5) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-03 12:19
Viewed: 6252
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
I was walking in under wood and I met with this small mammal that many people call “the jumping Mouse”!! and which is a Woodmouse. I had time to do 2 shots!! ISO 400.
Apodemus sylvaticus L.
Mammalia, Rodentia, Muridae .
Common wood mouse
- Adult: length of the head and body: 7.5 to 11.0 cm; lenght of the tail: 7.0 to 10,5 cm; weight: 20 to 30 g.
- The wood mouse has an elongated body, a tail as long as the body, large ears proud of the fur, large eyes like ankle-boot buttons. The hind legs are more developed than the fore legs, which allows the wood mouse to move quite frequently in leaps (jumping mouse) (*) .
It looks like a mouse (Mus musculus) but differs from it by larger size, lighter fur (brown grey above, white grey below) and by the fact that the tail's sheath comes off easily when pulled (*) .
- The wood mouse frequents various habitats (edges of deciduous forests, hedges, fields, parks and gardens). In autumn, it has a tendency to seek refuge in buildings and homes. It is nocturnal. It runs quickly and climbs easily. In general it digs a shallow burrow, but can also live in existing cavities: hole of a wall, birds' box.
- Varied diet: it essentially eats seeds but also buds, fruit , mushrooms and invertebrates. Like the mouse, it de-husks cereal seeds and eats only the kernel.
- The wood mouse can reproduce all the year round, but in general the female limits itself to 3 to 4 litters a year, each of 4 to 5 young (period of gestation: 23 days).
- Longevity: 2 to 4 years.
- In large-scale farming or in gardens or glasshouses, the wood mouse eats and stores cereal seeds, red beet... at sowing time.
- Also, it eats varied stored food: fruit, seeds , tubers and certain food produce; it can also damage insulation materials.
Common Names
DE: Waldmaus, Kleine Waldmaus, Springmaus ES: Raton del monte FR: Mulot sylvestre, Souris sauteuse IT: Topo selvatico PT: Rato do campo GB: Common wood mouse

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Amazing sharpness and details.
Great colors and compo.
Well done.

Hi Didier, you took a great photo of this little fellow.
Very nice colors and composition.
Very well done!
greetings Jan-arie

Hello Dider, great shot lots of colors and details I like the framing and POV alot, Great shot, TFS Kyle

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-07-03 12:48]

Comme il est mignon ce mulot sur cet excellent cliché. Belles couleurs et luminosité. Netteté et PdC tiptop comme d'habitude.
Compliments Didier.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-03 12:52]

Hello Didier,
Very nice,crisp clear capture.POV,sharpness,catchlight in eyes,framing and composition are wonderful.

Hello Didier,
Very interesting post! Well done on spotting this little fellow. The shot is good technically and very nicely framed. I like the POV too.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-03 13:48]

What a lovely little mouse!!! He looks so cute, totally unbodreerd by your presence. Great BG, very nice capture of the natural surroundings, great POV and DOF.
Overall: excellent!!!
Bravo and TFS

very nice capture. Nice colors and composition.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-07-03 14:37]

What a lovely photo. beautiful composition, colours and POV.

Hello Didier,
Very nice I like it. Excellent low POV and an interesting setting/composition. Excellent DOF, color, sharpness, BG, and details. Great light here as well.
Very well done.

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2006-07-03 14:53]

Super agreable pour la compo, sa couleur et sa definition. Belle photo. Pas encore eu la chance de voir un en realite. Merci didier.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-03 15:48]

Hi Didier,

Yes them mices are quite fast,I made a few wintershots of them under the birdfeeder,but you managed to capture this small one very good,well done,


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  • ciccio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 50 N: 338] (2751)
  • [2006-07-03 17:13]

Hola Didier, una foto preciosa, con un colorido espectacular y un encuadre que me gusta mucho . Enhorabuena y un saludo. TFS.

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  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2006-07-03 17:16]

Bellissima foto Didier!
Dettagli finissimi, colori stupendi e ottima la composizione!

Excellent capture Didier,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

Thanks for posting, have a great week.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-07-03 22:08]

Bonjour Didier!

Félicitations pour cette belle présentation. La souris est minionne et les couleurs sont justes. Merci.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-04 1:27]

What a cute little mouse you have captured with sharp details, Didier. The light on it is very good, and the colors are rich and well-saturated. Nice little composition. TFS. : )

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-07-04 4:37]

Hi Didier,
Great shot of this little fellow. Excellent lighting, details and colours. Also well composed and well captured. Well done my friend and TFS.

Hi Didier

We don't see mice on TN very often. This guy looks cute and I am very glad it is a photo, not the real thing. Nice work. :-)

bonjour didier
tres mignon ce petit mulot,pas de temps en ce moment alors commentaire court.
bonne soirée.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-07-04 19:19]

Hi Didier
Great shot. Great colours, details, light, sharpnes, DOF and POV. Hi look so cute. Also good note.
Well done Didier


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-05 10:40]

Hi Didier,
A very good capture of this pretty animal. Details and composition are very good!
TFS, José M.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-05 17:25]

Hello Didier,
cute little model you captured here. Excellent light and lovely details. POV and pose is great. Excellent job in framing this wonderful composition.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-07-06 7:41]

Hello Didier,

Lovely shot. Well done for capturing this little wonder. Lovley details and composition. Very well done.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-07-12 13:13]

Bonjour Didier !
Cette petite souris est vraiment adorable ! Et la photo est d'une qualité irréprochable. La netteté, les détails, la composition, le POV et l'arrière-plan sont tout simplement magnifiques. Il est rare d'apercevoir ces animaux en plein jour, vous avez eu la chance de voir celle-ci et de pouvoir la prendre en photo. Félicitations !

Hi Didier
Great composition with superb colors an details.
Great POV, BG and DOF.
I love the frame.

Bonjour Didier,

Vous avez eu bien de la chance de l'attraper au passage! Ce n'est pas facile, ces petites bêtes nerveuses ne tiennent pas en place une seconde.En plus, cette photo est très réussie. L'éclairage, les détails, la composition et l'arrière plan sont de toute beauté. J'aime particulièrement la lumière dans son oeil. Merci!,


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