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Mustela erminea

Mustela erminea
Photo Information
Copyright: Sigmund Rise (rise) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 16] (108)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-07
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 28-200mm F3.5-5.6 DG Macro, Digital ISO 200
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-14 8:57
Viewed: 5539
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The stoat (Mustela erminea) is a small mammal of the family Mustelidae. In North America it is known as the ermine or short-tailed weasel; elsewhere, "ermine" refers to the animal only when it has white fur, which it moults to in winter in snowy parts of its range.

The ermine's coat is a rich medium brown with an off-white belly. In winter, the coat is thicker and in regions that experience an inch or more of snow for at least forty days of the year, the color changes to clean white.

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Hi Sigmund, Lovely shot of the adult polecat.
The colours, exposure and sharpness are spot on and the background.


lol his expression is very cute! Composition and DOF is good. Nice job Sigmund!

Hello Sigmund!
This is very nice capture of the stoat! I like pose of aminal and frontal point of view :)
DoF is rather shallow, but in general picture is very nice for watching :)
Greetings from Poland,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-03-14 12:27]

Hi Sigmund!
Nice catch. Some color and clear.
Have a nice weekend.

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