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Copyright: Robi rdfoto (rdfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1991-07-01
Categories: Mammals
Camera: canon
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-17 12:44
Viewed: 3323
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Marmots are members of the genus Marmota, in the rodent family Sciuridae (squirrels).
Marmots are generally large ground squirrels. Those most often referred to as marmots tend to live in mountainous areas such as the Sierra Nevadas in the United States or the European Alps. However the groundhog is also properly called a marmot, and the prairie dog is also better called a "prairie marmot", though it is not classified in the genus Marmota but in the closely related genus Cynomys.
Marmots typically live in burrows, and hibernate there through the winter. Most marmots are highly social, and use loud whistles to communicate with one another, especially when alarmed.
Many historians suggest that marmots, rather than rats, were the primary carriers of the Bubonic plague during several historic outbreaks.
The name marmot comes from French marmotte, from Old French marmotan, marmontaine, from Old Franco-Provençal, from Low Latin mures montani "mountain mouse", from Latin mures monti, from Classical Latin mures alpini "Alps mouse".
Marmots mainly eat greens. They eat many types of grasses, berries, lichens, mosses, roots and flowers.

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bonjour robi
la photo a probablement perdue un peu de qualité a cause du scanner mais reste assez bonne.
vous ne deviez tout de même pas etre tres loin d'elle?
bonne note.

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-03-17 14:35]

nice subject good focus and colors nice use of DOF

Nice Marmot shot. You look pretty close there

Bonjour Martin
Félicitation pour cette superbe composition. La nettetée de cette marmotte est réussie. Les couleurs et les détails sont très bons.J'aime bien la pose de l'animal.
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-03-23 19:37]

Bonsoir Robi, lovely shot of marmot. I like its expression.TFS

Bonjour Robi, je viens de visiter votre gallerie, elle est magnifique, ma photo préférée est sans aucun doute cette magnifique marmotte,merci de partager,

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