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Not Another Vole!

Not Another Vole!
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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-25
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-25 13:21
Viewed: 3058
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I didn't spot this fellow myself. I was wandering around the Wetlands Trust in Arundel when I heard a small child having hysterics and screaming that she saw a rat. I hurried over to spot him scurry away. When the screaming child left he cam back out again. He seemed to be eating red ants which suprised me as they are supposed to only eat vegetation.

As you can see the light wasn't easy here with bright spots and dark shadows but I always love these.

I am sorry if I haven't been around in the last few days. I had a major problem in my laptop and could only boot to safe mode. Thankfully I have managed to fix it now.

nglen, mirceax, Silke, gracious, ridvan, PaulH, anel has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-25 13:31]

Hi Karen.A very good shot of the little fellow. you have captured him with fine detail in the fur. with good colours. sharp focusing. with lightin its eye. a nice pose. well done TFs.

Hello Karan
Its a fine genuine capture and I love it as it is!! the detail is amazing around the head eye and whiskers.
A great shot in difficult conditions!!

Hello Karan,
Super capture,I love the colours and the details in the fur,great focus too.


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-25 14:31]
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Hello Karan
This is a fabulous PoV! Superb colours and details -- did it disppear after you used your flash?
p.s. I he the computer is behaving well now!

Love the photo .. well done .. I read your note and I got interested in what they eat .. so I looked around and found this ..

Food and predators: Microtus voles eat mainly grasses and seeds, while the red-backed voles are omnivorous and will eat grass, seeds, fruit, lichens, fungi, insects and meat. If a vole is caught in a trap, others will feed upon the trapped vole.

That last part is strange indeed..

again great shot !!!

  • Great 
  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-08-25 15:02]

Hi Karan,
A great approach to this rodent. Though the animal is not a nice creature your capture has got the most of it.
TFS,José M.
PS. I'm glad you have fix your laptop. I have experienced problems with three of them in two months!

  • Great 
  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-08-25 18:12]

Hola Karan,
realmente preciosa esta imagen,
buen foco, detalles y agradable pov,

Hello Karan,
Yes, another Vole! :) They really are cute animals and I think that you are lucky to see them that often. This is a nice capture with good details. The picture is a little noisy but it is still a nice one with funny notes :-) Thanks,

  • Great 
  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-25 23:36]

Hello Karan

Voles rule...another beautiful shot of a vole.the diagonal composition is very nice.You have wonderful detail in the fur,and excellent catch light in it's tiny eye.It looks very good on it's carpet of moss.TFS


Hello Karan,
Looks like this guy just had a shower!
I know it is wrong to read things into animal's expression but this one looks confused but attentive, hehehe...
Good details and fine colours!
Pablo -

Hello Karan,
Another posting of this cute little fellow which I loved too!
Very good pov with perfect sharpness, real colour and details always
thanks for sharing and like to see more of your wonderful works coming!

  • Great 
  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-08-26 10:47]

selam karan, excellent shot and very good composition.nice pov and bg with splendid colours.good details presented
Well done !
Regards ridvan

Hi Karan, lovely little fellow with splendid details, great focus, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-08-26 15:09]

Hi Karen,
great timing and POV, i think you've handled the exposure very well here. The mossy setting is great! Interesting abouts the ants too...i found this:

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-08-30 2:24]

hello Karan,
I missed this one, so cute! Funny fur, very modern. It is good sometimes to look at screaming kids..
Bonne journée

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