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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: 2008-04-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100 - 400 L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-21 11:02
Viewed: 3940
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I didn't get a chance to do any nature photography this weekend so I'm posting another view of my Water Vole. This time he is showing off his fine yellow teeth - this is a perfectly natural, healthy colour for an adult Water Vole.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-21 11:18]

Hi Karen.What cute little fellow this is . You captured a ow POv which shows him of so well. Good detail and natural colours in the fur. with good use of the light in the eye. well done TFs.

Hi Karan
Nice photo but don't place our hand on it or... XD

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-04-21 11:30]

Hi Karan

Lovely shot of the Water Vole, what a cute face be has with his funky yellow teeth, nice detail on the Fur and Whiskers and good light in the eyes too, beautiful natural colours too.


Hola Karan, bien captados esos pícaros ojos jeje y además parece que esté posando para tí. Me gustan los colores y la iluminación. Yo aún no los he visto nunca en su entorno natural.
Un saludo: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

Hi friend Karan,
Another lovely capture of a water vole!
All are perfect friend!


Good morning Karan,
Thank you once again for this wonderful posting of my favorite cute little friend, and makes my good day ahead!
nicely captured with head on pose of him with wonderful details and colour
take care and best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-21 12:41]

Hello Karan,
These eyes... wonderful and impressive. Beautiful sharp-focused photo with good details. Great natural colours.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-04-21 12:45]

Hi Karan
this is very nice image
well done.

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-04-21 12:59]

Hello Karan,

Good presentation of this cute water vole. Excellent detail of its face. Beautiful natural colours.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-21 13:00]

Hi Karan

Great pose with lovely eye contact and great detail.



Hi Karan, good vole there, nice details to face, good eye contact and very good "fur" colouration and details. tfs regards h

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-21 13:10]

Hi Karan,

I just love your Vole pictures. This one is great with beautiful shadings in his coat. I love those beady little eyes and the teeth. The green grass shows him off wonderfully.


Lovely image of this Water Vole Karan.
Excellent work on sharpness and DOF leaving only the head in sharp focus.
Great fur details and clarity in the eyes.
I'm glad you did write in your note that those yellow teath are normal because otherwise he had to go to the nearest by dentist :)
Very well done. TFS!!!

Best regards, Harry

Hi Karan,

Water Voles are always welcome. Very nice pose and composition with sharp details and natural colours.



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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-21 14:52]

Aah! Lovely shot Karan!
This guy really needs to brush his teeth more! I suggest Colgate PLUS whith mini micro-cleaning crystals! That should do the trick.....

Very good POV and a great pose.
Sharp and crisp with lots of detail.
Nice light.
Very well done!


hello Karan

excellent image of this funny and cute little animal,
fine POV, framing, and DOF, lovely luminosity of the image,
excellent sharpness and details of the animal's funny face,



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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-21 19:19]

Hi Karan,
Wonderful shot of this cute Water Vole and the expression on its face seems priceless. Very neat and sharp image with perfect lighting and a skillfully chosen low POV. I like the intensity on its eyes. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-04-22 8:40]

Hi Karan,
great shot of this little Vole, excellent detail and natural colours.
Very well done as always,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-22 9:25]

Hi Karan.
What a cute expression of the animal eyes. You have pictured a very funny and nice scene. It is clear image of the animal is fine. However I am also impressed with beautifulness of the BG which consists of two different part. One of them (water) is dark and nicely blurred, another is light and colourfull. All together they create amazing diagonal composition. Bravo.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-04-23 7:51]

Hello Karan , Splendid shot of capture from this lovely fellow good compositie ,hi looks to you ,good colours pov and bg ,tfs ,Greetings Teunie .

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-23 22:58]

Hi Karan,
I liked the expression you've captured a lot :o) TFS

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-04-24 2:03]

hello Karan
good capture of this cute model that was giving nice pose to you
i like POV, light, colours, sharpness and details

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-04-24 4:59]

Hello Karan,
excellent portrait, with wonderful detail. The head on POV works very well and shows off the facial features perfectly. Looks like its used to photographers and giving you a radiant smile ;-).

Hello Karan,
Always funny this little fellow!
Wet and happy, well fed and always getting attention from the lady with the black box...
Great focus and a pleasant composition, low point of view works well!
Pablo -

Hi Karan, splendid portrait of a lovely creature, wonderful colors and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-24 6:56]

Hello Karan

Wonderful POV and DOF,the eye contact is super.
The focus is sharp with excellent details.
A lovely composition.
The silky water in the BG is beautiful.


exelente foto de qualidade muito boa parabéns por esta bela foto.

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