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American Mink (Mustela vison)

American Mink (Mustela vison)
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Copyright: Dan Bachmann (danbachmann) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 19 N: 151] (571)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Pentax *ist D, Tamron SP 90mm
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): British Wildlife Centre - 12 July 2006, Animals of the BWC [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-17 17:36
Viewed: 6647
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The American Mink is a member of the weasel family (mustelidae) and a relative of stoats, otters, polecats and badgers. They are not native to Britain but were brought here from north America in 1929 to be bred commercially for their fur. A few escaped shortly after being brought here and have lived wild in Britian since then. Few minks live past their second year in the wild, but they can live up to eight years.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-07-23 12:33]

Hi Dan,
Nice shot, I didn't get any of the Mink. Good DOF and great exposure under the circumstances. Excellent colours, the rich brown of the coat shows through really well. I think the bright BG is a little distracting but nothing you could have done about that.

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