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Take a big breath and plunges!

Take a big breath and plunges!
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-21
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, canon tc-dc52b 1.6x
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Canada [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-25 22:59
Viewed: 3824
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Take a big breath and plunges!
For Bente
River Otter
Lontra canadensis

It is not easy to manage with the water, the sun and a swimming otter. I think it is the best I can do for now and I wanted to show this to Bente.

Previous posts:
Hey Luc! Play with me again please!
In homage to all the lovers of the earth
"Stop telling jokes, ...

I hope you like this diving otter.
Thanks for looking at this otter which live at the Ecomuseum.

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Hi, my friend.
This very good shot with your compact.
Great action, good details and compostion. I like the waterdrops.
Very well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-03-26 0:03]

I actually really like this picture just as it is. The pose of the otter is so dynamic, with his mouth slightly open and his body at a diagonal. The water splashes add to the sense of action. Yet the water ripples provide a crisp background, without distracting from the main focus of the otter, which is captured in very sharp detail. Congratulations!

It is indeed a stuning freesing shot, Luc.
I see it for me but I must say you capture it on the best moment, very good job here.
gr. Jaap

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-03-26 2:36]

Waouh ! Il fallait réagir au bon moment sur le déclencheur du S1, bon réflexe ! Bonne capture du mouvement !
Well done Luc !

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-03-26 3:13]

Hi Luc, I think it's a rather good capture. These scenes need a lot practice and i do not have that experience to tell how to improve this shot. On the other hand this motion blur explains what's happenning very good.
Well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-03-26 4:06]

Very good action shot!
You've a great title explaining the movement of cute otter;)
Thanks for sharing...

This is a great action shot Luc.You can really see how he tucks in his flippers and streamlines himself.He looks like a rocket or a plane.
Good work,Luc.

Pose is excellent,Luc! Good work ...Thanks for sharing

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-03-26 6:10]

I wondered what it was on the thumbnail. Very good action shot Luc. They are so free in the water. Very good catch. Well done.

Hello Luc and Happy Easter! Nice action shot caught at just the right moment..Very nice, Thanx!!

For a compact Luc, you did very well with your composing. The action is good. I'm not sure if you could have pushed a faster shutter speed.
Well done.


Great action shot, one of the best I've seen 'till now.
Very well done my friend.

Nicely caught Luc,
The water looks great, a nicely timed capture. These otters are so quick in the water, and a real pleasure to watch.
Thanks for posting

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-03-26 14:25]

Fantastique prise. Tu l'as eu au bon moment et avec la bonne vitesse d'obturation. Bravo.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-26 14:36]

Great trophy Luc! Excellent moment, water frozen in time looks superb. For your compact cam it is very good shot.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-26 15:02]

Hi Luc, great action shot it's a pity you couldn't have got a faster shutter speed but it's still very nice. Well captured.

Wow quelle prise! Il fallait être rapide pour une telle photo.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-28 11:27]

This is an excellent actionshot Luc! Very well done! TFS!

Well Luc, I have nothing this nice, I actually have only one, very old slide about 20 years old of an otter on a concrete landing. I love the movement, and his joyful face, a toothy grin, the English would call it.
I think you did very well with the conditions, and the camera.
Have a good time the rest of the weekend.
I am sorry to hear about the unfortunate death. It comes to all, unbidden, and often so sudden. I trust your kids will find strength of heart in these trying times, at the right Source.
From a rainy Gauteng!

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