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Is the dinner comming soon?

Is the dinner comming soon?
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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: 2005-06-27
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-20 3:27
Viewed: 4012
Points: 38
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Is the dinner comming soon?
Northern River Otter
Lontra canadensis

The northern river otter is a slender, long-bodied, short-legged mammal with a broad, flat head and a muscular body. The snout is broad and rounded, the ears are small, and the feet are webbed. The stout, tapering tail serves as a rudder when swimming. The brownish fur is short and dense. The skin and throat are grayish-white. The prominent facial whiskers are extremely sensitive to touch.
The river otter ranges from Alaska and Canada throughout the United States except in the arid regions from central Texas west to southern Arizona, southern Nevada, and southern California.
Northern river otters are found along the borders of streams, rivers, and lakes. They also inhabit swamps and marshes.

Thanks for looking at this otter who live at the Ecomuseum.

sway, Janice, dew77, red45, JeanMichel, marhowie, sAner, bedford67, Comandante, wallhalla15, PDP, chiliu, carper, hummingbird24, Callie has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Callie: It is my most beautiful profile ;-)Luc 1 08-02 09:59
To ornis: elle attend vraiment son repas...Luc 1 07-22 01:30
To cafecrem: BTW, how is our...Luc 1 07-20 04:37
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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-07-20 3:28]

This guy is very cute.
I like the detail you have in the wet fur.

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  • goc (0)
  • [2005-07-20 3:30]

nice pose :-) but ...
i think if you had crouched and tooked the photo it would be maybe better

good job

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-20 3:34]

Hi Luc, he's quite impressive resting there on the rock. What a good view of his hands, they look tough and and his claws sharp! I like your POV, showing off his wet fur and colours real well. Nice one Luc!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-20 3:49]

Hello Luc!
He seems cute,but they are wild murderers.Details,POV,DOF and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Hello Luc!
Next cute photo from your collection :-)
Nice, friendly shot!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-20 4:37]

Another cute and funny animal Luc :-) You've got good hand to capture animals in great poses, not only portraits of animals, but animals which live on your pictures! Great work MF!

Bonjour Luc,
Sympathique petite loutre. On la prendrait bien en pension. J'aime surtout sa pose, les pattes en avant, et la tête tournée, comme si elle attendait vraiment quelque chose. Titre bien choisi!

Hello Luc, Very good pose and POV here. Well composed with very good sharpness and details, Great shot!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-20 7:15]

Great capture Luc. Exposure is spot on and the pose is very funny. Good details and well composed. Well done & TFS!


Bonjour Luc,
Ce sympathique animal a été photographié de main de maître! Il semble vraiment attendre que l'on vienne servir son repas!
Très bonne composition servie par un contraste parfait.
Merci, cordialement,

Beautiful natural shot - very clear -. Fantastic composition and great details. Superb colors. Well done & TFS!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-20 16:22]

Hi Luc, very nice shot. The details are great and it's a nice composition, I would like to see the POV a little lower. As it is the head of the otter lacks a little contrast with the BG of the fur. It's a very small nit :-)

Very well done on this beautiful creature. Well done.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-07-20 22:49]

Hi Luc,
Very nice pose, it looks so cute.
The composition, details and colour are great.

very nice shot Luc,
good pose you captured, good in pov and very fine details, very good job,
gr. Jaap

Hello again Luc!
Very nice capture.Razor sharp details,colors,POV and framing are excellent.Thanks for sharing.

fantastique la loutre, un animal que nous n'avons plus en valais. merci pour le partage de ta photo.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-07-23 5:40]

nice. his pose and the wet fur looks cute.

What a wonderful pose on this fellow, Luc!

Great title, good details, wonderful POV, perfect lighting, and BG.

Thank you for sharing him with us.

Mon Ami Luc
Trust you are keeping fine in the not so cold North? See you posted a new you in summer garb, looks great.
Very nice critter, one of the animals I find very cute and clever. Compo is nice, fur too. In line with Gerhard's forum posts, some pointers : a bit more saturation in lighting department would enhance the impact, as would a slightly lower POV, your eye about level with his eye , and lastly, the stick in the back and the white light spots could be removed to make the picture even stronger.

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