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The Common Muskrat

The Common Muskrat
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-28
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D5100, Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-14 6:40
Viewed: 1729
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, I am not a big fan
of the very close shots but with this
photo I decide to do an exception,
I cropped the photo of 50% to have
the Muskrat closer on the image,
because I am amazed the details
have give me my Nikon D5100 with
the 17-50 F2.8 Tamron lens.

1/60s f/5.6 ISO400
50mm (35mm eq:75mm)

from New Hampshire Public Television website

The muskrat is a very good swimmer and can
stay underwater for as long as 15 minutes.
It uses its tail and webbed feet to propel
itself through the water and can swim both
forwards and backwards!



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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-01-14 7:29]

Hello Asbed,
An excellent close shot of the Muskrat.
The feeding pose is great and taken from a nice POV with fine sharpness and natural colours. Great eye contact too.
Thanks and best regards,

hello Asbed,
it is nice to crop 50% to show the closer view.
sharpness and colour is very accurate as usual.
and like the ambiance you show here.
best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-14 7:54]

Hello Asbed,
Nice close photo of this Muskrat, the pest in the area where I live.
Excellent POV, sharpness, details and eye contact.

Hi Asbed,
what an interesting animal this is. Great point of view. Amazing colours. Perfect sharpness. Nice situation.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Asbed,
Nice capture of its activity with excellent details and lovely natural colours.
TFS and my regards,

Ciao Asbed, great capture of cute creature, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Very sharp closeup Asbed. Love the clarity and the focus. It's the perfect exposure. A wonderful invasive shot! TFS Trevor

Hi Asbed
I'm glad you have shown us a close up. Most muskrats I have seen have the tops of their heads swimming along in the water. Very well lit from a good POV showing super detail.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6507 W: 89 N: 15620] (65341)
  • [2013-01-14 15:21]

Salut Asbed,il te regarde un peu curieu de toi et ta camera...ehehe...capture vraiment super,pas facile endroit et qualite' excellente! Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

Interesting animal and impressive photo Asbed! Very good composition, fantastic lighting and great sharpness!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-17 2:45]

Hello Asbed
very nice close up of the muskrat.Superb details and the sharpness is very well retained. I like to see the rodent in this simple natural environment.


Hello Asbed,
Very nice sharp picture of this lovely animal, great eye contact, good timing captured and beautiful natural colours, a very well captured,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,

Hello Asbed.
Love the details of this muskat. The wet look and sharp eye are just fabulous. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.

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