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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: 2005-01-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, canon tc-dc52b 1.6x
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Canada [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-01 3:37
Viewed: 4000
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
"Stop telling jokes, I have a stomach ache."
Once upon a time there was two River Otters
Lontra canadensis

This stocky, muscular member of the weasel family is distributed throughout most of North America. They prefer life on the shores of deep, clear rivers, lakes, large marshes, and ocean bays. They attain a maximum length of about 1.4 m and a weight of about 13.5 kg. River Otters have the thick lustrous fur characteristic of amphibious mammals.
Wary in the wild, they are, nonetheless, sociable, docile, playful animals and easily domesticated. The European species was once used to catch fish for the table.
Primarily nocturnal, otters remain active year round. Their diet consists mainly of fish, but they also eat insects, frogs, and occasionally small mammals such as muskrats.
Sometimes falling prey, on land, to wolves and coyotes, the otter’s principal enemies are humans.

These two live at the Ecomuseum.
When they are not sleeping, resting or eating, they play together. It is very pleasant to observe their plays. They have a pool and a lot of space for playing.
They do not stay in place, always mouving by emitting small pointed sounds. Lovable animals, they make me smile in spite of me.
The background is some concrete (sorry for that) covered with ice and snow. Taken with a monopod.
I hope you like this play action.

LordPotty, cafecrem, coasties, red45, dew77, Callie, gerhardt, willie, PDP, pompey, marhowie has marked this note useful
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To Callie: What is God, Callie?Luc 1 03-01 14:07
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:-)))))) Wonderful scene Luc! Great title and very interesting photo. Very well done!

Very amusing image Luc. You caught them at a wonderful moment. Lovely expressions. Nice work. TFS

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-01 4:41]

Luc, now I have got stomach ache :-))) Great, superfunny photo and title! Those creatures are my favourites in category - most cute or funniest animal. Great post!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-03-01 5:00]

Good moment.It looks like talking to you.

Hi Luc
I'm cracking-up!
The joke was on me
I started a joke
Laughter is the best medicine
The one, bottom, right, reminds me of my son when he was small - he could enjoy a good laugh since he was small, and that open mouth and turned head is reminiscent of the way he also bends his head when laughing. A delightful picture. Need I say that these guys are also on my wishlist? A lovely picture! TFS

Such a pleasurable moment. I am impressed by the playfull essence you caught here. And the title fits the capture so well. Great shot Luc.

Why would anybody hurt these critters?

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-01 6:27]

Hahahaha, very funny Luc! Good composition and very sharp details. The right animal with the turned head is hilarious! :) TFS!

Great shot Luc, very funny moment you captured perfectly.
Well done.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-03-01 12:02]

Great title and great moment captured here. Lots of compassion in this shot. Very well done

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-01 15:55]

You are right Luc, they look like they are sharing a joke. Excellent atmosphere to this photo, a very nice feeling. Well done on composition and exposure.

Vous avez le don de trouver de bons titres pour vos photos. Cette image est tordante et bien réussie!

Belle photo Luc et toute une atmosphère! La seule critique que je puisse trouver est que les pattes sont un peu embrouillées, mais sans doute qu'à cette vitesse, pour capturer ce moment, il était difficile de faire autrement. Bravo!

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-03-01 17:41]

Great capture Luc, fantastic pose, good clarity and excellent note.
Thanks for sharing.

Nice photo Luc,The otter has a wild look in his eye.
If you hadn't said they were playing, I'd think that upright one was angry.

Perfect title Luc! Great moment captured here..So what was that punch-line anyway?? Well done!

So much animation in this photo. The title is fantastic - they do indeed seem to be cracking-up with laughter, otter laughter if there is such as thing. The colors and textures are wonderful. Well done.

One eye, one jaw and one hand are maybe soft. And yes, there is concrete too. I guess no one cares. I don't. Because the pic is so hilarious. A pity we can't rate titles. This one is pretty good.

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