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Protective Mama (dedicated to all moms)

Protective Mama (dedicated to all moms)
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Copyright: Kathy Meader (writerscrawlz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 2 N: 924] (2961)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-15
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS digital rebel XT, 28-300mm
Exposure: f/22, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-17 13:43
Viewed: 3614
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I would like to say that this was a purposeful shot, but that would be a lie. I just now discovered that I captured her baby while Mama Marmot stood watch.

I've only seen it a couple of times, so my guess is that the baby is allowed out only under her direction. Of course, we have hawks and eagles hanging around and Mama is intent in making sure her little one will be a survivor.

Lighting was terrible, but sometimes one must look beyond that, and I think this is one of those times.

This is dedicated to all mothers, foster and otherwise. I saw the baby duck, but I had no idea that I'd gotten a capture, so this photo made my afternoon. I was at least 30 feet away if not more. Still, I love the moment...

Hope your weekend was grand!
Kathy :-)

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To rapidshot: look closer lol!writerscrawlz 2 05-17 22:16
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Very nice layout Kathy. It's got a Kingly look about it. I wonder if mamma's a poppa. LOL TFS Trevor

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-05-17 18:37]

Beautiful image and great capture Kathy!!
It's always nice to have a surprise like this when you bring your image up on screen.
Mama seems intent on standing guard for her family. Nicely composed with wonderful detail and natural colors!! TFS.

What a shot, Kathy!A real regal lookin' attitude!
Very apt title, too!

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