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Little Devil

Little Devil
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Copyright: Lisa DP (delpeoples) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 20] (58)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01
Categories: Mammals
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite wild animal photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-16 21:20
Viewed: 3980
Points: 18
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ENGLISH: This is a baby Tasmanian Devil seen in a wildlife reserve at Bicheno, Tasmania. When they are trying to look tough, they open their mouths like this and their ears go red (just like many men I know :) This little guy is part of the efforts by the Tasmanian National Parks & Wilflife to breed healthy Tasmanian Devils into the population. Since 1996 the Devil population has been decimated (up to about 95% mortality rate in areas on the East coast) by Devil Favial Tumour Disease (DFTD). The disease is horrifying and alway fatal. The theory is that is started through interbreeding but is spread by biting. For more information on DFTD here is a link. Tas Devil"

Canon 5D
Exp: 1/50
ISO 400
84mm using 24-105L

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-01-16 22:29]

Look at those teeth!
Hi Lisa! : )
This may be a baby, but I would not mess with him.
How sad to hear about DFTD. I hope they find a way to stem that disease.
A great POV of this little one with his mouth wide open and showing his well developed denture. Interesting note.
TFS. : )

Hi Lisa,

Wonderful shot of this little Tassie Devil, the 1/50th might have been just a little slow resulting in the slight loss of detail due to some movement.

Having said that what a great capture, love the open mouth those teeth can really do some serious damage, I might have got a little lower down to change the POV, but thats not always possible, and be careful if you do.

I laid down on the grass once shooting an Eastern Water Dragon with a 400mm lens, not quite sure if it saw its refelection in the lens but it moved real fast towards, and I nearly ended up in the lake, all the best

Cheers Rick :)

Ciao Lisa, che carino questo piccolo diavolo, speriamo che la popolazione riprenda a crescere, bella foto da ottimo POV che ci mostra l'animaletto in maniera splendida, brava, ciao Silvio

Ciao Lisa,
splendido ritratto di questo piccolo marsupiale ripreso da un eccellente punto di vista frontale che ci permette di apprezzare perfettamente le sue abitudini carnivore mostrandoci i suoi grandi canini e la dentatura accuminata, un'immagine di intenso contatto visivo con una perfetta messa fuoco sul muso, molto bello il naso umido con i riflessi.
Grazie e complimenti

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-17 1:42]

Hello Lisa,
what new appearance on TN!
I want to wholeheartedly wish you a warm welcome on TN, reviews beautiful and more points. They are unfortunately about the only reward for "work" you.
But comments and constructive criticism are welcome, I think. They help to enrich our knowledge in photography.
What you get good decision to join this site. And many congratulations and LUCIANO that has convinced you or lead you to this site.
And you can see an outstanding start with three excellent pictures.
About last what can I say? Beautiful framed with an animal which I personally scpecie not seen me before. Beautiful composition, felcitari.
Have a wonderful Sunday,

hello Lisa,
splendid animal in a very good moment, I believe characteristic for the species, nice focused picture (in the nose), with nice photo output!
keep photographing! TFS

Hi Lisa,
This is great as it looks like I'll be reviving my recent trip to Tassie through your pics.
The pose caught with its mouth wide open is so good, and it even seems this one just got its teeth done recently!
Thanks a lot for share it,

hello Lisa

welcome to TrekNature, excellent close-up photo
of this cute Tasmanian Devil baby, fine POV,
you shoot at the best moment the photo
with his mouth open, it is the open mouth
and his galnce that is giving the cute look,
fine focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hallo Lisa
Looking at those set of teeth this Tasmanian Devil have one cannot think that it is still a baby. It is very nice to see this animal as it is not one that is frequently featured on the site. I fancy the pink colour inside its ears, the round black eyes, the thickish fur and the very moist snout, all signs that this is a healthy animal. I also notice the excellent condition of the teeth. I just wonder how would the ones of about the same age as yours would compare to the ones in real wildlife? Would they also show all these healthy signs? I am sure there would be a vast difference. Lovely aggressive kind of pose in which you captured it, or was it perhaps yawning?. Thanks for sharing.Kind regards.

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