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Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris

Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite wild animal photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-28 6:24
Viewed: 5034
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Venezuela, ronsoco in Peru, chigüiro, and carpincho in Spanish, and capivara in Portuguese, is the largest living rodent in the world. Its closest relatives are agouti, chinchillas, coyphillas, and guinea pigs. Its common name, derived from Kapiÿva in the Guarani language, means "master of the grasses"[10] while its scientific name, hydrochaeris, is Greek for "water hog".
Capybaras have heavy, barrel-shaped bodies and short heads with reddish-brown fur on the upper part of their body that turns yellowish-brown underneath. Adult capybaras may grow to 130 centimetres (4.3 ft) in length, and weigh up to 65 kg (140 lb). The top recorded weight is 105.4 kg (232 lbs). Capybaras have slightly webbed feet, no tail, and 20 teeth. Their back legs are slightly longer than their front legs and their muzzles are blunt with eyes, nostrils, and ears on top of their head. Females are slightly heavier than males.

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LC IUCN Red List

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This photo is taken near Fazenda San Francisco, Pantanal, Brasil. Original format.

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hello Ferran

excellent photo of this wild animal with fine POV, DOF and framing,
fine focus excellent sharpness and details, beautiful luminosity,
the catch-light at the eye render the photo more beautiful,



Hi Ferran,
you are always good for a surprise, this Hydrochoerus is no exception. Interesting animal, this. You caught it in a not very Rodentia- like posture! Good job, thanks for presenting it and for adding a detailed note.
Best regards

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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2009-09-28 9:54]

Hi Ferran,
Excellent capture, nice sharpness and colour.
Very good, well done. TFS..
Best ragards,

Hola Ferran,
una splendida immagine di questo Capibara ripreso con ottima nitidezza e colori molto luminosi, mi piace molto la composizione con la particolare postura inclinata dell'animale che si contrappone al pendio naturale,
Grazie e complimenti

Interesant document Ferran. Et tens voltat mig mon; ja em pica la curiositat de com t'ho fas jajaaj.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-09-28 17:08]

Hi Ferran,

I'm not sure I have ever seen a Capybera before. A great shot with fine details and beautiful colors. I love the eye! He looks wonderful in the nice natural setting.


Hello Ferran
I am glad to see this i think rare mammal, the largest rodent. Captured very well, from a low pov.Great sharpness.
Kind regards, Oana

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-09-29 5:14]

Hi Ferran,
lovely capture in its real action. I like the background that gives a good graphic view. The sharpness is splendid. But the scientific name is the information that I get most.
thanks for the sharing.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-09-29 11:27]

Bonsoir Ferran,
Un animal bien étrange...étonnée de lire qu'il peut atteindre 65kg! Je pensais qu'ils étaient plus petits. Belle lumière et des couleurs très spéciales aussi. J'aime bien ton cadrage et les différents plans colorés de l'image.
Merci aussi pour la notice.
Une belle soirée

Hello Ferran !
Great capture of this big rodent ! We do not see many of them on TN, it's nice to see something else than all the usual butterflies (even if I like looking at them also). Funny pose, excellent details, nice natural colors, wonderful composition and POV, and an interesting note. Very well done !

Hello Ferran
superb capture, Capybaras are very interesting animals and a bit strange too
great details on his fur, colors , lighting and composition are excellent
Have a good night

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