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Baby Woodmouse

Baby Woodmouse
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-27
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, 70mm.300.mm apo sigma
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-27 8:01
Viewed: 3152
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is one of the baby Woodmice born to the Woodmouse who lives under our decking in the garden. This is the first time i have seen it out from its nest. It has spent all day in the garden, asleep most of the time. Hopefully it will hide away this evening before next doors Cat comes out. He is still very small so not very old.

Wood Mouse ( Apodemus sylvaticus ) Body length 7-11 cm.
a common Mouse of woods, hedgerows and mature gardens. An important prey item for many native predators. Found throughout Britain and Ireland including most Islands. Light brown in colour. With very large black eyes and big ears for the size of its head. It uses its front feet as we use our hands. Will often store as much food in its mouth as they can and take it back to their nests.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-07-27 8:04]

Hi Nick,
awwwww too cute! Great POV, you must've been low down to get this..great detail, in the mouse and the gravel around him too. Well seen and nicely composed...still no sign of a new toy yet i see...
tfs and have a good weekend,

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-07-27 8:14]

Hi Nicholas,
This little fellow is soooo cute! I'm suprise he didn't run off!
The focus and details are excellent. Very good sharpness.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-27 8:25]

Hi Nick,

Oh, he is soooooo cute. Never thought I'd say that about a mouse. He looks so small to be away from mama. Wonderful details - I love the hairs standing up and he has long whiskers already. Hope you catch more of him.


Hi Nick,
A super cute photo. The size of the gravel give great scale to the photo and show how small the mouse is. Excellent work on the details and exposure. Focal point could have been up a bit higher so that more of the mouse and less of the rock was in focus. But, still a great capture where, I am sure, you had to use care.

Very nice shot of this sleapy mouse.
Great pov and dof.

Hello Nick,
Very cute baby, lovely capture, Wonderful POV
you probably had to get down to your belly for this
wonderful shot.. Great composition.. Well done


Hello Nick,
Super fine and sharp on this excellent macro!
he is cute alright in sleeping!
very well composed and very well seen
thanks for the sharing

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-07-27 10:16]

A simply delightful posting! wonderful colours and details, superb composition

Very cutee Nick...what a bonus having these around. Quite like the stones as a backdrop too. Best, Brat.

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-07-27 10:34]

You are getting today's "Cute" Award! :) Excellent capture. DOF and the stones surrounding it give reference to it's small size!
Bravo! Cheers, Klaus


Rupert has obviously been a busy little mouse. Good to see that the weather doesnt stop nature rolling on as usual ! Nice POV and good use of the gravel in the back yard to show scale.

Top work. Peg Leg

Ciao Nick, a very cute little mouse, lovely composition with excellent sharpness, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-07-27 11:29]

Beautiful little Woodmouse Nick. I do hope the cat doesn't get him! As usual it is very well focused and well exposed, lovely detail and sharpness, great natural colours. Maybe you should force him under the decking in cas the cat comes, he's such a lovely little cute mouse.

Hi Nick,

What a lucky person you are to have these interesting little rodents living so close! This is an equisite photograph! Wonderful sharp detail! The fur and whiskers are so clear, you could almost touch them! Lovely composition.
It saddens me that the only time I see little wild mice is whn the cat brings them home!
Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-27 13:33]

Hi Nick,
You nailed the exposure on this one. Great light and wonderful natural colors. Nice sharpness and good composition. Have a great weekend.

Very nice POV. Very sharp details of the head, Nice light/colors througout. Very good picture all around. TFS. Cheers, Dan.

I see no reason why pictures like this are not published in journals. Just another real neat shot Nicholas. All in a days fun. Did anyone tell you that you are a good photographer? No answer expected...Good show!


Hi Nicholas,
I have not seen more mice shots recently. It is a nice capture of Apodemus sylvaticus. POV, focus, details and colors very nice. Composition also good. Useful notes. thanks. best wishes.

Hello Nick,
Awesome details in the fur coat!
Well composed image with a high cutie factor!
Pablo -

I just want to reach out and pet the little thing...you captured a gentleness and the texture. This is just darling!

bonjour nick
c'est vraiment tres mignon,j'aime sa posture.
les pelage est bien detaillé.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-28 8:39]

Nicholas, so sweet and so sweet. Look at the way it is resting or sleeping.Very well and excellent comosition. Well presented. TFS Ganesh

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-28 9:08]

Hello Nick,
How very cute! We used to get these around our previous home and they're really very small and pretty. Great capture, very sharp and natural colours. I hope the cats don't get it!!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Nick,

I like a lot the details of this image.
Interesting note too.



Bonita toma con buena composición

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-07-29 12:01]
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Hi Nicholas

This is a stunning shot and it is just adorable as well. Excellent low POV and a wonderfully close and detailed shot. Great DOF and composition as well. Where can I get one of these :)



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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-07-29 19:03]

Such a cute pictures. Sharpness and details are gerat. the exposure is perfect. Colors and contrast are so natural. Excellent shot.


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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2007-07-30 12:00]

Piekny zwierzaczek. Tak sobie ladnie spi.
Rewelacyjne zdjecie.Pieknie uchycone.


Hi Nick,
So nice mammal! :)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-01 20:35]

Hello Nicholas

What a wonderful shot of this baby wood mouse.The clarity is amazing.Excellent POV and DOF.The focus is razor sharp.The lighting is perfect with excellent colour saturation.The fur detail is superb.TFS


Bonsoir Nicholas
vraiment adorable cette petite souris .J'aime beaucoup sa posture et ses couleurs.Belle prise de vue avec une excellente netteté
Merci pour ton passage ,c'est encourageant pour une 1ère photo

Hello Nick
I had not seen it this small so funny mouse... in his position.
It lets believe that it hides of you !!
In a friendly way.

Hy Nick
I saw only adults from this species. Lucky that you have/had this animals in your garden. This guy is really cute!

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