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Water Voles (again)

Water Voles (again)
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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100 - 400 L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-04-13 1:09
Viewed: 3528
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I keep photographing these as I don't feel I have done them justice yet..and they are wonderful to watch. I will post a WORKSHOP with a crop of this shot so you can see their amazing hands. These may be declining across most of the UK but they are thriving in the streams at Arundel.

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Hello Karan,
good evening from NZ! it's 8.16pm here!
thank you for sharing another my favorite Voles!
always looks cute and beautiful to me and you had captured him with a cute face with good colouration and details
have a great day ahead, my dear friend!
Tony NZ

Hi friend Karan,
Another splendid and lovely shot of a water volewith excellent details, DOF and POV!
Greetings from Cyprus,


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-13 1:26]

Hi Karan

A great close-up - good POV with excellent colour and superb detail. Well observed and captured.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-13 1:38]

Hello Karan,
Excellent photo with a great sharp focus on the head. Amazing eye. Very beautiful natural colours and composition. Lovely environment. Very good POV and DOF.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-04-13 2:09]

Hola amiga,
como una bola, :)) simpático trabajo y detalles,
excelente habitat y pov.
espléndido trabajo.
saludos Karan

Hi Karan
Another beautiful shot. Very cute object ;-) Nice saturated colors good sharpness and nice POV

Really beautiful colors and interesting subject.
I like this composition and the DOF of this photo is excellent!
Good job!

Hi Karen
Wonderful capture of this water vole
in his natural habitat
Superb detail and color tones of his fur
Great eye contact. tfs jon

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-04-13 5:09]

Hi Karan,
A very nice animal in a excellent pose. WS in as good as the original. Let's hope they can thrive all around UK!
TFS, José M.

I know just how you feel about certain creatures. Your passion for doing justice with this one is fascinating and certainly a good learning tool for you and all..Very nicely done.

Hi Karan,

Very cute picture of Water Vole. Nice sharp details, good colours and composition. I haven't managed to see this wonderful creature in wild. Have to try my luck next tim in Arundel if this is the place.



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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-13 20:00]

Hi Karan,
Another outstanding shot and you never seem to get enough. Looks very cute. Immaculate sharpness on its fur and you have captured a fine pose. I like the natural surrounding and your low POV to portray it. Great intensity on its eyes. Superb illumination and composition. Kudos.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-13 23:54]

Hi Karan,
I liked the pose you captured of this cute fellow. Lighting, color tones, low POV, composition and eye contact look very nice.TFS

Hello Karan,
I agree, they are charming creatures!
This fellow looks like a well fed fur ball, as he is looking trustfully at the lady photographer...
A pleasant composition, fine details!
Pablo -

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-04-14 2:04]

hello Karan
wonderful capture and whats a cute model that was giving nice pose to you
i like composition, POV, light, colours, sharpness and details

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-14 4:47]

A lovely shot of this Vole, Karan!
I never knew they had such long claws! The WS shot is almost as superb as the original!
Excellent DOF and BG.
Very sharp with excellent detail.
Nice saturated colours too.
We have loads of Voles on an island in a lake near me though I have never seen one there!
Well done!


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-14 9:42]

Hi Karan,

Keep shooting them - I love these little Voles. He looks like a little round ball with a shiny eye. Wonderful details of his face and coat. Those hands really are amazing - good workshop.


Hello Karan
Very nice shot of this cute Water Vole,
Great focusing,exposure and composition.
Welldone my friend.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-04-15 10:52]

Hello Karan,
a lovely closeup of this water vole, amazing details you captured. You right the workshop picture does show off those hands perfectly.
Lovely colors excellent sharp detail and a great composition.

very nice, TFS Ori

If you look CAREFULLY into the eye of your subject in the W/S posting you will see your reflection with a camera real close to it.
Mario from Canada.

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-04-17 10:05]

Hello Karan,

Very nice picture of this cute water vole. Good composition. Good POV, DOF and focus on the head and the hands. Good natural colours.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-04-18 12:53]

Ola Karan
Belissima foto deste roedor, a nitidez ficou perfeita da ate para ver os detalhes do pelo do animal, as cores na composição da foto estão harmoniosas. A luminosidade é muito boa.

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