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Prairie dog

Prairie dog
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Copyright: Alain Thibodeau (Athila) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-30
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-02 10:16
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Points: 16
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Chien de prairie / Prairie dog

Prairie dogs are named for their habitat and warning call, which sounds similar to a dog's bark. The name was in use at least as early as 1774.[1] The 1804 journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition note that in September 1804, they "discovered a Village of an animal the French Call the Prairie Dog."[2] Its genus, Cynomys, derives from the Greek for dog mouse.

In companies that use large numbers of cubicles in a common space, employees sometimes use the term prairie dogging to refer to the action of several people simultaneously looking over the walls of their cubicles in response to a noise or other distraction. This action is thought to resemble the startled response of a group of prairie dogs.

More at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_dog

Pour en savoir plus: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chien_de_prairie

Nikon D300
Sigma 150-500mm
Manfrotto monopod 680B
Manfrotto head 168

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Hello Alain
Interesting animal and great photo with excellent composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness.

Hello Alain,
A very lovely captured of this interesting animal, great eye-contact, excellent clarity sharpness, beautiful natural colours, nicely done and well framed,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice week,
Best Regards,

Bonjour Alain,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans son environnement sous une excellente profondeur de champ permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Alain,
The funniest thing I have ever seen is a picture of a prairie dog with a Army helmet and rifle. The caption read "The Saskatchewan Army is down sizing." Really sharp, I like the catch light and the alert look on its face. What's the diffence between this and a Richardsons ground squirrel?

Hello Alain,
Another excellent image. Lovely details, colors and perfect focus.
The clarity, light, exposure and sharpness are superb.
It is a exceptional capture with a gorgeous little fellow.
Thanks for sharing!

Bonjour Alain,

Voici une très jolie composition de ce Chien de prairie. f/6.3 fut un bon choix pour rendre plus flou l'arriêre-plan. J'aime le fait que l'animal ne semble pas du tout indisposé par ta présence: tout au contraire, on dirait qu'il ne te percois pas. J'aime ca lorsque l'on entre dans l'intimité d'un animal sans que notre présence vienne interférer avec son quotidien.

Bien jolie et bien composé...

mdp (tfs)...


hello Alain
very nice picture with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

I like the natural setting and the animals alert pose, they have to stay on their toes..
Just look at that nose ;)
Excellent details and colors, nice bit of catch-light in the eye too.
Nice work Alain!

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