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Yellow Bellied Marmots

Yellow Bellied Marmots
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Copyright: Paul Gana (PaulGana) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 102 W: 3 N: 129] (595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-15
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Olympus E620, Olympus Zuiko 70-300 f 4-5,6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-10 1:13
Viewed: 2747
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These Yellow Bellied Marmots were found along the road to the Maroon Bells near Aspen, Colorado.

The Marmot is a large ground squirrel (a little larger than a large domesticated cat) found in the high mountain regions of western North America. They have been known to hibernate upwards of 8 months of the year. They are generally very shy creatures around humans but in many of the touristy areas of Colorado's high mountains they have become accustomed to humans and people can get quite close to them. They are generally very sociable with their own kind living within large groups.

These 2 are of about 10 or more Marmots along the rocks on the side of maroon Creek Road at a very large avalanche chute, the one on the left must have been a guard for all the others, as I got closer he started letting out a really loud chirping sound as the others including the one on the right, hid under the rocks.

Again the display here is off, the image again is flat and dark and off in color quite a bit, I guess I will have to learn how to process images for display on this site. Until then here is the same shot but on my own website which shows accurate brightness and color: http://paulscoloradophotography.zenfolio.com/p924769284/h28636dd8#h28636dd8

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very beautiful scene, composition light and colors are very fine!
regards Paul

Hi Paul
very nice compo and pose

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  • aljy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 4 N: 42] (593)
  • [2012-02-10 4:22]

hello paul

very nice capture of this little
animals.u have focused well.

Hello Paul
Very beautiful picture. Great composition, lovely colors, great sharp details and lighting.
Thank You
Best regards

a good capture of this little beautiful Marmot. good composition and colour.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-10 6:02]

Hi Paul,
Lovely photo,good natural colours, composition and sharpness details.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-10 9:07]

Hello Paul,
Excellent sharp detailed photo, taken from a perfect POV. Beautiful natural colours and a great composition.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-02-10 19:30]

Hello Paul,
A wonderful shot of these two attractive marmots who seemed to pose perfectly for this particular shot. I did check out your site and agree, the coloration in it is alot different then what appears here. I don't know why this is, since I haven't experienced this problem with any of my own photos.
If I hadn't viewed your other photo, I would have thought this is their natural color. Anyhow I really like your presentation and all the technical aspect of this beautiful image.

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