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The Muskrat

The Muskrat
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-16
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D5100, Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-13 11:14
Viewed: 2010
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, here in this photo
it is a muskrat, but i want to tell
you a history memory with Ranger
that was with a beaver.

October 4 2007, i am with Ranger
passing near a pond, in a woodland
that both of my pointing dogs Celtick
& Ranger they knew every tree or almost.

We where passing by that pond when
in the pond water we heard BIG SPLASHES,
it was a beaver alarming the other beavers.

Ranger he run to the border of the pond
to see what it is, i run also and saw
the beaver. I give the WHOA command
to Ranger to stay there and not move.
The beaver start to cry to us.

When i saw Ranger at that pose, i said
i love and want to take a photo, & click !

Again SPLASHES from the beaver and in the
same time Ranger he jump to the water
to go after the beaver. I went crazy
« NOOOOOO Ranger » and i call him,
to come back. Fortunately the beaver
had taken refuge under the water and
Ranger came back at my calls.

Here is the photo of Ranger at that moment,
he is in the WHOA (stay & don't move) command.

And the animal in this photo that
i am posting today it is a Muskrat.

1/200s f/11.0 ISO1000 50mm (35mm eq:75mm)

from New Hampshire Public Television website

« The muskrat is a very good swimmer and can
stay underwater for as long as 15 minutes.
It uses its tail and webbed feet to propel
itself through the water and can swim both
forwards and backwards! »



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  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-13 11:47]

Hello Asbed,
A photo taken in difficult conditions. But the sharpness on the muskrat is good and the eye contact gorgeous.

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-13 11:47]

Salut Asbed,c'est pas difficile les capturer,especiellement dans cette saison,j'ai reussi 2 fois seulement en hiver...une qualite' parfaite des details malgre' la position vraiment difficile,tu as travaille' au mieu sans doutes.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

Hello Asbed,
you have done well to get this shot of such an elusive and timid little animal.
Regards Les.

Hello Asbed
Great eye to catch this stealth pose.A difficult capture no doubt.Great sharpness on focus.
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-07-13 14:11]

Love ir Asbed
The compo and natural habizat is just great

Bonsoir Asbed,

Les roseaux cadrent bienb le rat musqué. La prise de vue permetde voir aqvec précision.es détails et les couleurs de la tête du rat musqué. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.


Ciao Asbed, lovely portrait of cute creature, fine details, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Asbed,
fine capture of this muskrat with good focussing and natural environment. I also like the natural colours and the splendid light.
Best wishes

Hello Asbed,
the photo of this muskrat is fascinating, great sharpness and colour. you skillfully taken this picture in a difficult condition.
the note is also very interesting.
best wishes, have a good week end.

Interesting animal in its natural habitat Asbed! Beautiful photo with good composition wonderful colors and good sharpness.

Hi Asbed,
interesting animal. Very good point of view. Perfect sharpness exactly on it.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Asbed,
A great capture with nice natural colors, sharpness & composition. Well done & presented with a nice POV...mon ami. Great work & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


PS: Asbed...its good to see you posting back on TN. Those great memories of your dogs will always be with you...I hope that will be able to get your dog/puppy soon & you need to get back on TN with your fine contributions. All the very best your way...mon ami!

Hallo Asbed
This is a great image and you where very fortunate to spot it and capture it. I am sure you have been very excited when you encountered the muskrat, I am sure I would have been thrilled if it was me. I agree with Peter that the eye contact is great. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Ciao Asbed.
Sembra che stia giocando ha nascondino questo simpatico muskrat,eccellente nitidezza splendidi colori naturali,molto bella.
Ciao Marco.

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