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Can I have That............

Can I have That............
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-29
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Digital RAW 200, Hoya UV 77mm
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-05-14 3:34
Viewed: 3450
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The beautiful Otter was on the roof of his home on the other side of the enclosure until my husband decided he was going to have a cigarette. He took his tabacco out of his pocket, opened it up, and like a rocket, this fella was at the fence standing on his back legs looking intently at my husband with his beautiful big eyes. No, sweety.... you can't have that! Thanks for looking.

Oriental Small-clawed Otter (Aonyx cinerea)

What type of animal? Mammal
Where does it live? Asia
What's it covered with? Fur
Natural habitat? Freshwater
What does it eat? Meat

Otters are small amphibious mammals that live in and around rivers. They are actually related to meerkats and skunks! All otters are carnivores and feed on fish, eels and shellfish. Otter species are endangered around the world because of loss of their ideal habitat, through pollution and deforestation

Otters enjoy gymnastic rough and tumble - tobogganing on their stomachs in the mud! They are very strong swimmers using their tail to sweep from side to side, helped by their webbed feet.

The above obtained from http://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/aucklandzoo/animal_search_detail_DB.php?animal_id=53


Camera: Canon 20D
Time of day: 2:18 p.m.
Date: 29th April 2006
Weather conditions: Clear
Lens: Canon 100-400mm L IS
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/100
F-Stop: F/5
Focal Length: 190mm
ISO: 200
Original file type: Digital Raw

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Hi Pam
Beautiful Otter indeed. Very clear and clean details. Nice background colours.
Good photo, regards

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-05-14 5:10]
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Hi Pam
So who says cigarettes are bad? Sorry, this is a family site...it is bad, very bad. Now try and tell that to the otter. There is one thing that bothers me though. Is that droplets of water or is it an outburst of sweat due to cold-turkey and therefore the reason why he was so quick to react on your husbands moves?
Great timing and capture of a very beautiful pose. The composition is fine, the details are superb, and the exposure was first class.
Very well done and TFS.

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  • samos Gold Star Critiquer [C: 79 W: 4 N: 2] (39)
  • [2006-05-14 5:10]

Hello Pam beautiful portrait of this nice Otter very very sharp photo nice colors very good work thanks regards Stavros

wonderful clear shot, pam! :-)
superb pose and very nice details -
i really like the wet fur.
well seen & composed, thor.
*smoking is bad 4 ur health*

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-05-14 7:25]

Hi Pam,
What a beautifull portrait of the otter, very nice POV you are lucky. So sharp..

Hi Pam,
Very nice, I like the POV and framing very much..Very sharp, detailed, and a wonderful pose. Green BG works well also.
Very well done.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2006-05-14 11:55]

What a wonderful pose! You captured him perfectly. Thank you for sharing this.


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-05-14 22:07]

Bonjour Pam!

Félicitations pour ce beau portrait,l'éclairage et les détails sont parfaits.



great picture. Great sharpness, you can almost make out every little drop of water on its fur and whiskers.

I also love the expressing on the face.


Excellent crisp clarity Pam. The lighting on this exposure is perfect with fantastic detail. :)

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-05-15 16:23]

Hi Pam
Great portrait shot of this fellow. Super sharpnes, detaills, colours, Bg and POV. Also great composition.
Well dand Pam


Fantastic shot Pam! Great light and details in the wet coat. Composition and frame is excellent. Very well done MF.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-05-29 7:07]

Hi Pam.
Great portrait,very nice pose and point of view, excellent composition, fine details,is a wonderful capture.Thanks for you IMAGE INFORMATION
Thanks and I wait more photos , comments , tips and critiques.


Nice portrait. Brilliant colors. Proper DOF. Nice note.

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