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Otter peek

Otter peek
Photo Information
Copyright: Paul Compton (paulcompton) (124)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Fuji Finepix S3 pro, 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED AF Zoom-Nikkor
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): British Wildlife Centre - 12 July 2006 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-13 13:27
Viewed: 3976
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Otter - Lutra lutra

British Wildlife Centre
The otter is a large member of the weasel family (mustelids) with an amphibious lifestyle. In the wild they are elusive, secretive animals and live in undisturbed rivers, streams and estuaries. In the early 1960ís they were on the verge of extinction due to river pollution, habitat loss and hunting. Now with full legal protection, cleaner rivers and managed habitat it is returning to its former haunts, although its distribution will always be limited by the availability of fish.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-07-13 13:42]

Hi Paul,
Nice shot, it was funny the way he kept appearing and disappearing like that :-) Good detail and exposure, nice work.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-07-13 14:00]

Hello Paul , A Very good shot from the otter , good details nice compositie light and bg , tfs ,Greetings Teunie .

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-07-13 16:37]

We have otters here


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-13 17:05]

Hi Paul,

Nice caqpture with good POV of this swimmer,well captured,


Hi Paul, nice shot of this Otter. The harsh light was certainly a challenge so you did a good job getting such good detail in the fur. Nice POV and composition. Well done :)

I was great to meet you and Jessie and I hope you'll be able to come to more such visits. Wish Jessie the best for me.

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-07-14 15:46]

You did well here with the light - one of my otter pictures has a purple nose from refelcted light....

great shot - they are such playful animals
nice to meet you.


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