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Copyright: didier garnier (ddg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 500D, Canon 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 L IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-22 8:06
Viewed: 3269
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Average weight: 5-9 kg. Size: a body 40-60 cm and a tail 25 to 45 cm.
Of manners tends twilight and night, it can have a significant diurnal activity. Present in only a few French departments during its introduction, it is now present in over 70 departments. It has colonized regions such as the Marais Poitevin , the Camargue or the Landes to a lesser extent. It is now present in the south of France (Lot-et-Garonne, Pyrenees-Orientales, Hautes-Pyrenees, Aude, Gard, Hérault, Tarn, Haute-Garonne, Vaucluse, Var, Bouches-du-Rhône .. .) but it also occurs sporadically in some areas further north (south of the Ile-de-France (Velizy ponds ), the Centre and Alsace especially ...).
Cold is a limiting factor and their winters are fatal. Of tropical origin, the organization of nutria is not suitable for freezing like the beaver . During harsh winters, many have coypu's tail that freezes, which degenerated into deadly gangrene.
The coypu is recognizable by its four large incisors orange reddish.
In its native environment, nutria populations are naturally regulated by its predators , such as the caiman and the puma . In countries where it was introduced, it has no natural predator, at least in the adult. Indeed, young raccoons are sometimes prey to predatory mammals like martens , and birds like the marsh harrier and barn owl .
It differs from muskrat by its larger size and the section of its tail, round in the coypu while it is oval in the muskrat. ISO 800.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-22 9:33]

Hello Didier,
Very nice sharp detailed photo in beautiful warm colours. Good POV and composition.

Hi Didier,
interesting photo of this Nutria. Great point of view. Nice colours and composition.
Have a nice evening,

Hello Didier,
What a splendid photo of a rare animal I never met in the wild.
Absolutely amazing colors and exceptional contrast.
The light and exposure are excellent.
Interesting and useful photographers note.
Thanks for sharing!

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

Ciao Didier, great capture of cute creature, wonderful warm colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Nicely captured Nutier in the water, Didier. I like the reflection and ripples on the surface.
Thanks and kind regards.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-12-23 7:36]

Bonjour Didier,
A fine captrure of a Nutria.
The POV is great, taken in fine lighting, with excellent clarity and beautiful warm colours against the rippled water BG. Nice composition too.
Merci et Joyeux Noël,'Amicalement,

Hello Didier,
A Great capture with beautiful ward colours. The sharpness and detail is superb with the water ripples. Nice work.
Best regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-01-03 10:26]

Hi Didier.
First of all I want to wish you Happy New Year.
You have shared a nicely composed picture of a cute animal. War, lighting and colours are very suitable for the subject. Details of the nutria are exceptional and small waves around animal decorate the scene perfectly. Well done and TFS.

great photo, the composition with the ripple, beautiful colors and fine details!
Best wishes for 2012!

Salut Didier

Excellente photo en close-up de ce ragondin,
superbe POV, DOF, et cadrage, belle lumière
chaude venant sur l'animal, excellent focus,
netteté et détails, TFS


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