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Dasypus hybridus portrait


Dasypus hybridus portrait
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Copyright: Hernan Tolosa (saguzar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-15
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Panasonic DMC FZ50
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-18 16:27
Viewed: 5270
Points: 16
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Mammalia
Xenarthra
Dasypodidae
Dasypus hybridus


It is a species that surely is in declivity in our zone by the advance of the agricultural activities, that eliminate the grass where it lives. Today there is a tendency to eliminate or to cultivate margins of fields and ways, authentic salvation of many species.

Some data of the species:
- Feeds mainly on ants and thermites, but it even includes crickets and small vertebrates
- It lives in caves of up to two meters in length that it excavates with its claws
- A particularitity of the sort is that each litter is of the same sort by division of the fertilized ovum (are born between 7 and 9 young)
- Size: body up to 30 cm; tail up to 15 cm; weight up to 2 kg.
- Potentially vulnerable species by the destruction of the habitat. Hunted for consumption, its meat more is appreciated than the one of the hairy armadillo, but in small scale, it would not affect too much this practice to the conservation of the species.
- Is used it in medical researches because it has the ability to contract leprosy.

Wild animal, photo taken in countryside

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3048 W: 3 N: 8557] (39716)
  • [2009-01-19 0:10]
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Bonjour Hernan,
Adorable créature que tu nous montres ici. On la voit rarement sur TN. Le tatou était-il endormi ou seulement effrayé? Très beau document, bien cadré . Impressionnantes griffes, indispensables pour creuser.
Un grand merci aussi pour avoir pris une photo dans la nature
Amitiés
Anne

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2009-01-19 0:58]

what an awesome looking creature.. i love that armor.. well captured!!

Hello Hernan ,
Great close up of this strange Dasypus hybridus.
Regards
Pierre

Hola Hernan,
una fotografía de una especie muy singular, un documento fenomenal, gracias por mostrarlo. Saludos cordiales.
Ferra.

Ciao Hernan,
bello questo particolare ritratto di armadillo catturato con un'ottima nitidezza e fini dettagli della texture della pelle, eccellenti POV e DOV, belli e naturali i colori.
TFS.
Maurizio

Hi Hernan,
A nice portrait capture of this Armadillo. Sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1427 W: 1 N: 6188] (21376)
  • [2009-01-23 18:33]

Hello Hernan,
Splendid closeup with wonderful textures shown from your sharp focus. Thank you for sharing Hernan.
Rick

Hello Hernan,

Great capture.
Light,focus and definition are excellent.
Good notes.

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