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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-14 2:05
Viewed: 4483
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Otters are amphibious (or in one case aquatic) carnivorous mammals. The otter subfamily Lutrinae forms part of the family Mustelidae, which also includes weasels, polecats, badgers, as well as others. With thirteen species in seven genera, otters have an almost worldwide distribution.

An otter's den is called a holt. Male otters are dog-otters, females are bitches and babies are cubs or pups. The collective noun romp is sometimes used for a group of otters, being descriptive of their often playful nature
(from wikipedia)

Photographed in "De Olmense zoo".
400 ASA.
Weather: sometimes sunny.
PP in Lightroom and CS3.

Thank you.
Have a nice day...

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Hello Annick,
A fine pose by this little fellow, which by the way seems to be a happy otter..!
The fur coat is superbly reproduced with every shiny detail in the fine light...
Good focus on the subject makes him stand out well on the back!
Pablo -

Hi Annick,

Very nice shot of Otter. Great pose and composition, very sharp details and good colours.



Hello Annick,
Great pose of this otter with really very nice fur, well captured as always :-)

Hi Annick,
This beautiful mammal lives also in Turkey. Unfortunately I could not see it in nature. You captured it very well. TFS. Regards,

Hi Annick,
Nice shot. of this Otter. Great detailes and composition.

Splendid portrait of this cute Otter looking upward, Annick.
Very sharp details on the subject. The expression in the eye is well captured. Looks like it was curious about something up there.
Thanks and all the best.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2008-04-14 4:30]

Hi Annick,
Great sharpness and cute, funny, typical pose of this other.
His legs are really, small and cute. I love to watch these animals in the water, they are so playfull, quick, handy with these little paws, and enjoy laying on their back in the water.
He looks so interested, did you hold him a fish ;-)

As usual, Annick, you capture things so differently...yet so beautifully...
Thanks, my friend..

Hallo Annick
The details are clearly visible and a feast to the eye. I especially like the small snout, the big eyes and the long whiskers. You captured this one in a lovely standing pose from the side. A beautiful view, with sharp details and focus, nicely done and presented. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2008-04-14 12:20]

Hi Annick

what a great shot of the otter on its hind legs... I love the details that are visible, it is so very clear. A great portrait of the otter.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-14 12:27]

Hi . Have just got home so can only mark this good picture for now.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-14 13:06]

Hi annick

Great pose plus excellent timing. The detail is excellent too.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-14 14:56]
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Lovely shot of this Otter!
The pose you have captured is superb!
Very sharp with immense detail.
Excellent DOF too.
A lovely photo my friend.
Thanks very much for sharing this!


p.s have you run out of South African photos?! If so then I will really miss them! :-)

Seals and Sea Otters (a much larger and less hairy version of what you present here) are common along the coast of the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

Hola Annick, muy buena toma, con una posición curiosa, buena luz y excelente detalle. Un saludo

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-15 21:23]

Hello Annick,
Wonderful pose of this superb pose of this little fella. The angle and the view is just superb. Excellent shot. TFS Ganesh

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-04-16 9:04]

hello Annick
wonderful portrait photo and successful using of your great equipments
i like pose, POV, sharpness and details

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-17 7:00]

Hello Annick

A wonderful capture of this cute otter.
They are such playful animals.
Wonderful focus and sharpness.
The POV is excellent.
Very good DOF,it stands out well from the OOF BG.


Hi Annick,
Very nice details and exposure. Excellent POV and a very well done BG. Beautiful animal in a very nice pose.


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