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Prairie dog part II

Prairie dog part II
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Copyright: Martina Koloska (electra) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 0 N: 148] (679)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Fuji Finepix 4900Z
Exposure: f/4.4, 1/220 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-08-07 12:47
Viewed: 5516
Points: 37
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Prairie dog (Cynomys-ludovicianus)

Here is the second photo from my trip in the Bird-Park. This funny guy had taking a sunbath.

I hope you like it too. :-)
Have a nice Day!

Prairie dogs are small stout-bodied burrowing rodents with shallow cheek pouches native to both North and Central America.

In 2003 they came to public attention in the U.S. because pet prairie dogs spread monkeypox, a mild variant of smallpox previously unknown in North America, to more than a dozen people. The prairie dogs apparently contracted the disease from a Gambian pouched rat in a Chicago-area pet store.

An average size is 12 to 16 inches (30 to 40 cm) long. In the United States prairie dogs are primarily found west of the Mississippi River, but they have been introduced into a few eastern locales. All are herbivores, and in settled regions they sometimes damage crops severely. They have been eliminated from certain areas of the Great Plains where ranchers regard them as pests. The mass culling of the prairie dog lead to the near extinction of the black-footed ferret, which eats the prairie dog.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-08-07 13:07]

Martina, how lovely this is.

Excellent composition and sharpness; great pov too.

I like the reflection in the eye.

A great job. Congratulations.

Great closeup Martina! Your POV is excellent. Good details, sharpness, light and DOF..They sure look cute this close in, Well done!

Adorable, Martina! The details are wonderful as I can see the texture of the fur. The light in the eye brings him or her to life. Wonderful :-)

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-08-07 15:27]

Hello Martina,

This is a lovely portrait. Exposure is very good and details are sharp. POV & DOF are very good. I like the frame and the this is just a very cute shot. I think the crop in the top is too tight though; you almost cut the whiskers and there is just not enough space imo. If I am nitpicking I would have to say that the white stick in the right is a little disturbing. TFS!


Helo Martina!
Amazing close-up!
Just superb eyes and face! Great photo!

What a lovely portrait of this prairie dog, Martina!

He looks as though he might be related to an otter.

Great details, good lighting, wonderful eye contact and reflection.

TFS for sharing this with us.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-08-07 18:41]

Hi Martina, you have captured a good one here. He looks so clear and so close I feel I can touch him. Very sgarp details and colours, and I like the light in his eye. Well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-08-07 18:49]

Big, wet eye, cute face ;-) Nice portrait of this interesting animal. I bet it was hard to capture ;-)

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-08-07 23:45]

Nice capture Martina.
I like the sharpness,colors,pov aNd dof.TFS

Very good portrait!
Great colour, details and composition.

Pose is excellent, good work, Very good sharpness, details, colours and copmposition. Thanks for sharing

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  • zakiwi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 20 N: 274] (1309)
  • [2005-08-08 16:32]

Hey Martina,

Fabulous close up. Nice composision and details. Thanks

Hallo Martina,
und immer wieder schaffen Sie es, das Besondere in den Bildern einzufangen.
Dieser schöne Blick mit der Reflektion im Auge, die dunklen "Schnurrhaare" - wie heißt das sonst? - Barthaare?
Ganz ganz toll, ich freue mich schon auf das nächste Bild.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-10 4:03]

Sorry Martina, I have no time to write a proper comment. I give to you the well deserved smily.

Very good portrait of the Prairie Dog.
Ypu caught him with vey good sharpness, I like the pose and the POV too. The white stick to the right is little disturbing
but i's a minor nit.
Very well done.

Hi Martina,
Wonderful POV with the prairie dog taking up most of the frame and contrasting well with the green grass. He is so cute. The detail is excellent. Superb shot!

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-08-12 15:09]

Hi Martina,

A cutie, excellent portrait and well done on the composition. Excellent work.

BTW, thanks for my 5000. :) :)


Magnifique photo, couleurs, nettetés tout est OK. Bonne continuation.

Perfect portrait, excellent sharpness. The clear stick is a little disturbing.
I made a little W/S.

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