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Glis glis

Glis glis
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS10D, 100-400L is
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 2, Small mammals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-19 10:36
Viewed: 4289
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The edible dormouse or fat dormouse (Glis glis) is a small dormouse and the only species in the genus Glis. It was farmed and eaten by the ancient Romans, from which it gains its name. The dormice were kept and raised either in large pits or (in urban surroundings with not a lot of space) in terra cotta containers, not completely unlike contemporary hamster cages. The dormice would finally be cooked and eaten, usually as a snack.

To this day, wild edible dormice are consumed in Slovenia, where they are considered a rare delicacy, although their use as food was more widespread before World War II.

The edible dormouse lives in continental Europe and has been introduced to the Chilterns of England.

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-05-19 11:41]

This is a really nice photo. It like very much that you have been able to get the eyes so full of life. Lots of details in the fur and good colours too.


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-05-19 12:26]

Tom, I have the feeling the picture could be a little bit sharper, but it's just an opinion.

Apart from that, great contrast, colors and composition.

The dark bg works really great.

Hi Tom
Excellent cliché !
La lumière est belle ainsi que les couleurs.
La netteté me semble impeccable !
Merci et Bravo ...JP

hi tom,

perfect details here and i like the way you see his feet perfect detailed too.

Cool dormouse shot. I like the contrast and the background. Nice close aciton.

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