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Prairie dog

Prairie dog
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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: 2007-06-10
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-10 3:39
Viewed: 3131
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The prairie dog (Cynomys) is a small, burrowing rodent native to the grasslands of North America. On average, this stout-bodied rodent will grow to be between 12 and 16 inches (30 and 40 cm) long, including its short tail. They are found in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In the United States, prairie dogs are primarily found west of the Mississippi River, though they have also been introduced in a few eastern locales.

This image is taken in the zoo of Rotterdam "Blijdorp".

Camera Model
Shooting Date/Time
9/06/2007 12:37:46
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
Focal Length

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Gorgeous portrait Annick.
Wonderful pose and clarity in the eyes.
Sharpness, compo and exposure are spot on.
Lovely shot. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards and have a nice sunday, Harry

Hi Annick,
Wonderful Portrait. A cute looking guy. Nicely framed and POV is great. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-06-10 4:09]

Hi Annick,

Een mooie shot van deze prairie dog,goede crop,mooie kleuren en goede focus,goed camerawerk,groetjes Paul

Brilliant Annick.

Excellent subject, point of view and super sharp.
Really fine details.
I think he's having a bad hair day!!


Hi Annick.
You got him real good, love the look on his face. Compostion straight on is great, colour and detail, spot on.

New Zealand

simpatico retrato!! Buenos detalles y buen trabajo. Carme.

"I've got my eye on you" and it is showing in the photo. beautiful definition and colouring.
Well done.

What a face!!!!!! Perfect point of view! I think he was a bit surprised to see you there. :)
Lovely sharpness and texture captured.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2007-06-10 12:13]

what a cute portrait, annick! :-)
terrific view right on the nose and in the eyes.
great low pov showing wonderful details on this nice fellow.
well seen & captured, thor.

Dear Annick, Very beautiful and nice pictorial composition. Fantastic details well captured.
with best regards.vab.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-06-10 16:11]

Hi Annick

What a splendid and "powerfull" close-up with this cute fellow!
You really managed to get close to him and by thaking the shot from a frontal POV, you really added a lot of drama to the composition.
The details and colors are wonderful and the rather shallow DOF really concentrates all the focus on it, blurring the immediate BG very nicely.

Cheers and TFS

Lol Annick,
This little one sure comes from a surprise's box :) This is excellent and very funny. Thanks for this nice moment :)))

Hello Annick,
What a great portrait. Perfect DOF, sharpness and composition. Nice and smooth BG.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-11 4:38]

hola Annick,
precioso retrato,
original y simpática escena,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-11 23:17]

Hello Annick

A very good in your face type of shot.The details are excellent.Very good POV and DOF.Well done.TFS


Beau gros plan avec beaucoup de détails.

Hello Annick!
Very funny and cute portrait! The prairie dog looks like very surprised that you wanted to take it a picture :)
Nice details and DOF but I would like to suggest to reduce noises a little.
Anyway, very funny presentation.
Greetings from Lodz,

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