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Otter (Lutra lutra)

Otter (Lutra lutra)
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Copyright: Dan Bachmann (danbachmann) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 19 N: 151] (571)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Pentax *ist D, Pentax F 100-300
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): British Wildlife Centre - 12 July 2006, Animals of the BWC [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-15 6:37
Viewed: 6053
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The European otter is part of the same family as badgers, weasels, stoats, pine marten and mink (Mustelidae). It is listed in the International Union for the Conservation of Natures' (IUCN) Red Book as 'vulnerable to extinction'. The number of otters in Britain is not known, but they are on the increase in some areas, including the Forestry Commission's otter haven at Kylerhea, in Skye, Scotland. This image was taken at TrekNature's day at the British Wildlife Centre.

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To manyee: telephoto close & fooddanbachmann 1 07-21 13:27
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Dan, bel primo piano di Lontra, mi piace molto!

Hello Dan!
Great shot! I like the otter looking at the camera aimed at it from a good POV, perfect focus and correct exposure. The composition is good, also, but I wish the animal's head were a little lower in the frame to get rid of some grass in the bottom of the image. I love the picture nevertheless.

Hello Dan excllent colors, great details, perfect POV DOF Great Job TFs Kyle

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-07-15 11:49]

Great POV, stunning shot. I love all the details and the feeling of being stared at.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-15 14:02]
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Hi Dan,
How did you get so close?
Great POV and eye contact.
Great close-up with sharp details and good light.
TFS. : )

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-07-15 14:10]


Nice close up. We have otters here, river and sea otters.


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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-07-16 10:59]

Hi Dan,

Excellent capture.
Very good DOF, amazing sharp and colors.
Very well done and congratulations.

TFS :-)

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-07-16 11:04]

Hi Dan,
Another nice shot of the Otter. Good detail, isn't it amazing how the water comes out blue every time? :-) I think the light that day was pertty bad, far too harsh but you've managed it well here, a good shot.

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