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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals of the BWC [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-22 11:26
Viewed: 2884
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I thought I would finish off my otter pictures with a shot of an otter swimming. They move quite quickly in the water so it was difficult getting this where I wanted him in the frame.

swimming facts on otters:
- they swim at 12 weeks
- they are expert swimmers and divers, closing nostrils and ears when under water and surfacing every few minutes to breath.
- They swim using all four legs at surface, and by lumbar dorso-ventral flexion under water.
- They use their tail as a rudder

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-22 11:30]

Hi karen I have enjoyed looking at the Otter shots. Nice one to end with . I like the pose you have captured with his eyes on you. good colours , with a nice POV. well done TFS. good notes too.

Your Otter-serie is marvelous, Karan, I like these nice guys so much. This is a lovely shot of the swimming one, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • BenF (92)
  • [2007-08-22 13:19]

Hello Karan,
Very nice action shot.
I like the composition and
the details are very sharp.
Well done,

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-08-22 13:56]

Buenas noches,
interesante pov, y situación,
parece un submarino...
bello trabajo, y detalles,
saludos Karan

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-22 21:21]

Hello Karan

I like the natural setting.The water plants look very nice in the shot.Great focus and detail in it's cute face.The fur detail is very good and I can see the water proof characteristics are working well.I have seen otters in the wild ,but did not have my camera with me on those occasions.TFS


Hello Karan,
A good diagonal movement has been captured!
The little fellow follows your every movement even when swimming, very attentive guy indeed...
Good details have been captured!
Pablo -

Hello Karan,
Nice to see your posting again!
good captured in this otter especially the expression on it's face and I know it's hard becuase they are fast moving which I tried myself! but you did it well here
thanks for sharing always
have a good day

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-08-23 2:03]

Hi Karen,
you really can't help just think 'awwww' when you see these guys! Great diagonal composition across the frame and it's nice to see his(her??) face full frontal, the floating leaves add some nice detail too.
I wonder what small furry creature you'll show us next! Great work, well done.

Hi Karan,
Eventhough I have been late with every post of the otter series, I really enjoyed it. This is a great finish to the series with the otter at what they do best. I love the way you made the head stand out from the surrounding area and how you captured this wonderful curved motion. The catchlight in the eye brings the otter alive.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-08-25 5:48]

Hi Karen, another nice shot of an Otter. It is good to see such a great pov whilst swimming - they do move fast! Very nice focus, sharpness and colour. Great composition.

excellent shot of a rare and shy animal.
Otters are so lovely.

Preciso enfoque de la cabeza y buen tratamiento de la luz. Colores naturales y oportunidad por poder verse el hábitat de este animal.
Saludos Karan.

Hello Karan,
very nice capture of this lovely faced otter. POV, light, details, composition very nice. TFS
well done

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