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A fur dress?

A fur dress?
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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: 2008-03-01
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100 - 400 L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-03-05 9:08
Viewed: 3445
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This isn't as technically good as the weasel shot but I hope you like the unusual pose. This nearly caught me out. It was in the early morning and I had just finished photographing the weasel running around when I thought I would see if the otters were having a morning swim. I still had my camera set to a higher ISO for the ultra fast weasels when this otter suddenly stood up on the grass. It is great to see that amazing fur coat

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great picture, they are one of my favourite animals..all the mustelids are just wonderful things..... full of appeal and character... and you have captured this well...fine work ma'am!! fine work indeed....

Hola Karan.
Interesante imagen con muy buenos detalles.
Un retrato simpático.
Saludos, JL.

Hello Karan,
very nice to see a standing Otter which is hard to capture due to the fastness, but you did it, my congrat!
perfect sharpness, good colour and details in the shot
well done, my friend

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-05 10:21]
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Hi karen. Good name for the shot. A long dress at that. you have captured such fine detail in the wet fur. with natural looking colours. i like thelook on his face and the little looking hands. well done TFS.

How are you finding the 100 -400 lens.

Hello Karan,

Another lovely capture from your excelent photography. Great composition! Nice details. TFS.


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-03-05 10:29]

hello Karan
good capture of this cute model that was giving nice pose to you
i like composition, point of view, lighting, colours and details
thanks for sharing

Hi Karan,
Great shot! Excellent sharpness and very good colors. Impressive the wealth of details. Well done! TFS.

Hi Karan, great portrait of lovely creature, wonderful details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Splendide pose Karan
this standing Otter is realy so cute,
excellent job my friend,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-03-05 13:02]

Hello Karan,
Excellent photo of this Otter in a fantastic pose. Great sharp details and wonderful natural colours. Outstanding DOF, POV and composition.

Excelente formato y oportunidad en la captura de este bello animal. Inspira realismo y buen hacer fotográfico, con una ténue y efectiva luz y buena captura de los colores.
Saludos Karan.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-05 16:16]

Hola Karan.
For Me this guy really has a great dress. fine photo, excellent sharpness and focus. I like it

Their skins always look too baggy for them! I like the wet fur texture on this

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-06 0:25]

Hi Karan,
Another exquisite shot from you and the fur dress looks majestic. Great action moment captured with immaculate sharpness and eye contact. Amazing details on the fur. I like your chosen DOF and POV with the composition being top-class. Kudos.

Hello Karan,

Very cute pose of this weasel. Very nice composition. Good sharpness. Good light and colours.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-03-06 1:24]

Hi Karan,
very nice indeed, lovely to see this Otter stood up like this. I guess it's easy to go down the route of personification with animals, especially mammals, but this little one really does look like it's wearing a fur dress!!
Perfect portrait framing, lovely detail and as always, your trademark addition of alot of character. well done!

hello Karan

superb image and excellent moment to shoot
this Otter whn he is standing, excellent POV and vertical framing
of the image like the otter's pose, i did'nt kno his body is as long,
what a nice sharpness and details of his coat, i love to see his hands



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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-06 7:50]

Hi Karan,

Fantastic!! This otter's pose is unbelievable - great timing and quick thinking to capture it. The face is adorable and the coat really does look like a gown. Great colors and details - those are some "fingernails."


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-03-06 11:26]

Hi Karan

Indeed a rahter unusual pose but you did gret to capture it!
These fellows here are really posing for you...what did you bribe them with? :))

Anyway, this is technically very well! I love the sharpness and the texture of this wet fur - very well captured!
Also, the focus and DOF are very nice and the exposure is spot-on!
Nicely composed and presented!

Bravo and TFS

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-03-06 14:55]

Hi Karan
exellent image
very nice composition
very well done.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-03-06 15:03]

Hola Karan.
espléndida captura, original momento,
bonito y simpático especimen.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-08 0:27]

Hi Karan.
Why do you think that shot is not perfect in technical aspect? I like it a lot. You are right. Pose of the animal is wonderful as well as the title of the image. The fur dress is amazing as reproduction and presentation of it. Great shot, wonderful vertical composition, perfect exposure, contrast and lovely colours. Bravo. I like your wonderful WS too.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-09 0:37]

Hi Karan,
I liked the pose you captured. Good colors, details and sharpness. TFS

Hello Karan,
How come they never pose like this for me?
When I on a rare occasion see one when I'm trying out the trout it seems to get away as quick as possible, hehehe...
But this guy has star quality, great pose and a fine arrogant expression!
Pablo -

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-03-10 12:59]

Bonjour Karan
Superbe prise, excellente netteté, couleurs et attitude du sujet, une très belle pose pour la photographe. Félicitations.
Amicalement Robi

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