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Peek a Boo

Peek a Boo
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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: 2008-06-10
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100 - 400 L IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-06-25 11:50
Viewed: 3484
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was ill over the weekend and so I didn't go out. This is a shot from my archives. I will put another shot as a workshop.

This isn't a wild badger, this was taken at the British Wildlife Centre. He is usually asleep in his burrow but came out for a few shots.

I am hoping to get a place on a badger watch with the Sussex Wildlife trust next month. If it comes off I will be able to see a whole family of wild badgers emerging from their sett. Niek, Suntoucher, told me an interesting fact last time I posted a badger shot. In mainland Europe badgers are solitary creatures. Only UK badgers live in setts as family groups.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-25 11:54]

Hi Karen I hope you are better now. It was only taken a few weeks ago. It will be good if you get a place on the watch. You have captured a fine close up of the one. great detail and natural colours. It looks a young one . well done TFS.

Hello Karan,
good morning once again!
many thanks for this beautiful cute shot of the Badger!
I loved the big nose and the cute face of it!
very good pov with natural colour and details
many thanks
take good care and my sincere regards always

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-06-25 12:50]

Hello Karan,
What a cute sleepy fellow! I like this picture a lot and I'm not disturbed by the grasses in front of the badger. Very natural shot.
Thanks and take care

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-25 13:14]

Hi Karan,

I hope this post is a sign that you are feeling better. This Badger is adorable. I love how his eyes and nose are clear of the blades of grass. Beautiful black and white enhanced by the green. Nice sharp details and a delightful picture.


Hello Karan, lovely and perfect shot of this cute badger. TFS. Regards,

Nice shot. The low pov looks very good, and the wet nose along with the sparkling eye look cute.

Now that was ONE COOL shot! Neat...What a cutie it is. I have never heard nor seen of one but you sure showed me! Being the very child in me I would like to have this one as a friendly almost pet-alike....not living in the house of course but knowing me...ya know what I mean?

Hey Bro!
Sorry to hear you're down!
Take care!And what an amazing shot this is!I love the way it's actually peering out of the grass!Very apt title!
Get well soon!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-06-26 0:48]

Hi Karan,
What a serious looking guy :o)) I like the expression you captured a lot. TFS

Hi Karan,
what a prety cute badger my friend. I think it is a baby one:) They are also distributed in Turkey. Great shot with perfect composition and clarity my friend. Many thanks for sharing this beauty.


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-06-26 3:48]

Hi Karan,
cute shot, i like the blades of grass covering his stripey face. Good details and i love the greens in this one. Hope you're feeling better now :o)

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-06-26 4:31]

Hola Karan,
buena captura en su habitat,
foco y detalles excelentes,
hermoso pov. y estupendo workshop.
Mi web site: www.victorcardoso.es.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-06-26 7:14]

Hi Karan
very nice image
well done.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-06-26 13:43]

Ola Karan
Bela imagem com bons detalhes e cores e uma excelente nitidez e luminosidade. A composição de fundo tamebm ficou muito boa.

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-06-26 20:34]

Hi Karan
Very nice and cute image with lovely natural contrasting color
tfs jon

hello Karan

in comparaison of the 2 images, i love much more the one
in the workshop, for the POV from above and with the badger's head turned
and for the horizontal framing too, in this image i love his
eye-contact with you, and the way the grasses had framed his eye, TFS


Hi Karan,
What a beautiful photo. The sweet look of the badger is wonderful. The spy like photo with the grasses framing the badger gives a real wild look. The shapr details and fresh colors are great.
I do hope that by know you are healthy again.

P.S. I almost started to mention the difference in continental badgers and UK badgers again but then noticed I did before. Its all about the food supply.

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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2008-07-10 20:02]

Hi Karan!
uou!! what a nice badger!! never saw one so close. It´s a nice portrail with a lovely expresion. Good BG and light, POV and natural colours. The grass at the front gives a sensation of camouflage.
have a nice day

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-13 4:18]

Hello Karan,
It can't be easy to capture these in the wild but you've managed to make it look very natural here showing it half-hidden in the grass. We had Bagers playing (fighting) in our garden in Dorset but always in the dark.
Well done!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-15 21:24]

Hi Karan.
Nice and so natural picture of a charming animal. I like rich vegetation as a surrounding of the model, excellent details and sharpness of it, great exposure and perfect framing. Well done and TFS.

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