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Small-clawed Otter

Small-clawed Otter
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Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-22
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon 75-300mm ISUSM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-08-10 12:09
Viewed: 3829
Points: 33
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The small-clawed otter is the smallest otter in the world. It is perfectly adapted to its life on land and in the water. Small-clawed otters eat fish, crabs and shellfish which they catch with their front paws.

The otters long streamlined shape is great for swimming and it has webbed feet. It gets its name because of its blunt, short claws. Small-clawed otters live in freshwater wetlands and spend more time on land than any other otter. You can often see them playing on the grass banks in their enclosure.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To dsidwell: Excellent work on this WS DavidSignal-Womb 1 08-29 06:29
To PDP: Thanks for your WSSignal-Womb 2 08-10 18:21
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Hi Stephen,
An excellent portrait on this otter. The light does not look to harsh even though it appears to be pretty direct. The detail is very sharp. I like this composition and framing very much. He has a pretty sad looking expression.

Wonderful portrait, Stephen! The variety of tones in the fur are well displayed! His expression has a very longing expression... maybe he is thinking about diving in the water :-) Composition is nice.. maybe a little more on the right, IMO. Very well done. Thanks for sharing the adorable otter with us.

Hi Stephen!
Great close-up! Eyes look so sad and so hopeless!
You caught it very well.

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  • [2005-08-10 16:03]

otter looks sad,must be in a zoo,poor lill guy,i love to watch these guys play in the rivers(in their natural environment) they are hilarious to watch especially when there is a whole family.They love to slide down the river banks,and are very playful, very inquisitive,and at times can be very mischevious,i've had them steal my fishing bait many times! now i take extra for them!

Nice portrait shot Stephen, great sharpness and DOF, well captured too. thanks for sharing

Hi Stephen, nice shot. The pose is very restful, maybe a large lunch? The details and composition are nice. I feel it could do with a little more contrast and a less brightness. I have posted a WS, I hope you don't mind.

Well done.

Great portrait Stephen,
Good detail and great POV. Nicely exposed. Nicely composed. good notes and nicely framed.
Well captured my friend, thanks for posting.

Hello Stephen, Well composed and a cute, restful pose here..I think Pauls workshop made it even better, Well done.

Hello Stephen

Lovely lazy day shot. These are the cutest critters. Excellent exposure, detail, light and sharpness. No nits here. Thanks.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-08-11 5:10]

Cute animal, looks little tired. Lovely face, very nice pose. Exposition and details are perfect!

A very sweet pose and portrait of this cute otter, Stephen.

The details are great, colors are definitely improved in Paul's ws.

It is that eye thing that captures my heart, beautiful...

Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-08-11 17:35]

Nice pose you caught, interesting POV, good detail and sharpness. I think it needs a bit more space infront of its head to the right though, as it gazes right out the edge and the eye wants to follow the gaze. TFS,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-12 8:17]

Hello Stephen!
Very nice pose.Lighting,clear details,sharpness,POV and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

very nice shot of an otter.Great deph of character and sharpness.He has a look of sadness about him.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-08-21 3:58]

What a nice portrait with a nice pose ! Composition, colors, details and sharpness are very good ! Thanks for sharing Stephen.

These animals are such fun, Stephen! This shows the animal in a more relaxed position, and well placed in the frame. I also did a workshop for your!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-09-12 7:03]

Hi Stephen, what a fantastic shot of the otter, it is very sharp and detailed. I love her pose resting on the rock. Her colours are good. I think you've done avery good job here. Well done, thank you.

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