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Acomys nesiotes

Acomys nesiotes
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Copyright: Mustafa Sozen (spalaxtr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 8 N: 1352] (5868)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-22
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 20D, 100-400 4.5-5.6L 77
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-27 14:50
Viewed: 11911
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Acomys nesiotes (TUR: Kıbrıs dikenlifaresi, ENG: Cyprus spiny mouse):

The Cyprus Spiny Mouse is endemic to Cyprus. It lives in rocky areas. We captured 4 individual on 22.10.2007 around Lefkoşa (Nicosia) area at an altitude of about 600 meters asl in Turkish Republic of Northern Cypruc. No considerable effort has been made since the 1980s to verify its presence and it may persist in small numbers. For this reason, the IUCN considers it data deficient. Our small trip indicated that this species still exist in Cyprus and this may the first photo of this very rare rodent species.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-10-27 15:05]

Hello Mustafa,
What a wonderful shot, so sharp, great

tebrik ederim Mustafa hocam.notunuz bayağı şaşırtıcı...
ellerinize,emeğinize sağlık...

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-10-27 23:52]

Hello Mustafa,
Excellent shot of a mouse that I have never heard of
Great PIV and composition.. Well done


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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-10-28 0:20]

Wonderful capture! Animal was small and you made your shot with perfect exposure, detail and sharp

what a cute and unfortunately rare rodent, great and sharp capture with wonderful details and nice natural colors.
well done & best wishes, thor.

Hello Mustafa,
Good image, excellent content (also concerning your note)....
Rather difficult light conditions; you managed well though...

not only is it maybe the first photo of this rare species in the natural habitat, but you did an excellent job in portraying it. Thank you for the effort, for presenting it to TN.
Best regards,

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2008-04-25 14:23]

Hello Mustafa !
You have an impressive gallery, really, it was very hard to chose which one I like most ! :-) But this one is definitely my favourite, because this Mouse is so cute, and it is an animal we do not often get to see, whether on TN or else. It is really an excellent picture, with excellent details, natural colors, beautiful composition and POV, and a nice pose from the cute Mouse. Very well done !

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