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Copyright: thomas lemoine (lemoineth) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 388 W: 1 N: 143] (2286)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-18
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon Digital EOS 350D, Sigma 70-300 F4-5.6 APO DG
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-07 12:13
Viewed: 3913
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
French name: Otter of Canada Latin Name: Lontra canadensis Size: From 1 m with 1m50 Weight: Between 10 and 16 kg Longevity: Up to 16 years in captivity
One finds obviously this otter in the rivers but also in the lakes, the rivers the coastal marshes the maritime bays and even the coasts rock. They are active of day like night.
The otters couple themselves in winter, after the coupling a delay from 290 to 380 days occurs before the real development of the embryos starts.Gestation takes 60 - 63 days once that the establishment of the embryos in the uterus occurs. In March, April, the female puts at world 1 to 6 small.
The otter of Canada eats especially fish such as the cyprins, crapettes, trouts but also of the invertebrates like the watery larvae of insects and crayfish. Sometimes, of the Amphibians and the small rodents.
The otter of Canada is an amphibious animal, i.e. it divides its time between water and the firm ground. Its lengthened body is very flexible and that makes it very nimble to the stroke.The otter of Canada does not weary itself to slip and plunge in water.
All the species of otters have a fur of a great value and very durable. Consequently, they were decimated by hunting in certain areas.

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Simpático ejemplar de Nutria. Muy buenos detalles y estupenda presentación.
Como siempre una nota bastante interesante.
Saludos amigo, JL.

Nice shot Thomas I like the way its wet fur makes an interesting detail its well composed poor thing looks irittated with the thing stuck on its nose. Overall good detail. The catchlight looks good tfs Rgds Necip.

Hi Thomas, wonderful portrait of otter, great pose and lovely details, very well done, ciao Silvio

bonjour thomas,
jolie prise de vu de cette loutre avec un très beau cadrage bravo


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-07 14:40]

Hi Thomas.
Great quality of the picture taking into account ISO 1600. I like pictured scene, excellent cropping and composition of the shot. Excellent lighting, exposure and details of the animal. Only I think, it was not obligatory to use such high shutter speed. Quite enough 1/400 (1/200) sec and ISO 800 (400). However, the result is great. My compliments and TFS.

Cher Thomas,

I would like to give you a smiley for the otter. It is a good portrait, but the shot is spoiled by thhat strange white streak that runs from its nose.

What is it? Tfs J.

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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2007-02-07 16:26]

splendide portrait de loutre
excellents détails, et bon cadrage


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-02-07 20:39]

Fabulous capture, Thomas! I love the details and the pose you've caught here. Excellent notes too

Bonjour Thomas !
En voilà une belle photo ! J'aime bien les détails sur la fourrure mouillée, ainsi aue la composition et la pose de la loutre. C'est juste un peu dommage que l'arriére-plan ne soit pas très naturel, mais je sais aussi aue c'est parfois impossible à éviter. Félicitations !

coucou thomas
je ne connaissais pas cette loutre
l photo est très bien réussie, pareil pour le cadrage, merci pour ta note aussi

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-02-08 7:38]

Hello Thomas,
you did well on this closeup, the details are very nice ant the texture in the fur is wonderful. Not sure what the otter has on its nose but it seems to distract him. Very nice capture, with a great POV and a lovely catch light in the otters eyes.

Salut Thomas
Belle et intéressante photo pour cette loutre toute mignone. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté. J'en ai vu trois a mon étang de chasse l'automne passée elles ont passées 1 heure a jouer dans l'étang.
Merci et au revoir...
Ps Ou a s-tu pris cette photo?
Les sourires demain

bonjour thomas
un beau portrait mais un peu limite en acuité je trouve.
elle faite le pitre avec son bout d'ecorce sur le museau ou alors elle se prend pour une otarie.

coucou l'ami
tres jolie cette loutre, bonne capture et excellents détails
bravo, bises

Hi Thomas,

What a lovely portrait of this otter, but it's a bit sad to see that little thing stuck on it's nose.
Other than that it's a nice picture, I like the details on it's fur. Nice colours, light and POV.

Greetings, Nel

Salut Thomas,
C'est tout de même une bonne capture même si je n'aime pas tellement ce background mais bon, je comprend qu'elle n'a pas été photographiée dans son élément naturel. Les détails sont bons mais il me semble qu'il y ait eu un moment de la caméra je crois. L'exposition et la composition correctes aussi. Merci,

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