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Marmot silhouette

Marmot silhouette
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Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3388 W: 70 N: 9898] (37233)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon CoolPix L3, NIKKOR 3X OPTICAL ZOOM
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/450 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-06 5:47
Viewed: 3144
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, here is Marmota monax
(woodchuck) in against daylight
(en contre-jour) over his burrow

from Hinterland Who's Who website

« Because woodchucks are burrowing mammals,
their feet have sturdy claws and their legs
are thick and strong. Their forefeet,
the principal ones used for digging,
each have four well developed claws,
and the hind feet have five.

They escape from enemies by diving
into burrows, which may account for
the fact that their top running speed
does not exceed 15 km per hour. »



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Hello Asbed,
Very interesting and unusual captured, great composition, nice colours contrast between blue sky and the Marmot silhouette,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5830 W: 89 N: 14938] (62666)
  • [2011-06-06 8:12]

Salut Asbed,encore une fois tu montre nous une belle surprise,tu as vraiment des solutions etranges mais toujours spectaculaires,on peu voir seulement l'ombre de la marmotte,mais la composition est tres tres belle et riche des details et couleurs.Mes compliments et belle semaine,LUCIANO

Hi Asbed,
what a nice place. I would like to have a rest in such a place. Amazing warm natural colours - beautiful green. I also like this blue sky.
Have a nice week,

Ciao Asbed, lovely semisilhouette of cute creature, splendid natural ambientation, great light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-06-06 10:21]

Salut Asbed!
Jolie photo en contre-jour. Belle couler pour le ciel.TFS
Regards from,

Hallo Asbed,
a beautiful capture, splendid contrast between shades and lights, very nice composition
Best regards

Bonjour Asbed,

Les deux arbres cadrent bien la marmotte. La prise de vue permet de voir la marmotte à l'ombre. Les arbres jouent avec la lumière en créant des zones éclairées et ombragées. Bonne journée.


This is a fine capture with well seen light and shadow. I like your unique approach creating fine artwork away from monotonous TN upload. Beautiful natural setting and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,

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