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Muskrat Washes Dinner

Muskrat Washes Dinner
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Copyright: Kathy Meader (writerscrawlz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 2 N: 924] (2961)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS digital rebel XT
Exposure: f/19, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-24 22:47
Viewed: 2777
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was a lot of fun to photograph because I had to deal with direct sun, slabs of ice, and water that sparkled as a result of the bright sun! Still, this fellow captured my attention as he washed his dinner repeatedly. After he washed it, he seemed to swallow it whole (seemed, mind you) and then dove down to get another handful. He repeated this several times - and as you can see, he is out in the water. Given the ice, and the fact I don't have a boat (not to mention the desire not to get my camera wet), I had to do the best I could from shore. I had to check twice to make sure he wasn't a beaver - his tail gave it away - but he has large front teeth - you'll see those later. I hope you enjoy - I've named him Compulsive due to his desire to clean everything a thousand times!

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2008-03-25 0:41]

Kathy ,

i with the degree of difficulty with this photo, I kayak and shoot
sea otters, the reflection, wet fur, makes them hard to take, well done,



Hi Kathy,

Very nice capture of wildlife action. Excellent result in those conditions you decribed. Good light and colours, composition and details.

Thanks for sharing


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-03-25 7:24]

Hello Kathy.
Nice capture .Light and colors are nice.I alaso like the reflextion in the water.Good job view the conditions

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