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American Badger (Taxidea taxus)

American Badger (Taxidea taxus)
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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon CP 8800, Nikkor 8.9-89mm 2.8, SanDisk SD Card 512
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-12-03 4:26
Viewed: 8873
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
American badger (Taxidea taxus) making winter preparations to sleep the cold in a burrow in an old river wash. He is a fatboy now but not when he will wake up in the spring ...
Long zoom at 600 mm; cloudy weather with not much light and greys are reigning with the exception of the foreground foliage which gives a good ideea of the season going.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-12-03 5:22]

I like this picture very much Radu. I don't know exactly what I like more - quality, colours, leaves on FG, thoughtful face of bagder... Anyway - great shot!

Very nice shot, goog idea to leave the leaves on FG.
Well done.

This badger looks very different (much thinner) to the English badgers I remember from my youth (hundreds of years ago).
Are they still common?I believe the English ones are now endangered.
Good composition,the badger is very clear,especially for a long zoom shot.Well done.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-12-03 6:09]
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Bello tejon, captado con gran agudeza y colorido.
Personalmente me hubiera gustado un POV distinto, para apreciar un mayor detalle del cuerpo.
De todas formas la calidad de la imagen es muy buena.

Beautiful badger, caught with great sharpness and colorful.
Personally I had liked a different POV, to appreciate a greater detail of the body.
In any case the quality of the image is very good.

Nice badger Radu. I have never seen one in real life. Would love to though. It's nice to see the American species featured. Your compo's are always interesting. Personally I feel the leaves takes some of the focus away from the badger. You see the badger and the leaves seperate if you catch my drift. The eyes wonders from the one to the other... Not a critique just a comment. The colours and details are very sharp. All and all a great shot.

Lovely soft colours. Great detail on the badger. Lovely artistic look about the composition. Great job. Well done

Very nice picture Radu.
It's look like our Eurasian Badger but ours are more black.
Good details and colours.
Well done.

Very good capture, Radu. I like the soft light and colors on the fur texture (very sharp as well). It's good the impressive nails are visible. The turned head and great eye detail make also your shot a very attractive one.

Well Radu very nice and sharp and even with this flat lighting the deatils in the fur and even the eye are good and sharp.Nice one.

Radu, Great sharpness & a nice head nod. You managed to show those "lethal" weapons well also I see. Great work!!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-04 2:30]

The DOF in this shat is excellent and I like the composition with the inclusion of the leaves very much. Very well done and thanks for posting

Super image... they are such awesome looking mammals. Eveyrthing works for me in this image. Great capture.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-12-04 14:36]

Super picture Radu, the pose is lovely and I really like the warm lighting. Very well done.

Very nice and high quality picture of this American Badger, I also like the red fallen leafs at the front, gives a better composition to the picture.

Best regards Radu.

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