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Cutia
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Copyright: Nilson Vaz da Costa (Nilson) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 50-500mm F/4-5.6 II USM, Digital ISO 200
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-22 13:07
Viewed: 11024
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A cutia (Dasyprocta aguti) (também conhecida como cotia) é um mamífero roedor, da família Dasiproctidae, gênero Dasyprocta, de pequeno porte, medindo entre 49 e 64 cm. Sete espécies de cutias habitam o território brasileiro.
As cutias têm apenas vestígio de cauda, extremidades anteriores bem mais curtas que as posteriores, e pés compridos com cinco dedos, sendo três desenvolvidos, com unhas cortantes equivalentes a pequenos cascos, e o quinto dedo muito reduzido. Herbívoras, as cutias se alimentam de sementes e frutos. Costumam fazer uma coleta cuidadosa na época de abundância para utilização em épocas de escassez. Sua coloração é variável entre as espécies.
A sua pelagem apresenta um efeito especial, aparentando ser dourada. Cada pelo possui zonas de várias cores, desde branco a castanho escuro. Este efeito de zonagem, comum em muitos outros animais tais como o lobo-cinzento, é causado por uma substância chamada eumelanina, que, durante o crescimento do pelo, é produzida de forma intermitente, dando origem a esse efeito. Por esta razão é usada a designação aguti para referir genericamente este efeito na pelagem dos animais.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-02-22 13:16]

Ola Nilson,
Linda Cutia, as cores e os detalhes estao excelentes
meus parabens..

Everton

Olà Nilson,
Achei sua nota bem interessante y tambem a foto
e bonita,ja que deve ser difficil fotografar
esse tipo de bicho,agora ja sei l'agouti chama
a cutia...
Saludo Francesco

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-02-22 14:42]

Hi Nilson
This is a very nice image
I like it
very good sharp
well done.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2008-02-22 15:15]

Hello Nilson !
Wow, that is an animal I never saw on TN, and what a great picture it is ! Sharpness, details, colors, composition, POV, everything is excellent, and of course the animal itself is very beautiful. he has a funny face and I love the colors of his fur. Also nice to see the natural surrounding where you found him, and interesting note. Very well done !
Valerie.

Hello Nilson,

Superb capture of this cutia!
The subject is sharply focussed and has good details of face and fur!
I like to see it in such a natural setting!

kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-02-22 16:52]

Nilson
Very interesting looking animal, I don't I have seen it before. Good sharpness and detail.
Way

Belle prise, superbe focus, animal pas facile à saisir.
Bravo
Marie

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-23 8:08]

Hi Nilson. What a fine well detailed sharp focused close up of the Cutia. You have captured natural looking colours. with a nice POV. well done TFS.
Nick..

Hallo Nilson
Great close capture of this cute little animal in a nice pose. I like the big black eye and the cute little ears. Seems to be very cute and looks cuddly, but I have a feeling it can bite if you are in its territory. I might be wrong. The background displays well on this photo. Lovely presentation. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards
Anna

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-23 13:52]

Hi Nilson,
Wonderful shot of this interesting animal. The detailes on the silky fur glow on the natural lighting and the glint on the eye is perfectly captured. Nice pose among its habitat. Excellent low POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-02-26 7:29]

Hi Nilson
Nice presentation.Good POV and sharp image .Details from the fur is good.I like that catch light in the eye.
TFS Michel

hello nilson,
nice capture, the focus is good and the details of the fur are lovely, the natural habitat makes the shot even better,
tfs & regards
pankaj

Hi Nilson

Yes we saw these guys in Costa Rica too. Cute little rodents.
Good natural shot with good sharpness and well composed.

Chris

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-03 6:34]

Hello Nilson,
Great close capture of this Aguti from a fine low POV. Excellent sharpness and I like the light and the natural background. I think these are the same species as we saw on Trinidad once. Very cute!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-03-04 3:02]

Hello Nilson,
very nice capture, beautiful picture with very good details and sharpness.TFS

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2008-03-04 21:41]

Parabéns Nilson, pela captura. Parece que ela estava te esperando. Nitidez e contraste muito bons. Abraço.
Mello.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-14 0:29]

Olà Nilson,
It's cute :o) I liked your low POV, composition, details and the expression you captured. Parabéns
Selen

Excellent shot sharp and detailed providing us with a good look at this animal in its habitat. Colours are natural. Well done, Nilson.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-03-30 14:23]

Bonjour Nilson,

Bravo pour cette belle présentation. Les détails sont bon et les couleurs sont extras.
Merci pour le partage.
Joseph

olá Nilson,
Belíssimo animal, belíssima foto, captura com a maestria de sempre.
Uma de suas melhores

Ciao Nilson,
interessante cattura, ottimi POV, DOF e composizione ben centrata su questo roditore in ambiente naturale, molto buona la definizione e bello il dettaglio dell'occhio.
TFS. Maurizio

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