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Little Prairie Dog

Little Prairie Dog
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-27
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-27 9:03
Viewed: 4445
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Archive image 'Blijdorp' series. Blijdorp is the Rotterdam zoo...
Thanks for looking and a nice day, evening,...whatever:-)

The prairie dog (Cynomys) is a small, burrowing rodent native to the grasslands of North America. On average, this stout-bodied rodent will grow to be between 12 and 16 inches (30 and 40 cm) long, including its short tail. They are found in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In the U.S., prairie dogs are primarily found west of the Mississippi River, though they have also been introduced in a few eastern locales.

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Shooting Date/Time
9/06/2007 12:35:29
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Focal Length
160,0 mm
Image size
3456 x 2304
Image Quality
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AF mode
AI focus AF

XOTAELE, undoredo, uleko, nglen, MMM, joey, nainnain, jcoowanitwong, lise, Silke, Alex99, hester has marked this note useful
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Delicada imagen de este simpático animalillo con muy buena resolución y geniales detalles.
Saludos Annick. JL.

Hi Annick,
Delicate details and sharpness, warm overall colouration, very nice POV and DOF, well composed.
Your note is also good to me.
TFS and best wishes,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-27 9:40]

Hello Annick,
That's a really great close-up of this cute little one with mini ears! I like the low POV and the colours of the fur is lovely and the details very sharp. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

bonjour Annick,

très bonne prise de vue avec de belle couleurs et une netteté impecable bravo

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-27 11:43]

Hi Annick. What a cute looking thing this is. your detail in the fur is excellent. with sharp focusing and good us of the light . a nice POV/DOF. with natural colours. well done TFS.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-09-27 11:45]

Hi Annick
Nice image.Very sharp white good details in the fur.POV and DOF are very good.I did see a lot of them in Alberta 2 week ago.
TFS Michel

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  • Sayre Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 30] (164)
  • [2007-09-27 11:55]

This is an excellent shot! The slight contrast while still maintaining the neutral colors adds nicely to the image. I also love the DOF and POV you've chosen to use for this shot. Great job!
TFS Steph

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-27 13:01]

Hi Annick,
back to the old 350D! ;)
A lovely capture of this cute little Prairie Dog.
+++ Good sharpness and detail. A good composition and POV. Natural colours.
--- Nothing :)
Well done,

salut annick
un regard vif, joli cadrage dans un fond qui ce confond avec la couleur de l'animal, belle netteté

bonsoir annick
bravo pour la présentation de ce petit animal, les couleurs et les détails sont parfaits
de bons détails présents et bon bg

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-27 15:28]

un retrato simpático,
con buen pov, y magnífico foco.
saludos Annick.

Ha Annick,

Ik zie dat we op de zelfde dag door blijdorp hebben lopen stappen.
Mooi shot van deze leuke prairie hond
Prachtige belichting
Perfect van scherpte, kleur en compo

TFS Thijs

Hi Annick,
This prairie dog is so cute. Beautiful pose. Perfect capture and fantastic detail on the fur. Great pov and composition. Very well done.

So adorable. I love this. Very natural and warm earthy colors, lighting. Sharp and nice composition too.


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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-09-28 1:37]

Nice animal, very good sharp and detail.
Maybe it's better to add some free space at the left side?

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-28 2:03]

Hi Annick,
Very cute looking Prairie Dog with immaculate sharpness on its fur and a fabulous pose captured. Spot-on focus and a precise DOF lets it stand out perfectly from the BG. Superb lighting and exposure. I like the expression on its face. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-09-28 3:48]

Annick, What an eye catch and focus. The sharpness is fantastic and also the lighting. Lovely POV and composition. Ganesh

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-09-28 6:23]

Hi Annick,
This is such a cute little fur ball!
Lovely natural colors and great composition. Amazing sharpness.
Great work!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-28 16:02]

superb colours, details and composition.
I see a strong contrast in the natural shape of the animal and the hard lines reflected in its eye

Aw - playing the cute Card, do we? Excellent detail and did I say how cute this fellow is? Bravo! Cheers, Klaus

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-01 2:27]

Hi Annick.
Extremely cute animal and very nice shot of it. I like perfect reproduction of the animal "costume", attractive expression of the face and its pose. Ground and BG are looked excellently, colour palette is sweet. Only it seems to me cropping on the left hand has left small space in front of animal. My best wishes and TFS. Excellent job.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-10-04 11:28]

Hi Annick

What a lovely fellow with that big bright eye. I love the details in his coat. It looks like I could just reach out and touch it. Perfect exposure, POV and DOF.



very very cute, TFS Ori

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