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Prairie doggie

Prairie doggie
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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: 2007-06-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-28 14:17
Viewed: 4224
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From the 2007 archive...


Prairie dogs are named for their habitat and warning call, which sounds similar to a dog's bark. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the name is attested from at least 1774. The 1804 journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition note that in September 1804, they "discovered a Village of an animal the french Call the Prairie Dog"

Its genus, Cynomys, derives from the Greek for "mouse dog."


aperture f7,1
shutter speed 1/125
ISO 200
focal length 280mm


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Hi Annick,

Lovely capture with fantactic detail and perfect depth of field. I love it.

Kind regards,


  • Great 
  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-09-28 15:47]

Hi Annick

Great pose with excellent focua and isolation from the BG.


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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 15:55]

Superb light in the eye and the low PoV tells us a great deal about its environment!
Great sharpness in the main subject, excellent composition


I know these little guys are very destructive in areas but they are cute, too.
Thanks for sharing,


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-09-28 19:00]

Hello Annick,
Excellent point of view and camera work, very nice image.

Hi Annick
great picture again techiqually perfect but I do not really like the centered subject
nevertheless cute babies always give good results

Hi Annick, lovely praire dog in splendid pose with wonderful details, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-29 2:33]

Hello Annick,
a superb capture of this little Prairie Dog.
+++ Very good eye-level POV. Brilliant DOF and focusing. Great sharpness and detail.
--- Nothing :)
Well done,

Hi Annick
Beautiful cute photo. I like that you decided to leave the center composition and relatively big empty space here. It looks very nice. Beautiful delicate colors, great sharpness, perfect buckground
Best wishes

Hi Annick,
Another view of pretty Prairie dogs.
Very nice POV and DOF, delicate and soft details & sharpness, nice and pretty moment you've captured very well.
Warm regards,

Hi Annick,
Lovely capture, great sharpness, congrat

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-09-29 10:55]

Great DOF,focus and detail. Nice colors. Well done!

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-09-29 14:27]

Wonderfull shot Annick, very nice and tender presentation with great composition and POV.TFS

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-09-29 20:23]

Annick, you got this picture at the correct moment. The pose is just fantastic and right moment. The sharpness and clarity is amazing. Ganesh

Hi Annick.
Great capture!
Soft and beautiful colors, excellent
sharpness and POV.
Congratulations for the wealth of details.
Well done!
Josť Roberto

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