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The coypu

The coypu
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05
Categories: Mammals
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-27 13:14
Viewed: 3101
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The coypu (from the Mapudungun, koypu), (Myocastor coypus), also known as the river rat, and nutria, is a large, herbivorous, semiaquatic rodent and the only member of the family Myocastoridae. Originally native to subtropical and temperate South America, it has since been introduced to North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, primarily by fur ranchers.Although it is still valued for its fur in some regions, its destructive feeding and burrowing behaviors make this invasive species a pest throughout most of its range.
There are two commonly-used names in the English language for Myocastor coypus. The name "nutria" (or local derivatives such as "nutria- or nutra- rat") is generally used in North America and Asia; however, in Spanish-speaking countries, the word "nutria" refers to the otter. To avoid this ambiguity, the name "coypu" (derived from the Mapudungun language) is used in Latin America and Europe.[7] In France, the coypu is known as a ragondin. In Dutch it is known as beverrat (beaver rat). In Italy, instead, the popular name is, as in North America and Asia, "nutria", but it is also called castorino ("little beaver"), by which its fur is known in Italy.
Coypus live in burrows alongside stretches of water. They feed on river plants, and waste close to 90% of the plant material while feeding on the stems.(Wikipedia)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-27 13:22]

Hello Siggi,
Excellent photo of this Coypu in fine sharpness and details. Taken from a very good frontal low POV in beautiful natural colours.

Hola Siegfried, linda foto de este mamífero desconocido para mi, gracias por compartir...saludos.

beautiful photography, great sharpness and POV.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

Nice one Siggi, I saw some in Camargue as well, but not shootable


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-05-27 14:45]

Hi Siggi,back from the Garda lake i as can see,i hope you had nice days in Italy! A vry good capture of the coypu,very common in my village too but not easy to take,beautiful capture whit the usual great details! Have a nice week and thanks,LUCIANO

Ciao Siggi, great capture of cute creature in nice pose, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Czesc Siggi,
no to witam po przerwie. Ciekawe zwierze. Super punkt widzenia. Doskonale prawdziwe kolory i swietna ostrosc.
Udanego tygodnia,

Hello Siggi
A lovely photo of this animal. Taken from a good point of view with nice background and light.
Very good detail and pose.
regards yiannis

Impressive photo Siggi! Interesting subject, very good composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-05-27 23:56]

Witaj Siggi,
Pieknie pokazana ta nutria a te kamyki dodaja naturalnosci. Kiedys hodowalem je i mialem okolo 20 ssztuk.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

Hello Siggi,
Excellent capture of this Coypu in its natural habitat!Very good compozition,wonderful colors and great sharpness.

Hello Siggi,
great picture of this nutria with good sharpness and nice details. I also like the natural colours and the lovely pose at land. You were very lucky to take a picture of the nutria at land during day time.
Best wishes,

Witaj Siggi,
wygląda jakby dopiero co wyszła z wody :). Z wyrazu twarzy można wywnioskować, że nutria nie jest specjalnie zachwycona spotkaniem i faktem, że znalazła się w obiektywie. Udało Ci się uchwycić zwierzaka w bardzo malowniczej scenerii skalno roślinnej.
Pozdrowienia - Sławek

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-05-28 3:04]

Wow, such a big rat in the riverside, quite interesting species, well captured. tfs.

hello Siegfried
very good picture with great details
nice composition with beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Siegfried. Perfect DOF and staunning details for the Nutria (Italian) in action!


Hello Siegfried
Great momernt and capture of this beautiful specimen.Sharp and clear pic,wonderful colours and great details.
Thank You
Have a good week!

Hello Siggi,
the coypu, very interesting creature you captured.
very nice clarity and composition.
best wishes,

Hello Siegfried,
A marvelous composition with a very rare animal in my country. It is a perfect photo taken from a very good low POV. Excellent details and lovely natural colors.
Thanks for sharing!

Witaj Siggi,
Amazing picture. The very good depth of sharpness, pretty wet fur and the well blurred background. I value with front blurred plant.
This very clean animals. They wash before food all. I saw this.
Gratuluje i pozdrawiam

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-05-29 4:44]

Hello Siggi,
WHat a cute little creature not often seen on TN. I like your framing and the natural background. Details and colours are beautiful!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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