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Something very different today. A very docile cute and lovely nocturnal rodent (ears are usually erect) , caught not far from home by my son and later released at the same place.
These are hopping rodents of desert and semi-arid regions with long ears, tails and feet. All members of the genus have five toes except for a single species, the Four-toed Jerboa, Allactaga tetradactyla of Northern Africa, which has four. Members of this genus can jump distances of greater than one meter.

They are usually nocturnal and members of the genus have relatively large eyes. Diet varies by species, with some feeding almost exclusively on vegetation and others being insectivorous. Captured specimens have lived over four years.

Thank you folks for the kind appreciation of my previous upload! I am especially thankful to Ken (franken) for his generous UA.

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-5 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:smc PENTAX-DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED WR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Jun 2013 - 5:37 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/45sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1100
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Jerboa
Username:nonur nonur
Uploaded:20 Jun 2013 - 9:01 AM
Tags:Allactaga williamsi, Jerboa, Konya , Rodent, Turkey, Wildlife / nature
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7332 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom889 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 9:15 AM

Cute in a slightly alien sort of way. So strange to see it sitting on a smart sofa.
Moira

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Michaela_Solway
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20 Jun 2013 - 9:18 AM

What an amazing long tail! Like the details captured in v1 . Looks quite at home Wink

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 9:18 AM

Brilliant set of images, superb detail,

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 9:26 AM

Well adapted for their environment. The size of their eyes, ears, feet and tail is so disproportionate to the body, almost comical in effect Smile

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LucienH
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20 Jun 2013 - 9:44 AM

Excellent set of captures. Smile

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103959 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 10:04 AM

looks like it's in submissive mode .... hence ears are down SmileSmileSmile

glad to hear it wa safely returned home SmileSmile

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Rende
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20 Jun 2013 - 10:11 AM

Lovely shot; very endearing Smile
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Irishkate
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20 Jun 2013 - 10:36 AM

I love V1 wth focus on the eyes and snout then tailing off so to speak with that wonderful long tail.
Also lovely to see the gentle look in your son's eyes as he holds the jerboa.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 11:00 AM

How gorgeous - and I love that long tail - a great set Nezih SmileSmile
Helen

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 11:02 AM

Super detailed and colourful images!! V1 for me!!Great information about something I knew nothing about!! I thank you!!

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 - 11:08 AM

Have heard of these little fellows , never seen one... lovely set

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England53 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 11:43 AM

Amazing creature

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 1:06 PM

How unusual they are. Quite tiny with big big back feet, good for jumping. A great set.....Sandy

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 1:38 PM

Excellent series of shots and narrative Neziih.

Ray

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vonbatcat
vonbatcat  4 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 - 2:12 PM

For a while I had the workplace nickname of "Johnny Jerboa"............ but I was never that cute Nezih Wink

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mikbee
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20 Jun 2013 - 2:18 PM

Good shots of the little fella Nezih.
Mick.

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SlowSong
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20 Jun 2013 - 3:05 PM

So gorgeous, and what a tail! Smile

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gwynn56
gwynn56  252 forum posts England
20 Jun 2013 - 3:24 PM

nice capture , looks to have an unusual tail Smile

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jasonrwl
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20 Jun 2013 - 5:48 PM

Lovely to see this unusual creature Nezih and you have photographed it so well.
Jason

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williamsloan
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20 Jun 2013 - 6:58 PM

4 beautiful and unusualshots well taken.



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AnnChown
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20 Jun 2013 - 7:31 PM

Such a cute creature, even if he is a rodent. Those eyes and his long tail are very appealing.
Ann

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carper123
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20 Jun 2013 - 7:37 PM

Wonderful images, so sharp and lots of detail.
Well done, Nezih.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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20 Jun 2013 - 8:37 PM


Quote: Wonderful images, so sharp and lots of detail.
Well done, Nezih.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

Thats some tail SmileSmileSmile

Rod

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xwang
xwang  431 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 9:39 PM

How amazing.. beautiful. I have never seen one like this.. such long tail...thanks for the information.

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Nikonuser1
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20 Jun 2013 - 9:59 PM

A cute critter Nezih, great series of images.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


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gallero
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21 Jun 2013 - 12:47 PM

Una buena captura.

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