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They say that you are never more than six feet away from a rat wherever you are.
Well I was a bit closer than that at the Duck Pond in Par on Friday.
Went to take some pics of the wildfowl on the pond when I spied some activity at the waterís edge. These little critters got to within two to three feet of me as they feasted on peanuts that had been dropped on the bank.
Taken on Friday 22/10/2010 at 1552 Hrs BST.
Many thanks for all C&Cs.
Rob.

Camera:Nikon P100. Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Ratty.
Username:rpba18205 rpba18205
Uploaded:24 Oct 2010 - 11:00 AM
Tags:Brown rat, Cornwall, Duck pond, Nikon p100, Par, Uk., Wildlife / nature
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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 11:02 AM

Fine shot Rob as you have almost made the rat acceptable.

Rock

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sweetpea62
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24 Oct 2010 - 11:10 AM

Lovely shot well done.

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jeb2012
jeb2012  5 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2010 - 11:28 AM

A Excellent capture

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 11:36 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

1 and 2 are best. Really well caught.

I did a mod on #1 where I

1. Cropped some of the foreground
2. Using an overlay layer with the 50 gray box ticked.
a. Darkened the immediate FG at 31% opacity
b. Darkened the grass in front of the rat at 55% opacity.
3. Flattened the layer

I hope you like it

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 12:05 PM


Quote: 1 and 2 are best. Really well caught.

I did a mod on #1 where I

1. Cropped some of the foreground
2. Using an overlay layer with the 50 gray box ticked.
a. Darkened the immediate FG at 31% opacity
b. Darkened the grass in front of the rat at 55% opacity.
3. Flattened the layer

I hope you like it

Nicely done
Rob

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 12:07 PM

Fine capture. Number one is definately the best. Others seem a tad oof imho. Nice rework in the mod.
Paul

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accipiter
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24 Oct 2010 - 12:21 PM

A fine rat! No 1 for me. A

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tashi
tashi  42 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 1:17 PM

Nice set of images! Excellent shots and V1 is great. The modified version is also very nice.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 1:29 PM

That is an impressive set, but soooo pleased it was not me there...
V1 and V2 are great shots, and also the mod
Lillian

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 1:30 PM

Splendid capture of this adorable little creature! Never thought of a rat as cute but this guy has personality! Patti

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KatieR
KatieR  106197 forum posts6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 2:13 PM

Yep, no.1 is great - a lovely portrait. Say of them what you will, rats can be quite attractive!

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 2:25 PM

Very cute!
JEnnnn

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ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 3:10 PM

Really like v1 best - delightful capture.
Christina

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 3:11 PM

Great shots, V1 is my favorite...........Sandy

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franken
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24 Oct 2010 - 3:20 PM

A lovely set.

Ken

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User_Removed
24 Oct 2010 - 4:02 PM

A wonderful capture. Smile

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
24 Oct 2010 - 4:23 PM

Good set.V1 for me,well captured.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 5:44 PM

This shot goes to prove even a rat can look good when the image is right! Not a favourite animal, I must say, but those bright eyes are remarkably captivating.

Ann

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bluetitblue
24 Oct 2010 - 5:45 PM

Great work V2 for me well done.

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HobbitDave
24 Oct 2010 - 6:17 PM

Superb set, v.1 is just superb. Are U sure this is a rat and not a large vole? Just curious. Great images.
Dave.

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rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 6:30 PM


Quote: Superb set, v.1 is just superb. Are U sure this is a rat and not a large vole? Just curious. Great images.
Dave.

Dave, Iím never totally sure but Iíve studied other images on the net and looked at other postings on epz and they look the same. However I would welcome any suggestions otherwise.
Rob.

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Adderwatcher
24 Oct 2010 - 6:47 PM

Wonderful set of captures Rob! i acually like rats but can never get a decent shot!

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 7:05 PM

I was photographing a garage lock up door and I saw a security guard approaching me.I thought,''here we go again'',but he was only wanting to tell me to watch my step as the inside of the garage was infested with rats !!
Good shots Rob.
Mick.

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Dave_Holdham
24 Oct 2010 - 7:19 PM

Superb set of images, well captured, like the light and detail most in v2

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24 Oct 2010 - 8:10 PM

Excellent set,
Alan

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morpheus1955
24 Oct 2010 - 9:48 PM

Excellent set of images, superb detail and beautifully captured.

Hugh

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cairntable
24 Oct 2010 - 9:49 PM

4 beautifully captued images with great detail Rob, like V2 best.
John.

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bromley-smith
24 Oct 2010 - 9:55 PM

Excellent images Rob.
Tony

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2010 - 12:11 AM

Very nice shots, Rob, V 1 being superb IMHO.
Ronnie.

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NeilWigan
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25 Oct 2010 - 1:17 AM

Nice set of shots.

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HarrietH
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25 Oct 2010 - 8:49 AM

Beautiful little mouse. I too, like V2 best.
Maureen (Harriet)

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2010 - 12:50 PM

So cute -= V1 really lovely.

Sue

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25 Oct 2010 - 8:22 PM

Excellent set........Adam

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26 Oct 2010 - 3:10 AM

excellent set
Dennis

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mishu78
mishu78  4 Canada
26 Oct 2010 - 5:14 AM

Excellent shots! V1 is my favorite.

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samlw68  4 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2010 - 11:19 AM

great set, I especially like V1.

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26 Oct 2010 - 10:53 PM

Fantastic Smile V1 is my favorite
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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2010 - 12:44 AM

1 and 2 for me,very nicely captured.
Nice job on capturing the unexpected,

Aidan,,

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VivienO
VivienO  4 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2010 - 8:38 PM

Beyond cute, very well captured. V1 my favourite - great detail

Vivien

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1 Nov 2010 - 11:34 PM

A fine set, v1 is the pick of the bunch

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Gemma9
Gemma9  5 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2010 - 10:04 PM

Great images, V1 is my favourite. I don't know why people dislike them so much, I used to have four as pets and I think they're lovely!

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digital_boi
8 Nov 2010 - 3:08 PM

all great but V1 has it superb click

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osie
osie  3 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2010 - 8:23 AM

thats amazing...! like 1 & 2 best Rob....3 and four are not as sharp as they could be...but well caught...Smile PS...the Rats near me have only got two legs...! Smile Smile Smile

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