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Many thanks for the comments and clicks on the Chaffinch - as always very much appreciated. I have just finished my roaming around West Sussex and now have the job of going through quite a few pictures. It will keep me out of mischief.
I thought I would upload a picture from yesterdays shoot of this little fellow who kept me enthralled for a while. Please view large (he didnt clean his teeth nuaghty boy) and as always harsh constructive critique as always is very welcome - I think I am just beginning to learn.
Very little done in the processing except a crop on V1 (none on V2) and borders, etc
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did taking it

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Sigma 75-500mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Water Vole (Arvicola amphibius)
Username:Ray42 Ray42
Uploaded:19 Apr 2010 - 7:30 AM
Tags:Arvicola amphibius, Mammal, Water vole, Wildlife / nature
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madbilly
madbilly  5 England4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 7:33 AM

I think v2 has my preference

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 7:39 AM

Lovely set of image all very beautiful.V2 is for me.
saeid

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 7:44 AM

This has an absolutely high Awwwwwwwww! factor. Lovely capture,
Johanna

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 7:45 AM

How cute, Ray, well captured. Hope you enjoyed your tour of my old county! Carol

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finepetportraits

Great capture, such a cute little guy!

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KevinWalsham
19 Apr 2010 - 8:00 AM

a great composed capture

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 8:11 AM

Nice capture - strange little creatures. A

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 8:33 AM

Is that his teeth we can see in the picture? 2 great shots with good detail

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goso
goso e2 Member 7goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 8:34 AM

Cute little buggers Ray aren't they - two top shots here - we don't have them over here - I googled them, and surprised to read they only live from 2 to 3 years...Bill

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Techno
Techno  51004 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 8:40 AM

Well done Ray, these are really rare critters I believe, so to see one is a privilege but to photograph an added bonus.
Mal

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franken
franken e2 Member 113050 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 8:42 AM

Cute!

Ken

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imagio
imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 8:47 AM

V 1 for me Ray

bernie

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 9:41 AM

Two wonderful shots and the face on angle with their theeth showing is precious especially showing the natural habitat so well - your patience was awarded these shots are well timed - I however would sharpen a little -advise not criticism - Ina PS Thank you so much for your user award and my sincere appologies for having to decline and remove the shot - hope you get it back to use again.

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 10:04 AM

Wonderful images both but prefer v2 the light is grand and nicely detailed Colin

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rogerfry
rogerfry e2 Member 8501 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 - 10:10 AM

Two great shots Ray, showing him in his natural habitat.
v1 looks as though he's got his beady eye on you, and he's ready to duck back indoors!

Roger

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 10:20 AM

super capture, wish we could still see them down by the canal but I have not seen one for yrs now

Linda

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 10:39 AM

Both lovely shots and how fortunate you were seeing him.

Ann

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 11:04 AM

Superb pair of well timed captures. Lovely natural habitat adds to the images.
Steve.

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newty1
newty1  8 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 - 12:44 PM

these are becoming rare so nice to see one. 9click)

Andy

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 2:25 PM

Two very nicely detailed images Ray. They are becoming more difficult tp find and these are good captures.
Glad to be No 30.
Ron

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 2:40 PM

Tow great captures Ray, never have seen one of these.
Bob

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johnjones
johnjones  4 England
19 Apr 2010 - 3:30 PM

two great shots the two are spot on v2 i think as got the xfacter brill
jj

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2010 - 5:46 PM

lucky you, have never seen one. v2 for me, as it edges v1 on sharpness for me.lesley

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colin63
colin63  5 England
19 Apr 2010 - 6:39 PM

Nice captures Ray, V2 for me too

Colin

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
19 Apr 2010 - 7:40 PM

2 Great captures Ray.
Robert

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Gray_ina
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19 Apr 2010 - 8:48 PM

Did you get the name of his toothpaste great shot gray

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Dave_Holdham
19 Apr 2010 - 9:37 PM

Two superb detailed images, v2 is my fav, nice work Smile

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peterellison
20 Apr 2010 - 8:20 AM

Excellent capture and what a character!
Peter.

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
20 Apr 2010 - 9:15 AM

Great capture and shot Ray. Ive yet to see one.
Brian

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LynneJoyce
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20 Apr 2010 - 7:38 PM

Cute as buttons!!!

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2010 - 10:36 PM

Two great images Ray,well captured....................

Tony.

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2010 - 10:45 PM

Look at those teeth!!!
Mavis

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bromley-smith
20 Apr 2010 - 11:56 PM

Fabulous images.
Tony

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nickyv32
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21 Apr 2010 - 9:50 AM

I recognise those teeth, great shots, No 2 is a cute pose

Nicky x

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brownbear
brownbear  5 England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2010 - 5:59 PM

Great expression, well caught
Geoff

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 3:56 AM

Wonderful captures!! Excellent presentations
Carol

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2010 - 6:54 AM

Cracking capture - Jude.

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Glostopcat
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22 Apr 2010 - 6:28 PM

Two fine shots of this cheeky chappy, v2 is my preference

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22 Apr 2010 - 8:17 PM

gorgeous

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Jat_Riski
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23 Apr 2010 - 9:13 AM

Great capture.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 12:02 PM

So very well timed.
wonderful shots both of them
Lillian

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astyag
astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 1:54 PM

Cute little fellow, very nice capture, well done
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wideangler
23 Apr 2010 - 8:54 PM

Very well spotted and captured

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2010 - 11:43 AM

Wow. Well spotted. Bet you had to be quick on the shutter. Like 2 slightly more. Both bril though. Paul

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2010 - 1:07 PM

Hi Ray, he's a cute little fellow and the natural setting is wonderful, have done a mod for you, just selected the Vole only and added a little more sharpening, there are other things that could be done but thought I would keep to the basics for now, well done mate, you are coming along fine Wink
Regards,
Geoff.

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30 Apr 2010 - 10:48 AM

So cute. Bet it wasn't easy to take.
Sandra

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