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Mink I Think!

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The first time I've been for a walk in ages, I decided to visit the big pond. As I got close I disturbed a Buzzard, kicking myself for missing it I crept closer, hoping it had landed nearby. As I glanced down at the top pond (where all the streams enter and allow the sediment to settle), I noticed a movement in the overflow pipe.

Settling myself against a tree I was surprised when this little Mink peered out!! In the versions you can see him getting braver and braver, eventually running off (the last version is a 'binner' really, but I wanted to keep it as a 'record' shot). Smile

He ran off to the other end of the big pond, although I waited ages, he didn't re-appear. After a while I wandered down and stepped onto the pier to clear debris away from the overflows................he hissed at me!! There he was, under the pier!

I wandered off and hid, but he obviously wasn't coming out any time soon! (Sigh, I was promised a hide over a year ago!)

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 Feb 2013 - 9:37 AM
Focal Length:72mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Red-eye reduction
White Balance:Auto
Title:Mink I Think!
Username:KarenFB KarenFB
Uploaded:16 Feb 2013 - 10:55 AM
Tags:Mink, Wildlife / nature
Votes:27
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 11:08 AM

A super find, Karen, and what great captures. Carol

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williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 11:38 AM

a lovely catch i like v2.

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Papathanassiou
16 Feb 2013 - 11:41 AM

Tis a Mink, nasty and vicious animals! Good catch all the same!

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 12:14 PM

A really ice image but your story is awesome.Well done...John

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
16 Feb 2013 - 1:55 PM

An excellent set, but V2 is a great one!!!
Effrossini

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84254 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 3:15 PM

Thanks everyone! Smile

Yes, I think version 2 is my favourite too! Smile

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54207 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 5:07 PM

I know they're pests, but so pretty with it. What a find! Smile

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RachelMB
RachelMB  842 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 10:58 AM

I like V3, he looks like a furry snake.

I name him Mr Minkerton.

Last Modified By RachelMB at 17 Feb 2013 - 10:58 AM

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84254 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 11:01 AM

Thank you everyone!

Rachel: Lol, thanks for that!! Grin

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 1:51 PM

An excellent set of opportunistic captures, most impressive considering they were taken with a compact camera.

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CharlieBoddy
CharlieBoddy Junior Member 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2013 - 8:55 PM

This is amazing! I took a pic of a buzzard when i was in Wales i will put it on tommorow! Grin

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