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Good morning folks,
Today something very different, a Bank or Long Tailed Field Vole, Myodes glareolus.
These little chaps are common in or woodland and are among the primary food sources of
owls and kestrels.
This is one of several that live around my hide. They are very difficult to photograph as they
have very acute hearing and smell, even the sound of the image stabilizer is enough to scare them.
I have been trying to get a shot of these for weeks.
Many thanks for all the C&C's on yesterdays Robin, very much appreciated.
Colin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:13 Jan 2013 - 4:48 PM
Focal Length:285mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.4
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/25sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:Bank Vole
Username:Norfolkboy Norfolkboy
Uploaded:14 Jan 2013 - 7:40 AM
Tags:Bank, British mammals, Long tailed field vole, Myodes glareolus, Wildlife / nature
Votes:53

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footloose
footloose e2 Member 4footloose vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:47 AM

Excellent image,
Dennis

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 9:00 AM

Excellent shot Colin, well framed, i really like this pic,
Ali SmileSmileSmileSmile

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 - 9:02 AM

Well captured. Great setting.

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DonMc
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14 Jan 2013 - 9:56 AM

Love this little chap, great capture Colin, great portfolioSmileSmile
DonMc

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alistairfarrugia
alistairfarrugia Critique Team 2164 forum postsalistairfarrugia vcard Malta88 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 11:21 AM

Nice composition, it looks like it's just about to jump!

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JuBarney
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14 Jan 2013 - 11:38 AM

Super capture in his natural habitat
Ju

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AndrewCee
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14 Jan 2013 - 12:46 PM

Cheeky chappie, isn't he?
Andrew

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ossca
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14 Jan 2013 - 2:21 PM

Great capture

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christinecilia
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14 Jan 2013 - 2:28 PM

great shot love it. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales
achieverswales e2 Member 4achieverswales vcard Wales101 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 3:15 PM

Extremely hard to capture subject Colin, you have an amazing shot here.


Regards

Trev.

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PhilSingleton
PhilSingleton e2 Member 2PhilSingleton vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 4:45 PM

I can empathise with you in trying to get the image. It took me a long time and many frustrating "nearly got it" moments, before I was able to get a shot.
Great image with complimentary setting - very well done.
Phil.

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7212 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 6:25 PM

Wonderful shot Colin worth the wait, Wont be long and you will be looking for that Cuckoo

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Glyn1
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14 Jan 2013 - 7:57 PM

A real cracker Colin, what a lovely shot.

Glyn

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96185 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:09 PM

Wonderful Colin

One to be proud of mate

I have a family of Wood mice, who live adjacen tto the feed station - why not with the fallen seed - see 'em quite often, but as yet no image

Adrian

Last Modified By tomcat at 14 Jan 2013 - 8:11 PM

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Caziwinkles
14 Jan 2013 - 8:37 PM

Wow!! A truly fantastic shot. Well done you. Smile Smile Smile

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 10:19 PM

Superb capture, pose and composition, Colin. A true and natural wildlife image.
Sylvia

Last Modified By teocali at 15 Jan 2013 - 10:21 PM

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Scuttleatflordon
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16 Jan 2013 - 9:13 PM

A delightful shot. Coiln.
Peter.

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