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Water Vole (Arvicola terrestris)

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Another Water Vole (Arvicola terrestris) from last August. It is not often one catches a glimpse of a Water Vole's tail and I was surprised at how long it was.
Would have preferred more space in front of the head but this is virtually full frame.
Settings: F/5.6 1/40sec ISO100 AV@500mm tripod

Many thanks for your kind comments and clicks on my AC Cobra upload - really appreciated.

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 500mm F4L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Water Vole (Arvicola terrestris)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:24 Sep 2010 - 10:00 AM
Tags:Arvicola, Beautiful, Black & white, General, Long, Mammal, Nibbling, Stream, Tail, Terrestris, Vole, Water, Waterplant, Wild, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:44
Voters:pluckyfilly · Wallybazoom · StevenPrice · gary_d · Imagephotographics · Alan_Baseley · EMJAYCEE · AlanWillis · CarolG · NeilWigan · Karrol · hyd · KBan · naturalywild · Goodley · Maiwand · Shroomer · finepetportraits · Angi_Wallace · User_Removed · POD · brownsilent · Steve_S · RTDS · Dugud · hasslebladuk · Gezina · Ruthannette · maratsuikka · SurreyHillsMan · vandalp · pennyspike · Ray42 · sweetpea62 · chalkhillblue · TerryMcK · helenlinda · cameraman · sparrowhawk · Glostopcat · Tom-Melton · DRicherby · Attwellr · Alvar ·
Views:182
Unique Views:82

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2010 - 10:03 AM

delightful viewing

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2010 - 10:13 AM

This is a wonderful and natural image. - gary

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StevenPrice
24 Sep 2010 - 10:13 AM

excellent detail.

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AlanWillis
AlanWillis Plus Member 566 forum postsAlanWillis vcard England
24 Sep 2010 - 10:53 AM

I'm now getting boring 2 wilderbeasts and now 2 Water Voles!

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2010 - 10:54 AM

A superb image, Sylvia, excellent detail, what a great capture. Carol

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Goodley
Goodley  5 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2010 - 2:33 PM

nice detail sylvia, great capture,
kev.

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2010 - 3:00 PM

Superbly detailed shot of this little beastie Sylvia. He looks wonderful and has a terrific eye light.
Ron

Last Modified By Maiwand at 24 Sep 2010 - 3:00 PM

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brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2010 - 5:54 PM

Aw, she's beautiful. Great detail.
Congrats on the award, well deserved!
Johanna

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Steve_S
Steve_S Plus Member 9176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2010 - 5:54 PM

Great find and well captured Sylvia. Congrats on the GEA
Steve

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
24 Sep 2010 - 5:55 PM

Superb capture.
Well done.
Robert

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2010 - 6:19 PM

What a great shot well done
mike

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2010 - 6:56 PM

The first aspect of the shot that caught my eye was the long tail - well captured with lovely detail showing the natural environment well - Ina

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Ruthannette
Ruthannette Plus Member 8Ruthannette vcard England
24 Sep 2010 - 7:32 PM

Lovely shot Sylvia, reminds me of our little friends at BWC.

Ruth

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maratsuikka
24 Sep 2010 - 8:27 PM

CONGRATS ON AWARD SYLVIA

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SurreyHillsMan
24 Sep 2010 - 9:24 PM

Great capture Sylvia

Jon

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vandalp
vandalp  7
24 Sep 2010 - 9:25 PM

Beautiful detail Sylvia, its alway hard to get them sharp as they are always moving around.
Vanda.

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Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2010 - 8:31 AM

A super shot of my favourite little animal - congratulations on the GEA

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2010 - 2:53 PM

Lovely capture.well done.

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue Plus Member 6145 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2010 - 8:29 PM

Congratulations on a very well deserved GEA Sylvia, very well captured, such a delightful little creature, how envious am I, they are in my area but have yet to see one, I have heard the odd splash, perhaps they are avoiding me.
David

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  671 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2010 - 9:08 PM

Truly an Award winner - congratulations on your GEA, Sylvia.
Terry

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2010 - 11:38 PM

A delightful capture Sylvia
Helen

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