By brownsilent
Good morning everybody,

This is one of our three degus. They are very fast, and it is not easy to catch them with the camera, as they are also very shy. Only my daughter is able to "communicate" with them. Here's an attempt of bribery.

I'll have a look at your pfs over the weekend, today I am very, very busy.
I wish you all a great weekend.
Take care,

Tags: Pets and captive animals Degu

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LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2012 7:18AM
The bribery worked very well. Two lovely pet portraits.

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An acquired taste these wee beasties, most people would rather have something else I fear, but hey ho we're all different. Try not to work too hard Johanna you always seem to be on the go.

CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
3 Feb 2012 7:27AM
I thought it was a rat at first, Johanna Sad. Well captured, and take it easy today, there's always tomorrow Smile Carol
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2012 7:38AM
Carol shares my first thought too.- well captured Johanna Smile
EAS Plus
6 1 13 Scotland
3 Feb 2012 7:54AM
Bribery is an art which works many a time! V2 is a fine portrait of this elusive wee creature.

3 Feb 2012 8:59AM
It works cheap - just for a wee bit of biscuit - two lovely shots Johanna
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
3 Feb 2012 9:23AM
Excellent shots Johanna.
NeilWigan Plus
5 11 15 England
3 Feb 2012 9:43AM
Not a creature i know anything about ,but well shot.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 838 1368 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2012 9:44AM
Thanks for a sweet laugh this morning, but I'll stick with porridge for my breakfast. Wink
3 Feb 2012 2:05PM
I have never heard of these little creatures. It does look very friendly and maybe a wee bit cute. Two great captures of the speedy little guy. .........Sandy
AnneWorner Plus
8 620 43 United States
3 Feb 2012 2:17PM
I've never heard of degus before and have just had a long read on Wiki. Supposedly very intelligent little creatures. It's a sweet capture.
Having kept gerbils, white mice, and hamsters, this definitely speaks to me Smile

3 Feb 2012 2:38PM
Two lovely captures, Johanna, and I can imagine the difficulty in photographing these - I had a couple of gerbils a few years ago and they never kept still! Wink Has to be V1 for my favourite Smile
Trev Smile
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
3 Feb 2012 10:33PM
I am another not to have heard of these, they look friendly chaps and two nice images. - gary
teocali Plus
8 421 18 England
3 Feb 2012 10:44PM
A pair of delightful captures, Johanna - I have never heard of a degus before. Must look it up in Google Wink
4 Feb 2012 8:30AM
Must be hard to catch. Do they live in a cage at any time I wonder or roam loose. Paul
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2012 11:30AM
How lovely - superb shot of a much loved animal
imagio Plus
9 12 1 England
6 Feb 2012 8:56AM
Nice captures Johanna
annettep38 Plus
4 217 36 Costa Rica
6 Feb 2012 12:20PM
where do these rodents come from?
no 2 for me, although the multi-Fit made me laugh!
LexEquine 9 19 United States
6 Feb 2012 3:14PM
'Two superb macro Takes,' Johanna, with great exposure, color, tonality, clarity, & composition'~

~ Peter
BarbaraR Plus
9 16 1 England
6 Feb 2012 4:18PM
You did do well to capture the pictures.
I recall trying to photo my lively pet Gerbils
years ago.

Jocelia Plus
4 2 1 Australia
7 Feb 2012 12:01AM
I thought at first your had captured a wild rodent in the house but I see these are well groomed and fed.
Nice captures and a delight for the family album now…….Jocelia
JimV Plus
9 6 3 Canada
7 Feb 2012 4:12AM
Better be sure the neighbour`s cat doesn`t get in or you won`t have these wee fellows for long Johanna, the bribery worked well in V1!
Rgds., Jim
Mike_Smith Plus
8 270 1 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2012 2:40PM
two great shots well done
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
7 Feb 2012 7:28PM
Two delightful images of these rodents, I've never heard or seen these before. I guess they are related to gerbils
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
8 Feb 2012 8:37PM
Great shots Jo, possibly asking too much but try and get them on their level, if that's not possible try coaxing them onto a table, just an idea Wink
Ridgeway Plus
9 222 2 Ireland
12 Feb 2012 10:34PM
What a cute critter,a fast button finger and good timing.

danbrann Plus
11 567 16
15 Feb 2012 5:06PM
A quick shutter finger doe the trick Johanna.

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