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By Ade_Osman    
Well given the awful light we had at yesterday's BWC meet and the fact I has to shoot at ISO1600 because of it, I don't think this has come out to badly.
Taken using manual focus and the Live View mode, I was trying to get a decent close up of these very cute and fabulous little Water Voles.
Think I scared a few folk there who were watching me take this as at the time I was using a 28-135 IS lens on the camera and was very carefully holding the camera just about an inch above the waters surface and then trying to move the camera as close to the subject as I dared without spooking it. The idea being to give me a different angle of view to all the other images people were taking.
But given the very slow shutter speed (1/40sec), the grain of using a high ISO and the fact it was handheld, I'm quite pleased with the result even if technically the image is far from perfect.......But I do like to try things a little differently Smile I'll let you all decide if it works or not......LOL

Hope you enjoy looking and great to see you all at the BWC yesterday, kindest regards to everyone........


Tags: General Close-up and macro Water vole Ratty Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
28 Dec 2011 7:34AM
Works to perfection, Ade, but then, doesn't everything for you Wink Carol

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johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 7:34AM
Well done for an adventurous shot Ade, looks great
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
28 Dec 2011 8:04AM
Such a sweetheart you are Carol Wink

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
28 Dec 2011 8:35AM
Your Canon has handled the noise problem remarkably well, Ade: although you say it's technically far from perfect, it is completely acceptable and if you had not mentioned the difficulties incurred at the shoot, I doubt if many would have been able to pick up on it: perhaps if viewed larger some might show up, but I'm pushed to see any really even at this file size.
skewey 11 31 England
28 Dec 2011 9:20AM
Excellent detail in such difficult conditions you have nailed this one Ade.

28 Dec 2011 10:55AM
Hi Ade good shot , good day out, regards gray.
Graham_P 11 1 19 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 11:23AM
The low pov works well Ade, nice to see something a little different.

Terry L Plus
14 596 5 England
28 Dec 2011 11:35AM
Nicely captured Ade, there were a few people concerned that you may drop your camera in the water but the idea works well. Good to see you and Sue, shame that Sue could only hear me, make sure she gets that trip to


28 Dec 2011 11:37AM
Very well done. It's a great image. That PoV worked a treat for you.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 1:13PM
Great close up shot to be real proud of
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
28 Dec 2011 1:16PM
Spot on as it is Ade, love it,
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
28 Dec 2011 2:05PM
Love his ratty look. A super close-up........Sandy
28 Dec 2011 2:07PM
It works for me Ade - lovely shot! Love the water droplets and his look of total surprise - obviously wondering what the hell you were doing!! Sometimes you have to break the rules..........Wink Lou
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
28 Dec 2011 3:31PM
Delightful capture Ade. Focus is spot on - right on the eyes and snout !!Grin Sorry to have missed the meet. Should like to have met you.
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 5:20PM
Like to life dangerously then Grin ...... pov works for me with some good detail - Ina
mark1309 11 13 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 9:59PM
Great shot Ade, I think it works very very well, a great result - it was nice to meet everyone on the meet,
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
28 Dec 2011 11:05PM
A delightful image of this cute little chap, this one has turned out especially well given the bad light.
30 Dec 2011 9:01AM
An excellent capture all things considered - well done. I have enjoyed your last few uploads very much. Keep up the good work and all the best for2012. A
30 Dec 2011 9:28PM
Great image Ade. Your efforts to capture this adorable little vole were well worth it. Love the pov and excellent detail. Very well done!

Sezz 13 617 15 England
31 Dec 2011 12:46PM
Aw he/she's kinda cute, I like the water droplets on the whiskers!
It was nice to meet you & Sue, best wishes for the New Year Smile

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