Back Versions (1)
Modifications (1)
Views: 288 (113 Unique) 
Vote 78
Award Shortlist   

Water Vole (Arvicola amphibius)

By Ray42
Many thanks for the comments and clicks on the Chaffinch - as always very much appreciated. I have just finished my roaming around West Sussex and now have the job of going through quite a few pictures. It will keep me out of mischief.
I thought I would upload a picture from yesterdays shoot of this little fellow who kept me enthralled for a while. Please view large (he didnt clean his teeth nuaghty boy) and as always harsh constructive critique as always is very welcome - I think I am just beginning to learn.
Very little done in the processing except a crop on V1 (none on V2) and borders, etc
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did taking it

Tags: Mammal Water vole Wildlife and nature Arvicola amphibius

Voters: madbilly, VIKI, saeidNL and 75 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here


madbilly 8 1 4 England
19 Apr 2010 7:33AM
I think v2 has my preference

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
19 Apr 2010 7:39AM
Lovely set of image all very beautiful.V2 is for me.
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 7:44AM
This has an absolutely high Awwwwwwwww! factor. Lovely capture,
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
19 Apr 2010 7:45AM
How cute, Ray, well captured. Hope you enjoyed your tour of my old county! Carol
Great capture, such a cute little guy!
19 Apr 2010 8:00AM
a great composed capture
19 Apr 2010 8:11AM
Nice capture - strange little creatures. A
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 8:33AM
Is that his teeth we can see in the picture? 2 great shots with good detail
goso 11 2 1 Australia
19 Apr 2010 8:34AM
Cute little buggers Ray aren't they - two top shots here - we don't have them over here - I googled them, and surprised to read they only live from 2 to 3 years...Bill
Techno Plus
9 2.3k 8 England
19 Apr 2010 8:40AM
Well done Ray, these are really rare critters I believe, so to see one is a privilege but to photograph an added bonus.
franken Plus
15 4.3k 4 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 8:42AM

imagio 11 12 1 England
19 Apr 2010 8:47AM
V 1 for me Ray

Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 9:41AM
Two wonderful shots and the face on angle with their theeth showing is precious especially showing the natural habitat so well - your patience was awarded these shots are well timed - I however would sharpen a little -advise not criticism - Ina PS Thank you so much for your user award and my sincere appologies for having to decline and remove the shot - hope you get it back to use again.
colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
19 Apr 2010 10:04AM
Wonderful images both but prefer v2 the light is grand and nicely detailed Colin
rogerfry 12 543 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 10:10AM
Two great shots Ray, showing him in his natural habitat.
v1 looks as though he's got his beady eye on you, and he's ready to duck back indoors!

Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 10:20AM
super capture, wish we could still see them down by the canal but I have not seen one for yrs now

EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
19 Apr 2010 10:39AM
Both lovely shots and how fortunate you were seeing him.

19 Apr 2010 11:04AM
Superb pair of well timed captures. Lovely natural habitat adds to the images.
newty1 11 3 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 12:44PM
these are becoming rare so nice to see one. 9click)

Maiwand 10 3 73 England
19 Apr 2010 2:25PM
Two very nicely detailed images Ray. They are becoming more difficult tp find and these are good captures.
Glad to be No 30.
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
19 Apr 2010 2:40PM
Tow great captures Ray, never have seen one of these.
19 Apr 2010 3:30PM
two great shots the two are spot on v2 i think as got the xfacter brill
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
19 Apr 2010 5:46PM
lucky you, have never seen one. v2 for me, as it edges v1 on sharpness for me.lesley
colin63 9 6 England
19 Apr 2010 6:39PM
Nice captures Ray, V2 for me too

RTDS 9 Cyprus
19 Apr 2010 7:40PM
2 Great captures Ray.
19 Apr 2010 8:48PM
Did you get the name of his toothpaste great shot gray
Dave_Holdham 8 4 1 Wales
19 Apr 2010 9:37PM
Two superb detailed images, v2 is my fav, nice work Smile
20 Apr 2010 8:20AM
Excellent capture and what a character!
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2010 9:15AM
Great capture and shot Ray. Ive yet to see one.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2010 7:38PM
Cute as buttons!!!
norton 13 6 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2010 10:36PM
Two great images Ray,well captured....................

MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2010 10:45PM
Look at those teeth!!!
20 Apr 2010 11:56PM
Fabulous images.
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
21 Apr 2010 9:50AM
I recognise those teeth, great shots, No 2 is a cute pose

Nicky x
brownbear 8 2 England
21 Apr 2010 5:59PM
Great expression, well caught
metro074 7 8 Australia
22 Apr 2010 3:56AM
Wonderful captures!! Excellent presentations
JudeC 10 6 3 England
22 Apr 2010 6:54AM
Cracking capture - Jude.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
22 Apr 2010 6:28PM
Two fine shots of this cheeky chappy, v2 is my preference
22 Apr 2010 8:17PM
Jat_Riski 9 89 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2010 9:13AM
Great capture.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2010 12:02PM
So very well timed.
wonderful shots both of them
astyag 10 12
23 Apr 2010 1:54PM
Cute little fellow, very nice capture, well done
23 Apr 2010 8:54PM
Very well spotted and captured
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 11:43AM
Wow. Well spotted. Bet you had to be quick on the shutter. Like 2 slightly more. Both bril though. Paul
24 Apr 2010 1:07PM
Hi Ray, he's a cute little fellow and the natural setting is wonderful, have done a mod for you, just selected the Vole only and added a little more sharpening, there are other things that could be done but thought I would keep to the basics for now, well done mate, you are coming along fine Wink
SandraKay Plus
10 233 4 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2010 10:48AM
So cute. Bet it wasn't easy to take.

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.