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Otter 2

By FeatherFriend
Here's another shot of an Otter, different species from my last one, taken at the New Forest Heritage area in Marchwood Southampton Hampshire, that became a National Park in March 2005. I have included V2 to show the image in full. Waited ages to get this as he was so busy diving in and out of the water, and if you view large you can still see the water droplets in his whiskers as he surfaced. Hope you like it.
May I thank you all for your votes, comments, and User Awards on my F/Chaffinch, your continued support is appreciated so much.
Regards,
Geoff.

f/7.1 1/125 sec ISO 100 H/Held.

Tags: Wildlife Otter New forest Hampshire Wildlife and nature

Voters: cjl47, Mrtaz30, lonely_oryx and 130 more

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Comments


cjl47 11 5 3 England
16 Aug 2008 1:14PM
This is superb.
Best close up i have seen for ages.
1 and 2 are perfect

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lonely_oryx 11 61 55 England
16 Aug 2008 1:16PM
Probably one of the best pictures I have ever seen of an otter.
fossilized 14 79 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 1:20PM
A lovely crisp capture and a nicely composed image.
Jean
MikeH 14 217 4 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 1:21PM
Excellent , v2 for me shows more context,

Mike
dianah 12 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 1:21PM
Straight into my shortlist..this is an incredible shot, one of the best I have seen.
Di
Sezz 14 619 15 England
16 Aug 2008 1:23PM
Beautifully taken Geoff, superb detail - I particularly like the water droplets on his/her whiskers!

Sarah
fentiger 18 918 24 England
16 Aug 2008 1:23PM
Quite excellent.

Albert
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
16 Aug 2008 1:25PM
An absolutely stunning shot of the Otter Geoff. The detail in the coat is quite outstanding. Both shots top quality but I love the closer crop on version1.
Ron
Stace 11 2 2 England
16 Aug 2008 1:33PM
Beautiful
Stace
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
16 Aug 2008 1:46PM

Quote:Quite excellent.
Albert


Thank you so much for your vote and User Award Albert, I appreciate it so much.
Regards,
Geoff.
Cormy 11 3 England
16 Aug 2008 2:00PM
Such superb detail in these images.Great work.
Cheers
Alan
16 Aug 2008 2:00PM
Both are superb. Sylvia
dwarf 11 52 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 2:29PM
superb images beautifully taken and presented.Quite stunning. dorothy
sunshot 14 24 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 2:29PM
brilliant just brilliant !!!!
marc
Overread 11 4.1k 19 England
16 Aug 2008 2:33PM
Fantastic photo of an otter - very sharp and the waterdrops really add life to the photo!
16 Aug 2008 2:41PM
Superb image Geoff,
Fred.
tomcat 13 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 2:43PM
top shot!!!!

Adrian
mrsvee 11 1 England
16 Aug 2008 2:50PM
Fantastic image.
Super close-up.
Well done.
Vee.
Shroomer 12 14 167 England
16 Aug 2008 2:58PM
V2 the full animal in view is the one Geoff, wonderful well lit and balanced capture.
Both though fantastic in a natural looking environment
Nice one
Richard
ericfaragh 15 149 5 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 3:38PM
Good close up capture, nice pose.
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
16 Aug 2008 3:43PM
lovely pose...make great greeting card/poster print

jeff
Buffalo_Tom 13 2.3k 9 Wales
16 Aug 2008 4:09PM
Wonderful image Geoff.Top quality.
Tom.
rosiebobo 11 4 1 England
16 Aug 2008 4:14PM
Fabulous shot! you worked hard to get this and have captured it perfectly.Its a joy to see.
Rosie.
MickyMc 11 8 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 4:20PM
Really superb, I actually like No2 best somehow but both excellent.
Mavis
proz 15 205 United States
16 Aug 2008 4:35PM
fantastic shot Geoff, top quality
SueTurner 14 81 3 England
16 Aug 2008 4:52PM
excellent work - I like v1 for the detail and v2 for the looking space and to see his surroundings, either way, both brill shots
viscostatic 13 43 5 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 4:55PM
Excellent wildlife photography. I prefer the composition of version 2.

Phil.
MickyMc 11 8 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 5:13PM
Another award coming your way,excellent.
Mavis
janty66 12 3 England
16 Aug 2008 5:24PM
simply stunning images...
peter_oak 14 1 England
16 Aug 2008 5:27PM
I normally only ever vote on just the one shot:- ie V1 but I did take a look at both V's this thim and have to say, spot on.

Peter..
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
16 Aug 2008 5:40PM

Quote:Another award coming your way,excellent.
Mavis


Thank you so much for your lovely comment and User Award Mavis, it's appreciated so much.
Also, I would like to say a big thank you for all the votes and lovely comments received on this shot.
Regards,
Geoff.
User_Removed 11 78 1 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 5:54PM
Superb Geoff.. like them both but v2 does it for me .. a wall hanger

Gave
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
16 Aug 2008 5:58PM
Both versions Superb!

Jenn

Wish I haad a user award to give today--- shortlisted!
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
16 Aug 2008 6:02PM

Quote:Superb Geoff.. like them both but v2 does it for me .. a wall hanger
Dave


Thank you so much for your User Award Dave, I didn't expect the shot to do so well, and thank you also for your lovely comment...'a wallhanger'.... think I might just do that.
Regards,
Geoff.
GillyB Plus
14 317 8 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 6:23PM
Superb photography!

gill
goso 13 2 1 Australia
16 Aug 2008 6:58PM
This is quality work Geoff........Bill
Hebe 11 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 7:10PM
Really beautiful shot of this lovely otter, the detail and colour is so true to life.
harrattp 12 11 4 England
16 Aug 2008 7:22PM
No other word except Awesome would do justice to this image. A stunning capture with superb detail.

Paul
16 Aug 2008 7:46PM
Fantastic shot,
Alan
GalleryGirl 12 4 2 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 8:30PM
Superb detail and presentation. Beautiful.
Marilyn x
16 Aug 2008 8:44PM
Outstanding quality in all aspects. A pleasure to view it, cheers
martin
KBan 14 511 4 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 8:51PM
what a beaut Geoff
keith
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 9:30PM
top shot beautiful detail and superb overall image going into my shortlist Geoff
Gezina 12 3 6 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 9:43PM
Outstanding shot and well worth the wait, the light and detail is superb - like the detail in the closer crop Ina
rmr 12 1 Wales
16 Aug 2008 9:43PM
simply a stunning shot geoff,the detail and colours are superb
well done
mark
piccy 13 8 Wales
16 Aug 2008 9:44PM
Such a beautiful shot.
Freda
DerekL 14 207 24 England
16 Aug 2008 10:18PM
Superb detail in #1 and composition in #2.
Difficult to chose between the two, both good shots.
Hope you get as good images with your new camera.
It was a pleasure to meet you and Frances this week.

Derek
Bob_V 11 1 2 United States
16 Aug 2008 10:33PM
What a top quality shot Geoff.
Bob
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2085 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2008 12:07AM
My word, this deserves all the user awards and more, Geoff, I just cannot decide which of these two I like best, but what the heck, the photography is excellent.
jdenman 11 19 5 Spain
17 Aug 2008 1:01AM
Stunning capture, has everything going fot it.
John
whiteswan01 11 13 England
17 Aug 2008 1:09AM
fantastic capture well deserved all the awards
Dawn
gary_d 11 576 13 Wales
17 Aug 2008 1:17AM
My word you have steady hands so sharp. - gary
madbob 13 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2008 6:21AM
ace capture
KangaGal 11 66 Australia
17 Aug 2008 7:02AM
So pleased to get to make it 70. These are just superb in every way.
Jenny
franfoto 11 2 32 England
17 Aug 2008 10:56AM
Don't know what to say about this that hasn't already been said except "it's in a league of it's own" beats me how you keep this standard up, proud of you Geoff.
Fran xx
m3lem 13 England
17 Aug 2008 1:31PM
This is beautiful.
Andrea
SurreyHillsMan 11 27 2 England
17 Aug 2008 8:48PM
Superb Geoff,.... a real treat, wonderful colour and detail... I actually prefer v2... brilliant!

Jon
Scaramanga Plus
11 57 6 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2008 8:48PM
Beautiful creature two wonderful images.
phototime 13 8 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2008 9:13PM
Two excellent shots,superb colours and detail.

Mo
dwoody 11 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2008 9:36PM
What stunners, I love these animals. Both of them are classics.
Also, thanks for pointing out the web options, I hadn't spotted them.
Cheers
Woody
peterboyce 11 1 England
17 Aug 2008 10:14PM
fantastic shot geoff....peter
ChazB 14 64 3 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2008 10:15PM
The detail is superb and it's a lovely capture, think I prefer the extra space in V2.
Charlotte
Rylands 11 1 2 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2008 11:56PM
Absolutely stunning Geoff
Ray
MikeRC 14 3.6k United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 8:50AM
...terrific images Geoff....don't know how you do it.

....Mike
Guillaume 12 119 2 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 9:49AM
Beautiful and very refreshing shot Geoff. The pose of the otter is excellent and the picture is sharp and nicely saturated. Really like it.
Guillaume
janet 17 27 England
18 Aug 2008 12:02PM
Both images are absolutely stunning Geoff!!!!!!!

Jan.
danbrann 14 640 17
18 Aug 2008 6:07PM
Oustanding images both of them but my favourite is V1. Absolutely tremendous.
franfoto 11 2 32 England
19 Aug 2008 5:37PM
Just popped back in to say "A Happy Birthday" to you for today Geoff. Yet another one that you didn't want.
Love Fran xx
nickyv32 12 135 England
19 Aug 2008 9:25PM
One word. " Beautiful "

Nicky Wink

" Happy birthday "
19 Aug 2008 9:28PM
Hi Geoff
V2 for me, beautifully presented!
Gill
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
19 Aug 2008 9:29PM
Thank you all for your votes and lovely comments, as always, appreciated so much.
Geoff.
19 Aug 2008 9:33PM
super shot
baxster 11 England
19 Aug 2008 10:11PM
superb set of images geoff,nice work.
ian
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
19 Aug 2008 10:58PM
Hello Ian (baxster), may I thank you for your User Award on the above, it's really appreciated and and I'm so pleased you liked it.
Many thanks for your support,
Regards,
Geoff.
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
19 Aug 2008 11:30PM
Sorry this is not a vote!
darn, but it will come-- I have also learned today that you are very good at SPELLING!

thanks, jennnnnn
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
19 Aug 2008 11:32PM
TRIPOD
MandsH 12 England
19 Aug 2008 11:45PM
WOnderful
Mandy
20 Aug 2008 9:35AM
Fab Geof. well done.

Dougie.
lonely_oryx 11 61 55 England
20 Aug 2008 11:34AM
Yet another award
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
20 Aug 2008 10:04PM
Hi John (lonely_oryx), thank you so much for yet another User Award, It's greatly appreciated, this makes 5 and my best yet. Don't know how I can follow this, looks like I've shot myself in the foot here.
Regards,
Geoff.
norton 15 6 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 10:20PM
Excellent work Geoff,well captured................

Tony.
GarethRobinson 13 1.0k 2 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 1:14PM
Super shot.
lostintime 11 13 5 Germany
21 Aug 2008 2:27PM
Brilliant stuff, amazing detail and gorgeous light.
Alex
brownsilent 12 7 2 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2008 9:03PM
Wow, that's striking, absolutely brilliant!
Johanna
Pegon 14 78 1 England
21 Aug 2008 9:10PM
A fantastic shot.
Pete.
Steve-T 12 56 66 England
23 Aug 2008 12:47PM
Stunning - great clarity and detail
Steve
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
23 Aug 2008 4:20PM
Awesome shot Geoff
Dennis
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
24 Aug 2008 10:02AM

Quote:Both versions Superb!
Jenn
Wish I had a user award to give today--- shortlisted!


Thank you so much for your User Award Jen, this shot has exceeded all my expectations, question is, how on earth do I keep this up?
Regards,
Geoff.
Cristian 14 950 1
29 Aug 2008 10:58AM
Hand held!!!!!

Another cracking capture.

Cristian Smile
dweezil 11 1 England
29 Aug 2008 10:23PM
Another amazing Geoff nice one
Craig
dweezil 11 1 England
29 Aug 2008 10:23PM
Another amazing shot Geoff nice one
Craig
Dave87 12 42 5 England
30 Aug 2008 7:55AM
When I look at your past work Geoff - all I can say that itís the work of the finest order and this is no different. Top draw stuff and a real pleasure to view.

Dave.
dmhuynh72 11 44 3 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2008 6:57PM
fantastic image, such brilliant clarity
fatmod 13 22 England
30 Aug 2008 8:32PM
superb detail great shot
Ridgeway 12 222 2 Ireland
8 Sep 2008 11:34AM
Geoff ,,What can I say,,,beautiful shots,
HUMIE 12 2 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2008 10:43PM
Well deserved response for a wonderful image Geoff...superb.
Great light !

Playing catch up.

*Mike*
Paul_cats 13 61 22 Scotland
22 Oct 2008 9:02PM
Truly outstanding image
Paul
Ridgeway 12 222 2 Ireland
2 Jan 2011 4:11AM
Both have there own strong merits but for the life of me I cant pick one.Afterthe aul dogs,the Otter is no,2 in my book.

Stunning.

Aidan,,

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