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Water Vole

By pennyspike
I know water-voles don't quite have the same cuteness factor as red squirrels & robins, the wow of the big cats, or the colour of red kites but my day photographing these delightful creatures in a private stream in Kent has to be shared with you.

This youngster was quite happy to be photographed and at one time I had two swimming round my feet.

It might have been dull and a bit wet at first but it was just as much fun as going on Safari.....honest.

If anyone wants to give it a go Terry Whittaker's workshops will be going on for a bit longer yet.

It wasn't a meet but all five of us who met there were EPZ members, all be it somewhat lapsed!!!

Tags: Kent Water vole Wildlife and nature terry whittaker

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Comments


teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
16 Jun 2010 8:42PM
Absolutely delightful capture of this beautiful little creature! Pin sharp detail, lovely pose and light and superb coat textures and tones. Love the reflection of the clover flower too. How weird that, as you mention red kites in your description, that I am your gallery neighbour with my Red-tailed Hawk Smile A chance in a million!
Sylvia

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andymark 6 1 England
16 Jun 2010 8:46PM
a stuning shot and so cute
Jolind 7 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2010 8:46PM
Superb image. I love the relection. This is going into my shortlist as one of my favourites.
Joyce
16 Jun 2010 9:15PM
Lovely shot, great colours and reflection. It's easy to forget the little characters on the ground as well as in the sky.
Dave_Holdham 7 4 1 Wales
16 Jun 2010 10:15PM
Superb capture
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
16 Jun 2010 10:16PM
Very well spotted and taken, a lovely reflection too.
Joan.
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2010 10:17PM
Chomping on a clover salad? How delightful.
Moira
baclark 7 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2010 10:18PM
I think it's got huge cute factor! Lovely fluffy critter enjoying his lunch! Beautiful capture, love the reflection.
Barbara
pennyspike 13 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2010 10:25PM
Thanks everyone, it's been more popular than the fish. Of course I should have laid down in the water to get a half & half but it was chilly enough with just my wellies full of water.Wink
Penny
17 Jun 2010 3:53AM
Great shot - well done

Chris
DaveCole 9 152 Wales
17 Jun 2010 6:20AM
Love it,what a great shot.
Thanks for sharing.
Dave.
He's watching you closely Penny, you need to get some taller wellies.

Dougie
fossilized 12 79 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2010 10:23AM
Excellent!
blackbird 10 159 15 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2010 3:09PM

Quote:I know water-voles don't quite have the same cuteness factor as red squirrels & robins

oh I disagree, they are definately cuter, and more whiskery than robins
sounds like a good day Smile
pennyspike 13 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2010 9:56PM
Thanks everyone, yes it was a wonderful day and Dougie, I did try wearing waders and that was quite hysterical, I'm just not built for them.Wink
wyatturp 11 2 England
23 Jun 2010 10:51PM
Looks super Penny
Goggz 9 2.3k 72 Wales
24 Jun 2010 12:48AM
I agree with blackbird - cute as cute could be!! Smile
Cheers, GOggz
Canadiann 6 2 Canada
28 Jun 2010 11:06AM
Yes so cute indeed what a super capture. Reminds me of the old t.v. series Tales Of The River Bank. Well done.
Regards
Ann
pennyspike 13 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2010 11:27AM
Thanks for the comments, it was quite a storybook experience.
Penny
Philip_P 11 71 1 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2010 9:59PM
Lovely shot Penny, was really nice to meet you & happy you enjoyed the workshop
Phil
John_Humphreys 11 69 2 Ireland
7 Aug 2010 10:32PM
Cute little fella and nicely photographed. John
26 Sep 2010 8:38PM
lovely

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