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4 Mar 2008 6:29PM
looks like he's drinking through a straw!!
Nice capture.

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Phil_Morgan 13 182 1 Wales
4 Mar 2008 6:32PM
I know you have been after a natural capture of one of these for a while Steve, congrats on a fine image mate. I suspect this could do rather well for you.

janty66 12 3 England
4 Mar 2008 6:35PM
superb capture..
RubberBullets 18 1 6 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 6:37PM
Even without the reflection this would have been a fantastic shot. With it, it is perfect.

PLCimagery 13 77 1 England
4 Mar 2008 6:38PM
4 Mar 2008 6:42PM
Wow stunning! Just everything about it is perfect!
ChristineL 14 39 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 6:43PM
large is brilliant,
User_Removed 13 16 England
4 Mar 2008 6:46PM
This is a truly wonderful shot, beautiful image and skillful capture.
piccy 13 8 Wales
4 Mar 2008 6:49PM
Well caught.
stevebutler 15 122 England
4 Mar 2008 6:53PM
Cheers guys, I thought it looked like a straw too Haydn (or smoking a large spliff) Smile

Gaucho 17 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 7:15PM
You must be well chuffed with this one! Well done.
woolybill1 Plus
13 29 75 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 7:38PM
Superb capture.
richardwheel 14 217 2 England
4 Mar 2008 7:40PM
what a fabulous capture steve
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2080 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 7:47PM
I reckon he's blowing bubbles...
Brilliant shot, clever, funny and perfectly composed.
ericfaragh 16 149 5 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 7:47PM
The still water reflection gives this an original twist. Good low-level viewpoint.
plugin 15 1 Canada
4 Mar 2008 7:57PM
Superb capture.. fabulous reflection.
MikeH 14 217 4 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 8:01PM
A cheeky little chappie! Well seen, beautiful detail Steve,
maroondah 16 245 1 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 8:21PM
Incredible image. Totally envious.
stevebutler 15 122 England
4 Mar 2008 8:26PM
Thanks very much folks. I appreciate the comments.

Chriscj 13 96 1 England
4 Mar 2008 8:39PM
Beautiful reflection too.

chase Plus
14 1.2k 264 England
4 Mar 2008 8:52PM
Wicked capture Steve,he looks like he's taking a drink through a straw !
IanFlindt 14 740 21 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 9:19PM
My heart just melted. Smile
LesF 13 182 9
4 Mar 2008 9:23PM
Just fantastic, top marks Steve

Les F
4 Mar 2008 9:43PM
I'll forgive anything for an image like this Steve! Couldn't work it out from the thumbnail... absolutely wonderful normal and especially large!

A privilege to view!

4 Mar 2008 9:49PM
Love it,Great shot.You get my award.

stevebutler 15 122 England
4 Mar 2008 9:58PM
Cheers folks, and thanks for the award Pete (my first one, thankyou)

Bodiewil 12 46 Wales
4 Mar 2008 10:07PM
Flippin awesome.. I love it.... love it... love it

garymc 14 8 1 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2008 10:37PM
wow, this is fantastic.
4 Mar 2008 10:40PM
This is super cool.
albi 15 68 1 England
4 Mar 2008 10:46PM
4 Mar 2008 11:15PM
Fantastic shot.
SKavanagh 12 312 5 England
5 Mar 2008 6:42AM
Excellent shot
User_Removed 15 239 7 England
5 Mar 2008 8:12AM
if i'm not mistaken a similar shot was either shortlisted or won a section of the shell wildlife photo comp'. this is really impressive. looks almost like the vole is drinking from a straw which of course its not. these small harmless creatures were once vry common but are now rare since polution & mink have prospered.

gets shortlisted.

stevebutler 15 122 England
5 Mar 2008 8:25AM
Many thanks for your comments. Gerry, I remember the shot you mention...I think the vole was in a pipe or something similar. The vole population has dropped dramatically over the last 10 years, so I'm quite lucky to have these on my doorstep.

andybebbs 11 582 1 England
5 Mar 2008 10:41AM
realy good picture this jus love it.
creative_sara 15 647
5 Mar 2008 11:25AM
Amazing shot
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
5 Mar 2008 11:31AM
Fantastic the thumb I thought it was an abstract reflection, what a happy surprise.
martinl 16 269 2 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2008 1:07PM
Surpised there's no sticker on this!
pfheyes 15 254 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2008 2:01PM
I saw a similar image in Outdoor Photography, a month or so ago, and it knocked my socks off. This is easily as good.

HollyS 11
7 Mar 2008 2:18PM
A very beautiful shot. I think the one the won a category in the SWPOTY was by D Green also taken along the Cromford Canal.

MikeA 14 1.3k England
16 Mar 2008 3:34PM
Amazing image, I thought it was a spoof shot and you had added a drinking straw at first viewing Smile

bidy100 13 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2008 12:56AM
Cracking Shot Steve
22 Mar 2008 8:59AM
I was at the canal start of the week to see 2 men with huge lens pointing them to the canals edge. Then saw what they were photographing and it was these lovely creatures. Super capture and nice to see them close up , cheers steve for sharing. Regards jonny
tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2008 1:14PM
Wonderful shot Steve

Chris_H 15 1.5k 1
14 Apr 2008 9:10PM
Wonderful Capture Steve
14 Apr 2009 6:40PM
ahhhh little cute voley i lovethe picture
Tiegy9 10
17 Oct 2009 7:56PM
hi dad lovely shot there
cute little voley in a little holey
your daughter

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