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High and Dry

By teocali
Another Water Vole (Arvicola terrestris) which appeared during my 4 hour vigil in the stream last week. This is a full frame capture and the Water Vole was sitting high and dry on a tussock of grass at the edge of the stream, munching on a blade of grass, held in one hand.
Settings: F/5.6 1/160sec ISO500 manual@500mm tripod
Best viewed large if you have a moment

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my Flying Fortress upload - very much appreciated as always.

Tags: Wildlife General Water Wild High Grass Vole Stream Close-up and macro Dry Mammal Wildlife and nature Munching Arvicola Terrestris

Voters: VIKI, Paul_R, Brian_Scott and 33 more

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gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
14 Jul 2010 10:17AM
Lovely clear and well detailed shot. - gary

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14 Jul 2010 10:24AM
Fabulous detail Sylvia,love the comp and pose.......Excellent capture.
14 Jul 2010 10:39AM
digiphoto 14 40 12 England
14 Jul 2010 11:02AM
Well worth the wait,though I think the grass in the lower left could have been darkend a little. Tony
14 Jul 2010 11:59AM
What a lovely capture - well done
Great capture, well done!
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
14 Jul 2010 2:28PM
A very sweet capture Sylvia. Superbly exposed and lovely eye lights.Ron
Tom10 7
14 Jul 2010 3:26PM
Love the reflection and the way you have captured the vole eating

Shroomer 9 14 167 England
14 Jul 2010 4:28PM
Another very fine natural history image Sylvia. Super detail and timing
14 Jul 2010 5:02PM
Wow this is another cracker well done gray.
Vince_S 6 10 England
14 Jul 2010 5:39PM
Another impressive image in the series.

lianna 6 13 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2010 6:07PM
A wonderful natural image.... x x x
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2010 7:12PM
cracking shot
14 Jul 2010 9:23PM
A wonderful capture Sylvia, fabulous comp and lovely detail

Julian 12 76 3 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2010 9:48PM
Cracking shot Sylvia. Definitely better full frame though. Nice pose and poise.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
15 Jul 2010 12:32AM
Marvellous shot, Sylvia, captured in such cracking detail and colours. So well worth the wait when you come back with a shot like this: I understand their population is way down on years ago but that numbers are gradually recovering.
(PS. And many thanks for your kind comments on "Wild Rose" yesterday....much appreciated. R.)
Ray42 8 3 England
15 Jul 2010 9:12AM
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
15 Jul 2010 11:20AM
brilliant close up
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
16 Jul 2010 7:59PM
Wonderful shot Sylvia, superb detail and comp, I'm so envious, would love one of these little guys/gals in my PF,
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
17 Jul 2010 1:13PM
Another fabulous image Sylvia, your patience has been rewarded handsomely

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