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Water Vole (Arvicola amphibius)

By teocali
From the archives, taken last July - another wild Water Vole (Arvicola amphibius), lured out of hiding by an irresistible piece of apple - a valuable contribution to his/her five-a day Wink Best large if you have time - this is a full frame uncropped image.
Settings: F/5 1/2000 -2EV ISO400 AV@500mm tripod

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my Greenfinch upload - very much appreciated as always Smile

Tags: Wildlife Kent Water Wild Vole Stream Close-up and macro Apple Mammal Bait Wildlife and nature Nibbling Humour and fun Arvicola

Voters: lesliea, Platchet, mitchy81 and 148 more

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Comments


Platchet 9 5 8 Wales
12 Dec 2010 10:10AM
A superb capture, I've nver seen one.
Gary

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andy210966 8 4 119 Wales
12 Dec 2010 10:12AM
Beautifully taken shot Sylvia!

Andy
12 Dec 2010 10:16AM
Superb shot
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
12 Dec 2010 10:26AM
fabulous. shortlisted.lesley
bzbee Plus
12 102 3 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 10:27AM
lovely image
12 Dec 2010 10:31AM
Superb image. A
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
12 Dec 2010 10:33AM
Nothing to say but stunning, Sylvia. Carol
12 Dec 2010 10:43AM
Wonderful capture Sylvia - well done indeed

Chris
Graham_P 9 1 19 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 10:56AM
Lovely capture Sylvia,
For me the best one yet of the Water Voles, i like the way the b/g darkens towards the rhs and keeps the eye focused on the Vole.

Graham.
jase147 6 1 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 10:57AM
belting shot superbly presented ......

Jase
Ray42 8 3 England
12 Dec 2010 10:57AM
An excellent capture - the best of water vole shots seen - a great comp, excellent detail
fraser 12 631 14 Scotland
12 Dec 2010 11:32AM
Stupendous - love the water splash.
Fraser
Paintman Plus
9 1.1k 176 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 11:44AM
A beautifully taken photo. Excellent work.

Alan.
12 Dec 2010 12:03PM
Beautiful top quality capture.

Len
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
12 Dec 2010 12:54PM
Best water vole I have seen on here Sylvia. Rich in tones and exposure spot on and the added action as it eats. Looking at HC's and EC's this has to be in there with them or no justice at all. Well thought out and planned shot and thus executed so well, the timing was spot on as you have caught it lifting the apple and sharp water droplets.
Shortlisted for sure, fantastic capture
Richard
12 Dec 2010 1:58PM
Beautifully captured. Love everything about this. Perfection!...........Sandy
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
12 Dec 2010 2:09PM
Thank you so much everybody for your kind comments and a special THANK YOU to Ray (Ray42) for the User Award - very much appreciated and valued Smile
Sylvia
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 2:17PM
Despite the bait of the apple this is a beautiful shot. Indeed the colour of the apple improves it. I also like the tiny water droplets.

Phil.
12 Dec 2010 2:24PM
Outstanding Sylvia, a beautifully captured image, the best image of this captivating little creature I have seen.
David
12 Dec 2010 3:26PM
this is a brilliant detailed capture,
kev.
12 Dec 2010 3:44PM
Fabulous capture - really excellent.
Pat
12 Dec 2010 4:24PM
Hi Sylvia, this is totally stuning, an amazing capture regards gray.
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 4:33PM
absolutely beautiful
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
12 Dec 2010 5:05PM
Super shot, Sylvia: what a delightful image, very well done.
Ronnie.
12 Dec 2010 6:22PM
Brillant shot Sylvia.
vanda
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 6:22PM
This is a classic Sylvia

One to be extremely proud of

Adrian
VidB 7 11 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 6:28PM
Superb, excellent in every way, a beautiful image and one to be proud of, very nice work
Dave
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
12 Dec 2010 7:12PM
this is a full frame uncropped image.
This is also a fantastic capture Sylvia. A shy and elusive creature that ver few of us will even see these days. Its a glorious shot.
Ron
12 Dec 2010 7:22PM
An excellent capture
Ingleman 9 9 4
12 Dec 2010 9:08PM
Professional quality wildlife image. Superbly done.

Andy
Alec1 8 4 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 9:24PM
Stunning shot Sylvia, superb detail and lighting and love the water droplets.
Alec
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 9:24PM
excellent work this is so beautiful

Linda
bootlaces 7 6 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 10:02PM
Absolutely excellent. Am speechless... its so lovely. The droplets of water, the detail in the fur, everything about this capture...
Gezina 9 3 6 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 10:10PM
Absolutely stunning shot of the UK's rarest mamal - lovely crisp detail, with the added bonus of the waterdrops flying - I love it - Ina
metro074 6 8 Australia
12 Dec 2010 10:16PM
Oh! this is just beautiful!! Simply stunning work. Congratulations is a beauty Smile
Carol
12 Dec 2010 10:26PM
Fantastic photo.
Dave
Sezz 11 617 15 England
12 Dec 2010 11:42PM
Sylvia, this is stunning photography! The detail is superb and I just love those water droplets! Hope to see you at the xmas BWC meet, am planning to attend all being well! Congrat's for your well deserved awards!

Sarah *
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
13 Dec 2010 8:07AM
All has been said.

Rock
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
13 Dec 2010 9:10AM
Stunning shot.
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
13 Dec 2010 10:55AM
Thank you everybody for your kind comments - really encouraging and appreciated and a special THANK YOU to Dave(VidB), Ina(Gezina), Graham(Gray_ina) and Ray(Ray42) for the User Awards - these have really made my week Smile
Sylvia
videotec 7 8 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2010 1:33PM
Faaaaan-Tastic shot, the votes say it all.
Pete
13 Dec 2010 6:52PM
Absolutely SUPERB Sylvia,what a wonderful image and well worthy of the awards...This really is Fabulous Smile Love it !!
lianna 6 13 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2010 7:26AM
This is stunning x x xx
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
14 Dec 2010 10:59AM

Quote:Thank you everybody for your kind comments - really encouraging and appreciated and a special THANK YOU to Dave(VidB), Ina(Gezina), Graham(Gray_ina) and Ray(Ray42) for the User Awards - these have really made my week
Sylvia


....many thanks also to Karen(kaz10) for the UA - really appreciated Smile
Sylvia
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
14 Dec 2010 11:56AM
Can only agree with the lovely comments made here Sylvia, it really is a 'special' shot and one you must be extremely proud of.
Congrats on the well deserved awards, think someone lost the key to the HC/EC awards cupboard here Wink
Geoff.
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
14 Dec 2010 3:17PM

Quote:Can only agree with the lovely comments made here Sylvia, it really is a 'special' shot and one you must be extremely proud of.
Congrats on the well deserved awards, think someone lost the key to the HC/EC awards cupboard here
Geoff.


Think the key only fits a few locks, Why has this not been awarded???? Paint its chest red Sylvia, that could work
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
14 Dec 2010 6:58PM

Quote:Quote:Can only agree with the lovely comments made here Sylvia, it really is a 'special' shot and one you must be extremely proud of.
Congrats on the well deserved awards, think someone lost the key to the HC/EC awards cupboard here
Geoff.Think the key only fits a few locks, Why has this not been awarded???? Paint its chest red Sylvia, that could work



LOL Smile Will see what I can in PS Richard Wink
Sylvia
DRicherby 7 269 725 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2010 7:43PM
This really is a cracker, Sylvia! Beautifully posed and photographed, with those adorable little 'hands' holding onto the chunk of apple. And five user awards! I'm not sure I've ever seen so many in one place! Very well done.
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2010 8:27PM
SUPERB shot Sylvia, and so well deserving of the awards, congrats
Perfection spot on!!
Lillian
14 Dec 2010 9:17PM
Hi Sylvia,just popped back to view this fabulous image and to ADD my UA (Just became available) !! STUNNING & SUPERB are two words that do not meet the Quality of this capture.
REALLY should have done Better !! I Honestly believe this had to be missed by the TEAM :-(
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
14 Dec 2010 10:21PM
Hi Sylvia, popped in again to see how this was doing, seems it's not be this time Sad , however my user award just became available, it doesn't sing and have bells on it but it's the best I can do Wink
Geoff.
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
14 Dec 2010 10:36PM
Hi Dean and Geoff - I AM BLOWN AWAY! Thank you both so very much for your User Awards - all this (together with all the other UAs and super comments) has really given me huge encouragement and I am sooo grateful Smile
Sylvia
Greyheron Plus
14 282 7 England
15 Dec 2010 12:06AM
Superb photography Sylvia - a delightful capture.

MIke
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
15 Dec 2010 9:13AM
i rarely award to something that has already been well recognised, but i cant believe this has missed the atention of the editor and guest editor. So have another user award to add to your collection.lesley
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
15 Dec 2010 10:49PM

Quote:I rarely award to something that has already been well recognised, but i cant believe this has missed the atention of the editor and guest editor. So have another user award to add to your collection.lesley


Thank you so much Lesley for your UA - I am over the moon Smile
Sylvia
RTDS 7 Cyprus
16 Dec 2010 5:07PM
Absolutelly a real stunner this one.
Superb capture.
Well worth all the awards.
Congrats.
Robert
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2010 6:57PM
Superb capture Sylvia, excellent detail. Thoroughly deserving of all the awards.
Steve
tashi 5 2
17 Dec 2010 11:28AM
Excellent capture! Wonderful detail and great presentation. Yes Sylvia, it's an award deserving shot. Love it. Congrats.
Rani
17 Dec 2010 6:22PM
What a shot how did i miss this one and all the awards excellent.
jj
17 Dec 2010 9:08PM
Stunning capture excellent work well done with all the awards.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
17 Dec 2010 10:49PM
While 99 is a very fine number in itself, would really have enjoyed awarding this outstanding image its 100th vote!! Breathtakingly beautiful in every way and so deserving of all those UAs!

Ann
goso 9 2 1 Australia
17 Dec 2010 11:37PM
A wonderful image Sylvia - just about as good as it gets...Bill

You are now a centurian !
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
18 Dec 2010 10:07AM

Quote:I rarely award to something that has already been well recognised, but i cant believe this has missed the atention of the editor and guest editor. So have another user award to add to your collection.lesley

My sentiments exactly Sylvia. Wildlife at its best. This gets my POTY award for sure.
Clint123 6 2
18 Dec 2010 10:10AM
I think this is nature captured at its finest moment.
Clint
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
18 Dec 2010 11:11AM
9 User Awards and my first "century" Smile A big THANK YOU to Ray42, VidB, Gezina, Gray_ina, Kaz10, QuestForQuality, FeatherFriend, cassiecat and MossyOak for these and to everybody else too for your votes and great comments, not forgetting Bill(Goso) for enabling me to score my first "Century" lol! A really encouraging end to 2010 and one that I will never forget Smile
Sylvia
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
18 Dec 2010 11:45AM
pleased to see this get such good recognition, it is richly deserved.lesley Smile
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
18 Dec 2010 8:26PM

Quote:Pleased to see this get such good recognition, it is richly deserved.lesley


Thank you so much Lesley and a big THANK YOU also to you, David(chalkhillblue), for your User Award this evening, bringing the total to 10 - very much appreciated and I am over the moon Smile
Sylvia
SueTurner 11 81 3 England
19 Dec 2010 12:08AM
superb!!
bricurtis Plus
11 2.0k 49 England
19 Dec 2010 12:49PM
I don't know how I missed this one - brilliant capture.
Well done on all those well deserved Awards.
Brian.
agingrocker 7 12 1
19 Dec 2010 5:38PM
Beautiful shot, great detail
Antony
19 Dec 2010 6:30PM
Ten UAs... Congratulations, but... no more ten, eleven now!
Johanna
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
20 Dec 2010 8:13PM
A delightful image of this adorable little creature, this is one of your very best images IMHO and fully deserves all the accolades it has received. 11 user awards on here must be a record for this site, well done
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
20 Dec 2010 9:59PM

Quote:Ten UAs... Congratulations, but... no more ten, eleven now!
Johanna



THANK YOU so much Johanna - really appreciated and treasured Smile
Sylvia
Clint123 6 2
1 Jan 2011 3:41PM
12 User Awards and over 100 votes. I try to understand this site and it fails me when I see the same people getting awards. Merit where merit is due
Best shot of 2010 Award if ther was one.
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
1 Jan 2011 5:18PM

Quote:12 User Awards and over 100 votes. I try to understand this site and it fails me when I see the same people getting awards. Merit where merit is due
Best shot of 2010 Award if ther was one.



Many thanks Clint and also a big THANK YOU to Keith (ringyneck) for his User Award, the 12th - wonderful New Year's Day surprise Smile
Sylvia
User_Removed 6 10 1 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2011 7:52PM
True perfection Sylvia, well worth every accolade SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
21 Jan 2011 8:30PM
And about bloody time too GrinGrin
21 Jan 2011 8:50PM
Here Here GrinGrin What Happened ??
Angi_Wallace 8 172 10 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2011 9:11PM
OMG!!!! WOW! Possibly the best wildlife shot Ive seen on here. Top notch, hope it get POTW award.
Angi
Angi_Wallace 8 172 10 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2011 9:15PM
Argh I cannot shortlist it, if I could you would have another award, this is brilliant. Enter it into some wildlife competions Wink
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
21 Jan 2011 9:50PM
Thank you so much Pete for the EC - am thrilled to bits. A big THANK YOU also to Dave for the User Award and to Angi, Dean and Richard for the great comments - am really blown away by it all Smile
Sylvia
User_Removed 9 485 13 England
22 Jan 2011 1:33AM
a really special shot. Superb
ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2011 1:33PM
Just spotted the EC, well deserved for such a lovely, detailed shot. The water drops are great,
Chris.
Sezz 11 617 15 England
22 Jan 2011 2:51PM
My congratulations too Sylvia for your well deserved EC, am thrilled for you!

Sarah*
BarbaraR 10 16 1 England
22 Jan 2011 3:50PM
A gorgeous capture.
Many Congrats.

B.
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
22 Jan 2011 4:01PM

Quote:A superb capture, I've nver seen one.
Gary



x2
ValSaxby Plus
10 145 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2011 11:12PM
This is really the best image I have seen of this guy - I attended two workshops in Kent & achieved no where near the quality you have here. Perfection.
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
23 Jan 2011 4:53AM
Congrats Sylvia, superb image
Dennis
DannoM 7 58 England
24 Jan 2011 11:19AM
well done syliva, it really is a quality wildlife shot.
dan
ianrobinson Plus
6 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2011 6:50PM
a superb image and well caught.
15 Apr 2011 6:49AM
never seen so many comments and deservedly so too what an beautifully stunning capture
Fantastic capture!
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2011 12:51PM
Thanks Sylvia, I just wanted to know of others that have experienced that feeling of wonder
and excitement, of so many awards..and this is sooooo deserving
Lillian

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