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telyt

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Northern River Otter, from the shadow side
« on: January 07, 2015, 04:03:14 pm »

This morning near the American River, Sacramento County California:


All comments welcome.
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Re: Northern River Otter, from the shadow side
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2015, 04:12:11 pm »

Really nice.  Very well seen and captured.  There was an amount of luck in encountering the otter, but the composition is pure skill and experience.  Well done!

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Re: Northern River Otter, from the shadow side
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2015, 04:16:11 pm »

What David said. Superb

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Re: Northern River Otter, from the shadow side
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2015, 05:59:13 pm »

What David said. Superb

I totally agree with David and Bill, this really is an excellent image. It makes me feel as though I am there - bravo!

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Re: Northern River Otter, from the shadow side
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2015, 07:23:26 pm »

Outstanding capture and comp.
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Re: Northern River Otter, from the shadow side
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2015, 05:00:51 am »

It's another decisive moment shot.
Bravo!
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Re: Northern River Otter, from the shadow side
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2015, 06:11:36 am »

Beautiful!

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Re: Northern River Otter, from the shadow side
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2015, 09:13:04 am »

Amazing nature shot.

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Re: Northern River Otter, from the shadow side
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2015, 10:02:53 am »

Yes sir! What everyone else has already said: great capture.
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Re: Northern River Otter, from the shadow side
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2015, 11:40:39 am »

Really well done Douglas.

I would just tame a tad the "orange-brown" leaf which is somewhat distracting.

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Re: Northern River Otter, from the shadow side
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2015, 05:45:18 pm »

I was looking for one this last weekend.  They are illusive.  Such beautiful creatures... that was near Sacramento?  Didn't know they are out this way.
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Re: Northern River Otter, from the shadow side
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2015, 08:05:52 pm »

... that was near Sacramento?  Didn't know they are out this way.

This particular otter is near the fish hatchery on the American River.  I've also seen them lower on the river and in & near Lake Natoma, and at the Yolo Bypass wildlife area and Putah Creek in Davis.
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Re: Northern River Otter, from the shadow side
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Re: Northern River Otter, from the shadow side
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2015, 11:14:45 pm »

I second all of the above except I'm compelled to come to the defense of the OP re. the comment about luck.  Most photographers know that nothing works like putting in the time.  Yes, one can get lucky.  But more often, you get the shot because you spent many hours/days working and waiting for it.  
Also, having lived in Colorado, I know that sightings of river otters there are rare.  I saw one in five years of frequent hiking.  However, where I live now in western Oregon, they are very common.  Perhaps they are common in northern Cali as well.
Anyway, assuming that a photographer got lucky is assuming he didn't work for the shot.  Just sayin'... :)

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Re: Northern River Otter, from the shadow side
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2015, 11:17:24 pm »

You missed my point.

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Re: Northern River Otter, from the shadow side
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2015, 11:42:19 pm »

Great shot!

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Re: Northern River Otter, from the shadow side
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2015, 01:21:12 am »

There was both luck finding the otter in the first place and hours and days figuring out how best to photograph it.  Thanks for all the comments.
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