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Taken in January, sitting in freezing cold water for hours, just waiting but, well worth it

Taken in January, sitting in freezing cold water for hours, just waiting but, well worth it
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JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots February 10, 2015
Great shot!
LucBaekelandt PRO+
 
LucBaekelandt September 09, 2015
Fantastic shot!!!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq September 09, 2015
Just adorable! Love this shot!
SorenMoorePhotography
 
SorenMoorePhotography September 10, 2015
Utterly brilliant image in every way, very well done to you.
Badgrandad PRO
 
Badgrandad September 16, 2015
Beautifully composed shot using patience and Fieldcraft for this image of the now threatened water vole.
Bannekh
 
Bannekh September 16, 2015
Great shot
markaament
 
markaament September 22, 2015
This is awesome!
harshapvpd
 
harshapvpd December 06, 2015
If it is not photoshop, then greattttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt
simonparry PRO+
 
simonparry June 12, 2017
Stunning capture..
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RunawayLens May 20, 2018
WOW

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in Kent in an inlet off river Medway.
Time
Early morning, it was a very cold frosty morning, in January. I am sat in freezing cold water, not able to move around, if I did the Water voles would disappear & probably not come back for hours. So not the easiest photos to get but well worth it, with the images I managed to get.
Lighting
No not really, the light was not very good, so I had to put my iso up high enough to get a decent shot, as Water voles are always on the move, including their little noses.
Equipment
I used a Canon 1D mark 1V with a canon 300 2.8 lens Yes I also used a Gitzo tripod with Benro Gimbal head
Inspiration
Water voles are my favourite mammal, so any chance I get I hopefully photograph them, if they turn up!!!
Editing
No not really, just the usual like tweaking highlights & shadows, sharpening slightly, cropping if I felt it needed it
In my camera bag
This all depends on what I am photographing, for this two camera bodies, my other camera is a Canon 1D mark 111 Canon 70-200 & convertors
Feedback
Keep trying, if you don't get what you were hoping for the first time keep going back. Patience as I sit & wait for hours & hours waiting for the wildlife to turn up for one, then taking it slowly. Its no use clicking away like a mad person you will just scare it away again.

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