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4 Comments | Report
annevyhagen
 
annevyhagen September 02, 2015
This otter are amazing.
sherrivandenakker
 
sherrivandenakker November 24, 2015
I love otters! They're our favorite animals!
bridgetrendall
 
bridgetrendall January 09, 2016
I love this photo so much I have had to come back and revisit it - fantastic capture - thank you for sharing this with us all
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marcdewitt January 13, 2018
I always love an animal against a black background. It is such a powerful technique for isolating the subject. The sharpness and texture in this shot are very nice!
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tmtburke January 14, 2018
Thank you, I was lucky enough to be quite close to my subject at the time, it was very sleepy having just eaten.

Behind The Lens

Location
This shot of an Asian Short Clawed Otter was taken at a wildlife park in Cornwall, England
Time
This was taken about mid-morning. The otters had just been fed so were preparing to take a nap, you can see this one is looking very sleepy.
Lighting
It was a bright but overcast day so there was no glare from the sun which helps to bring up the otters coat.
Equipment
My trusty Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200. It's very light weight & easy to carry around all day
Inspiration
Otters are very inspirational. They have such cute faces & each one is a seperate little character.
Editing
I wanted the otter to 'pop' out at you so I have used a vinegarette mask to blacken the back ground
In my camera bag
I am a very lazy photographer & usually only carry my camera. I do keep a tripod in my car but this rarely comes out.
Feedback
Have patience to sit & watch your subjects. Once they are settled with you being around they act much more naturally & make better images.

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