MyOlympus.org
The Photographic Community for Users of Olympus micro 4/3 digital cameras and E-series DSLRs

YUM!

Back   

YUM!
Copyright ©2007, Karen Jack
Viewed times

We pulled over at the side of the road to watch some Birds of Prey, there was a dead rabbit at the side of the road, and this little head popped up from behind it. Couldn't make out what it was at first so we pulled the car right up beside where the rabbit was and sat and waited. A few minutes later a beautiful little Stoat appeared and had a real struggle trying to drag the rabbit back to its Warren. After getting the rabbit into the long grass the Stoat started eating and we had the great priviledge of him allowing us to watch. A load of my first shots were all blurred, thought I'd missed a very rare moment, but thankfully sorted out my settings! I've only ever gotten very brief glimpses of Stoats, so this was a very special and maybe once in lifetime moment for me; WOW!!!

Photographer: Karen Jack
Folder: Fav Wildlife
Uploaded: 27-Oct-2007 20:16 CEST
Current Rating: 9.67/3
View all ratings
Delete my rating
Model release available:
Camera: Olympus E400
Exposure time: 1/60sec
Aperture: 6.3
Focal length: 393
Lens: Sigma 50-500mm
Focusing method: Spot
ISO: 400
White balance: Clouds
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Resized, unsharp mask, adjust levels, cloned out some grass in foreground
Various:
Image resized to: 630x800

Comment/Rate Share this Image

NO SUBJECT

OMG what a cutie, sunning image, very clear and sharp.

Rina Kupfer at 01:04 CEST on 28-Oct-2007 [Reply]

Yum!

Hello Karen,

Just brilliant! No need to say any more.

Kindest regards: Karen and Peter

Karen French at 21:07 CET on 28-Oct-2007 [Reply]

NO SUBJECT

Excellent stoatograpf. You are lucky to see these for more than a few seconds, never mind time to think of the camera.
How do you rate this lens, I am just about to order one?
-Mike

Mike Babson at 21:29 CET on 29-Oct-2007 [Reply]

NO SUBJECT

Rina K. wrote:
> OMG what a cutie, sunning image, very clear and sharp.
>
Thanks a lot Rina.

Karen Jack at 09:20 CET on 31-Oct-2007 [Reply]

NO SUBJECT

Russell Heinnaman wrote:
> Very nice image! Ilike the way he's licking his lips- it's almost like he's posing for you.
> Russ
>
Thanks Russell, lots of luck and timing to get the perfect moment.

Karen Jack at 09:20 CET on 31-Oct-2007 [Reply]

NO SUBJECT

Karen French wrote:
> Hello Karen,
>
> Just brilliant! No need to say any more.
>
> Kindest regards: Karen and Peter
>
Thanks a lot Karen and Peter, any weekend if you want to meet up. Going to Aberdeen this Saturday, but all others are cool.

Karen Jack at 09:21 CET on 31-Oct-2007 [Reply]

NO SUBJECT

Mike Babson wrote:
> Excellent stoatograpf. You are lucky to see these for more than a few seconds, never mind
> time to think of the camera.
> How do you rate this lens, I am just about to order one?
> -Mike
>
Thanks a lot Mike. I have to say the Bigma lens is excellent, the quality and focus are very good. You will need a tripod though as hand-held shots are very hard to keep steady and it's heavy so hope you've got big biceps; LOL!

Karen Jack at 09:23 CET on 31-Oct-2007 [Reply]

NO SUBJECT

Glad you had time to sort out your settings and get this shot before he got away, usually it's the other way around (for me anyway). Excellent work.

Ingrid Matschke at 23:08 CET on 29-Dec-2007 [Reply]