Monday, 25 July 2011

Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus)

The Brown Rat is one of my favourite subjects, due to its furtive nature, endearing behaviour patterns and animated features. This one kept popping out from the undergrowth to enjoy a snack from a stash of titbits it had secreted somewhere under a clump of leaves. Photographically, the main challenge was focusing at distance on a relatively small subject (I have plenty of shots where I just missed!).

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/320 sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 400
Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/320 sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 400

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/500 sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 400

2 comments:

  1. Lovely! I think they must all be my favourite today, those little hands and the quivering whiskers, so cute.

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