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Ermine Weasel


Posted by David Kakuktinniq on Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:55 am

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Ermine Weasel located in Nunavut. I was out for a morning drive and couldn't help but notice something catching my eye off the side of the road. I stopped and watched for a moment and it wasn't until this guy stopped for a split second that I was able to see what it was. Dozens of blurred and empty frames can partially describe how fast this thing was as it darted and sprinted in and out of it's tunnel system. I felt fortunate to capture this pose.

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by david fletcher on Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:51 pm
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Fabulous sighting David. Great light!
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by SantaFeJoe on Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:58 pm
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You nailed the exposure on the whites.

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by Ron Day on Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:25 pm
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The low-angled light really works well here, David. The pose, with the raised foot, is sooooo cute! Wonderful image.
 

by clement on Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:31 am
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WOW what a cutie pie this
 

by Carol Clarke on Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:13 am
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Well spotted and a sweet pose with the tentatively raised forepaw, David. The angle of light creates some interesting shadows, although a touch of light on the face would be the icing on the cake.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:35 am
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What a sweet pose with the paw up! I well understand the "dozens of blurred and empty frames"! Have been trying to "catch" a local ermine here. They are amazingly fast and erratic. Good job catching this one in a momentary pause (paws?) ;). I'd be delighted if I got this picture.
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