fbpixel

Ermine


Posted by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:27 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours

Reply to topic  
 First unread post  | 12 posts | 
Image
My husband and I saw this little guy when out for a walk at night with headlamps.  Ran back to the house to get cameras! We were lucky to get a few pictures-it was quite unafraid of us. The eye was  pretty much glare, so I re-invented it, and used Topaz for some painting. Poor little guy needs some winter camouflage. We are getting the white stuff today. :)
Cynthia (Cindy) Crawford-Moderator, Photo & Digital Art
web site: http://www.creaturekinships.net
"If I Keep a Green Bough in My Heart, the Singing Bird Will Come"  Chinese Proverb

User avatar
Posted by:
Cynthia Crawford
Moderator
Location: Vermont
Member #:00733
Posts: 15491
Joined: 10 Jun 2006

   

by SantaFeJoe on Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:59 am
User avatar
SantaFeJoe
Forum Contributor
Posts: 7657
Joined: 28 Jan 2012
Location: American Southwest
Member #:01817
Looks like he is doing his best Polar Bear imitation! Nicely done.

Joe
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.  -Pablo Picasso
 

by Gary Gulash on Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:43 am
Gary Gulash
Forum Contributor
Posts: 610
Joined: 08 Dec 2005
Location: Alberta, Canada
Member #:01832
Unique photo with the winter coat amidst the autumn foliage, and taken in nocturnal setting - very cool! Gotta love them mustelids.
 

by david fletcher on Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:33 pm
User avatar
david fletcher
Lifetime Member
Posts: 23591
Joined: 24 Sep 2004
Location: UK
Member #:00525
Wonderful sighting and treatment Cindy! Loving the effect on the fall leaves and it's fur. Unique!
Make your life spectacular!
 

by dianarebman on Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:41 pm
dianarebman
Forum Contributor
Posts: 285
Joined: 18 Dec 2019
Location: Portland, Oregon
Member #:02150
Lovely! Hope the snow comes soon as he sure stands out!!
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:13 pm
User avatar
Cynthia Crawford
Moderator
Posts: 15491
Joined: 10 Jun 2006
Location: Vermont
Member #:00733
Bit of snow since yesterday...about  2 feet by now...(my car and studio)

Image
Cynthia (Cindy) Crawford-Moderator, Photo & Digital Art
web site: http://www.creaturekinships.net
"If I Keep a Green Bough in My Heart, the Singing Bird Will Come"  Chinese Proverb
 

by Mary Brun on Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:27 pm
User avatar
Mary Brun
Forum Contributor
Posts: 1055
Joined: 06 Dec 2008
Location: Italy
Beautiful night shot, I love the little boy and his undergrowth surrounding,
it brings to mind the characters of Beatrix Potter.

My favorite seasons are autumn and winter,
here almost never snow ...
where I live when two centimeters of snow fall, everything goes into crisis ...
but I love snow!
Mary
Mary Brun photography - "Trees are the support of the sky, if we cut them down, the firmament will fall over us" - Indios legend 



 
 

by Ron Day on Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:40 pm
User avatar
Ron Day
Moderator
Posts: 16467
Joined: 05 Sep 2003
Member #:00819
Cindy, congrats. on the difficult-to-obtain ermine image. Love the pose with the neck extended upward. And I am so envious of your beautiful snowfall. Your studio looks wonderful in the snow! Well done! :)
 

by Carol Clarke on Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:58 pm
User avatar
Carol Clarke
Chief Forum Administrator
Posts: 63563
Joined: 22 Aug 2003
Location: Lincolnshire, UK. In tune with Nature.
Member #:00067
Lucky you to even see one - and to get the photo!  From the picture of your snowfall I would say the little ermine won't be so conspicuous any more!!  :)


Carol.
Carol Clarke
Chief Forum Administrator.


"When the power of love is greater than the love of power,
the world will know peace"....Jimi Hendrix.

NSN0067
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:20 am
User avatar
Cynthia Crawford
Moderator
Posts: 15491
Joined: 10 Jun 2006
Location: Vermont
Member #:00733
Thanks for your thoughts all- not the greatest picture, but I just had to show the wee fellow off. Now I wonder how he/she is doing under 2 feet of snow!
Cynthia (Cindy) Crawford-Moderator, Photo & Digital Art
web site: http://www.creaturekinships.net
"If I Keep a Green Bough in My Heart, the Singing Bird Will Come"  Chinese Proverb
 

by John Labrenz on Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:01 pm
User avatar
John Labrenz
Moderator
Posts: 15903
Joined: 13 Nov 2008
Location: Canada
Member #:01304
Cynthia Crawford wrote:
Bit of snow since yesterday...about  2 feet by now...(my car and studio)

Image



Happy shovelling....lol
Ernie the ermine would be tough to spot now.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:51 am
User avatar
Cynthia Crawford
Moderator
Posts: 15491
Joined: 10 Jun 2006
Location: Vermont
Member #:00733
John Labrenz wrote:
Cynthia Crawford wrote:
Bit of snow since yesterday...about  2 feet by now...(my car and studio)



Happy shovelling....lol
Ernie the ermine would be tough to spot now.

Ha! Took me 1/2hour to uncover my car. Ernie the Ermine might leave his footprints if he doesn't sink! (Or maybe he tunnels under....). Thought I saw some wee pawprints near my studio...maybe he (or she) can weasel under there. 8)
Cynthia (Cindy) Crawford-Moderator, Photo & Digital Art
web site: http://www.creaturekinships.net
"If I Keep a Green Bough in My Heart, the Singing Bird Will Come"  Chinese Proverb
 

Display posts from previous:  Sort by:  
12 posts | 

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group