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Challenge: Free Study 2014-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge Stuff
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm f4.8-6.7 II
Location: Houston, Texas
Date: Sep 27, 2014
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2014

A River Otter (Lontra Canadensis) enjoying a meal of it's freash caught Red-Eared Slider (Tachemys Scripta Elegans) in Luces Bayou, Lake Houston, Houston, Texas, USA. To have my first Otter photograph to be this awesome is amazing. I was in my kayak and paddling to photograph this bird when I saw movement to my right. I picked up my camera and focused to see this little guy having lunch. I snapped off a few shots with the intention of moving to get a better angle, but he took off (with his turtle) right after snapping this shot. The IBIS in the OMD's is amazing. This photo was taken handheld from a moving (slowly drifting right to left of otter) kayak, while twisting body as far as possible to the right, at an effective 600mm, with a shutter speed of 1/320.

Place: 61 out of 154
Avg (all users): 5.9362
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.8356
Avg (non-participants): 6.2857
Views since voting: 353
Views during voting: 147
Votes: 94
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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10/08/2014 05:42:51 PM
Seriously under appreciated here.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/06/2014 11:34:57 PM
legs first!!! man thats no way to go :)
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10/05/2014 08:06:17 PM
Iz ok, will not take. Grog prefer beevur meat anyway.
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10/04/2014 11:49:39 PM
Golly, what a capture! I gave this a 7 earlier... but I'm back to look again.
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10/04/2014 11:45:27 PM
Really, they eat turtles? Wow, never would've guessed. Nicely captured cycle-of-life moment.
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10/04/2014 02:43:27 PM
Love the subject in this.
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10/02/2014 10:40:58 PM
Really nice catch.
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