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Vibrissae

Uploaded by: Tsurai

Wednesday February 27, 2013

Crescent City, CA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: That's the technical term for these whiskers, which are highly tactile and help sea lions find food and detect water current changes in complete darkness.

Manufacturer: NIKON CORPORATION

Model: NIKON D300

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Light Source: 0

Flash: Flash fired, compulsory flash mode, return light detected.

Focal Length: 230.0 mm

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14. Happysnappy
2:50 AM GMT on March 06, 2013
Well done on this beautiful portrait. It almost looks like it's posing for you. Straight into my favs and a 10 from me.
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13. got2dogs
2:33 AM GMT on March 02, 2013
oh my, what's not to love!! and, thanks for the info, I had no idea! congrats!!
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12. ChrisAnthemum
9:48 PM GMT on March 01, 2013
The whiskers of cats, both domestic and wild, serve a similar purpose. They stand out from the face to the same width as the animal is wide, and help it detect its surroundings in poor light and pass noiselessly through undergrowth, important to its hunting abilities. The whiskers on dogs might serve the same function in a lesser capacity. That is why I cringed when I saw that my Sheltie book recommended snipping off the whiskers of show dogs to make their appearance more sleek. Might be akin to cutting off a person's fingertips so his nails don't mar the sleekness of his hands. Thanks for a fine little biology lesson, Matt, and congrats on the AC! Beautiful closeup shot of this magnificent animal!
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11. Doesiedoats
2:48 PM GMT on February 28, 2013
Splendid up close and personal head
shot.

Congratulations on your AC.
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10. Biskitten
2:16 PM GMT on February 28, 2013
Awesome capture - AC Congrats!
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9. tazphotogal
2:15 PM GMT on February 28, 2013
I love the face. He/she is soooo cute. Beautiful colors. Great shot Tsurai and a 10 from me. Congrats on the Blue Border and thank you for sharing. :0) Karen
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8. ColoradoKat
6:02 AM GMT on February 28, 2013
Great face and great information, too! I had never
heard the word before and had to look up how to
pronounce it! Always happy to learn something
new, especially if I get to see this cute face
at the same time. Congratulations on your AC!
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7. gardner48197
2:44 AM GMT on February 28, 2013
Wow, love that face!! Congrats!!
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6. luvne32
2:09 AM GMT on February 28, 2013
To be added to my Animal collection. Just love this.
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5. catilac
1:57 AM GMT on February 28, 2013
So cute and great info! Congratulations!
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4. gilg72
1:56 AM GMT on February 28, 2013
Fantastic image.
Congratulations on the AC!
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3. kippic
1:44 AM GMT on February 28, 2013
Wow, terrific capture.
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2. YouKnowWho
12:36 AM GMT on February 28, 2013
What a face!
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1. noneinc
12:24 AM GMT on February 28, 2013
Great shot!
EDIT: Congrats!
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Tsurai

I'm fortunate enough to live 'way up on the northwestern coast of northern California, an area sometimes referred to as The Humboldt Nation, or the land behind the redwood curtain. Work takes me on the road six months a year, but the rest of the time is mine to surf, kayak, fish, watch birds, and of course take photographs of this remarkable region. Create your own visitor map!

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