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Uploaded by: gardner48197

Saturday February 2, 2013

Ypsilanti, MI (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Been hoping to catch a photo of this guy for a few weeks now! Not sure what type of animal it is?

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Manufacturer: NIKON

Model: COOLPIX P510

Orientation: top - left

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Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.

FNumber: f/5.9

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ISO Speed Ratings: 100

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Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 3.20 EV (f/3.0)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Light Source: 0

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 180.0 mm

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Exposure Mode: Manual exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Digital Zoom Ratio: 0.00

Focal Length In 35mm Film: 1000

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Gain Control: Low gain up

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GPS tag version: 0x32, 0x33, 0x30, 0x30

Altitude reference: 0x00

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31. Alleyoops
1:44 PM GMT on February 05, 2013
Flat tail is a beaver, a bit larger than a muskrat but both are usually awakening about now to show themselves on the banks of ponds and rivers.
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30. gilg72
6:05 AM GMT on February 04, 2013
Update: Congratulations on this AC!
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29. saltydawgg
4:45 AM GMT on February 04, 2013
Great capture on a Muskrat! Congrats on the AC.
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28. dosrios
4:30 AM GMT on February 04, 2013
Great shot, James. Hope he's in your area!
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27. WurzelDave
4:20 PM GMT on February 03, 2013
I don't know which it would be but a great shot none the less. Congrats on blue.

Muskrat.


Beaver.
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26. jjulian
2:06 PM GMT on February 03, 2013
What an amazing photo! You captured his little 'hands'...how adorable...
Congratulations!
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25. pegpics
10:43 AM GMT on February 03, 2013
Can be a little oily, but add lots of garlic and a side of collard greens...!!!
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24. toot
9:31 AM GMT on February 03, 2013
It SHOULD be a groundhog! In general,we appreciate the way you zero in on the small things and obviously appreciate them.
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23. Hotzenwaelder
9:08 AM GMT on February 03, 2013
To beaver or not to beaver. Was that the question? I know I should resist. There are thousands of comedians without jobs, and I try to be funny.
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22. gardner48197
4:42 AM GMT on February 03, 2013
WOW!!! Thank you everyone, so very much, for all of the kind words, and great help with the identification!!! Thank you so very much, to the Approvers, for the new blue border!!! I definitely say that it is a Muskrat, based on the small size... Sorry, beaver fans =)
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21. backwardguy
4:21 AM GMT on February 03, 2013
I vote muskrat. Great find, great shot, well deserved AC! Congratulations!
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20. skwirlwind
1:48 AM GMT on February 03, 2013
I guess muskrat. Great photo!
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19. Bluesmaster
1:45 AM GMT on February 03, 2013
Nicely captured, AC congrats!
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18. isight
1:28 AM GMT on February 03, 2013
Excellent shot - beautiful detail - AC congrats! It looks exactly like my muskrat. Duane's right, the tail would tell, but there's a huge size difference as well. An average beaver weighs 44lbs with head/body 32in. An average muskrat is about 4lbs with a head/body about 11in.

Sorry Lori ;( Woo-hoo!

p.s. they love sunflower seeds
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17. ruralartist
1:22 AM GMT on February 03, 2013
What a great image! Congrats.
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16. SVLover
11:23 PM GMT on February 02, 2013
I vote beaver! Woo-hoo!
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15. Homarus
10:59 PM GMT on February 02, 2013
Great capture - congrats!
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14. paperdestroyer
9:00 PM GMT on February 02, 2013
I THINK IT IS A MUSKRAT ALSO.
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13. Biskitten
8:40 PM GMT on February 02, 2013
Super shot - AC Congrats, James!
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12. canuckjune
8:38 PM GMT on February 02, 2013
I checked with my sons who have trapped muskrats in the past and they both agreed it is a muskrat.
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11. pica
8:20 PM GMT on February 02, 2013
Great shot! And I think it's a beaver. The nose is nearer to the eyes as at a muskrat and the edges of its ears are black instead of light. But I cannot find out its gender :-).
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10. linear
6:22 PM GMT on February 02, 2013
i'm putting my money on muskrat. love that you caught him munching lunch! great shot, Congratulations!
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9. Doesiedoats
6:15 PM GMT on February 02, 2013
UPDATE:

I'm so very glad to see this shot wrapped
in a pretty blue frame, James.

Congratulations on your AC!
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8. canuckjune
5:21 PM GMT on February 02, 2013
I would agree with the beaver answer, it looks bigger than a muskrat from this shot.
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7. LoireValleyNancy
5:16 PM GMT on February 02, 2013
He should be a groundhog today, but … nope! Nice photo, though. We finally had sun today after many rainy days, so he must have seen his shadow.
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6. gilg72
5:13 PM GMT on February 02, 2013
Great shot James. Ditto on what Duane says. I was thinking the same.
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5. Willow13
4:56 PM GMT on February 02, 2013
I love how you caught up with him while he was holding that stalk (no pun intended) of green grass with his little 'hands'!
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4. Cowgazer
4:52 PM GMT on February 02, 2013
Terrific wildlife photo, caught it just being itself.
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3. Doesiedoats
4:05 PM GMT on February 02, 2013
In this house, this will be a beaver,
no matter what. Hail Beavers!

Great shot, James, worthy of a blue in
my book.
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2. catilac
3:59 PM GMT on February 02, 2013
Nice shot James, glad your camera finally managed to catch him! UPDATE: Congratulations!
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1. RenoSoHill
3:49 PM GMT on February 02, 2013
Looks like a beaver, if it has a flat tail, Muskrat if the tail is round - can't tell from this picture.
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7/2014: Greetings from Michigan, where we get quite a wide variety of weather changes throughout the four seasons! Originally I found this site, for the weather, and the photos kept drawing my interest! Decided to get my first digital camera in 2010, and have since upgraded to a Nikon P530. Truly an amazing, eye-opening hobby! This is a great community, so many excellent photographers and friends, so little time! I do read and appreciate every comment and email that I receive! I would like to thank everyone who contributes, for all of the great inspiration and feedback! Sometime down the road I would still like to get a DSLR camera, but for now I just I hope to send a small view of life from the Great Lakes State. Home of the University of Michigan Wolverines! Go Blue! -James

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