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Copyright: Chern Wern Hong (hcvvmk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 357 W: 75 N: 310] (2409)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-18
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Sony CyberShot DSC-H1, Sony Lens/Optical 12x
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: My very first trip to Japan
Date Submitted: 2008-06-25 12:12
Viewed: 1832
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo of capybara was captured at the Asahikawa Zoo, the most famous zoo in Japan which is situated at Hokkaido. And that was the very first time I've came across the largest rodent on Earth. Well, isn't it cute?

Here's a little information about the capybara..

Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris,also known as capibara, chigüiro and carpincho in Spanish, and capivara in Portuguese is the largest living rodent in the world. It is related to agouti, chinchillas, coyphillas, and guinea pigs. Its common name, derived from Kapi˙va in the Guarani language, means "master of the grasses" while its scientific name, hydrochaeris, is Greek for "water hog".

Capybaras have heavy, barrel-shaped bodies and short heads with reddish-brown fur on the upper part of their body that turns yellowish-brown underneath. Adult capybaras may grow to 130 centimetres (4.3 ft), and weigh up to 65 kg (140 lb). Capybaras have slightly webbed feet, no tail,and 20 teeth. Their back legs are slightly longer than their front legs and their muzzles are blunt with eyes, nostrils, and ears on top of their head. Females are slightly heavier than males.

Though now extinct, there once existed larger capybaras that were eight times the size of modern capybaras (these rodents would have been larger than a grizzly bear). There is also a "lesser capybara", Hydrochoerus isthmius.

Source: Wikipedia

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Hi Chern,

Lovely shot! The expression is just great! Very nice background. A little over exposed, but not disturbing. The composition and POV is very good.
Well done!

TFS Greetings Simone

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2008-06-25 15:04]
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Hi Chern Wern Hong,
very humorous face of the capybara is well captured.
the touch of its fur is also nicely expressed.
and lighting and back colors are beautiful.
an excellent your original shot in Asahiyama Zoo!
thank you,

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-06-25 23:03]
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hi Hong

Very cute and unusual looking creature but well captured in close up. So funny looking nose and mouth.

tfs, bill

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 117 W: 0 N: 57] (1145)
  • [2008-06-25 23:44]
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Hi Chern,

Lovely picture of this largest rodent on Earth. Amazing sharpness. I saw some capybaras in the jungle in Ecuador in their natural environment. They are nice creature. Warm regards


HI Jong,
Never seen this before,you did great on this shot..nice close up and the detail works fine here..Nice one my friend.


Thanks for the nice critique on "F/T FINGERS".

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