- Luc (14767)
- [2004-12-22 0:30]
Excellent portrait René. Je n'en ai jamais vu d'aussi près en liberté. Le dernier que j'ai vu c'était au Biodôme cet été.
Je n'ai rien à redire sur ton Porc-épic non plus. J'ai beau chercher des défauts je n'en trouve aucun. Il ne me reste donc qu'à te féliciter pour cette autre excellente présentation: photo et note du photographe.
- willie (2083)
- [2004-12-22 1:15]
Good post Rene. These guys in South Africa are very different. They have some serious armour in the form of sharp quills. They are nocturnal and many farmers see them as a nuisance as they do a lot of damage to their crops.
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2004-12-22 1:54]
A nice clear shot Rene. I think it would have been good if you could have got him all in the frame. (shot a bit low and too far to the left)
Very interesting and comprehensive notes.
Well done. TFS
- Xplorator (7719)
- [2004-12-22 4:05]
Very nice, I am looking forward for quiet a while for an encounter with this guy but he avoids me ... Outstanding facial features and general detail, posture is incredible too ... BRAVO !
- netfalls (0)
- [2004-12-22 4:06]
Great portrait, he almost look human.
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2004-12-22 13:14]
Charming little fellow with great posture and sharp detail. IMHO to tight a crop. I would have preferred to see him whole. Overall a very good post with great note.
- mogens-j (20)
- [2004-12-22 15:14]
Good capture of a funny looking fellow Rene. Very nice details in the fur and a nice tight composition. Interesting note too.
- JeanMichel (2864)
- [2004-12-22 17:59]
Etonnant! Jamais vu de porc-épic avant celui-ci. Excellente photo faisant bien ressortir la texture de son pelage. Pattes et griffes bien détaillées. Ce petit bout de langue rose qui dépasse et sa pose presque humaine le rendent tout à fait sympathique. Excellente photo, et (en tout cas pour nous en France) un animal qu'on ne voit que dans les zoos. Merci de nous le faire découvrir.
- japie (5187)
- [2004-12-23 15:45]
I have seen lots of pocupines, but never in this pose. I love it. Excellent POV and sharpness.
Very well done and thanks for posting.
A very differnt pose for this species. I didn't know they were rodents, I had always assumed they were mamals. Its a little dark, but I suppose that's the nature of its colour. Well done.
- coasties (28054)
- [2004-12-25 1:23]
What a great looking charachter this chap is. The shot is so close and clear. Really excellent post. Thanks for sharing
- roconnell (224)
- [2004-12-30 1:55]
A great view of an animal that one rarely gets very close to. Beautiful detail in the eyes and quills. Well done.
- LCannon (3107)
- [2005-01-02 17:09]
Awwwww....he looks so cute and cuddly. I never realized porcupines could look cuddly. Glad to hear you used a telephoto to capture this, I was worried there was a "Hospital Story" to go along with this photo!
Perfect, beautiful shot, very informative note. Excellent!
- Gardenwife (107)
- [2005-01-02 22:02]
This fellow looks downright pugnacious, ready to take on the world.
I'll moidah da bum!
Interesting expression and body position he has. I love how the white tips of his hair on his head and those menacing quills on his tail show so clearly. Great composition, too!
- Andrieux (269)
- [2005-02-15 11:31]
Hahah exellent, looks like an hairy guy.
Very good Picture.
Very sharp, very clear.
- livios (16942)
- [2005-02-21 12:18]
René, funny and cute shot. Excellent sharpness and nice pov. Very nice bg.
- kalabalik (11)
- [2005-04-21 12:08]
hahahahahaaaaaa, that was one cool porcupine!!!
He looks like he wants to start a brawl.
great capture indeed
- vbourrut (2297)
- [2005-05-02 11:22]
Voilà une belle image d'un animal que l'on voit assez peu souvent en photo. Dommage pour le cadrage, mais j'imagine que tu n'as pas vraiment eu le temps de paufiner avant de déclencher :-)
- saguzar (7202)
- [2005-12-21 19:57]
Photo excellente, foyer très bon, mais le meilleur je pense qui est le regard de cet porc - épic, paraît qu'elle a quelque chose d'"homme".
Tout est 10 points.
Pardon par mon français, il n'est pas très bon.
- lovenature (6391)
- [2006-06-09 21:17]
Nice shot Rene. This little porcupine looks like he posing for you. Nice detail and composition. Janice
- KellEy (706)
- [2006-07-06 15:11]
O my goodness, this is such a nice capture. Your timing is exquisit. I love the clarity and simplicity of the image.
- Alan_Kolnik (2457)
- [2007-04-28 7:55]
Very strong picture of this animal - looks almost like a grizzly bear at first glance. I have seen similar procupines in the Jordan Vally in Israel - the bedouin like to eat them, apparently the flesh is very tasty.
- robmurray (14)
- [2010-01-02 0:27]
A great shot Rene. A real shame you cropped his back slightly however a fantastic pose and great set of notes. I'm not sure if he really looks like a cheerful old chap or if he's spoiling for fight! Many thanks.