The Wind in the Willows

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  1. lostprophet

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    Meet Ratty from the Wind in the Willows, who is a Water Vole and not a Rat

    Took me 5 hours of waiting around for this shot today and to me it was worth every sun burning, insect biting second :lmao:

    CLICK IMAGE FOR HIGH RES

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  2. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I know you don't want an attaboy, but FFS, that high res is 'kin awesome.

    Glad you hung about. Sorry for the sun burn and bites, but there are lotions and potions for that....and the odd pint... but that moment is breathtaking.
     
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    Cute little bugger isn't he?!

    That's a nice natural setting, the colour is great, I feel as if I am there looking at it in person...well done.
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Darn it Prophet I tried - really tried to see something wrong with this shot - but I can't see anything wrong :(

    A wonderful shot and (again) definatly well worth having your blood sucked out and your skin roasted for!
    Thanks for sharing and hope to see more!
     
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    Wow!!!

    Well worth the wait, I think!
     
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    Sooo glad the vole cooperated and let you get this cracking shot, after 5 hours of waiting. Cute animal, nice shot.
     
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    Heehee the title you give is perfect! I can't say I've ever seen a vole (cartoon rendition aside), so I'd say your five hour wait was worth it for me too. ;)

    It's beautifully framed by the reeds too. :)
     
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    Wonderful shot, really stands out. Well worth the wait, I am sure.
     
  9. lostprophet

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    many thanks everyone
     
  10. Alex_B

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    There is something wrong!!!

    His name is not Ratty, but it is Steve, I used to hang out with him in Devon pubs a couple of years ago. I always wondered what happened to him. But it looks as if he finally found himself a new home ;)

    Aynway, great shot, almost as if he spotted you and is looking at you with mixed feelings ;)
     
  11. lostprophet

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    Yeah he said he knows you, says you owe him a pint
     
  12. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    I think that could be your best yet.
     

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