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Woodchuck : At Attention by minainerz Woodchuck : At Attention by minainerz
I happened to see this groundhog while I was wandering about on some trails near my house, down by the Mississippi River. I followed him/her around for about a half an hour, forty-five minutes, while it grazed on dandelions and other assorted goodies. Lots and lots of pictures, but I don't want to flood my gallery with them. This one is my favorite, very cute.

Shot handheld, yikes (very heavy lens).

The full resolution image can be found on the Wikipedia Commons.
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supercoloringsite Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
Hi there
Thank you for sharing this great photo on Wikipedia
We use it for drawing tutorial here How to draw a groundhog
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
what a sweet shot !! :love:
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pouh Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
Wonder what he/she is thinking. "Let's strike a pose or two for the paparazzi or they won't leave me alone today..."? :)

Quite sharp to be a handheld shot.
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minainerz Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
Yeah, I'm amazed at how well it turned out, especially given that the true focal length was 200mm (lens) * 1.4 (tele-converter) * 1.5 (camera multiple ratio) = 420mm (or 12x)! Normally, you'd need at least 1/500s to get something clear, but with this crazy cool lens I had (a nice Nikon VR lens), I was able to get something this sharp with only 1/60s. Very very lucky, I am.
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Zyphyer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2004
So the question is... Does it see it's Shadow? nice shot hope it was fun running after it ! :)
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minainerz Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2004
Being in MN, that bastard always sees its shadow. Grr!
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Zyphyer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2004
Get the calvary, were going groundhog huntin'!
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gizmogal Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2004
i hav a groundpiggy beanie baby! i wuv them....
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minainerz Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004
Sweet! Does it look as cute and cuddly as the one I took a shot of? Oh, thanks for the fav and the watch! :)
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gizmogal Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2004
almost but it's a groundhog day one, so it has a hat and stuff... i wish it were just plain.
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wendystolyarov Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
*makes a stuffed animal out of it and hugs*

I love!
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minainerz Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2004
I know, they do look terribly cuddly. Makes me wonder why you don't see woodchuck stuffed animals in every toy store...
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gizmogal Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2004
I love u groundpiggy!!!!!!
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minainerz Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2004
Me too, thanks for the fav!
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D70
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F/4.0
Focal Length
280 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jun 9, 2004, 7:49:26 PM

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