Cute faces

by Helen Hooker January. 21, 2012 3871 views

My year??s membership of the British Wildlife Centre ended today but, as luck would have it, this coincided with their winter Members?? Day so I was able to enjoy one last day photographing the animals at the centre. They always put on extra keeper talks for members?? days and one of today??s highlights was a talk about Harvest Mice. I took my new 100mm macro lens with me and this turned out to be an inspired choice as it allowed me to get really close to them. I also used it to photograph a water vole who sitting on a small island in its enclosure happily munching away, completely unfazed by me leaning over the barrier. While this particular lens may not be an obvious choice for wildlife photography but in this setting it worked a treat, allowing me to capture some rather cute faces!

Who could resist a cute little face like this?! This tiny fellow is an adult harvest mouse and he's less than ten centimetres long, including his tail!

The otters got very excited as their keeper gave a talk about the nearby roe deer - I think they were expecting to be fed!

I've never had much luck with the centre's water voles before but this little chap posed very obligingly for me.

Right at the end of the day this pine marten was resting up in its house and looked so cute peeping out at the strange folks clicking away with their cameras!

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Lynda 5 years, 3 months ago

gorgeous creatures

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Alison 5 years, 3 months ago

Ahh - lovely

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Pete 5 years, 4 months ago

cute indeed

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Sherij 5 years, 4 months ago

Ah lucky you indeed!Gosh such sweet faces! What a treat for you and us. Maybe consider renewing your membership?

5 years, 4 months ago Edited
Glo 5 years, 4 months ago

such adorable little faces!!!

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Lukesmom 5 years, 4 months ago

Love these, especially the harvest mouse! He is a very cute little creature!

5 years, 4 months ago Edited
Gonia 5 years, 4 months ago

super done - I love 3rd one and last one!bravo!

5 years, 4 months ago Edited
Eric 5 years, 4 months ago

they are sooo cute! :)

5 years, 4 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 5 years, 4 months ago

Indeed, these portraits are a treasure!

5 years, 4 months ago Edited
Deepu S 5 years, 4 months ago

So cute! Nice shots!

5 years, 4 months ago Edited
Snowpie 5 years, 4 months ago

They are great as always! How long did you have to wait before that little mouse looked at you? :)

5 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ann Garratty 5 years, 4 months ago

They are all stunning, I was very tempted to save them all to my favourites, but decided on the little harvest mouse in the end...

5 years, 4 months ago Edited
Sachiko 5 years, 4 months ago

So cute set!!

5 years, 4 months ago Edited
Tom 5 years, 4 months ago

Such cute captures well done

5 years, 4 months ago Edited
Mike Meliska 5 years, 4 months ago

Great clarity in these shots...

5 years, 4 months ago Edited
Masoud Ahmadpoor 5 years, 4 months ago

wow!
Perfect shots!

5 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jennifer Litwinowicz 5 years, 4 months ago

so cute i love 5!!

5 years, 4 months ago Edited
Marsha 5 years, 4 months ago

Wow....fantastic captures, Helen! I thought that little guy in the first one was going to jump through the screen at me....great depth and clarity!

5 years, 4 months ago Edited
Moira 5 years, 4 months ago

fantastic set of your last day's membership.

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