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The Secret by papatheo The Secret by papatheo
Young Prairie Dogs were a major source entertainment on a VERY crowded day at the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison.
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Prairie dog on the left:
Hey, dude! *leans over* Pssst! There is a photographer up there that is going to take a picture of you. You better get the dirt off your paws and whiskers, straighten up, and say cheese to the photographer!
Prairie dog on the right:
*moans* Ugh! No!
Prairie dog on the left:
*taps paws and then kicks butt* Just Do It!
Prairie dog on the right:
*tries to regain balance after almost falling over* Y-Y-Yes, sir!

Moments later, the photo [link] has been taken!

What a quick dialogue between these cute little animals!

:rofl::rofl:

Seriously, this shot definitely gets five stars pronto for 'Originality'. It is probably not often that a prairie dog would lean over to the ear of the other, let alone take a photo of such an unique behaviour! What perfect timing!

The lighting and the natural colors are quite exceptional, even if the shot was taken in a zoo enclosure. Every prominent feature of each animal's body appears quite sharp in the photo, even the dirt! The visual range is quite appropriate in a way that the shot does not appear blurry if it should be taken too close to the animals.

It is nice to get a glimpse of the animals' surroundings - the dirt surface, some clumps of dirt, a couple of small dull green plants, and some pieces of wood sticks. I would expand the shot to include the prairie dog's paw on the left and a little bit of the surface, as well.

The secret? Well, the secret has already been revealed. Quite openly enough that the prairie dogs, as well as the prairie dog on the right, allowed this photographer to take a couple of extraordinary shots! ;)
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NovRoz Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
So sweet
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:iconpapatheo:
papatheo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
:D Thank you!!!
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eyenoticed Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Student Photographer
No bones about it, you take great animal photos! You're featured here: [link]
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:iconpapatheo:
papatheo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
:wave: Thanks so much for including my work in your feature!!! :nod:
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eyenoticed Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Student Photographer
you're welcome! You deserve it!
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papatheo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
:D
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Eltasia Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Hello :wave:
Your wonderful work is featured in my journal :iconheartemote:

:postit: [link]
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papatheo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
:D Thanks for including my work in your great feature!!! :nod:
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In-the-picture Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photo :clap:
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papatheo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much!!! :)
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