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please cuddle me! by Steve
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This is a Degu. It is a native of Chile. Untamed degus, as with most small animals, can be prone to biting, but their intelligence makes them easy to tame.

i.e. more cuddly than your average brown rat!

Photographed on 15th May 2011 in Tilgate Park Nature Centre, West Sussex, England.

Camera Details: Nikon D7000, 18-200mm VR lens at 200 mm, 1/150s, f/5.6, iso 400, raw. Software Capture NX2

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  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 3 years ago

    Super details – captured perfectly!!//////////Tony

  • i appreciate your comment, Tony :-)

    – Steve

  • lynell
    lynellover 3 years ago

    Oh how cute.. how do you like your camera, I have a Nikon D5000 I love it, they have a newer version out I saw yesterday called a D5100 I need to stay out of camera shops they are addicting.. :)

  • Thanks for your comment Lynell. I am not familiar with the D5100 myself. I have had the D7000 a month or two and really like it. The advantage of very little noise up to at least about iso 6400 is a big advantage for hand held situations, e.g. animals and birds, although for landscapes I would still use a tripod and aim for lowest iso possible. The natural colours are the thing I like most about Nikon.

    – Steve

  • Tracy66
    Tracy66over 3 years ago

    Sweet little guy, Love to cuddle him.

  • thanks Tracy

    – Steve

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 3 years ago

    Cute little chap, nicely capture Steve.

  • Thanks Mark.

    – Steve

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    magnificent capture

  • Thanks Kathy.

    – Steve

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 3 years ago

    wow the tail…………………….really long …miles:)) ha awesome creature great capture!!Steve. your the wonderful father:)

  • Thanks LisaBeth, I appreciate your comment :-)

    – Steve

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 3 years ago

  • thanks for the great feature, Ruth, much appreciated

    – Steve

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 3 years ago

    This is so fabulous
    please consider posting in
    Images of Endearment

    Thanks

  • Thanks very much Laura for your kind comment and the advice: I have added it to the group.

    – Steve

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 3 years ago

    awww he is adorable ! a fav

  • Thanks Elaine, much appreciated!

    – Steve

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 3 years ago

  • Many thanks for the feature, Laura

    – Steve

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