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Portrait of a mink...

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She was not only very beautiful and interesting to sit observing as she scampered about, she was also not camera shy either! She never seemed overly bothered about my presence, that was my good fortune!

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Shorty after I captured this shot of her in the thick undergrowth, she began rolling around on her back in a playful manor!

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Unfortunately I was a little to close and couldn't squeeze all of her in while she was stretched upwards testing the air...something seemed to smell interesting!

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...and last but not least, her portrait!

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Great captures Stu! Don't see many of those around, much less ones cooperative enough to let one take pics.

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wow good on you to get these!! I see them around, and managed to get some shots of a mink late in the fall,, I'll try to post them for you to see,, these are super!! your a lucky dude laugh

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Thank you both for your kind comments, glad you likes them!

Since I had so many decent pic's to choose from, I decided to throw in a few more...hope you enjoy!

Here she just before entering into the water.

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Upon entering.

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She seemed to enjoying her session in the water. But then again mink are as home in the water as they are on dry land! wink

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Having now left the water.

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Yet another curious glace my way!

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...and finally on more portrait to finish up...thanks you little beauty! wink

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Great images of a critter we don't get too see often, at least not down here in the cities!

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Thanks you all! She is a little darling and as previously mentioned she wasn't overly bothered about my presence at the time...lucky me!

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One again tahnk you all, your comments are always appreciated and I'm glad that I could share you all, God bless!!!

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