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Holiday Cheer by DeniseSoden Holiday Cheer by DeniseSoden
Part of my "Holidays at the Hollow" series :santa:

One of our Senior Zookeepers wanted to get some holiday shots of the animals. Big thanks to her for the wrangling of the animals!

"Spike" - Coendou (Prehensile-tailed Porcupine)
Happy Hollow Zoo
San Jose, CA

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:iconcreativemikey:
creativemikey Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
this has been featured here-[link]
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DeniseSoden Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
... That's the coolest damn holiday stunt I've ever seen! :love:
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DeniseSoden Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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ChipWhitehouse Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
LMFAO!!! OMG :XD: I love this!
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DeniseSoden Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thankss!
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loveable-London Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
so lovely!
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Sagittor Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010   Photographer
:wow: So funny and gorgeous =D
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DeniseSoden Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you friend!
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Lyra531 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
dude his nose is huge! cute pick
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:iconmeppol:
meppol Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
:D this is so funny and adorable! Much better than kitties with santa's hat :D
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:icondenisesoden:
DeniseSoden Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hehe, thanks! I'm glad you like it :)
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jazzshewolf Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
hes all like "Wait....what? I am not Santa..." I laughed at this.
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creative1978 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
This is so cute :)
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MyPhotoParadise Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my goodness! That is amazing! LOL Beautiful job!
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DeniseSoden Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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MyPhotoParadise Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You are so welcome!
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DeniseSoden Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
:hug:
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
:thumbsup::santa:
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Tazzy-Tazzle Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
This is great! Really made me smile! :D
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DeniseSoden Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
I'm glad!
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MAGPHOTO57 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Thats very funny , Can we see you in that outfit ?. Take care.
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Eltasia Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Wow! so funny :giggle: I love it! :love:
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DeniseSoden Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you! Means a lot :)
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Fimrah Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Eeef! This picture is ridiculously cute. Like seriously. I love the colors. :D My dad's nickname is 'Spike' so this kinda reminds me of him.. :P Have you ever been pricked by him?

I'm really convinced to buy the kit lens now. If I'm doing outdoor pictures, I think a macium aperture of 3.5 is just fine. :D Thanks for leaving the picture info up, and posting these stunning pictures! They're really inspirating!
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DeniseSoden Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
I'm glad you like it so much. Thank you :)
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Fimrah Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Working at a zoo seems like so much fun. You hang with all sorts of different animals, and there's always a great photo opportunity. :3 Luckyou!
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DeniseSoden Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
Photo ops are strictly when I'm not on the clock ;) but yes, I'm very lucky!
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Fimrah Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh I see. ;D Who is your favorite/easiest animal there to photograph?
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DeniseSoden Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
I suppose that depends on the day. If I can catch our new baby meerkat out, she's probably the easiest because she's so darn cute. But my favorite is probably owl :)
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Fimrah Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The baby meerkat is definitely a cutie. ;D The owl is very handsome as well! :P
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
that's the most ridiculously cute thing I've seen in a long time. I think I saw him in Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas. :)
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DeniseSoden Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
I'm glad you like it! Whenever I'm having a bad day, going and spending a few minutes with these guys always cheer me up. Spike makes the most ridiculous "neeehh NEEEEHHH" noise when he's protesting to be picked up. And their noses are so squishy ;D So much to love.
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MorrighanGW Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The cute factor just went up by a million here. =D
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DeniseSoden Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
hehe :) I may be biased but I love these guys!
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MorrighanGW Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too! They're such endearing critters. =D
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