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The Outsider

The Outsider
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Copyright: Natley Prinsloo (Mamagolo2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 1 N: 636] (3124)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-20
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-27 12:23
Viewed: 2371
Points: 18
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We were having a brunch at Mooiplaas in the Kruger National Park when suddenly we saw two squirrels running and realized the one was chasing the other with such anger that we were astounded until she returned to a tree close by and saw that she had two little ones with her and she was actually just protecting them from the outsider. At one stage a Yellow Billed Kite flew very low over the tree and she dashed around madly calling her babies to safety. This photo is of the outsider that sat in a dry tree stump chattering away at the female. I could not see if this was maybe the male because they moved way too fast. But it was none the less an interesting encounter. The outsider tried to go to the same tree three times but every time the mother chased it away.

Enjoy and comments are welcome.

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Hello Natley,
This really is a gorgeous fellow....What I like most are the fantastic eyes of this splendid species. As usual a perfect focus and WB. Superb.....Another masterpiece from close range with excellent clarity and fantastic sharp details.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6568 W: 89 N: 15655] (65469)
  • [2013-10-27 13:00]

Hi Natley,how is nice this pic and how is tender this squirrel,so curious and so funny in this position,a great close up whit magnificent perspective,details and colors,i like it!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hi Natley,
Very cute little squirrel, His eyes tell you everything. Great colours and details.

Hi Natley!
Great closeup of this little fellow. Very good sharpness and fine details. I liked the eye contact of this little squirrel. well done and thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

hallo natley
very nice picture to see
great sharpness good details and beautiful colours
thnaks greeting lou

Hello Natley,
First of all thank you very much to visit my picture and for your enthusiastic comment.
Beautiful picture of this Squirrel.I like its eye contact with you.It's not easy to capture such fast animal.Well done.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Maravillosa captura! Qué carita de pícara ha puesto esta ardilla!
Felicitaciones por la oportunidad!!!

Hernán Bortondello

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-29 12:15]

Hi Natley,
This is a nice picture of this "outsider". Perfect pose and the eye's contact.
Amazing colors with very good detail and focus.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Natley,
What a gorgeous little fellow. Nice sharp detail and colors etched against a good DOF.

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