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Is photographer a predator ?

Is photographer a predator ?
Photo Information
Copyright: Cyrille Bodin (Cyrille) (86)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-04-18
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon D60, Canon 70-200/2.8
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-01-01 12:00
Viewed: 4241
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have no information about this squirrel living in Tcheque Republic.

I just know that it is difficult to approach them below 12 meters. I "caught" this one less than 5 meters because I followed it long time (without noice) hidden by trees until I guessed that it will climb on this tree. What big surprise for it when it detected me (as a potential predator I guess)...It had to choose between two strategies : Immobility or escape. It chose the first one during few seconds but the noice of the camera made it scaired and it decided to escape for ever.

PS : Levels.


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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-01-01 12:03]

Good shot cyrille. Good DOF. Very well done. Pity about the ID.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-01 15:20]

This is a beautiful sharp composition. Very well done and thanks for posting

This squirrel is so cute, my girls are standing her laughing over his adorable face. The contrast between the dark wood and his redish coloring is very dramatic. I love the sharpness of the tree in this photo and the composition is great. I wouldn't change a thing. Well done!

Nice shot Cyrille, this is a "red squirrel", focus a bit soft on the beast (I know they are moving faster than you).

I have several shot of squirrels see my post for more infos.


I really this image...the squirrel stands out against the dark tree trunk. The composition is also well done.

Nice shot! I like the contrast of the colors of the squirrel against the tree.

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