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Red Squirrel close up

Red Squirrel close up
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-01
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 200
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): annick vanderschelden's favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-06 0:54
Viewed: 4331
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks for the comments on yesterdays upload,

Today another upload from Finland,this one taken in the daytime,in the nights we mostly were located in hides to photograph bear,capercaillie or black grouse,in the daytime we had lots of possibilities to photograph birds or in this case a red squirell out from a photohide close to our lodge,I made loads of pictures from this hide and I will share a few of them in the near future,hope you like this close up from the red squirrel,I guess lots of information is already given on TN about this cute mammal.

eng55, SueThomson, JPlumb, Juyona, Dis. Ac., Alex99, carper, marhowie, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-06 0:56]

Hi Paul,
Beautiful portrait of this cute squirrel.Sharpness,lighting,details and expression on face are perfect.Very well done!
Thanks for posting..

Hi Paul
You have caught this little fellow in a very comical pose and it is just lovely. I like the sharpness, colours and DOF. The ears are amazing standing up like that. A really great shot!

Oh cool Paul. Squirrels I'm used to don't have huge tall tufts of hair like that on their ears, and you've captured it very nicely with this crop. The shot itself is very good with excellent natural light and detail found on the squirrel. You can almost see yourself reflected in that eye. Colour is very good.

Thanks, John

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-05-06 2:30]

Hola Paul,
precioso retrato,
efectivo foco y pov...
bonita presentación.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-05-06 3:06]

Very good shot. Sharp and detail are great. TFS

Good expression, nice DOF.
Best regards,

Hi Paul,

Very beautiful close-up picture of Red Squirrel at my native Finland. In the UK it has unfortunately been replaced by the grey cousin. Very nice composition, POV and BG, colours and natural and details very sharp.



Hallo Paul,

Mooi portret van deze Eekhoorn, is mij nog steeds niet gelukt.
Goed gedaan.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-06 9:41]

Hi Paul.
Amazing close-up. Pictured model is fine and quality of the shot is terrific. Superb sharpness and details of the animal. Wonderful smooth BG, stunning composition and lights. Bravo. My friend. Excellent work.

wauw Paul,
wat een close up hier, prachtig gedaan, goede details, uitstekend fotowerk.
prettige avond.
groet Jaap

A wonderful image, Paul.
Compo, POV, DOF!, etc. are outstanding.

Excellent portrait Paul.
The detail, POV, DOF, color, and exposure look very good to me..
And those ears the red squirrel has are quite distinctive..They help to make a nice vertical frame ;-)

hello Paul

i love the happy faces and the long ears of Europeen Red Squirrel
(the American one are completely different),
excellent close up and portrait shot with fine POV and DOF,
excellent vertical framing like the ears, great sharpness and details,



Hi Paul,
great sharpness and color on the squirell.
Well done and TFS

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-07 3:45]

Hallo Paul,
Scherper kan volgens mij niet. Wat een indrukwekkend portret. Schitterend natuurlijke kleuren en een erg goede diepte in de foto. De reflectie in het oog is prachtig.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-07 7:04]

Hello Paul,
Great close-up portrait of a Red Squirrel with fine sharpness and lighting and a great neutral BG. Superb POV and composition too.
I think both the Finnish and Russian ones have longer eartufts than our in S. Sweden, maybe due to colder winters.
A great shot and thanks for sharing it,


What an endeering little critter. A powerful composition that had my eyes darting all over the page. We do not have many reds over here but there is a small island where the greys have not taken over that I may have to visit after seeing this.
Well played.


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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2008-05-08 2:35]

HI paul,
Good to see that you are back, what a great sharp shot of this cute animal.


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