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Red squirrel

Red squirrel
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Copyright: Robi rdfoto (rdfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: canon, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8, SanDisk CFExtreme4gb
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-03 10:51
Viewed: 4400
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The red squirrel or Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) is a species of tree squirrel (genus Sciurus). The red squirrel is a tree-dwelling omnivorous rodent that is common throughout Eurasia. In Britain, however, numbers have decreased drastically, in part due to the introduction of the eastern gray squirrel from North America and in part through poor management of its woodland habitat.
The red squirrel has a typical head-and-body length of 19 to 23 cm (7.5 to 9 in), a tail length of 15 to 20 cm (5.9 to 7.9 in) and a mass of 250 to 340 g (8.8 to 12 oz). It is not sexually dimorphic, as males and females are the same size. The red squirrel is slightly smaller than the eastern grey squirrel which has a head-and-body length of 25 to 30 cm (0.8 to 1 oz) and weighs between 400 and 800 g (14 oz to 1.8 lb). It is thought that the long tail helps the squirrel to balance and steer when jumping from tree to tree and running along branches and may keep the animal warm during sleep.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-03 10:53]

Hi Robi. A typical pose of the Squirrel eating its food. You have used the light to give fine detail in the red fur. good natural colours, with light in the eyes. well done TFS.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-06-03 11:16]

Hello Robi
Nice capture.Good POV and nice pose from your subject.Detail are excellent.
TFS Michel

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-03 13:16]

Bonsoir Robi,
Nice close portrait of a European Red Squirrel.
The late winter lighting gives a fine catchlight in the eye and the POV and pose are excellent.
TFS this attractive image,

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  • martic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 179 W: 1 N: 159] (1327)
  • [2008-06-03 13:27]

bonsoir Robi,
Très joli, ton écureuil, bons détails et couleurs très naturelles, j'aime beaucoup

Gracias por tu amable comentario Robi. Tu ardilla preciosa y con coloraciones naturales. Mucha luz pero no llega a molestar. Por aquí tenemos pocos de esta especie ...
Abrazo: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

Bellissimo ritratto di scoiattolo in una postura classica, ottimi POV e composizione, buona nitidezza, molto belli i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-06-03 23:09]

Charmant écureuil avec l'oeil bien vif.
Bonne journée.

Hi Ribi, lovely pose for this cute squirrel, splendid sharpness ang good details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-06-04 5:33]

Bonjour Robi,
Adorable petit écureuil que tu as saisi dans une attitude très vive, bien occupé à mager. J'aime aussi le contraste de couleur entre le roux de l'écureuil et le bleu foncé de l'arrière-plan.
Bien vu
Meilleures salutations

Hi Robi,
Good POV, details, color, exposure, and a nice catchlight also.
Well seen from the BG, perhap less space top IMHO.
Great post & TFS!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-04 21:53]

Hello Robi

A lovely portrait of this cute squirrel.
The textures are excellent.
Wonderful eye contact and detail.
The tufts on the ears are super.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-06-05 13:11]

Hi Robi

These squirrels are so beautiful and you caught the cute pose and the wonderful colour perfectly. Nicely composed too



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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-06-06 6:16]

How cute!!!
What a beautiful squirrel and how funny looks eating! A wonderful capture and magnificent shot.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Best regards

P :)

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  • ilvao Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 20] (98)
  • [2008-06-08 13:52]

Bonjour Robi,
Il est bien mignon !
J'aime comme il tient sa nourriture
Tu as su mettre en valeur cet écureuil qui mange avec ta jolie photo

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-06-09 2:59]

Hi Robi

You captured this guy with nice action while having a bite of food. Those ears are just too classical.

I like the colours and the sharp detail while the vertical composition is also fine. The brightly coloured rodent stands out nicely against the dark BG. The exposure was great with a fabulous little highlight in the eye.

Well done and TFS.

Bonsoir Robi
Magnifique cet écureuil !
malgré une forte luminosité, les détails sont superbes
Merci, amicalement

bonjour Robi

belle image portrait de l'écureuil roux de chez vous
(le notre en Amérique du Nord est différent),
excellent POV et cadrage, belle luminosité du sujet
avec la belle couleur au tonalité rousse,
excellente netteté et détails, joli catch-light à l'oeil
qui tranforme l'image en le rendant meilleur, TFS


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