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Are you looking at me?!?!

Are you looking at me?!?!
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Copyright: Urban Olsson (urban) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 4 N: 79] (413)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 Ø72
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-03-28 16:37
Viewed: 4568
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
During the Easter holliday I was visiting my parents and they had lots of squirrels visiting every morning so I had lots of targets to try my new camera on (I will post one for the near misses theme also :-)). Sadly enough I noticed that it is extremely difficult to take a sharp picture with the camera. I will take it to the store tomorrow and see what they say (it seems to be the usual problem with a slightly off focusing). This picture though, is one of the pictures that became quite sharp.

As I will be posting a couple of squirrel photos the comming days I thought that I should share a couple of funny (true) stories about squirrels. I begin with the first one now.

During the mid 70s when I was a tiny dot on earth my parents had a dog. More precisely a border collie. She hated squirrels. Really hated them and it might have something to do with the summer when there was a very teasing little squirrel living close by. He/she loved to sit in the pine in our garden and tease the dog. When the dog came too close the squirrel grabed a pine cone, lined up and dropped the cone in the dog's head. This of course was followed by very angry barking, jumping and general show of displeasure, and probably a secon pine cone in the head and so on...

This guy seems to question why I stand there with a big camera pointing at him. I believe I can see an acusing frown on his face :-)

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Nice image and what a great pose! Would have been perfect if the end hairs on the tail were not cut off.

Hehe :) Funny title, and a very sweet little fellow :)

Very nice detailed capture and good pose, the light on the tail is very nice, a little too closely cropped on the tail though.

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  • Sneza Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 94 W: 27 N: 16] (672)
  • [2005-03-29 1:07]

Yeas I'm looking at You :)
Very cute.
Good composition (except cutting tail) and DOF.
Nice shot.

Superbe photo Urban, dommage que la queue soit coupée en bas mais sinon très réussi.
bravo !

Good shot, great pose. The light could have been better on its face.
Well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-29 4:09]

Crop is a little too tight at the bottom, but this is a fantastic picture! Razorsharp details, superb colors, great pose. POV & DOF are extremely good. TFS!

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