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Euell Gibbons Copycat

Euell Gibbons Copycat
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-10 20:12
Viewed: 3957
Points: 30
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Hi All,
Yesterday we found this Red Squirrel doing his best Euell Gibbons imitation and eating his pine nuts, Now if you understand what I am talking about then we are both old, lol. I love how these little ones wear their tails like shawls. I hope you are having a great week.

Scott, siggi, mala-zaba, eqshannon, CeltickRanger, jaycee, uleko, Alex99 has marked this note useful
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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2009-02-10 21:58]


Sadly I do understand the reference.
Cute little fellow, superbly captured and presented. Correct me if I am wrong, Reds are native and Greys are interlopes from Europe.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-10 22:51]

Hello Rick,
I'm old but don't know about Euell Gibbons. However it is a fine capture of an American Red Squirrel taken from a great POV as it feeds on this pine cone, with fine sharpness and great side-lighting.
Nicely composed in the fallen pine tree too.
Thanks for sharing this cutie,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-10 23:28]

Hello Rick,
very well captured of this beautiful Squirrel in a good pose!
the exposure and focus is excellent with sharpness in details,well done
Best regards Siggi

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-02-11 0:46]

Hi Rick,

A nice capture of this squirrel with trying to finish its pine cone,colors are a bit soft on my monitor,but focus and details as well as the composition looking great,thanks


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-11 1:44]

Hello Rick
Nice capture with great details and natural colors.

Hello Rick,

I made a search for the reference... Forget me! The television commercial was before my birth. lol

For the picture, nice POV, composition and I like the natural red background.

Ahhhh...when I think of Euell I always think of Asparagus... the name of one of his books or partial...my mom and dad owned it and bought me a copy while we were up in the wilds..but unlike Euell, we actually fully lived teh lifestyle...and as a reminder we went out on Friday nights to the only eatery in N Ferry county, The Blue cougar for? MACHO NACHOS....!!!
Great image and teh combination of notes gives it some zest...bam! As one chef says..

hello Rick

beautiful photography of the Red Squirrel
shot with fine POV and framing and excellent
timing on his lunch time, with excellent sharpness
and details, TFS


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-11 11:29]

Hi Rick,

I'm old and had to ask son Barry what you were talking about. He knew! That's a nice big pine cone the cute squirrel is working on - love how he holds it in his "hands." Nice natural colors and good details - the big eye is great. Wonderful pose and lovely composition.


beautiful capture with a lovely subject !
perfect sharp and fine details , good light ,
great POV ,
well done !

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-02-13 8:55]

Haha that is one optimistic Squirrel! :-)
Very good sharpness.
Great pose and a superb POV.
Superb composition too.

Well done, Rick!


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-14 6:48]

Hello Rick,
A lovely capture of the American Red Squirrel munching away at a pine cone. I like its pose and the fine details and colours.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-24 9:20]

Hi Rick.
You managed to catch this wonderful squirrel at classic and most impressive pose. And moment. I also impressed with excellent exposure of the image in spit of the difficult light conditions. Patter, created by twigs are fine for this beauty. My kind regards and TFS.

Hi Rick,
I sure do remember his TV ads for grape nuts and until I saw the title for this post,had not thought of him since the 70's.This photo has a soft and muted pallet of colour that looks very nice to my now very winter weary eyes.The pose this little critter has is classic and it is nice that the capture shows it enjoying it's pine cone.A fine photo that shows well the little rodent whom might like those old grape nuts better than that cone,thanks for sharing. Bob

Hi Rick,

A very cute little guy/gal, nicely composed, with good detail and sharpness.

Your title caught my eye, as I'm an old Euell Gibbons fan, have a few of his books, well-used and treasured.


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