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Eastern gray squirrel

Eastern gray squirrel
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Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: OLYMPUS E410, Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm f3.5-5.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Squirrels [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-03 8:14
Viewed: 3523
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Several species of squirrels have melanistic phases. In large parts of USA and Canada the most common variety seen in urban areas is the melanistic form of the Eastern Grey Squirrel.

Unlike rabbits or deer, squirrels cannot digest cellulose and must rely on foods rich in protein, carbohydrates, and fat. In temperate regions early spring is the hardest time of year for squirrels, since buried nuts begin to sprout and are no longer available for the squirrel to eat, and new food sources have not become available yet. During these times squirrels rely heavily on the buds of trees. Squirrels' diet consists primarily of a wide variety of plant food, including nuts, seeds, conifer cones, fruits, fungi and green vegetation. However some squirrels also consume meat, especially when faced with hunger. Squirrels have been known to eat insects, eggs, small birds, young snakes and smaller rodents.


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Buna Dan.
Superb exemplar de veverita ai fotografiat.
Perfecte detalii in poza ta.
Salutari si Paste Fesricit.

Hi Sochirca,

An excellent macro.
The viability of very specific details and brilliant colors.
This beautiful vivid display again was very nice.
Light, perspective and depth of field used very subtly.
Thanks for sharing work and very clear.

Best Regards,

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-04-03 8:49]

Hello Dan,

I can real enjoy of these wonderful squirrel.
Very well captured and nice presentation. TFS.

Have a nice Easter weekend,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-04-03 8:49]

Hello Dan,
Fantastic sharp detailed photo in very beautiful natural colours. Great POV, DOF and composition. Nice eye-contact.

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