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Copyright: Trevor McLeod (rapidshot) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 419] (2844)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H5
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-19 18:35
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Points: 10
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Here's one from back in July, 2008 from my archives.

Here these chipmunks are often in the company of squirrels. They fight for food occasionaly and sometimes just for dominance.

Chipmunks have an omnivorous diet primarily consisting of seeds, nuts and other fruits, and buds. They also commonly eat grass, shoots, and many other forms of plant matter, as well as fungi, insects and other arthropods, small frogs, worms, and bird eggs. Around humans, chipmunks can eat cultivated grains and vegetables, and other plants from farms and gardens, so they are sometimes considered pests. Chipmunks mostly forage on the ground, but they climb trees to obtain nuts such as hazelnuts and acorns. At the beginning of autumn, many species of chipmunk begin to stockpile nonperishable foods for winter. They mostly cache their foods in a larder in their burrows and remain in their nests until spring, unlike some other species, which make multiple small caches of food. Cheek pouches allow chipmunks to carry multiple food items to their burrows for either storage or consumption.


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Wikipedia notes are good, but try to glean observational behaviors that are not usually noted or even known about! What sounds did he make? Was he curious? What motivated him to pier over the crotch of this tree, hunger, territory, etc.? Thanks for your patience to capture this nervous creature.

Hello Trevor,
very nice picture of this cute and curious chipmunks.
good and great sharpness with perfect colour and composition.
best wishes,

Hello Trevor

It is a cute animal that i have seen very few times,
excellent close-up photo of the Chipmunk in it
lovely pose and eye-contact, fine frontal POV
and the way it is framed by the tree branches, TFS


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-21 1:03]

Hello Trevor
a lovely shot of this cute chipmunks. well thought shot by framing it betwee the tree trunk.
Wonderful details amd the cute face is attractive.
excellent presentation.


Ciao Trevor, great capture of cute creature in nice pose, splendid light, fine details, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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