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S like Squirrel

S like Squirrel
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Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-03-16
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-03-19 13:49
Viewed: 1252
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, this winter I did not went for
birds/squirrel photo outings, the reason for
that is this winter here it was very cold and
I did not want to expose my DSLR for the
very cold weather.

But few days ago I did my first nature photo outing
and did 12 photos of a American Red Squirrel
in action, sometimes in-flight or almost !

Here is my 2015 series of the squirrel in-flight
or almost ! (with this and next postings).

In this photo I love the «S» pose of the squirrel's tail.

1/4000s f/5.6 ISO1000 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).


« Wide distribution and diurnal habits means this active
little squirrel is very frequently seen by humans. Its loud,
rolling "Tcher-r-r" and scolding chatter are familiar sounds
in the northern forests. The American red squirrel packs a lot
of 'attitude' into its small frame... »



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Hi Asbed,
I feel myself honoured to be the first in the queue who comments this superb pic. One of the best squirrel shots you ever made. Pleasant composition, spectacular, "just-before-jump" pose. DoF is fantastic - the sharp squirrel's well isolated from the pale background. Color saturation and usage of available lights (exposure) are top class as well. Excellent photo, hats off everyone!
Best regards, László

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-03-19 15:38]

Hi Asbed..S like Super! This time too easy because not in flight,but a very fresh pic made in this winter of your friend,the quality is absolutely fantastic as usual...a big applause for your dog backlights in FB too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-03-19 18:33]

Hello Asbed,
How could you not fall in love with a cute shot like this. Exceptional clarity which almost has a 3D look to it. Colors are well saturated yet natural and exposure could not be any finer. Love the good eye contact with a tad bit of catchlight. A winner in my book!!

Hi Asbed, Excellent quality image here my good friend, beautiful lighting, lovely texture, nice and sharp, this is by far your best Squirrel shot to date, as Hormon says "Hats off lady's and Gentlemen", Well done Obed,

Best Regards,


Ciao Asbed, great capture of cute creature in a beautiful ambientation, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

A top quality image! The details, focus and sharpness are splendid. Lovely contrast. Very nice composition and excellent clarity.
Thanks for sharing this interesting capture.

Hello Asbed,

super picture ,TOP - TOP!!!!

Thanks for sharing.


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2015-03-20 4:13]

Beautiful capture, Asbed.

The details and light are great!

Have a pleasant weekend,


Hello Asbed
Nice to see your posting picture again after a gap. I'm glad to see that now you don't need to use Proxy.
Beautiful picture of this 'S' shaped tailed Squirrel. As usual well managed light and details. Beautiful natural OOF BG.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2015-03-20 10:53]

Hi Asbed,

Very nice capture of the Squirrel, the détails are superb.
Great effect of the lens I think 1.8, the B/G is splendid too.
very good job, TFS.
My best regards.
John vantighem

Bonjour Asbed,

Le sujet est bien cadré. La prise de vue permet de voir avec précision les détails de l'écureuil roux. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne journée.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2015-03-20 12:15]

Bonjour Asbed,
Oui, un peu étonnée d'abord que ma critique avait pris son envol. Je reviens donc te féliciter pour cette superbe image. Bravo!! Et de l'ajouter parmi mes photos favorites.

Hello Asbed
What a wonderful capture of this squirrel.Great POV and composition wonderful natural colors and fantastic details.Congrats!
Have a good weekend and thank You.
Best wishes

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-03-20 14:02]

Bonjour Asbed,
Great Capture....!
Beautiful colours, great sharpness and a fine composition
Best wishes,

Bonjour Asbed,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans l'attente de la suite...
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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