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The flying Red Squirrel

The flying Red Squirrel
Photo Information
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: 2015-03-22 22:12
Viewed: 985
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, one thing I am not liking from my photo
it is that in the background snow on some parts the
snow is over burned is too much white.

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

- The below text is from the following link :


« Activity and Movement:

The red squirrel is diurnal and arboreal, its activities in
the trees often unnoticed because of the dense foliage.
During the warmest days of mid-summer, activity peaks
at twilight. Midday activity is typical of cold winter days
when red squirrels leave the protection of their nests
to visit food stores, sometimes digging elaborate snow
tunnels to reach there stockpiles.

Red squirrels navigate trees with ease, running up
and down trunks, or along branches, bounding up to
2.4 m (8 ft) through the air from one branch to another
to reach different trees, occasionally falling to the
ground unscathed. On the ground, they walk or run,
and when alarmed, they may attain speeds of
22.5 km/hr (14 mph) for short distances. »



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Hello Asbed,
Gorgeous photography as usual. Pin sharp details of a very nice specie. Great capture. This image shows the excellent skills you have taking images with fast moving animals.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Asbed

notwithstanding,still a pretty picture!!!

Thanks for sharing.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-03-23 10:32]
  • [2]

Hi Asbed,another beautiful page of this fantastic spectacle,the exposure is great in this nice White background,excellent sharpness as usual.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Asbed, an other great capture of lovely Flying red squirrel, perfect timing, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-03-23 18:34]
  • [2]

Hello Asbed,
These cute little squirrels are like speeding bullets in a tree, let alone in the air....great stop action!! Nicely focused and wonderful exposure allowing us to view it's pretty reddish coat in nice detail. Well done!!

Well caught. Its not easy to capture a squirrel in flight - they actually move very fast.

Hello Asbed,

Beautiful presentation of this jumping squirrel. Very well captured. Although you have mentioned about harsh light on snow, but it doesn't look so bad here. Natural color with nice focus in subject.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Asbed
Great in flight capture of the red squirrel.You are righ about the BG but the capture is excellent.I think once You have a usual jump place maybe You can put a kind of a fence with a contrasting color in the BG.An excellent series.TFS.
Best regards

Bonjour Asbed,
Tout simplement remarquable.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • leo-61 (16)
  • [2015-05-01 8:11]

Hi Asbed!
Perfect timing and a great composition!
The blurred background works well.

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