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Innocence of the little squirrel

Innocence of the little 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: 2016-02-05
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: 2016-02-07 19:35
Viewed: 1197
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, this squirrel was injured by one of its back feet
and his tail was cut, he was certainly attacked by a predator,
the harsh law of nature, looking him like that it hurt my heart.

1/4000s f/5.6 ISO1600 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).


« The tail has many important functions. It acts as a rudder
when the animal jumps from high places, as a warm covering
during the winter, as a signal to other eastern grey squirrels
indicating an individual’s mood, and perhaps as a sunshade.
Finally, the tail can be used to distract a pursuing predator. »



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Hello Asbed,
Thanks for visiting my gallery...
Another interesting image with this nice specie perfectly captured.

Beautiful and very nice image Asbed.

Thanks for sharing.

Hello Asbed
I hope this little squirrel will be okay. They sure are fun to watch. Nice composition and sharp detail. I guess his tail did come in handy seeing he is till around ;)
TFS Janice

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-02-08 9:19]

Hello Asbed,
Nice photo of this squirrel in good sharpness and beautiful natural colors. We don't have seen snow this Winter.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-02-09 9:54]

Hi Asbed,nice capture of this squirrel a bitin danger on the white carpet,maybe it will be the next circus jumper of your gallery...ehehe...perfect capture well exposed and very sharp.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Asbed,
Very touching, as well as sad and informative NOTE. Thanks for such well written NOTE.
Nice to see this beautiful Squirrel on snow. In India where I live, don't get snow, except Refrigerator.
Well details and natural color. I like such photograph too where we can cherish the beauty of the species natural habitat.
Thanks for showing such atmospheric photograph,
Best wishes,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-02-09 19:04]

Hello Asbed,
I see quite a few squirrels with tail injuries such as this here in our area of Ohio. I figure it is either hawks or maybe even a neighborhood dog or cat which caused them. Your little friend doesn't seem to be hindered by his short come as it feeds in the snow. Nicely focused and showing good exposure, especially in the white snow.
We have had very little snow so far this year. Just a light dusting on the ground at the moment, but really cold weather is supposed to be hitting here tomorrow.

Ciao Asbed, great capture of lovely squirrell in the snow, perfect focus, fine details, splendid sharpness @and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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