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"It's me again" II

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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: f/3.1, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-11-02 9:53
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"It's me again" II
Red Squirrel (female)
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
or Pine Squirrel, Chickaree, Écureuil Roux (french).

- This squirrel is rust-red to greyish-red above being brightest on the sides, white or greyish-white below and the tail is similar to the back color but is outlined with a broad, black band edged in white. The coat is duller in the summer and a black line separated the back and underbelly colours. The average red squirrel weighs 7-12 ounces.
Distribution - The red squirrel is abundant in any kind of forest, coniferous, pine, mixed or hardwood forests, often around buildings. They occur through much of Canada and most of B.C.
Biology - This creature feeds heavily on pine seeds and in the fall it cuts green cones and buries them in damp earth; other sustenance includes nuts, seeds, birds' eggs, young birds and fungi. It makes a nest of leaves in a hollow or fallen tree, hole in the ground or tree crotch. 3-7 young are born in March or April and there is sometimes a second litter in August or September. The squirrel is a chatterbox with a variety of calls to announce its home range or the presence of intruders.
Tracks - Tracks are common between trees and near holes in the ground where they have dug up buried cones. Squirrels place their feet next to each other rather than one in front of the other. In deep snow their tracks are characterized by two diamond shapes next to one another. A clear imprint will reveal five long toes with claws similar to the skeleton of a human hand and may or may not have a heel print. The heel is as long again as the toes and a rough oval shape.
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Taken last Spring at Granby, Quebec.
I hope you like this squirrel.

ddg, glazzaro, carper, Janice, marhowie, hummingbird24, liquidsunshine, livios, mogens-j, TAZ, coasties, scottevers7, cecilia, momos, gerhardt, dew77, Toni, Tommysugar, brosnea has marked this note useful
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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-11-02 10:05]

Luc bonjour, superbe portrait de cet écureuil canadien qui en faite est moins roux que le notre !! La composition est reussie et la BG fait bien resortir les couleurs de l'animal. Good timing. Mes félicitations Didier.

Excellent close up, good solid detail and a pleasing pose.


Hi Luc,
nice to see this squirrel again, it's so lovely.
Nice light and colours, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-11-02 13:02]

it's a very good macro shot Luc,
fantastic capture the details are super, the composition is nice and the colours are good, very good pov, good job,
gr. jaap

Hello Luc, great close up of this cute little guy, also the chosen DOF really brings out the subject. Paul :)

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-11-02 14:17]

Excellent portrait Luc!

Another sharp and well exposed picture. The tight cropping brings attention on the squirrel. I like branch down and left. And it detach very well on the blured BG caused by the shallos DOF. People should remember that cloudy day always have a soft light, wich is excellent here. TFS

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-11-02 14:54]

Good morning Luc, what a super portrait of this cute squirrel. He's quite beautiful, especially with those eyes and his fluffy tail. I love his little hands and feet too. Excellent capture, good lighting and sharpness. Well shown, I wish we had these little creatures in NZ.
Cheers, Janice

Great work Luc.. Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't ;-)
Well done my friend & Thank You.

Lovely shot Luc,
A great Archive find. Excellent pose from the little squirrel.
Good detail, colour and sharpness.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-11-02 16:03]

Luc, she's extremely cute and lovely.

Excellent composition, pov and catchlight. I like sharpness and exposure too.

Bg and pose are very nice and pleasing.

Excellent capture Luc. Fantastic sharpness and dof. The well blurred background really sets her off nicely and there are plenty of details in the fur too. The reflection in the eye is perfect. the colours are very good and natural and the handling of the light is perfect as well as the composition. You did a great job with this one.

Hello "you again!"

Don't you love the way his tail cups and curls around his body this way?

Nice catch, wonderful details, great POV, DOF, colors, and lighting.

Well seen and photographed Luc, thank you.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-03 3:41]

What a nice and interesting shot ! Congratulations Luc and thanks for sharing my friend.

" the Life is so rare in the universe and the Nature so precious, take care of them! " Christian...

PS : the raison of my too short comment is on the forum...

Hi Luc

Sorry for the quick critique, but I need to get some other work done before bed time. Great shot. Very well composed. The depth of colour is great and the exposure spot on. Sharpness and detail are both excellent. Thanks.

Excellent portrait of the squirrel. There is nothing to critique, its great.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-11-03 10:33]

Bonjour Luc. What a sharp shot of this squirrelly squirrel. It is not easy to catch them sitting still... unless they are eating. : P
The details are super sharp, and I really like the way she covers her back with her tail. Great POV.
Great job and TFS. : )

This is so cute. The detail, light and colours are perfect. Well done.

Hi Luc,
Very high cute-factor in this with the classic pose of the squirrel.
Very well composed, good details and nice colours.
I like the POV too, very good angle.
Great work, MYB.

Hi Luc,
A very high cutness factor here. Super sharp detaail in this shot. The tight composition and framing is excellent. A great job!

Great shot with great detail and colour...
Well composed...

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-11-06 13:37]

Hi Luc,
beautiful portrait. I like the colours and DOF. Very nice squirrel. Good job.
Rgs, Aleksander

Nice capture.

Arm still a bit sore so I am keeping the comments short.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-07 6:57]

Hello Luc!
Magnificent capture.Crisp clear details,sharpness,catchlight in eyes,POV,blurred BG and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-11-07 16:59]

Salut Luc
C'est trop mignon. Belle netteté. Beau cadrage. Sympa la position des pattes et de la queue.
Salutations Toni

Luc you are a squirrel fun like me! I think that these animals are so funny!
Beautiful shot, the details are always fantastic!
Bye Tom

Hello. Lovely shot. Funny squirrel. Great work. Well done.

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