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winter coat

winter coat
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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-21
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70s, 70 - 300mm
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-29 9:16
Viewed: 4543
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The grey squirrel does not hibernate and it cannot store enough energy to survive for long periods without food. Their Winter fur is denser than in summer and changes from a yellowish-brown to a silvery grey with a brown tinge along the middle of the back.

A larger, thicker winter drey is built, usually on a strong branch close to the trunk, and a squirrel will lie up in this in very cold weather, coming out now and then to search out hidden stores of food.

Photo taken at Coots Paradise in Burlington.


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Hello Sky,
Great timing on this shot. Crisp clear picture of lovely grey squirrel in beautiful winter fur. Very nice composition. Very well done and tfs.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-29 9:57]

Hello Sky,
Really excellent composition showing the beautiful squirrel in a nice pose just on the edge of the tree stump. Very sharp and the beautiful grey background looks great behind him.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-29 10:38]

Hi Sky.
What a cute squirrel you have captured. I like the really winter lovely colour tones of your shot. Quality of the reproduction of all details of the animal is perfect as well as the composition of the shot, pictured scene and moment. My compliments and TFS. Superb job.

Hi Sky ,
excellent focus and sharpness.
great details.
nice BG and colors.
very well done.
thanks and regards

Hello Sky,
Can this possibly be the National Animal of Canada?
An awesome lot of sqirrel images is coming from your part of the world and this is one of the best beacuse of composition and action captured, no doubt about what this litte guy is up to!
Pablo -

Fantastically sharp, lovely composition.
I have dozens of squirrel shots, both red and grey, yet none are good enough for this site and certainly nothing even close to this class of shot.
Just superb!!

hi Sky
waaaahoooo splendid this superb squirrel compositionet framing cheer


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-29 12:31]

Hi Sky,
Lovely color, composition and details in this capture. Well done Sky, thanks.

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2007-01-29 13:09]

Hi Sky,
Can't help but like this cute little chap.A lovely pose of him eating the nuts and good composition and cut.Stands out so well on the blurred background and you can see detail down to the single hairs of its tail.Well done!
Regards, david

Hi Sky,
Very beautiful ll tese matching grey tones.
Excellent compo.
Sharpness no issue too with a great depth of field use.
Well done

hi sky!
great one with very fine
coulors and composition
sharp with nice dof and pov
very well done!

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-01-29 14:22]

Hello Sky , A lovely pose from the squirrel good colours details pov sharpnes en very nice bg ,Greetings Teunie .

bonjour sky
encore une magnifique capture qui vient encore embelir votre galerie.
tres belle rencontre.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-29 15:32]

Hermosa captura Sky con maravilloso punto de vista y acorde encuadre mostrando a esta graciosa ardilla con excelentes detalles, claridad y colorido, gracias al correcto foco y control lumínico.
El escaso DOF funcionó muy bien creando un excelente fondo de escena.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

Beautiful capture Sky with wonderful point of view and accordant framing showing to this amusing squirrel with excellent details, clarity and colors, due to the correct focus and light control.
Scarce DOF worked very well creating an excellent scene bottom.
Thank you and regards... Ricardo

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-29 15:39]

Hi Sky

This is a terrific capture! I love it!
I really like the pose of the little sqirrel here - at the edge of that log - and especially the curvy shape of its tail!
The side POV is exceptional and the sharpness here is impeccable!
Also the natural colors are lovely and teh exposure is well managed. Nice to see some in this "coat", too...most of the ones from TN are in their summer one :)
Very nice frame and composition as well.

Bravo and TFS

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-29 17:14]

Great shot Sky, somehow the gret goat looks fabulous against the grey BG (something you wouldn't expect). Lovely details and a great POV



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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-01-29 17:14]

Great readiness Sky to shoot it with such a great pose and composition. TFS

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-29 17:16]

Hola Sky, precioso encuadre, bello pov. y bg. simpático squirrel, genial... saludos

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-29 23:41]

Hello Sky

A very cute shot of this grey squirrel.I like the classic squirrel pose.Lovely detail in it's little coat.Nicely composed in the frame too.The colours and details in the shot are very true to life.Well done.TFS


Hi Sky

Congrats on an excellent shot. Well composed, good clear detail, tack sharp and nicely saturated colour. :-)

Hi Sky,
Beautiful capture of this squirrel!
It seems really cold there, by the pose of the animal...
Great POV and DOF, that makes a nice blurred background.
I like a lot the composition made and the frame used.
Congratulations, thanks for share and best regards,

Hello Sky !
This squirrel is so cute ! I love his pose, so typical from this animal. The details are excellent, as well as the composition, the POV, the BG, the colors and the frame. Reallly winter mood with all these gryish colors. Very well done !

Hello Sky,
I love the composition, POV and DOF here. You caught excellent details! This is a very sweet image of our little friend! Colors and lightning are very natural. Well seen and well done! Thanks,

wonderful capture - with great DOF and sharpness. the compsotion is excellent.


Salut Sky
Très bonne image d'un écureuil gris. La mise au point est excellente car on distingue les plus fines moustaches. La douceur de l'éclaire dévoile plein de texture dans le pelage de l'animal.
Bravo et merci de partager ....JP
Les sourires demain

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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2007-01-30 9:06]

Splendide ton écureuil qui mange
beaux détails et belle netteté


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-01-30 10:46]

Hello Sky,
Very nice capture of this cutre squirrel.POV,sharpness,catchlight in eyes,BG and framing are wonderful.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-30 14:37]

Hi Sky,
Really a wonderful capture! Composition, pose and colors are wonderful. Also, POV, pose and dof are fantastic.
Best regards mf,
José M.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-01-30 15:19]

Hello Sky,
Very well composed, and the details, sharpness and lighting are excellent. TFS

Belle photo, cet ecureuil a l' air d' avoir froid avec toute cette glace sur lui. Amitiés Thomas

Hello Sky,
Great capture.
Beautiful colors and point of view.
Well done.

Hi Sky,
Great composition and framing on this shot. Nice subtle colors from the spot on exposure. Detail is excellent with great contol on the DOF.Nice camera work here.

Gotta revisit for the :)

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-02-01 17:40]

Hi Sky

This is a great profiled captured of this little guy. His winter coat is well displayed and even the colours in the BG show the tell-tale signs of winter.

The cuteness factor is largely evident on this great composition. Natural colours, good details, and well controlled exposure makes it pleasant on the eye.

Good work and TFS.

PS. Sorry it took a while to update the critique, but I’ve had some Internet problems for the last 2 days.

great winter photo of this chubby squirrel. Nicely captured Sky. TFS
Donna :o)

hanks for your comments on my photo "a cold day " :o)

Hallo Sky,
der dicke Winterpelz in seinen eleganten Grautönen kommt hier dick aufgeplustert in offenbarer Kälte sehr gut zur Geltung. Die Pose ist ideal aus Augenhöhe festgehalten. Die stark assymetrische Komposition gibt Raum und liefert Spannung. Schönes Foto!
Mit Dank und besten Grüßen,

Hello Sky,
Well composed, great POV mf. Sharp detail, with very good color and exposure as well..
Excellent DOF with the Bg well OOF.
Very well done.

This is cute Sky. I love the drama of him balanced on the edge of that stump. Nice, sharpness and exposure and perfect depth of focus.

Evelynn : )

Hi Sky.
Very impressive picture. Harmony of atmosphere, colours, lightning. Very well done. Tfs. Stev

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