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Red Fur

Red Fur
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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/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-31 19:46
Viewed: 4474
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 84
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I thought I post this red squirrel for a composrison to my last post.

The red squirrel is about half the size of the gray one measuring about 12 inches in length (nose to tail-tip) and weighing about 5 1/2 ounces.

Its winter coat of rust and grey stands out in a snow-dusted world. In summer, it's cloaked in olive-brown and white, with a bright black line along its side.
Despite its smaller size, reds are much more aggressive than grays and will chase the larger gray out of its territory.

noise reduction using neat image

cicindela, Adanac, coasties, TAZ, biazberdy, Finland_in_Eton, jrubiocasado, Alex99, NellyD, saeedabbasi, izler, jmp, lgfoto, loot, marhowie, horia, mikou, jeanpaul, Necipp, Juyona, dew77, mlines has marked this note useful
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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-31 20:01]

Hello Sky

A very cute little red squirrel.Captured in a classic squirrel pose.Excellent POV and DOF.The details are sharp and the colours look very natural.Nice OOF BG.I like the composition,now you need a black squirrel. TFS


Well done! I love to hear these little guys chatter. Great Photo!

Hi Sky

Lovely shot. Good clarity and sharpness. Nice colours. Lovely to view. TFS.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-02-01 2:19]

Hi Sky,

Another cute one,well captured on the feeding table,


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-02-01 2:30]

Hello Sky,
One of my prefered animals, but I can't catch one, here they are too wild in our forest ;-)
The "+++" : cute subject, nice pose, point of view, DOF, blurred background, colors, exposure, useful note...
The "=" : sharpness seems soft...
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-02-01 2:56]

hi sky,
ces images sont si mignonnes, c'est attendrissant. très bonne composition. La netteté est au rendez-vous.


What a little beauty. My congratulations on a defenitely perfect shot. Thanks for sharing,

Hi Sky,
Cute squirrel, breatly captured.
Great sharpness and very neat blurry BG.
Excellent shot.

Ben Lakitan

Great pose, nice clarity with good DOF. Captures the subject wonderfully. I love all the discarded sunflower (?) seed shells around it.

It's interesting that you say they are more aggressive than the grey squirrels. Here in the UK, where the grey is an alien species, there is a great outcry against them; they are blamed (unfairly) for the dwindling numbers of the native reds. Aggressiveness is often cited in the complaint against the grey squirrel.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-02-01 3:32]

Hi Sky,
What a cute shot of this little squirel! Very vivid and harmonious image. Excellent composition too.
Best regards

HOla Sky
Preciosa foto de esta preciosa ardilla, todo muy bien te felicito.
Un saludo,

Hello Sky!
This is a really nice photo of a red squirrel :) The winter looks better if such creatures can be met ;)
Anyway, a little better DOF would be nice to show all details of squirrel's body.
Best greetings from Lodz,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-01 7:05]

Hi Sky.
Next your amazing and lovely done shot of squirrel. I like its delicate colour tones, artistic sharpness and great details. Pose of this cute animal, its business and composition of the whole picture are wonderful. My compliments and best regards.

Hi Sky,
A wonderful cute capture. It looks like he's been eating a lot of seeds. Composition and POV are excellent with great details and a nice DOF. The snow in the FG looks a little hot.

Hello Sky,

excllent capture, perfect colors BG POv DOF perfect details very crisp, nicly comp well details very crisp excllent work

TFS Kyle

Hi Sky,

Great capture of this cute little squirrel :-)
The way he poses is just very cute.
Excellent POV, details, sharpness and composition.
And beautiful natural colours.
Very well done!

Greetings, Nel

Hello Sky,
How can you have both species??? I'm jealous as I only see the grey ones here... This is a beautiful portrait of this little one. I really like its pose, POV, composition, exposure and details. He is a cutie! Well done!

Hi Sky ,
nice and lovely image.
very well captured.
great colors , sharpness and composition.
thanks for sharing

beautiful ! TFS Ori

bonjour sky
un leger manque de piqué mais une tres belle pose tout de même.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-02-01 13:23]

hello sky
i like pose and colours of this cute squirrel. composition, point of view, background, sharpness and details are great. i say successful using of noise reduction.

hi Sky,
still a superb portrait of squirrel magnificiently tallied well and colors impecable cheer


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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-02-01 14:29]

Fantastic capture from this lovely squirrel great pose colours details pov sharpnes very good tfs Greetings Teunie .

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-01 18:09]

Hi Sky,
Well composed and excellent point of view on this capture. You have caught greatdetails and nice colors too, great job Sky.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-02 7:40]

Tasteful compo Sky with nice harmony of colors between the squirrel and their environment.

Composition: *****
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I like the posture of the animal really very pleasant.
Thank you and regards... Ricardo

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-02 11:05]

Hi Sky,
Nice squirrel captured with great resolution, excellent exposure and pose.
Best regards, José M.

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-02-02 11:08]

Sky this is great shot. I like the captured pose, sharpness of details and structures, colour scheme as well as framing. Very nice.TFS

Hello Sky,
Very good color and exposed well. Good diffuse BG, & the subject is well islolated in the frame. I like the even POV and pose as well of course :)
Well done & Thank You mf.

Oh my gosh sky ! this is so cute!! What a great shot, great sharp photo of the little guy and great DOF. TFS
Donna :o)

hanks for your comments on my photo "an ice storm " :o)

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-03 11:02]

Hi Sky

What an adorable capture!
Ever since i was a little boy i really loved these animals - no matter the color or size...but this one resembles more what we have here :)
The fact that it's smaller is somewhat visible, but i think the great pose it's in just attracts attention and looks terrific!
Very good POV, too and excellent eye-contact managed here as well.
Very good exposure and also lovely natural colors.
Very beautifully framed and composed.

Bravo and TFS

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-02-03 13:37]

Hi Sky.
Every he likes these sweetheart little animal.But they know how to very agonizingly nip.
Your capture is really splendid.Good details,nice POV and beautiful nature colours.
Well done,nicely composed shot.
TFS and best greetings,

Salut Sky
Très beau et intéressant portrait de qualité pour ce superbe écureuil. Jolies couleurs et très bonne netteté.
Merci et au revoir...JP

What a lovely shot nicely composedgood DOF with clean background. Nice catchlight TFS rgds Necip.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-02-05 10:23]

Oh, what a lovely picture!!! I love this squirrel, it's so cute! What a wonderful shot and gorgeus composition. Excellent details and beautiful presentation.
Thank you very much for sharing
Best wishes

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-02-05 14:21]

Hi Sky

What a lovely shot, very cute indeed. Excellent POV, nice sharp details, great light and exposure. The DOF is excellent as well.



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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-05 17:39]

Siempre maravillosa estos animales, buenos detalles y compo buen retrato... saludos Sky

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-06 11:03]

Hello again Sky,
Magnificent capture of this cute friend.I liked POV,sharpness,catchlight in eyes,pose of squirrel and composition a lot.

Hallo Sky,
schön angenäherte Version des zuvor gezeigten Hörnchens, sehr flauschig und lebendig präsentiert.
Und ich gratuliere Dir herzlich zu Einsendung Nr. 200!
Mit Dank und besten GRüßen,

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-02-07 17:13]
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Hi Sky

Sorry that I'm a bit late with this update, but the rat-race really had me in a strangle hold since the weekend.

This one is so cuddly and cute that undoubtedly it moved straight to my list of favourites. However, reading your notes just once again made me aware of the fact that nothing ever seems to be really as peaceful as it sometimes might appear to be in nature. This cute little guy apparently packs a mean streak as far as its behaviour is concerned towards other squirrels, such as the grey squirrel. Probably its just a bit of the ‘small dog’ temperament manifesting in this little rodent.

Your composition is excellent and I like how you used the trunk, the broken twig, and the seeds in the foreground as props to add some additional interest and to augment the visual stimuli in the shot. The lovely colours, clear and sharp details, the stunning OOF area in the BG, and the excellent exposure all aided to give this shot some added impact.

Very well done and TFS.

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-02-12 16:36]

Hi Sky. A well taken and presented photo of this red squirrel. We don't have them here in Australia so they are especially cute and good to see on TN. Good clarity and colours. Murray.

Hi Sky,
Another wonderful squirrel image.A lovely pose having caught it eating from its paws.Nicely composed showing its surroundings and balancing the image.Looks like the light was pretty low so you did a good job in handling it.Well done.
Regards, David

Entorno acertado. Buen centraje. Se aprecia el pelo de la ardilla con enorme nitidez y los colores parecen muy reales. Te hace vivir la fotografía el momento: excelente !!

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