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Want to Box

Want to Box
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Squirrels, CeltickRanger's favorite Squirrel photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-06 16:34
Viewed: 3747
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Points: 58
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Hi All,
Todays posting is an Antelope Ground Squirrel from Jane Magen home state of Arizona. When we landed in the bottom of the Grand Canyon three of these little guys came begging for a snack. They must be a hardy bred to survive in this area, no wonder they stay thin climbing up and down rock faces in that heat it was 42 celcius when we were there. Antelope Ground Squirrels get almost all their required water from the what they eat. Don't tell anyone that day they had apple.

jaycee, eqshannon, CeltickRanger, Pentaxfriend, iris, siggi, mariki, uleko, matatur, Hil, vanderschelden, Juyona, lovenature, boreocypriensis, rcrick, MMM, Mick_M has marked this note useful
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Hi Rick

Such funny pose :))


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-06 17:26]

Hi Rick,

You were so close yet so far away. Remember, the hummingbirds showed up in full force in September this year. This Antelope Ground Squirrel is wonderful and in a great pose. I especially love his face, whiskers and little feet. The tail and fur are wonderful too. Excellent details throughout and lovely southwestern colors. I hope this isn't the little rascal building a nest under what I'm not allowed to mention. Can't imagine where he got an apple but your secret is safe with me. Bribery gets you everywhere. Great shot Rick.


Okay, that's it...my squirrels are learning from your squirrels. I lacked peanuts the other day and had a pine cone lopped at me - not fun because it hit the mark!

This squirrel has a determined stride, the look on his face says feed me now, and the dof is fantastic. I love this effect because it's funny, serious, and you can't help but love these odd, humorous critters.

HA! What a cutie...Now that is a shot I might have gotten had I tried a bit more or had the TN as a group back when...but you stabbed it just right Rick and title makes it as well as notes...You Da' Man!

helo Rick

excellent shot of this cute animal that is the Antelope Ground Squirrel,
fine POV and appropriate vertical framing, lovely pose of the subject,
excellent sharpness and details, i love the warm luminosity and colour tones,



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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2008-10-06 20:03]

This is cute pose,lovely mikely bokeh ..
Good details.

Hi Rick,

Lovely shot of this cute boxing squirrel
Perfect POV, DOF, compo and sharpness
excellent colors and details

TFS Thijs

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-10-06 21:24]

A fit and fine squi....i love this macho look here and yes, you got the right title on...Rick...superb PoV that brings up the posture of the squi in best manner and the colours here seem to make the squi merge with its surroundings....fantastic work...
TFS & Cheers

What a cute little Ground Squirrel, Rick! I feel like coddling it!!
You got this image just right -- focus, sharpness, colors and all else.
The little guy standing on the rock is made to look like an actor on stage by that wonderful OOF background.
Well done and TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-06 22:46]

Hello Rick,
Great pose and a great title for this Antelope Ground Squirrel.
The technical quality of this image is first class and the POV just right.
A superb capture Rick and thanks for sharing it.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-06 23:00]

Hello Rick!
Wonderful squirrel shot.Details,clear eyes,lighting and framing are perfect.TFS.

Hello Rick,

Another wonderful shot. Superb pose of the squirrel. Excellent composition, POV, DOF and sharpness. Excellent exposure and saturated colours. Very beautiful.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-07 2:12]

Hello Rick,
This little Squirrel looks really delightful in this upright pose! Excellent sharpness and lovely colours of the fur. It looks great against the soft background and the composition is beautiful.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

superbe petite bouille , on dirait qu'il a un sac dos et qu'il part la conquete du monde!
tres bien vu et bien fait

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-10-07 5:48]

Amazing person and great picture. Very good sharpness, detail and framing

Hi Rick,
This is indeed a lovely close up of a cute Ground Squirrel from a nice and low frontolateral POV, displaying the pattern and colouration characteristics of the individual rather nicely. Its stance is something else, with that curious look in its huge eye. I tried a slightly different colour scheme, hope it won't be too offensive for you my friend.

Hello Rick

A very cute capture of this tiny shadow boxer.
The focus and detail are excellent.
Very good colour and sharpness.
Excellent POV and DOF.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-07 10:11]

Hello Rick,
Have to go to a meeting. Don't have time.
Superb photo.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-10-07 10:49]

Hi Rick

Excellent capture of this sweet little guy.
Nicely composed with a great POV and a very cute pose.
Lovely sharp details and great colours.


It's fun, Rick. And a very good photo especially in terms of decisive moment and composition.
Wonderful overall brownish colors as well.
Beautiful animal and definitely not a common squirrel as far as I know.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-10-07 12:53]

Hola amigo,
preciosa captura,
bello disparo y pose,
excelente trabajo,
saludos Rick.

Hi Rick
I had to do a double take on this little Ground Squirrel....there aren't any around here....then I read your notes and it all made sense. I've never seen or heard of the Antelope Ground Squirrel. He's a little cutie. Excellent portrait of him standing on his haunches.
TFS Janice
I hope he appreciated the apple.

Hi Rick, what a beautiful cute fellow:) You captured it in a fine pose with great clarity. TFS.


Hi Rick,

Wow this brings back some memories, my wife and I took a helicopter trip to the Grand Canyon a couple of years ago, when we landed the chopper pilot attracted these guys with some nuts, they would come up to you and take it from you hand, even managed to get some shot :) excellent photo, great title, superb memoires, t.f.s

Cheers Rick :)

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-08 0:54]

What a fantastic shot, Rick!!
The pose is brilliant and really fits the title :-)))
Really good sharpness and detail.
Excellent composition.
Great DOF.

Very well done,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-10-08 7:01]

Hi Rick
Nice capture and excellent pose.Real camouflage colors .Sharp image and excellent detail.
TFS Michel

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-10-08 15:40]

Good shot! Great timing and excellent depth of field. You couldn't ask for a more expressive pose. Gary

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-10-09 17:29]

Hi Rick,
Very nice POV of this animal. Good BG and sharp picture. I Like the expression of the Squirrel.

Hi Rick,
Excellent capture and composition.
Well well done.

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