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Going to town on a peanut

Going to town on a peanut
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Copyright: Kathy Meader (writerscrawlz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 2 N: 924] (2961)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-27
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 28-300mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-28 10:58
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This chubby squirrel enjoyed this single peanut for more than ten minutes. I placed several on the ground, but for some reason, he took only this one and made the most of every speck, taste, and, I think, smell!

I walked under him to get a different angle - and for a more original photo (or so I hope!). At the time, clouds were overhead and as a result of not checking the settings on my camera, I had some noise to deal with.

I ran the photo through NEAT and added both contrast and a bit of light. This is my first squirrel of the new year - and one of my first real giggles as I watched him munch on his peanut as if it was the first one he's ever tasted! I hope this gives you a giggle, too.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-01-28 11:22]

Hello Kathy, we're not neighbours but it seems we're on TN at the same time! I'm very happy to see you're back! And this little one is so lovely, you're like St-Exupéry, it seems you talk with animals. Great shot with a nice angle of view, and very pretty light. Thank you!


Nice capture,Good close up and detail of squirrel,original angle.Good Work,I never see gray squirrel,I like your squirrel.:)yes he give me a giggle too:)

Hello Kathy,
Very busy with the foodstuff apparently...
Good composition.
Thanks for sharing

hello Kathy

beautiful photography of the Gray Squirrel
shot with a fine POV, i love his pose and the smile
or hapiness that he has on his eye, and i also love
the white line that is doing the light with his fur,
sharpness and details are excellent, TFS


Hi Kathy,
Excellent capture of this Squirrel eating, great POV and composition, sharp details, excellent colours and lighting.

Hi Kathy,
what a wonderful capture of this squirrel taken from an excellent POV showing well the lovely posture on the branch, good sharpness in a nice composition.
TFS. Best regards.

What a little cutie! Love the point of view/angle on this one. Wonderful shot! :)

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