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Thinking of mischief

Thinking of mischief
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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: 2009-05-07
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS digital rebel XT, 28-300mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-08 16:31
Viewed: 3394
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This squirrel located one bird feeder that the birds were willing to defend. Being an ingenious fellow, he figured out that the branches reached to the roof. He jumped onto the roof, scurried over to the other side - where he knew there was another bird feeder - and yes, that one was empty.

I couldn't get much closer without stepping into somebody's rose bushes (okay, so I was sorta in a yard where I didn't know the folks - but the gate begged me to open it...)

I did clear out a little noise, but I had the ISO set at 400 due to how quickly golden finches move. That and my exposure setting caused noise due to how this fellow stopped to determine whether or not I was a threat.

Still, it was an enjoyable encounter!
Enjoy your weekend!
Kathy :-)

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You cannot get too good or you shall take over the photo world. I Love it..my new phone is cool but rechargeable..is that a crit? prolly not..but pic is worth 2 boingers!

hello Kathy
beautiful glance and lovely scene,has been created a splendid composition in branches, fine photo

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-05-08 21:49]

Hello Kathy
Nice capture of this cute squirrel. I like natural colors and details.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-05-08 23:25]

Hello Kathy,
Nice capture of this little squirrel.I like the natural surroundings very much.Good eye contact.Excellent DOF and POV.TFS
Best regards Siggi

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-05-09 17:52]

Coucou Kathy, this is a beautiful shot, technically perfect and so very amusing. The pose of the little squirrel is charming and the background is so soft. You can contact me if you want, we must have 3 hours difference. I didn't answer your email because I was flaring with fibro ;-) Bye bye


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-05-09 19:24]

Excellent image Kathy!!
Love the way you composed this shot!! Everything is tac sharp and the exposure is right on the money!! Beautiful natural colors!! Super shot!!

Well composed - just lovely how the little squirrel is peeking out at you. Good color. Well done.

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