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Harris' Antelope Ground Squirrel

Harris' Antelope Ground Squirrel
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Copyright: Jane Magen (jaycee) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-31
Categories: Desert
Camera: Canon SX30IS
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-03 8:18
Viewed: 3803
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Harris’ antelope ground squirrel (Ammospermophilus harrisii) resembles a chipmunk, but it has a white stripe on its side that chipmunks lack (but chipmunks have white stripes on their faces). Also, chipmunks live at higher elevation, not on the desert floor. This squirrel seems to prefer rocky areas. The Harris’ antelope squirrel usually feeds on cactus fruit, seeds, and mesquite beans, but it will take insects and mice. They will climb a barrel cactus to get the fruit in spite of the spines. The Harris’ antelope squirrel is active all year. During hot days, it uses its busy tail to provide some shade. They did burrows about three feet deep where conditions allow.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-03 8:37]

Hi Jane,a very nice type of squirrel and a great capture,what a sharpness in the difficult light od ground of forest and what a curious position too,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano.

hello Jane
a super composition of this squirrel
great details and good sharpness
thanks greeting lou

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-09-03 10:19]

Hi Jane,
Last week, the forest road, I saw two pairs of cute squirrel ..
Excellent composition and details.
Have a nice weekend,

Ciao Jane, great capture of lovely creature, fine details, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-03 11:48]
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Hello Jane,
In the first second I was searching at an antelope, but I soon realised it was the name of this Ground Squirrel. Very special. Beautiful natural colours and good sharpness. Taken from a very good POV.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-03 13:36]

Hello Jane.
A very nice image of the ground squirrel, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.Best regards Siggi

Hallo Jane,
a very good capture, fine details and beautiful natural colours, great timing for a very nice composition
Best regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-09-03 18:39]

Hello Jane,
What a cute little fellow who seems to be enjoying himself at the moment. I like the attractive low POV you managed to capture, and the focus is very sharp. Beautiful natural colors and great eye contact. Except for the white stripe, he really does resemble our chipmunks. Well done!!

Beautiful scene Jane! Very good timing, good composition and nice soft colors.

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2011-09-03 23:37]

good emotions of squirrel. good lighitng and presentation. tfs.

Hello Jane friend!
beautiful photo, very eloquent, I like the atmosphere of the image and the pose of the squirrel. You do an excellent job with your Canon, and operate the zoom very well!

Bonjour Jane,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans son environnement sous une belle lumière et une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-09-22 4:17]

Hello Jane,
a nice capture of this big eye squirrel. good sharpness that shows the details of the body and its dry surroundings. i like its special pose with the curly bushy tails.


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