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Sunning squirrel

Sunning squirrel
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Copyright: Alan Kolnik (Alan_Kolnik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 38 N: 343] (2616)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-23
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor AFS 300mm F/4 ED
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-23 7:33
Viewed: 1863
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We have many squirrels in our yard, and I noticed something interesting today observing a few of them. Its a cold day (about 0 degrees Celsius) but very sunny, and there are squirrels sunning themselves to get warm (I was warm inside my house!!). What I thought was interesting was that all seem to be tucking their front paws into their fur coats to keep them warm - nothing they can do about their feet, of course.

I am not a big squirrel fan - they make themselves a nuisance in many ways.

For more information, see wiki at:

Eastern grey squirrel

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Hello Alan
Wonderful capture of this squirrel.Great composition,wonderful colours and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Best wishes

Ciao Alan, great capture of lovely aquirrel, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-12-23 16:19]

Hello Alan,
A perfectly capture moment, I like the way he seems to be keeping his hands warm by tucking them close to his belly.
Super sharp detail and gorgeous natural colors. Great eye contact and exposure couldn't be any finer. Excellent work!!

Hallo Alan
What a great image and how fascinating to read about your observation to keep themselves warm. That surely must be something unique to see in real life. Your image is captured with great clarity and all of this squirrel's prominent features are seen beautifully. I like the point of view very much. Thanks for sharing and may I use this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas, whether you celebrate it or not. It remains the season of peace and goodwill. Best regards.

Hello Alan,
Very good photograph, very good sharpness, good composition, good background.

LOL Alan...i have NEVER seen them do this before EITHER! LOL at first i thought you were going to share it was missing its limbs. So thankful it wasn't :0) Really crisp presentation here. Sharp details and this made me smile

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-12-24 5:58]

Beautiful squirrel and your observation is appreciated, its unusual pose is well captured. tfs.

Impressive photo Alan! Very good composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-24 8:28]

Hello Alan,
A very beautiful photo in superb sharpness, details and taken from the best POV. Beautiful natural colours. Light and composition are gorgeous.
Merry Christmas to You and Your Family.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-12-31 5:50]

Bonjour Alan,
Very cute this Squirrel! I like the fine tints and the diagonal composition you have chosen very much. Thanks too for your useful WS on my last picture.
Happy New Year too!

Hi Alan,
Although you aren't really a squirrel fan, this photo became excellent with crystal clear sharpness, beautiful color contrast and DoF + above all an excellent composition. No need to say more, this is a masterpiece! Love it! Bravo!
Have a great new year, best regards, László


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