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"I am full"

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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Canada, 50 - 60 points (chapter two), Pankaj Bajpai's Favourite [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-15 22:59
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Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 63
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"I am full"
Red Squirrel
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
or Pine Squirrel, Chickaree, Écureuil Roux (french).

I am back in Montreal after a stay of six days to Granby at my father. It was very pleasant. I took advantage of it to go to make a tour in the Center of Interpretation of the Nature of the Lake Boivin where I took several photos of tits, squirrels and peaks.

- This squirrel is rust-red to greyish-red above being brightest on the sides, white or greyish-white below and the tail is similar to the back color but is outlined with a broad, black band edged in white. The coat is duller in the summer and a black line separated the back and underbelly colours. The average red squirrel weighs 7-12 ounces.
- The red squirrel is abundant in any kind of forest, coniferous, pine, mixed or hardwood forests, often around buildings. They occur through much of Canada and most of B.C.
- This creature feeds heavily on pine seeds and in the fall it cuts green cones and buries them in damp earth ; other sustenance includes nuts, seeds, birds' eggs, young birds and fungi. It makes a nest of leaves in a hollow or fallen tree, hole in the ground or tree crotch. 3-7 young are born in March or April and there is sometimes a second litter in August or September. The squirrel is a chatterbox with a variety of calls to announce its home range or the presence of intruders.
- Tracks are common between trees and near holes in the ground where they have dug up buried cones. Squirrels place their feet next to each other rather than one in front of the other. In deep snow their tracks are characterized by two diamond shapes next to one another. A clear imprint will reveal five long toes with claws similar to the skeleton of a human hand and may or may not have a heel print. The heel is as long again as the toes and a rough oval shape.

I hope you like this squirrel.

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He has a very fat tummy Luc. Has he heard about WeightWatchers? He is a fine speciman. Cute factor very high. Photography perfect!

Very nice shot Luc,
Detail, sharpness, coulour and clarity are excellent.
lovely bushy tail. Thanks for posting

Une très belle photo, Luc. La présence de l'écureuil est saisissante, tant les couleurs et la précision des détails sont belles. Décidément, le S1-IS est un excellent appareil (le photographe aussi, bien sûr!). A chaque fois, vous me surprenez par la qualité de vos sujets. Et en plus, ici, il parle. Bravo!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-03-16 4:06]

Oh, yes! Full isn't good word :-) This squirrel are going to explode! Very well spotted Luc, funny picture with great quality and wow factor :-)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-03-16 4:21]

Luc,somebody should tell him to stop :> Very nice squirrel but a little overweight.
Excellent shot with perfect details,pose and title...TFS
points later...

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-03-16 5:30]

What a cutie... I am sure he had lots to eat, judging by his tummy. Very nice shot, sharp detail, clarity, good contrast and good DOF. Well done, thanks for sharing.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-03-16 5:33]

What a pose ,very good details ,&like the pose.

WHat a cute, fat little critter. I like that you got his mouth open, shows some "action". Great details, nice and sharp


Hmmm, somebody doesn't know when to stop, that belly is huge! Anyway enough about me (sorry..)
What a great capture, he's obviously enjoying his food far to much to worry about you taking his picture. The details are superb, and the composition is great.
Well done and thanks for sharing.

Lovely detailed capture Luc, nicely composed with good colour. Great bushy tail.

Beautiful shot.
The color and light are perfect
Congrats. and

A new you nice picture, Luc.
Excellent pose, very beautiful composition,
amazing colors. 100% perfect.Thanks.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-16 6:37]

Wonderful! This is a great image Luc. You've captured him well. POV & DOF are very good. Maybe the crop is a little too tight but it's a great image. Lovely colors and razorsharp details. :) TFS!

Very nice shot Luc! Mouth caught mid-chomp almost looks like this squirrel is talking to you..Excellent sharpness/detail & framed/cropped well to show-off this little guy from this great POV. Very good job!!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-03-16 12:15]

Et Luc qui continue à me faire rêver avec ces magnifiques photos d'écureuil. Ce cliché est excellent en tous points ! Ornis a tout dit...
Wonderful ! Congratulations !

Great shot Luc, he's really cute.
Great sharpness and colours.
Well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-16 15:14]

They never get full do they? I just see them eat and eat. Great shot Luc, lovely pose and details are superb. Excellent work.

Oh, he is really very cute Luc. Perfect dof to set him off, Excellent colours and composition - no nit what so ever, simply a second to none capture and cute factor at maximum. Thank you so much for sharing.

Wow! superb capture Luc, love the colours and details. I would love to get a few squirrel shots myself...very well done.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-03-16 17:24]

Bonjour Luc. Cette photo est magnifique, la position, l'action, le détail. Enfin superbe. Je une série des photos sur les petits animaux comme l'écureuil, mais quand je vois des photos telle que celle-ci, je n'ose plus les poster.
Bref superbe Travail.
Amicalement Toni

Bon retour parmi nous!
Textures et couleurs merveilleuses.

Nice shot of this little fat squirrel.
Very good colours. pose, details and composition.
Great work, my friend.

Superb photo Luc! Very informative :-)))))
Next time before I'll eat something I'll look at your photo... Maybe I'll loose on weight?

Points later!

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  • gazo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 13] (91)
  • [2005-03-17 22:31]

Excellente photo. Quels détails et quelles couleurs. C'est champion. La bouche ouvert de l'écureuil ajoute au tout. **

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  • vlad (26)
  • [2005-03-18 0:47]

Belle photo! Je pourrais dire parfaite...Bravo!

Fantastic shot, Luc. This is such a cute critter. I only wish we had them here were I stay, but alas only Meerkat and Ground squirrels. The poas and stature of this critter is filled with personality. :) Exceptional capture. Well done.

Are you quite sure he's full, he looks as if he's going to stuff more into his face - over-eating, it *must* be a male ;-))
Good sharpness and colours, good POV, nice one ;-)

Que dire de plus ?

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  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2005-04-20 10:02]

Brilliant - your shots are so well presented. Well done. Tim

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-10-05 16:02]

Lions and tigers aren't necessary for great pictures! As you demonstrated a simple squirrel does the job as well. Focus and DOF couldn't be better, lighting and exposure is right on. Composition is beautifull. And it shows, winter is a great season for nature photography. I wanted to practice my workshop technics, but there is nothing to improve here. Good work. 6/5

Simply splendid.

Nice shot of this fat squirrel.
I just posted a squirrel too.
But your picture is simply fantastic, colors and detail are perfect.
Well done.

Very nice shot! The subject is really funny! The details are really good!
Bye Tom

Very good details. Good job!

Hello Luc.

Excellent image, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

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