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Grey Squirrel

Grey Squirrel
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Copyright: NICHOLAS GLEN (nglen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-02
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, 70mm.300.mm apo sigma
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tree Squirrels [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-02 11:36
Viewed: 3057
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my office at work i am lucky enough to look over a large garden we have. It is now home to many Grey Squirrels of which this is one of them.

Grey Squirrel ( Sciurus carolinensis ) Length 25-30cm.
Introduced from North America in the 19th century and now our commonest Squirrel. Occurs in woodland but also found in urban sites such as parks. Fur can look reddish during the summer months but never has ear tufts. Widespread in England and Wales but local in Scotland and Ireland.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-08-02 11:44]

selam Nicholas, an excellent shot and very good composition of this lovely squirrel nice pov and bg with splendid colours.
Well done ! Regards

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-02 11:44]

Hi Nicholas,
Lucky to have a garden in your office and luckier to have these guests visiting it. Very neat and sharp image with lovely colours and details. Among the green grasses it looks majestic and you have captured a fabulous pose. I like its tail and the glint on its eyes. Excellent POV to portray it and a wonderful cpmposition. Kudos.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-08-02 11:45]

Hi Nick,

An adorable capture of this squirrel munching away. Wonderful colors and excellent details of the face, fur, and tail. I love the position of the tail and the catchlight in his eye. Looks fantastic against the green grass.


Hello Nick Really superb detail in the fur perfect catchlight nice DOF enough blur in the back to make it stand out and enough DOF to keep things sharp, colour well adjusted nice profile view tfs rgds Necip.

Hello Nicholas.

Excellent image, very good detail and colors.

Jose Luis.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-08-02 12:41]

funny little one... wonderful shot very sharp

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-08-02 12:46]

Hola Nicholas,
sensacional pov,
bello retrato y excelente textura y color,

Hello Nicholas,
this is a picture with cute factor. Very good POV, sharpness and details. Natural colours and a very good composition. Thank you for posting.

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  • pac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
  • [2007-08-02 13:04]

Very nice - Great sharpness!

hi nick,
i like squirrels :a typical posture and a big belly ;)
this one is perfectly sharp,good DOF.
great exposure and natural colours, well composed.
TFS - carole

Hello Nicholas
I love the pose ok this wonderfull squirrel, very good composition colours and sharpness, well done,

Hello Nick,

In my reply to your crit, I said you could take good photographs of insects. I'm sorry, I should have added birds and mammals as well! This is a wonderful shot of the squirrel. He is sharp, very detailed and diplaying natural colours. With a glint in his eye and some food in his hand, he looks very contented!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hello Nicholas,
a wonderful squirrel, I like them so much!
Yours is very sharp, the fur is neat and its shades very well captured. Great pose, above all the tail...

Hello Nick,
What a lucky guy you are watch at such a wonderful scene while you are at work :)
Beautiful shot this is with great sharpness and lighting due to wich details in the fur of the squirrel are wonderfully visible.
Also love the classic pose of the squirrel, with the tail as support and the feet, with something to eat in between, in front of the mouth.
A real joy to look at.
Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes,

Hi Nicholas,
You used situation very good. Squirrel is very clear, and fabulous green blurred for her beautifully background.
I congratulate - Roma

Great sharp details throughout, and nicely blurred background.
Well taken..

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-02 22:01]

Nicholas, Lovely shot and I wonder such things dont exist here. TFS Ganesh

Hi Nick,
A beautiful capture of this squirrel. Very fine details. Excellent composition and POV. Very nice colors too. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Nick,
My favorite animal!
good composition with good sharpness, vivid colour and details
best pov with exposure and focus
well done

Hy Nicholas,
A very nice portrait of this pretty guy. You have captured it very very well. I like whole photo. Sharpness, lightening, focus... all details are succesful. Bravo and TFS
(Squirell=Sincap in Turkish :) And in my country lots of people like this little pretty animal.)


Bonjour Nick
Très belle prise, excellente gestion de l'exposition, couleurs et netteté. Bravo
Amicalement Robi

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-08-03 1:54]

Hello Nicholas,
Excellent capture.POV,sharpness,clear details,exposure and lighting are wonderful.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-03 2:24]

Hello Nick,
Great capture of this little squirrel in a classic pose. Very sharp details and fine colours. I like the curve of its tail!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Nicholas,

It seems you work in a very beautiful area if you have creatures like this around your office. I bet you also have a lots of singing birds there.
This picture is a demonstration of sharpness as the details in the fur look so great. The composition is also great and the profile pose of the squirrel is very nice. The increasing blurriness in the background adds perspective to your picture. It is a beautiful presentation with bright and well saturated colors! Thanks for sharing!

With Friendly Regards,

Great shot of this little squirrel. You caught him/her in the perfect squirrel pose. :)

Excellent clarity and detail! Captured with a typical pose you did everything just right! Kudos! Cheers, Klaus

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-03 7:01]

Oh wow! What a charmer!
Superb details, delightful eyelight

bonjour nick
superbe image avec un tres bon piqué.
j'aime la pose de l'ecureuil,les couleurs et details,enfin tout.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-08-03 10:50]

Hello Nick,
Very nice close up, very beautiful
Wonderful POV and composition, lovely colors
Very sharp and well focused.. Well Done


Hi Nick, lovely portrait of cute squirrel, wonderful sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-03 19:09]

Hello Nicholas

A very good capture of this grey squirrel.Do you get the melanistic black variant? The focus and details are very sharp.Well composed in the frame.The lighting and colours are well handled.The pose is classic with lovely catch light in the eye.TFS


Hi Nicholas,
beautiful shot natural colors very sharp
with many details, nice BG contrasting,
well done TFS.
Best regards/Lawhill

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-08-03 21:52]

NICHOLAS, a beauty. Excellent lighting, great sharpness and contrast.

Excellent and lovely presentation.

Hi Nicholas

Wow... great shot. Very good low POV, clear and sharp with a great catchlight in the eye. Well done! :-)

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-08-04 12:57]

Hi Nicholas

Cute pose and lovely sharp details. Great POV as well. Very cute



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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-08-04 14:58]

selam Nicholas
successful shooting of this beautiful and cute grey squirrel that is giving nice pose to you
composition, point of view, depth of field, lighting, colours, sharpness and details are great
thanks for sharing

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-08-05 1:35]

Hi Nicholas.
Lovely capture of this cute animal in beautiful pose.Excellent sharp details and very good exposure.I really like amazing colors and sharp details in his "fur-coat".Beautiful details in his eye too.Very well done.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

hi nicholas,

great colors,great POV,great position,great action,great details,.....GREAT!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-21 8:21]

Hello Nick,
I missed this fine shot of a Grey Squirrel. Great classical pose, captured with superb sharpness and well composed on the grass: fine catchlight in the eye too.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hi Nicholas,
Great capture of the squirrel. Excellent POV and composition along with color and detail. Very well done.


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