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Nutty Squirrel

Nutty Squirrel
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Copyright: Eugene Fedorov (Islander_) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 194] (1687)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-26
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D, Tamron SP AF 35-105mm f/2.8
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Canada, Squirrels, Tree Squirrels [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-19 16:37
Viewed: 5483
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) is a tree squirrel native to the eastern and midwestern United States and to the southerly portions of the eastern provinces of Canada. The specific epithet, carolinensis, refers to the Carolinas, where the species was first recorded and where the animal is still extremely common. The native range of the eastern gray squirrel overlaps with that of the fox squirrel (Sciurus niger), with which it is sometimes confused, although the core of the fox squirrel's range is slightly more to the west.

A prolific and adaptable species, the gray squirrel has been introduced to, and thrives, in several regions of the western United States. It has also been introduced to Britain, where it has spread across the country and has displaced the native red squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris. In Ireland, the red squirrel has been almost entirely displaced and there are concerns that the same might happen in Italy.


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Beautiful portrait of a very resourceful anumal. Nicely captured. I still can't help thinking of the old joke about squirrels being rats with good PR.

Hello Eugene.
So beautiful and well managed details and clarity. Very well done for an excellent composition.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-01-19 18:16]

Hi Eugene, squirrels are such lovely animals and you really captured something exceptional here, the grocery of a squirrel! You shot in beautiful light and exposed very well, the dof is nice and smooth, we see many details in the fur and fruits. Thanks for this cute shot,


Excellent picture Eugene! You've captured this squirrel in a very unique way - just picture perfect. Everything is top notch here. It is a true masterpiece!


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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2008-01-19 19:21]

Hello Eugene,

What a perfect picture you have there.
A bunch of fruits it got, enough for few days.
Very sharp pic, shows all the detail of squirrel furs. Nice BG blur and compliment with subject colour.

bonjour Eugene

superbe photo de cet écureuil capté avec sa provision,
excellent focus sur le sujet avec d'excellent détails
et du sujet et des fruits, superbe contact des yeux avec ta caméra,
j'aimes la densité des couleurs, le POV et le cadrage,

Thanks For Sharing


Hello Eugene,
The squirrel as a collector is well documented!
Impressive to see he can handle all the nuts and climb that steep trunk...
An excellent capture with fine details in the fur coat, attractive colour palette!
Pablo -

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-19 23:59]

Hi Eugene,

A funny and cute capture of this collector,well seen and captured,tfs


Hello Eugene,

Very nice shot of this squirrel. Very nice POV. Great sharpness. Wonderful colours.

Hello Eugene,
Special Squirrel image. There is a lot of orange and brown to be called grey:-)
Very good light and moment.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-01-20 2:22]

What a great shot Eugene , with his food , exelent timing , and good sharpnes details colours ,very beautiful good job tfs ,Greetings Teunie .

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-01-20 2:55]

Hello Eugene,
Beautiful photo with a fantastic timing. Lovely scene. Excellent sharpness and colours in a great composition. Very good DOF and BG.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-01-20 5:47]

Hi Eugene

Hahaha...this is really a very funny pose you've captured here!
It really wants to grab as many as possible, but when climbing gets tough... :))
Very well presented and captured! Good composition and excellent close-up on it, which presents us this cute fellow with sharp details and beautiful natural colors.

Bravo and TFS

Bonjour Eugene
Superbe prise, excellente netteté, couleurs et lumière. Très belle attitude du sujet, bravo et merci pour le partage.
Amicalement Robi

Such a homely and lovely small squirrel Eugene, Your POV is very good, so is the DOF which allowed for a perfectly focused animal and a pleasantly OOF BG. TFS.

Hallo Eugene
Such a lovely scene of the squirrel with its hands full of nuts you have managed to photograph. It is actually a wonder he did not drop the nuts when he saw you. I am sure he must have noticed you because it looks as if he is looking straight at the camera. This is an excellent close up filled with a variety of features and details. I just love the big eyes, the long whiskers, the ears standing up straight and the pink nose visible behind the leaf. An unique photo. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Great shot with a nice BG. I wish you could have included his whole tail, but that doesn't really matter. TFS :) :)

Extraordinaire, quels détials, grande netteté couleurs tellemnt naturelles et le POV est excellent avec ses fruits dans la gueule, tu as vraiment bien saisi le moment.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-03-11 19:05]

Excellente photo.

Merci Eugege.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-05-19 0:50]

Bonjour Eugene,
Une image superbe et peu usuelle. Magnifiquement bien photographié, cet écureuil collectionneur. Bravo

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