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I'd Like to Bite that Camera

I'd Like to Bite that Camera
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Copyright: Kathy Meader (writerscrawlz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 2 N: 924] (2961)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-20
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS digital rebel XT, 28-300mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/180 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-29 7:01
Viewed: 2709
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Scamp has really taken a dislike to my camera, and if his looks are any indication, he'd like me to fall and either break my neck or the camera.

Once more, I caught him raiding the bird house for the nuts in the bird seed that the homeowners put out. As if that wasn't bad enough, two dogs came out, barked at him, then me, and as he scurried up the tree, he stopped long enough to glare at me before he made his way to safety beyond me, the camera, the dogs, and yes, without more nuts. Poor thing.

Squirrels are a delight to photograph and it is their antics that I love. This one could almost be called the 'Mad Hatter' because he seems to have an attitude about cameras. I wonder if he was traumatized by one as a youngster? Regardless, I meant him no harm, but I can't say that feeling was mutual. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

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To eqshannon: hmmm...writerscrawlz 1 02-29 18:27
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Fine image Kathy...I have been so busy here...and forgot to come visit you...A wonderful capture...Your squirrel expertise is becoming legend among certain folks!

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2008-02-29 18:52]

Funny! Great and endearing capture with wonderful colors! Great job!
Cheers, Klaus

hello Kathy

you did a superb shot with a great eye-contact of the squirrel with you,
excellent POV & framing, the luminosity is excellent, excellent DOF,
and also excellent sharpness & details, TFS


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-01 7:04]

Hello Kathy,
I like your note very much. This image is superb with nice detail in the critics fur and the textures in the tree trunk are excellent. It is amazing how these little guys cope an attitude. Thanks my friend for sharing this excellent post.

He does look a little troubled about you. Nice moment captured though. You have caught this guys personality very well.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-05 19:58]

Hello Kathy

This is so cute,you have composed it very well.
The rich colours are also very well done,and the contrast really shows lovely detail.
Very good DOF and POV.
Good focus .


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