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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: 2008-09-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS digital rebel XT, 28-300mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-25 19:03
Viewed: 2609
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I can understand being greedy. I can understand being piggish, and I can even understand enjoying a treat in a place that few can reach - so you see, this squirrel and I have a lot in common.

I was at the university the other day with several nuts (regular nuts, not my friends or others I know...) just to see how close some would come. A few came within inches of me, but during those moments, I made the decision not to move.

At one point, I was surrounded by ten squirrels and I felt empowered for some reason. They were given food that wasn't bad for them, and when I ran out, one angry little squirrel scolded me for what seemed like forever.

After the week I've had, the squirrels cheered me up, and although I was near tears when I arrived, I found myself laughing as I gathered my things and headed home.

Sometimes the best medicine is free and is available for the asking - this was one of those moments.

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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2008-09-26 14:44]

Hi Kathy,

I always like seeing your squirrels. You manage to catch them in great poses. Your focusing, as in this photo, is always right on also. So many times, I've seen a cute squirrel and tried to capture his image, and something has been out of whack. In this photo, if you could have managed it, it would have been good to have boosted the aperture number, so that the tree bark might have been in focus. But then, you would have had to use a higher ISO, which could have introduced some noise. Maybe, it was your intention to have the shot the way it is. In any case, I enjoyed viewing it very much. TFS.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-09-27 0:17]

Very sharp image Kathy,
Perfect lighting and exposure captured in a pleasing pose. He almost seems to have a little smile on his face, or maybe I'm just imagining it.
We have some all black squirrels around here that if I get the chance, I'll post for you sometime. TFS.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-09-29 7:17]

Hi Kathy
Nice capture.Good POV and ebautiful pose from your subject.I like that catch light in the eye.
TFS Michel

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