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Tree squirrel

Tree squirrel
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Squirrels [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-01 17:36
Viewed: 4550
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Although the term tree squirrel can refer to any arboreal member of the family Sciuridae, it is generally in reference to the common and widely distributed members of the genus Sciurus and close kin, the tribe Sciurini. These genera contain most of the common, bushy-tailed squirrels in North America, Europe, temperate Asia, and South America. The tree squirrels are close relatives of the flying squirrels.
They generally spend little time on the ground, preferring the heights of the forest canopy.

ISO 400

Editing workflow: LR, CR and PS.

Thanks for looking.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-11-01 17:55]

Hi Annick,no better moment to take the pic,is really fantastic,details and colors wonderfuls and a very very nice squirrel,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-11-01 18:48]

Hello Annick,
Was this guy excited to see such a great photographer or am I seeing things. Pose and details captured are outstanding my friend, thank you.

Ha Annick,

Wat een BEAUTY
Uitstekende plaat van dit mannetje
Fantastisch lichtje in het oog en een mooie pose

TFS Thijs

This is another sharp, well executed image. This fellow seems a bit thin and not as bushy tailed as I am used to seeing here. I like the pose the the placement of the subject within the frame. I see the same lovely soft greens that are present in so many of your shots. I'm curious re: the OOF left corner as it seems to be in the same focal plane as the rest of the image. Was it some closer grass or something????

Evelynn : )

Hello Annick

A cute capture of this tree squirrel.
The pose looks like he is begging.
Excellent low POV.
Lovely catch light in the eye.
Nicely done.


Hi Annick. Awesome capture with such stance and details. Perfect framing of the superb pose. Well done and TFS. Regards. Jusni

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-01 23:29]

Yes, I love these animals, Annick.
You have captured it at classic and cute pose. Superb details and sharpness, exact nice colours and pleasant smooth BG. Well done and my kind regards.

Hi Annick, What a spectacular posture:) Cute squirel like others indeed. TFS and cheers,

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-11-02 0:10]

Hi Annick,

A nice capture of this squirrel in a nice pose,it stands very well out against the BG,we have seen this fellows as well quite a lot last weeks,sometimes very funny to watch,in the morning they as well made lots of noise in the trees,first I thought it were birds,but these squirrels have a kind of morning song as well,


Hi Annick,
A lovely capture of this beautiful tree squirrel in a meerkat pose. Superb details with lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Annick
great sharpness and a very nice posture
but I often have the same problem with the compo: impossible to cut the right edge as you have to keep the tail, but there is not enough space on the left, so the squirrel's line of vision is just cut by the frame. If you opt for a landscape format, then the main subject is too much centered. Imho there is only one good option: wait until the squirrel looks to the right
BUT I agree this is theory and real life is definitely more complicated

Hi Annick
Cute little squirrel. I like the relatively low POV and nice blured background

Hello Annick,
Very nice capture of this squirrel , he looks like begging for some food
Great focus
Well done

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-11-02 4:30]

Merhaba Annick,
Bu sevimli hayvanın çok güzel karesini sunmuşsunuz. Detaylar çok hoş. Eline sağlık.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-02 5:57]

Hallo Annick,
Mooie opname van deze grondeekhoorn. Vooral vanuit dit lage standpunt. Erg goede scherpte en natuurlijke kleuren. Perfecte timing.

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2008-11-02 6:49]
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Hello Annick,

This is a nice shot of the squirrel. Nice pose, good focus and POV. the details are lovely. TFS.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-11-03 14:19]

Hi Annick,
a great shot of this Tree Squirrel!
The composition is superb.
I love the alert, up-right pose :-)
Great sharpness and clarity.
Superb DOF.

Well done,

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