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Cute squirrel

Cute squirrel
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Copyright: Arindam Mitra (arindammitra89) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 0 N: 137] (918)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-20
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-14 23:31
Viewed: 2435
Points: 7
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Indian Palm Squirrel is the most common type of squirrel found in India.
Squirrels belong to a large family of small or medium-sized rodents called the Sciuridae. The family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots (including woodchucks), flying squirrels, and prairie dogs. Squirrels are indigenous to the Americas, Eurasia, and Africa and have been introduced to Australia. Squirrels are first attested in the Eocene, about forty million years ago, and are most closely related to the mountain beaver and to the dormice among living species.
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It is very difficult to photograph a squirrel because it is more sensitive to its environment. A slight zoom may make this image more impressive.

Hello Arindam,

Now that is a fine little fellow, captured in this typical eating pose!
Interesting to see stripes like a chipmunk on a long tail squirrel...
Well framed, good details in the animal!

Pablo -

This is interesting for someone in North America (e.g., me!) since the striped back would make me think its a chipmunk, but the furry tail makes it look like a squirrel.

Hi Arindam,

The subject is well framed. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the Indian Palm Squirrel. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.


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