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Gray Squirrel

Gray Squirrel
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Copyright: Bill Houghton (poppygan59) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 344] (2516)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-07-10
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon D60, Canon EF100-400 IS L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-04 7:15
Viewed: 2717
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Eastern Gray Squirrel is a tree dwelling rodent, a very common species of squirrels, mostly found in North America. It is a tree squirrel, which belongs to the genus Scirus, and is native to Midwestern United states. It is often found in woodlands, suburban areas and urban areas. It is a prolific and an adaptable species. I was earlier introduced in the areas western United States, and now it thrives there. These squirrels are not gray in color; they are actually a mixture of black, browns and whites. They are actually banded with whitish ends, due to which they assume a grayish look.

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wow Bill! such a beauty! not only that the squirrel is so beautiful... but the way you have captured it's beauty is also nice. such a lovely creature in such a lovely mood...
thanks for this post.

Hi Bill,
Good sharpness and the i liked the pose of this gray squirrel.the position of the tail and the POV is good.On the composition front i would have included a little bit more space on the right.
Goutham R

Hello Bill,
great capture of this squirrel with excellent sharpness and lovely details. I also like the natural colours and the nice contrast against the dark background. The white is partly overexposed, but that doesn't bother me at all.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-04 8:32]

Hi Bill,it seems in pose just for you..ehehe...magnificent pic of this gray squirrel,perfect details and colors and beautiful light too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Bill,
One of the best images I have ever seen with this species. I love the razor sharp details and perfect focus. The exposure and light is superb.

Hi Bill,
what a nice photo of this squirrel. Great portrait. Nice colours. Very good sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-04 10:25]

Hello Bill,
Great photo of this squirrel in superb sharpness, details and beautiful colours. Nice blurred background and composition.

Ciao Bill.
Splendida cattura di questo scoiattolo,con una sorprendente nitidezza e ottimi dettagli,splendidi colori naturali come l’eccellente composizione,molto bella complomenti.
Ciao Marco.

Linda foto!!!!

Hi Bill,
what a nice picture this is, great detail, nice PoV, and the very important part 'composition' is good.

GREAT photo Bill! Beautiful pose, excellent composition, fantastic lighting and impressive sharpness!

Hi Bill
Excellent close of this wonderful squirrel.Wonderful colours and lighting and impressive sharpness.Congrats!
Thank You
Have a nice day!
Best regards

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2012-07-07 12:28]

Hey Bill,
I love this squirrel picture. The BG is blurred just right and the squirrel is in perfect focus.

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