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The camouflaged arboreal acrobat

The camouflaged arboreal acrobat
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Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-01-07
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-01-07 14:36
Viewed: 1273
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, today I did my first Nature Photos outing
of 2016, the light was bad, it is the only good action photo
that I did, the Eastern Gray Squirrel in his jumping action from the
tree branch, we can see the snow dust from where he did his jump.

1/1250s f/5.6 ISO1600 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).

From Canadian Wildlife federation website :


« Eastern grey squirrels commonly occur in two
colour phases, grey and black, which leads people
to think—mistakenly—that there are two different species.

The most notable physical feature of the eastern grey squirrel
is its large bushy tail. The tail has many important functions
It acts as a rudder when the animal jumps from high places,
as a warm covering during the winter, as a signal to other
eastern grey squirrels indicating an individual’s mood. »



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  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-01-07 14:38]

Hi Asbed,not lucky this time as other,the blurred branch disturb a bit the view of the jumping squirell,but no problem,it's nice to see a fresh pic made today,perfect DOF and exposure and the magic winter scenery with the snow available in your country but not in mine...ehhe...have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Asbed
Those squirrels are had to capture, they seem to always be on the run. A cute little critter for sure. Love the colour and textures of the forest, including mister Squirrel.
TFS Janice

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-01-08 7:28]

Hello Asbed,
Nice photo of this jumping squirrel. Beautiful colors and excellent sharp focus on the squirrel, not easy with all these branches.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2016-01-08 9:47]

Hi Asbed.
Very nice action shot despite of bad light conditions. Great shooting parameters, natural colours and contrast. Well done and TFS.

Superb snapshot and winter photo,Asbed.
Thanks for sharing.


Hello Asbed,

Credit goes to you my friend for focusing perfectly even in such dim light and obstacles. Excellent natural color and good sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Asbed, great capture of fantastic in-flight squirrel, beautiful example of camouflage, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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