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Eastern Chipmunk

Eastern Chipmunk
Photo Information
Copyright: Mike Hodgson (Fisher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1994
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS Elan
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Canada [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-02 22:06
Viewed: 4399
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tamias Striatis, "The Eastern Chipmunk"

Small, brownish, ground dwelling squirrel about 5-6 inches long, tail about the same length of body. This chipmunk has a short pointy head with 2 white stripes, one above the eye the other below the eye. 5 black lines with white striping down the back. They sit upright hand hold food with their feet.
Inhabitant of woodlands, also found around country homes. Seen mostly in early morning or late afternoon.
Enough patience, this little guy will take food from your hand.
Falls prey to hawks, foxes, weasels and domestic cats, like mine.
Omnivores, eats grains, nuts, berries, seeds, mushrooms, insects and salamanders.
Mates twice a year, spring and late summer. Where 2-5 are born in a litter.
Hibernates from late fall to early spring, march.

This photo was reproduced by using my S5000. Same method as used on Snowy Owl.


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Ain't it a little cutie! Nice photo Mike. Thanks for sharing.

Mike, they are cute these critters. I like the pose and composition. The tail is a bit soft or, does not contrast enough with the rock. Anyway it's a minor nit. Nice shot.

It's a cute little guy!good colours and details,i also like the composition.
but like Gerhard said, the tail is a little soft, no big deal, it's still a good shot!

Good shot, I just posted our local version. pity about the tail, but what can you do? Thanks for the post.

Mike, A great shot composed well! I know these little guys don't sit real still so you pulled this off well. To critique I'd say that a step down on your EV would've helped this one with the very light colored rock problematic here. It's easier P.P. to correct slight under exposure with better results, than it is correct over! My hope is that has been helpful to you? Great shot!!

Very Nice Shot. Difficult to get into any place with the right focus and light with these guys. The background is perfect.
You pulled it off well done

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-03 10:56]
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I'd love to see the original, I'm impressed at the qaulity from this reproduction. It's a cute critter and the colours and pose are very nice. Well done Mike.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-11-03 11:00]
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La antiguedad de la imagen y su calidad son maravillosas.
Excelente captura Mike por su POV y colorido.
El encuadre y DOF de son muy atinados y el PP para su publicacion verdaderamente bien hecho.

The antiquity of the image and its quality are wonderful.
Excellent capture Mike by its colorful and POV.
Frame and DOF of are very accurate and the PP for their publication truely well done.

Nice shot Mike.
Very cute with good colours and nice composition.
Good note.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-04 1:17]
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You have enough beautiful oldies to keep you going here on TN. Your current teqnique using your camera to digitize the photos, but if you want great results I would suggest a flatbed scanner.

This is another beautiful capture and the eye is stunning.

Thanks for posting

Chip 'n Dale from the late fiftis comes to mind. Lovely little critters, these, Mike. And thanks for the note too, nice to learn more of them.

The chipmunk is so cute. You were able to capture it from a very interesting angle. This is the first time I see an actual chipmunk. Thanks for sharing! Regards!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2004-12-10 23:11]
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Mike, the little animal is really cute, and you got a great pose. Great note too.


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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-12-13 15:32]

Salut Mike.
Joli tamia rayé.
Reproduction assez réussie d'où le manque de netteté de l'image.

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