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Without artifice

Without artifice
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-16
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Mammals of Canada [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-19 8:50
Viewed: 3192
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Without artifice

Physical description:
Tamia is smaller than the gray or russet-red Squirrel. Adult, it measures between 22,5 and 29,9 cm length, including his flattened tail which makes between 6,5 and 11,5 cm. The face is rather lengthened and comprises large abajoues. The ears are short (1,6 to 2,0 cm) and round. The feet, which measure between 3,2 and 4,0 cm, are delicate and end in 5 fingers provided with claws punts, bent and pointed. The hands count only 4 fingers.
The peeling of Tamia is short, fine and reddish as a whole. It appears however tinted of black by places, in particular on the back and the tail. The sides are marked of only one line of color creams bordered of two black lines. The belly is white. A small feature of cream-coloured color adds to contrasts by encircling in a discontinuous way each dark eye.

Tamia moults in July and August, then at the end of the autumn or the beginning of the winter.

Habitat and food:
Tamia occupies a good part of the east of North America since the states bordering the Gulf of Mexico until the south of the James bay. It lives the forests of leafy trees drained well, the undergrowth or the hedges and the bushes close to the dwellings.
Tamia is nourished of a large variety of seeds, nut, small fruits and herbaceous plants. It eats also slugs, worms and, on the occasion, grasshoppers, frogs and eggs.

Period of the rut: mid-March at mid-July
Duration of the period of gestation: 31 or 32 days
A number of ranges per year: 1 or 2
Numbers the small ones by range: 3 or 4 on average
Period of low setting: from April at August

I entitled this post "Without artifice" because the tail of the animal does not appear on the photograph. Photo catch at the end of last spring. I was always in automatic mode at that time.
I hope that you like it nevertheless.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To PDP: Yes it isLuc 2 11-19 17:18
To Kirsten: yes it isLuc 1 11-19 12:36
camera settingsLuc 1 11-19 08:55
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Hi Luc, nice shot!good compo, nice colours and dof is good to.
but it looks a little bit out of focus, or is it me?
but it still is a good shot, with the great colours and stuff :o)

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2004-11-19 14:15]
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What a lovely shot.
Good composition and light.
So bad that the subject is a little out of focus.
However a beautiful picture.
Good job.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-19 14:18]
  • [2] [+]

Hi Luc, as Kirsten and Sebastien have pointed out it is soft in focus unlike your normal standard. However it still has lots of cute appeal and the note is excellent.

Yes, Luc even so I think the cuteness factor is in the red here. Nice shot.

Luc, Nice cute one! Looks like it's not much bigger than a large mouse. Excellent notes, thanx for posting this one.

At first glance,I thoght this was a N.American Chipmunk.It is very cute though.
Auto mode is often a bit hit and miss like this.Still a nice shot though.I've had a little play with the image to see if I could get it a little sharper.Hope you don't mind.Check out the workshop and see what you think.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-11-20 11:56]

Everyone said it's cute one so do I. I like it.

Luc, this is what happens when you get all us used to a high standard, then you cant have a small faul, we will be watching :DDD
Agree with focusing problem, but it is cute anyway.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-20 15:21]

This is a real cute little creature and you captured him accordingly as well. Not as sharp as your current work, but then again that is the case with all of us on this site whe learn from each others comments.

Very nice, I like it.

Good shot luc. As said by Japie, not as sharp as some of your others but still a ghood capture with good notes. Well done

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