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Spring Squirrel

Spring Squirrel
Photo Information
Copyright: Rii Nm (stillxxlife) (4)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-14
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-15 12:17
Viewed: 3269
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This common red squirrel was gobbling spring blossoms when I discovered him. He chittered and arched his tail at me constantly, which is squirrel language for: I AM VERY ANNOYED!!!

Squirrel facts and trivia.

After reducing the size of this shot in Paint Shop Pro 9, the only editing I did was to use unsharp mask - radius 5, strength 40, clipping 5.

I particularly like the focal depth of this shot, with both the foreground and background out of focus, giving a mystical quality to the light through the blossoms. In fact, I didn't even know the squirrel was in the tree at first, I was photographing the beautiful way the light came in through the blossoms.

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  • Great 
  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-04-15 12:42]

hello & a warm welcome to TN! :-)
very nice shot for a start -
a cute, but annoyed looking squirrel.
the direct eye-contact is great
and so are pov & composition.
the incoming light gives a little oe
beneath the squirrel.
well seen & captured, thor.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-04-15 12:46]

Hello Rii
Welcome to TN.
Very nice shot of this common squirrel.

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