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Eastern Gray Squirrel

Eastern Gray Squirrel
Photo Information
Copyright: Leisa Hennessy (Snoops) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 0 N: 170] (555)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-12 6:19
Viewed: 3618
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis; Sciurus means 'shade tail' and carolinensis means 'of Carolina') is a tree squirrel that is native to the eastern to midwestern United States and the eastern provinces of Canada. The carolinensis name refers to the Carolinas, where they were first recorded by zoologists, and are still extremely common.

The Eastern Gray has also been introduced into a variety of locations on the west coast of North America, including San Francisco and the Peninsula area of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties south of the city. At the turn of the 20th century it was introduced into South Africa and England, spreading across the latter and leading to a reduction in the population of the native Red Squirrel in most parts of England and Wales. It is known in Britain simply as the Grey Squirrel. It has also been introduced to Italy, and the European Union is concerned that the gray squirrel will displace the Red Squirrel from parts of the European continent, as well. In the UK gray squirrels have no natural predators which has added to their rapid population growth and has led to the Gray Squirrel being classed all over the British Isles as a pest.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-06-12 6:35]

Hello Leisa,
wonderful shot, cute pose and very nice eye contact. Very nice POV and nice blurred background. Sharpness, colors and light are very nice.

beatufull shot;-)


An excellent pic that shows good comp, POV, DOF and Sharpness. TFS,

Hello Leisa!
This is a beautiful, so close shot of this cute squirrel! It looks huge in your photo because of this close shot! Great bg! i like the blurred tail also. Thank you and best regards!

Hello Leisa, great Job, Perfect details, BG, POV, details, Grrat JOB< TFS kyle

Hi Leisa, The pose of the squirrel got me. The BG also fits in. Luis

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-12 11:02]

Hi Leisa,
Nice shot and interesting note. Red Squirrels are now extremely rare in the UK thanks to this little fellow. Lovely warm light here, excellent details and colours. Great work.

Hi Leisa,
really close-up!!!
Nice animal and great pic with warm colors and good details.
(point tomorow)

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-06-12 14:48]

Hello Leisa , A Very good portret from the squirrel , good colours sharp compositie pov bg and framing ,tfs Greetings Teunie .

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