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Lil critter still curious ...

Lil critter still curious ...
Photo Information
Copyright: Jay Meeuwig (Shoot_Score) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-03
Categories: Mammals, Mountain
Camera: Kodak DX7590
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): !Critters [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-15 0:02
Viewed: 5940
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This lil creature* stopped to seize me up,
while I was drinking in the majestic beauty of
the Rockies in the Kootenay National Park...

That was last Spring, I believe in the month of May.

* Spermophilus columbianus (Columbian ground squirrel)

PS After feedback, I have adjusted the original by a further crop. [ I had transferred this shot from TE ]

PSS Prairie dogs [Cynomys sp.] and ground squirrels [Spermophilus sp.] are of the same family, along with tree squirrels and chipmunks. Often, ground squirrels are mistakenly called gophers. Gophers, which are also a common rodent of the Prairie region, belong to a different family, Geomyidae.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Silke: little capture,...Shoot_Score 1 02-19 22:20
To hester: "We are not amused"Shoot_Score 1 12-23 12:08
To Adanac: Columbia Ground SquirrelsShoot_Score 1 12-16 05:06
To wuta: Columbia Ground SquirrelsShoot_Score 1 12-16 03:05
To coasties: Ex-centric IIShoot_Score 1 12-16 02:53
To JPlumb: Shaman...Shoot_Score 1 12-15 02:08
To Ken52: Ground squirrels; prairie dogs; gophersShoot_Score 1 12-15 01:58
To JPlumb: FinallyShoot_Score 1 12-15 01:54
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Hi Jay, I remember this guy, and yes he does look better. Composition is good, lighting and colour are great.

Thanks, John

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-12-15 1:32]
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I really like the composition. Nice details and sharpness. Excellent DOF. Outstanding presentation for TN. (Looks a lot like the prairie dogs I saw today.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-12-15 5:59]

Excellent portrait!

Bravo pour la pose du spécimen et les détails.
Merci pour le partage.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2006-12-15 12:11]
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Hi Jay,
This is a good capture of a Columbia Ground Squirrel. I like the Composition, background and focus giving us a detailed look at him.
TFS Rick

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-12-15 13:53]
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Hello Jay , A Very good shot from the squirrel ,nice pose colours sharpnes bg , good job , I look with us up the web but I find not the name of the plant , the flower is a beauty ,have a fine weekend .

Hi Jay

Your repost is excellent. Nice to have the critter off centered. Well done!

Hi Jay

I love the pose of this ground squirrel. Perfect sharp details in the fur and a great BG to set him off. Nice composition. I love the look he is giving



Hi Jay,
Nice image.
Good compo.
A bit noise, IMO.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-02-19 20:28]
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This is an excellent little capture, with great colours and details and shot against the perfect background.

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