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Challenge: Fauna (Classic Editing)
Collection: Outdoors
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: my neighborhood
Date: Apr 20, 2003
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2003

Peeking out from a tree, this friendly face smiled.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 313
Avg (all users): 7.1800
Avg (commenters): 8.5938
Avg (participants): 7.0327
Avg (non-participants): 7.4124
Views since voting: 3693
Votes: 250
Comments: 43
Favorites: 20 (view)


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12/21/2004 12:48:32 PM
I am browsing around the sight and came across this picture. What a great shot! That squirrel looked like he was posing for you! Made me smile.

Jennifer
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10/21/2004 12:11:39 PM
Nice shot. Love the bright background. Looks great!
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04/07/2004 01:29:48 AM
Dude, this picture is AWSOME!!!
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10/12/2003 03:57:32 AM
To kill a squirrel and nail him to a tree for the sake of a photograph is, in my view, a bit desperate. Granted, it's superb in every way but it doesn't excuse this kind of cruelty. ;D
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09/20/2003 11:04:49 AM
What a great shot, and perfect pose that the squirrel gave you. Really captured this beautifully...good job!
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05/15/2003 11:23:05 AM
Great characture and subject usage.
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04/30/2003 07:36:33 PM
This definetly deserved to win high marks! I love the sweet face, looks like it's pretty young. You captured it beautifully.
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04/30/2003 08:24:16 AM
Thanks for the comments! I nicknamed this guy 'Mr. Studly' because he's just such a dude. I thought for sure he'd win! :)

For those who were wondering - this guy is not tame or domesticated or fed. I had to stalk him very very carefully and slowly and painstakingly and then when he looked out from around his tree to see where I was, blammo, I got his pic! This is almost a 100% crop, which is why it looks a little grainy.

More squirrels (and other fauna) here -- LINK
04/30/2003 05:57:28 AM
This was also my top pick for the week, it should have gotten a ribbon for sure!
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04/30/2003 03:05:10 AM
This was to be the winner, very cute WABITT!
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04/30/2003 12:46:06 AM
This is the cutest shot on here. Great close up. He must be your little buddy. Do you feed him lots of nuts? I think it should have took 1st, but cute doesn't always win. ;-)
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04/29/2003 11:20:40 PM
very cute - great job
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04/29/2003 05:13:26 PM
changing my vote from 8 to 9
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04/29/2003 08:21:35 AM
great shot. 8 Morgan
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04/29/2003 01:07:10 AM
Great shot. I like th DoF. Nice framing. 9
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04/29/2003 12:19:45 AM
Great detail. Composition is very good.
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04/28/2003 01:04:26 PM
Cracking shot of this little squirrel and look at the whiskers. Also nice simple uncluttered background. 9
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04/27/2003 02:13:19 PM
nice capture
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04/27/2003 09:24:29 AM
I like the framing and composition of this pic for the most part. The background color is just a little too bright and creating too much contrast. I think part of it is that it is so bright it SEEMS like the squirrel is darker than he really is. I think by selecting that color and desatuting and darkening it a bit the squirrel would not seem quite so dark. I think he is just a little underexposed.
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04/26/2003 09:59:57 PM
Gorgeous shot! (Not too in love with the border, though) This is one of my absolute favorites this week. The resolution in the whiskers is fantastic; color saturation is perfect, and the lighting works very well. Shallow DOF really draws my attention back to the subject. --10!
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04/26/2003 06:52:23 PM
my favourite of the squirrels! :) What a superb expression on its face, and brilliant composition, I really like the green space to the left. well done!
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04/26/2003 02:36:43 AM
Excellent
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04/25/2003 08:47:19 PM
damn you people with your high end cameras! I wish I could do this with my stupid sony. 10
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04/25/2003 06:47:36 AM
Great composition. The best shot like this I've seen this challenge (so far). A tad more sharpness (and lightness) wouldn't have gone amiss, but this is still very good. Is the squirrel friendly or do you have a long lens?
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04/24/2003 11:50:24 PM
Great catch. Nice background and good cropping.
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04/24/2003 08:52:04 PM
I love this shot. The little critter looks like he's posing for you. Good luck!!!
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04/24/2003 06:18:46 PM
Congratulation! Very nice. Perfect focus and crop!
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04/24/2003 06:18:19 PM
this shot has 'character'... the right side composition makes it very strong and the diagonal adds lots of strength to the composition... great shot :) - setzler
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04/24/2003 04:51:25 PM
WOW - WHAT A SHOT !
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04/24/2003 04:35:24 PM
Easily the best photo in the bunch! Very cute!
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04/24/2003 03:12:32 PM
great to get this close a shot. Look at those wiskers! I like the way you framed it too.
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04/24/2003 05:58:40 AM
You've done well to get this close, to begin with - and the expressions on its face is perfect! Great shot.
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04/24/2003 01:00:53 AM
The best of the bushy-tailed-rats by far. That must be a heck of a lens. Well done!
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04/23/2003 03:24:51 PM
The backlighting made him a little dark. Try spot-metering right on the squirrel. I love the composition, though. Peek-a-boo!
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04/23/2003 12:22:29 PM
Image (subject's face) looks dark. Great shot.
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04/23/2003 09:46:30 AM
Good use of depth of field and positioning of the subject within frame.
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04/23/2003 02:28:14 AM
Excellent! I have been looking at this for some minutes now and honestly I can't find anything to criticize! It's just perfect - 10!
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04/23/2003 01:50:58 AM
nice expression focus and just the right DOF
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04/23/2003 01:11:13 AM
Cropping 10, background 10,Focus 9 , 10 from me!
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04/23/2003 12:37:16 AM
I love the depth of field. Great colors and expression. Vote 10
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04/23/2003 12:31:00 AM
Such a domesticated one! Great use of negative space. I love the vibrant green, and the expression on his face is priceless....you snapped this shot at exactly the right time. I wish that he was front lit, but somethings can't be helped! Good job.
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04/23/2003 12:30:08 AM
PERFECT DOF ! This is a nice clean/crisp photo. Well done !
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04/23/2003 12:29:42 AM
very nice capture
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