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Maurice
Maurice
jduffett


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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4.0-5.6G ED
Location: Ottawa, ON
Date: Nov 20, 2005
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80s
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2005

The fattest, fluffiest, healthiest looking squirrel I have ever seen. He lives in Hogsback Park, Ottawa, and I've decided to call him Maurice. He seems quite tame.

Crop, fiddle with curves, USM, save for web.

Statistics
Place: 186 out of 519
Avg (all users): 5.7448
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.6875
Avg (non-participants): 5.8974
Views since voting: 1056
Views during voting: 404
Votes: 286
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/19/2006 08:24:55 AM
best squirell shot ever; your nuts!
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12/10/2005 12:45:04 PM
oh wow! maurice is so cute. : ) lovely image.
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12/10/2005 11:11:02 AM
Very Nice!! I walked through that park about a month ago... Very Nice!
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12/09/2005 10:50:22 PM
Maurice is very cute. You and the million others visiting the park must be feeding him.

If you're quick, there are a few chipmunks there as well.

Message edited by author 2005-12-09 22:50:41.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/05/2005 11:28:44 PM
so cute!
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12/05/2005 09:23:04 PM
What a chubby little critter this is! Perhaps instead of hiding all his winters stash he has eaten it instead...so cute.
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12/05/2005 05:37:33 PM
What a cute squirrel! Very nicely taken photo.
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12/04/2005 11:01:04 AM
Maurice is a chucky little critter and it might be a Maureen by looking at it's underbelly and the slight appearance of nursing?

Lovely capture!
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12/04/2005 05:02:00 AM
What a perfect squirrel shot. Fabulous detail - he seems almost animated.
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12/03/2005 06:38:42 PM
8 - Good capture. Excellent coloring. Good detail. Criticism; difficult, but perhaps even sharper if possible (obviously camera/lens dependent), especially on that fur, (I like the pose/detail in the arms/fore paws) - like to be able to see more detail in those feet/claws too, but difficult to capture 'it all' in the squirrel. Perhaps a tighter crop (or even a vertical framing, not sure) enabling more 'zoom'/closer (quality dependent), may have also made this even better in my opinion. Like the 'context' of the brown 'twigs' top left, adds another element, which would obviously be lost in a vertical framing so who knows.
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12/03/2005 04:38:17 AM
How do you know his name is Maurice he looks like a Boris to me! Lovely sharp photo and a cute expression caught.
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12/02/2005 02:45:17 PM
great capture. You must feed it well because that is one plump squirrell!
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12/01/2005 12:27:22 PM
This is a very cute squirrel image..nicely composed.
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12/01/2005 12:26:25 PM
Composition: 3, I question why you didn't take more time nd get him without the distracting little limb accross his body.
Technical: 5
Appeal: 5
Challenge: 8
Overall Calculated Average Score: 5
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12/01/2005 11:43:42 AM
wow nice photo
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12/01/2005 09:41:50 AM
good nature shot
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12/01/2005 08:28:21 AM
Great capture and focus, good luck.
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12/01/2005 01:17:23 AM
wonderfull focus
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12/01/2005 01:13:28 AM
I love Maurice!! Great sharp eye focus.
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