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I Like Italian


I Like Italian
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-06
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon Eos 300D Digital Rebel, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-26 6:39
Viewed: 3392
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Normally I try not to interfere with mother nature but this little guy came right in the field office one day and as I was doing books I felt something touching my boot under the desk, looked down and there he was. Bold as can be when I asked him what he was doing he just looked at me and didn't run away. So I got up and went to the fridge and got some leftover lasagna and gave it to my bold lunch date.
This is a Richardson Ground Squirrel or as we call them gophers. This shot was taken hand held while I was outside and he was in the office. This photo has been cropped. To all my TrekNature friends I won't be around for a couple of days because I have to take my Lucy to Calgary to see a doctor, but on my return, I will catch up.

PaulH, pankajbajpai, BEHRAD, RAP, SkyF, bobair, peter_stoeckl, NellyD, qiqiqi has marked this note useful
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very cute, TFS Ori

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-01-26 8:10]

Hi Rick

nice profile potrait, seems their cheekiness is evident no matter what part of the world you're in! Good details with nice subtle background too.

Thanks for sharing and ghave a safe journey to Calgary.

Paul

Hello Rick,

Excllent work, Great colors Bg POV DOF perfect details very crisp nicly capture photo excllent work

TFS Kyle

hi rick,
nice capture,
well composed with nice pov,
lovely colour tones,
nice dof,
tfs & regards
pankaj

Hi Rick
Nice portrait.
Good sharpness and colours.
I like it.
Regards

Behrad

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-26 13:50]

Divertida captura y coincido con tu comentario sobre la madre naturaleza Rick.
Excelente punto de vista con suaves tonos y bellos detalles sobre un fondo pulido que realza la silueta del roedor.
Me gusta el encuadre elegido acorde al POV con el delicado reflejo en el ojo estéticamente muy agradable.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

Amusing capture and I coincide with your comment on the mother nature Rick.
Excellent point of view with soft tones and beautiful details on a refined bottom that enhances the silhouette of the rodent.
I like the elected framing in agreement to POV with the delicate eye reflection aesthetically very pleasant.
Thank you and greetings... Ricardo

hi rick!
nice one with a funny situation!
sharp with fine pov and great compo

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-01-26 14:09]

Hi Rick,
oh what a wonderful story you telling us here, I guess this one deserv es a piece of lasagna for his boldness ;-).
The photo is great, love the POV and the details. Very good sharpness and the colors are great.
Sky

looks like hes enjoying the lasanga , I'm guessing he might have had some before...:o) great close up shot of the cute little guy! TFS
Donna:o)


Thanks for your comments on my photo "a welcomed site" :O)

Hi Rick,
what a charmer this picture is.I have never had a gopher come so near to me but I have had tree squirrels run up my leg and try to steal food right out of my mouth.Nicely cropped and fine details,thanks for letting all of us see. Bob

Hello Rick,
very charming encounter, recorded with excellent camera work!
Great composition, perfect details, magnificent subtle colours. A wonderful document from a very well accepted friend of animals. Thank you!
Rick, have a safe trip with Lucy to Calgary, and back home.
All the best to you,
Peter

Hi Rick,
A wonderful photo with a wonderful note. I am as you in not interfering with nature, but I can understand why you did so.
The result is stunning, with a wonderful pose, with excellent details, colors and DOF.
TFS,
Niek

You are a softy... but I can see how this fellow would be hard to resist. It is a nicedly exposed shot. I think I can see you in his eye... : )…

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2007-01-29 18:01]

Hi Rick,

Wow, lasagna-eating squirrel, that's a first for me :-)
But he does look very cute, and I like this capture very much.
The sharpness looks excellent, I can see every tiny little hair in it's fur.
It's a beautiful portrait with lovely colours and a good background.
Great shot!
TFS

Greetings, Nel

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