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Smith's Bush Squirrel

Smith's Bush Squirrel
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-11-27 7:54
Viewed: 1899
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My 2 years in Trek Nature.

I had captured this Tree Squirrel or Smith's Squirrel (Paraxerus cepapi) in Pretoriuskop, Kruger National Park.

Latin Name: Paraxerus Cepapi
Weight(Female): 108 - 265g
Weight(Male): 76-240g
Gestation Period: 2 Months
No Of Young: 1-3
Sexual Maturity: 10 Months
Birth Weight: 10g
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Breeding: 1-3 young are born anytime during the year(peaks in October-April). Gestation period is about 8 weeks.

Spoor Description: Forefoot is 2 cm long, back foot is 3cm long.

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Hello Srikumar

Nice image of this squirrel, nice pose, nice BG, beautiful natural color. I think that it oversharpened and the tree image is soft on the right.



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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-11-27 10:05]

Hi Srikumar,
Pretty shot ..
Very beautiful photo in excellent sharpness an perfect details.
Best wishes,

hallo Sri
very nice picture with good details and lovely naturel colours
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-11-27 11:54]

Hi Srikumar,a great way to celebrate your 2nd year there,a magnificent capture of this squirrel eating,excellent details,especially on the right and natural colors too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of cute creature in nice pose, wonderful colors, excellent sharpness, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Absolutely ADORABLE!!!
A very detailed composition.
Wonder if this species has a tail ???? [Yes. It does have a rather LONG TAIL.]
Most kind regards,
P.S. Congratulations re: your 2nd. TN "birthday".

Hello Srikumar,
Thanks for visiting my gallery. I missed a while, during which time you posted some great images. I like this gorgeous guy. He has the same shape as the European Ground squirrel. Congratulation for your 2 years on TN.

Hi Srikumar!
Congrats for your 2 years on TN. Very good shot of this little fellow busy in cracking a nut. Taken from a fine, lateral POV with very good details. The image looks a tad over-sharpened to me but that is not too much disturbing. I face the same problem when re-sizing my seemingly very nice shots and later sharpening them to compensate for the losses. Reduced size take away the real beauty of shots; that is really true for shots taken from my bridge camera :),
Best Regards,

Hi Srikumar,
a nice portrait and a good moment you captured. Thanks for showing

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-11-28 10:40]

Hello Srikumar,
Excellent photo of this squirrel in great sharpness and details. Nice action moment. Beautiful natural colours. Fine composition.
Congratulations on your second year at TN.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi Srikumar,

The tree squirrel is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing with precision the details of the Tree squirrel. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Ciao Srikumar. Great pose impressive focused black eye! Wonderful colours.


Hello Srikumar

Congratulations for your 2nd TN anniversary,
great close-up shot of the Smith's Squirrel,
fine POV obtaining its eye-contact, with great
focus, sharpness, details of its fur, TFS


Hi Sri,
I just posted a squirrel shot so it's so good to find other photographer's work about other squirrels. :-) Excellent composition and exposure, you used the backlight very well. The plumage of the squirrel's sharp enough and the pose is spectacular on photo as well. Great work, pleasant to look at.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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