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Copyright: Smitha Komath (smitha) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-31
Categories: Mammals
Camera: nikon D3, Nikkor AFS600 F4G VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-01 5:45
Viewed: 5661
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear Friends,

Happiness deep down within.
Serenity with each sunrise.
Success in each facet of your life.
Family beside you.
Close and caring friends.
Health, inside you.
Love that never ends.
Special memories of all the yesterdays.
A bright today with much to be thankful for.
A path that leads to beautiful tomorrows.
Dreams that do their best to come true.
Appreciation of all the wonderful things about you.
Happy New Year!!

2008 had given me lots of new friends in TrekNature.
I thank you all for your beautiful friendship, support and encouragement.May God bless you!!!

siggi, ramthakur, trekks, uleko, crs, Alex99, loot, Adanac, rcrick, CeltickRanger, Miss_Piggy, boreocypriensis, sranjan, gracious, Dis. Ac., jusninasirun, Maged has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To claudees: Thank yousmitha 1 02-04 18:31
To trekks: Thankssmitha 2 01-05 00:10
To siggi: Thank yousmitha 1 01-04 20:07
To Rosa: Thank yousmitha 1 01-04 18:59
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Hello Smitha,
Thank you for the nice words.
Wish you and your family all the best in 2009...
And your first 09 image is a very beautiful image. Very good light, focus, perching, moment, etc.
Good presentation. Looking forward to see 09 #2:-)

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  • Rosa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-01-01 5:58]
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Hello Smitha,
what a great POV and
Beautiful colour and details.
Best wishes for 2009
Happy New Year

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-01 6:23]
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Happy New Year Smitha.
Superb shot of the Squirrel.
Very nicely composed with a good POV and a really cute pose.
The details are excellent
Lovely natural colours and light too.
Best regards Siggi

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-01-01 6:32]

Hi Smitha,
Your best image for the great occasion, excellent diagonal composition and pretty colors overall. Those leaves adds beauty to the cute squirrel and best wishes to all of you. tfs.

Hi Smitha
I like your composition, good focus and colors.
Excellent image.
Happy new year !!!

A sterling capture of this cute Squirrel you shot on the last day of the previous year, Smitha.
Very adorable posture captured well in back-lit conditions.
We wish you and your family a Happy New Year!

hello Smitha

600mm VR wow, that must be super heavy!

Good capture of the squirrel with sharpness and bokeh blur in this nice resolution product of D3. Very nice color tone.

I like the composition of this natural diagonal laid out nicely for you by the squirrel climbing up that wood.

Happy 2009 to you.

tfs, bill

p/s I see that you are also on TE but not active for a bit.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-01 7:35]

Hello Smitha,
Oh, how nice to see you here again and with a beautiful composition with sharp focus on a little Squirrel. Wonderful light, colours and details. Thanks again for the good wishes and Happy New Year to you and your family!
Kind regards, Ulla

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-01-01 7:54]

Hello Smitha,

Thank you for the good wishes and for this fine photo. The image is very nice showing sharply this nice animal. You have chosen a fine POV showing it so well. There is a fine contrast between the fur colors and the tree trunk it is sitting on. The green leaves bring more life to the image.

Thank you for sharing and I wish you and your family a Happy New Year,

Hello Smitha beautiful capture. Nice POV & composition. Excellent sharpness.

Wish you a happy new year.
Regards - Adil.

Hi Smitha
You captured the squirrel in a great pose,ready to leap into the new year.Wonderful sharp detail and nice natural color tones
Happy new year,tfs jon

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-01 8:35]

Hi Smitha.
Have a Happy New year too. Thanks for kind words of New Year wishes as well as for wonderful picture of a beautiful animal. Pictured subject is simply great and composition of the image is superb. I like perfect sharpness of the animal and impressive piece of old wood. BG is wonderful too. Well done and TFS.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-01-01 8:47]

Hi dear Smitha

Looks like this little guy has no worries in live.
The season has provided in all its needs. The sun is shining and its friends are near.
Now it has even become a star on TrekNature.
The future is rosy and so is my wish for you too.

Thanks for the good wishes for 2009. The same to you, Anil, Renu & Meera and the rest of your loved ones as well.

Well done and TFS
Best regards

beautiful capture , very nice colours and details,
Happy New Year!

hello Smitha

Wauwh this is very nice

great sharping and good composition

i like the foto

greeting lou

very cute and beautiful, TFS Ori

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-01-01 16:21]

Hello Smitha,
A wonderful image so sharp and colorful, but your words have touched me even more. Thank you and bless you, Happy New Year.

Hello Smitha,

This is a beautiful shot, I really like the excellent diagonal composition, and the detail is wonderful.

I hope 2009 will bring you all every happiness, all the best Rick :)

hello Smitha

beautiful shot of the Squirrel with fine POV and framing,
excellent contrast, excellent sharpness and details,
i love the high density of the colours of the foreground
(squirrel and dead tree branch), TFS

Happy and Healthy New Year


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-02 1:40]

Hello Smitha,
Very beautiful photo in an excellent diagonal composition. Great natural colours, sharpness and POV.
Thanks for the good wishes.
A Happy and Healthy New Year,

Hallo Smitha
This image is wonderful! The lighting and your positioning is perfect. The depth of field is right and allowing us to focus on the cute little squirrel without background distractions. An image that in my opinion have a high cuteness factor, because of its charming subject. Thanks for the lovely poem with meaningfull words full of kindness and warmth. Thanks for all your valuable contributions from your side to the site.
Best regards.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-01-03 14:40]

What a great shot, Smitha!
Superb detail in the fur.
Excellent composition.
Perfectly lit.

Good to see another post from you and I hope I can speak to you on gmail again soon :-)

Have a great 2009!


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-01-03 23:44]

Hello Smitha,
this is a beautiful picture,lovely light and nice colours.
Good details and DOF,TFS.
Happy New Year!

Razor sharp, no disturbing BG, diagonal shot for the dynamics ....
Just great

Hi Smitha
Il est mignon ce petit tamia rayé, belle composition j'aime les couleurs et la précision de la mise au point, la lumière est splendide.

Bien vu et passe unne bonne année 2009 ... JP!

Ahhh:( sorry i missed this one my dear friend! i also wish you and your family members a great, healty and happy NY of 2009.
Also thanks a lot for all of your contributions and supports. Regarding your shot, a perfect and lovely capture of a cute squirel in a fine composition.
TFS and Cheers,

Dear Smitha,
Happy New Year to you too. Good composition & details of the Squirrel. TFS.

Hello Smitha,
It's me again!
even though I am late but I still like to thank you for the new year greeting with this wonderful shot of the cute fellow, my favorite animal since childhood!
I too sincere and heartedly wishing you and family in India

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-10 8:07]

Hello Smitha,
I missed this exquisite capture of a squirrel. Technically and esthetically this is superb. I can't fault this beautiful image: it has everything!
A very suitable shot to go with your kind and poetic New Year wishes and my feelings are the same to you and Anil.
Thank you,

Hello Smitha,

what a cute and lovely picture of these Squirrel.
Exellent pov, dof and beautiful colours.
Well done!


Hi Smitha,

I like this new year card. So beautiful which is a close cousin of the plaintain squirrel. The pose is stunning on that dead wood against a pleasing silenced background. The green leaves add perspective to the frame.

Well done,

Smitha a month has vanished so fast and it took me so long to view this beautiful pic of yours. Nice to note that you have started your new year 2009 with a beautiful note. TFS. Best wishes. This isn't an easy shot. Very difficult to capture a squirrel that's sitting calm n still..I have always found them wriggling on a coconut tree back in my hometown..Restless and playful as they are..But then they must have calmed down to give a nice pose coz Smitha was there...Keep shooting and keep on posting more and more.

Hi Smitha,
Very well taken,good composition. and great POV.

Anil Pinto

Hi Smitha,

First, my apology for being late here.
The best of wishes to Anil, Smitha, Meera and Renu :)

This is smiling catch from you again.
Take care.


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  • Maged (218)
  • [2010-01-14 23:50]

Hello Smitha
Again Excellent light and DOF,the soft light and focus in the back ground give me the feeling that it's 3D Image, excellent sharpness and details.
Really beautiful

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