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These are my coconuts

These are my coconuts
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-02
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My trip to Belize and Costa Rica [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-21 2:19
Viewed: 6018
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the Yucatan Squirrel (Sciurus yucatanensis), one of only two squirrel species found in Belize. There is almost no information about this species on the internet and the only other thing I can tell is that it is distributed in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, Belize and parts of Guatemala. Indeed, I couldn’t even find another image of this species on the web.
So here is the first picture of a Yucatan Squirrel on TN and maybe the web. I also can’t recall seeing any other shots of other animals feeding on coconuts on TN!!
Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.

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Hi Chris,
Nice shot of this "sole" squirrel,at least on TN !
Kind regards,Albert

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-21 6:27]

Hi Chris,

A funny capture and I suppose it was not that easy to make a picture of this life high above groundleve,I like this natural capture and I suppose this squirell likes its nuts,tfs


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-21 10:20]

Hello Chris,
Wow, I wonder how you managed to climb up into that Coconut palm! ;-) It's a very fine capture of this little grey Squirrel having a real go at that hard nut! Fine light, excellent sharpness and natural colours.
A fine composition too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-01-21 11:09]

What a great shot, and potentially quite significant too! It had never occurred to me that you would find Squirrels in the jungle, for some reason i thought they stuck to more notherly climes.
Anyway, fasincating to see and also very well composed, a strange setting to see a Squirrel in!
Thanks for sharing this,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-21 16:57]

Hello Chris,
Unique capture that squirrel must be on steriods to tackle that nut. Great point of view, colors and details, thank you for the great work.

Hi Chris,
Magnifique POV, quel escčne impressionnante avec des détails et des couleurs parfaits.

Excelente composición con gran oportunidad en la captura. Buenos y naturales colores. Excelente encuadre y mucha belleza del conjunto.
Saludos Chris.

Hello Chris,
Very exotic composition. The size ratio between the cute Squirrel and the coconuts aggregation, make that scene unique and interesting.
Best regards,

Hello Chris,
ALthough rodents are the most common mammals and the biggest group in Mammalia; we see their captures on TN less than birds and butterflies. Your shot very nice. Up to I have seen several squirrel species, but this is different in coloration. POV and composition very nice as like focus. good notes. Thanks a lot. best wishes

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