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Copyright: Alexei Alyokhin (Alex99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-01
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro, Marumi MC-UV 58 mm
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Squirrels II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-14 14:02
Viewed: 6059
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have decided to share this picture because it in the best way shows features of the Squirrels, inhabited in our edges. These are nice amusing brushes on ears and a remarkable fluffy tail. Last one, unfortunately, serves bad service for Squirrels there, where instead of the camera the people hold in their hands fowling-pieces.

I hope very much, that this picture, and also remarkable pictures of my colleagues on TN, showing all beauty of this cute animal, will set thinking those who still ruins the Nature.

Data on Squirrels can be found in notes to my previous pictures:
In a habitat

Add. info:
Flash: Konica Minolta Program Flash 5600HS
Teleconverter: Kenko AF 1.4x TelePlus Pro 300 DG

Focal length: 210 mm

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-14 14:11]

What an unusual looking squirrel, Alexei.
This one is very different from the squirrels we have here.
A great POV with good light and sharp details.
TFS. ; )

Hey Alexei
What a cutie shot ,nice
focusing, Perfect focusing,


Hello Alexei,
cute and well describing picture, capturing your friend the squirrel in a pose of alert curiosity. Whenever I approached a squirrel it either hopped straight ahead in front of me to ask for a nut (this is what they are doing in the parks of Vienna), or it immediately turned to the other side of the tree out of my sight (this is what they are doing in genuine alpine mountain forests). Your squirrel seems to have been pretty cooperative, and you know how to deal with it.
Thank you! Have a good day my friend.
Best regards,

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-14 16:09]

Hi Alexei,

A very cute shot of this squirell,as I can see they get theit winter coat again as their ears become tofted again,like it a lot,TFS


Hi Alex,
ooooohhhhh, soooooo cute, I love this squirrel so much, so long hairs at the ears and a wonderful tail. Also a funny pose, you catched an excellent moment, I like it so much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-10-14 18:04]

Hi Alexei,

Superb capture of this Cute little guy, great POV and pose, nice detail and great colours. The ears are totally amazing if there is a prize given for having the tuftiest ears I think this guy will win it easily.

TFS Hilary :o)

TFS Hilary :o)

Hi Alexei,
What a pretty and eary squirrel. I like it, and I like the pose, hanging in tiny branches.
Nice colours and details and good flash use.

Privet Alexei.
Very interesting and very nice captured shot that you show here. The pose of this guy is very unordinarily. Composition is perfect. I prefer to show all parts of tail but I know that its too difficult to adjust and to plan all things in the nature photography. Our sitters never listen to our advices and they are not patient. On the contrary they are very shy and want to run away from us quickly. It's not possible to take right pose and suitible our desires. Your shot is really very interest and perfect. Bravo and TFS dear brother.

Hello Alexei,
Very cute squirrel. Nice composition and pov. All details are clearly seen. An admiring picture.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-14 23:08]

Hello Alexei

Nice capture of this squirrel in the tree.
It certainly is a bushy fellow.Good DOF and POV.I like the composition and natural colours.TFS


Hi Alexei,
I'm very AMAZED by it's ears!!! Lol.. We don't have this kind of squirrel here. It's very fun to look at actually. This a a great POV with excellent details. You were luck that the use of the flash didn't made its eyes red... Well done and well seen, thanks,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-15 8:09]

Hello Alex,
what a cute model, it looks like its very curious. Lighting, colors and pose is so well captured. Nice sharpness, details and POV.

Hello Alexei,

excellent colors, Bg, POv DOF perfect details, very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo,nicly done,

TFS Kyle

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-15 11:24]

Hello Alexei!
Terrific, he's got ears like a rabbit! Apart from joking this is an excellent sharp shot of what must be a to me unknown species of squirrel.
TFS, Ulla

Hi Alex,
Another great shot of this cute squirrel. Greatly captured. Well done.

Ben Lakitan

bonjour alexei
magnifique prise ,il est superbe.
l'eclairage au flash est bon.
l'ensemble est bien detaillé.
bien vu.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-15 12:56]

Privet Alexei,
Wonderful capture.POV,pose of squierrel,details and composition are excellent.

bien curieux ce petit ecureuil
joli coloris, net, bons détails
et merci du partage

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  • Spl (8)
  • [2006-10-15 14:07]

Greetings Alexei! A fine photo. Penetration into a wood empire. Excellent framing and detailed. Impresses a beautiful, magnificent tail. The best regards.

Well taken, and through photography by showing the beauty of all of natures creatures will help to improve their plight.


C'est drôle, ces oreilles dressées !
Bonne journée.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-16 10:23]

Another funny scene of this amusing squirrel Alexei... I like the captured moment.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, sharpness, focus, color, lighting, framing, notes.

I like it: background.

I don't like it: nothing.

Congratulations for a great presentation.
Regards... Ricardo

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-10-17 1:17]

What a cute squirrel ! I am jalous because I would like to make a beautiful shot like this one... The pose is unusual and nice. Good POV and DOF. Bravo Alexei and TFS.

Hello Alex !
Another fabulous shot of a squirrel ! This one has huge ears, he's so cute ! :-) I love the pose of the squirrel, he looks curious and alert, so typical froö this animal. Beautiful details and composition, and great use of your flash. Very well done !

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2006-10-21 18:27]

HI Alex!
I see you have a new flufy fuzzy friend and very cute too!Realy great shot thanks for sharing it with us, one advice if you don't like red eyes caused by blitz light, you can remove that in Picasa program,just by selecting the small red area and using red eye remove option!

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-10-31 12:26]

Wow that is the most amazing squirel i have ever seen. Lighting is a bit hot, A difusser may have helped a bit, but the colors and details are great. Nice capture.

very cute, TFS Ori

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-11-11 21:28]

What a super picture this is Alexei, showing us (who know nothing about sqirrels) how long they are. That tail is so long and bushy, and the ears are too. Thank you for sharing, I alway like to see these animals on TN, and I am learning more about them.

The EARS, the TAIL, the WHISKERS, superbly focused,
my friend, Alexei.
This is indeed a great capture.
Thank you very much for sharing this one.
With your consent am going to put this image onto my desktop.
Excellent clarity, composition & presentation.
Best regards, Mario.

il est vraiment beau dans cette position .Thomas

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-12-28 15:49]

hello Alexei
here is cute squirrel and nice exposure. i like using of flash and depth of field in your photo. composition, colours, sharpness and details are great

Cool squirrel shot. I have to say the red ones are a lot nicer to look at than the grey ones.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-06-03 16:03]

What a beautiful thing this squirrel! Look those ears! Fantastic!
I love the pose and the composition is great also.
A wonderful capture and pretty good job.
Thank you very much, dear friend.

What a gorgeous shot of this little critter. I've never seen a red squirrel with such huge tufts on the ears. Lovely POV, perfect focus and exposure for great color and detail. Nice composition as well.

TFS, Mish

Hello Alexei,
This is a funny one!
The expression of the little guy is great, seems like he's aware of he's in a possible tight spot!
Good details in the squirrel, remarkably big ears...
A good documentary!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Hello Alexei

Excellent and very beautiful photo of the European squirrel in its characteristic pose,
wonderful light from the Flash shining the little wild animal, fine POV and appropriate
vertical framing, great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Hi Alexei. You got wonderful colours from using the flash. Good focus and good eye reflection. It's a nicely framed enviromental shot. Well taken. I enjoy the rich character of this shot. TFS Trevor

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