The grey one
|Copyright: Dan Bjarno (pac)
|Date Taken: 2009-10-14|
|Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 28-105 f4L IS USM|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-12-04 13:05|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Grey squirrel - hard to dislike!|
The Red Squirrel is protected in most of Europe, as it is listed in Appendix III of the Bern Convention; it is also listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
Although not thought to be under any threat worldwide, the Red Squirrel has drastically reduced in numbers in the United Kingdom. Under 200,000 individuals are thought to be left, approximately 70 to 75% of which are in Scotland.
This population decrease is likely to be due to the introduction of the Eastern Grey Squirrel from North America as well as the loss and fragmentation of its native woodland habitat.
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O my god - I looooove this guy.
Hi Dan, thank you for this cute squirrel.
How have you managed to get so close - wow - and the low POV is excellent.
You made me smile, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda
Hello ! amazing photo, great pov and composition
I'm confused now! Is this the red or the grey squirrel?
A good portrait with fine details!
And the little critter puts up a typical attentive pose...
The composition is well balanced from a low point of view, focus is accurate to enhance the subject on the blurry back but possibly I'd like to see the tail sharp too..!
Hard to dislike, indeed, Dan! Thanks for taking us down to squirrel level and letting us look straight at him. You've got superb clarity in the main, with a hint that the tail might just be twitching a bit. I like that use of the low aperture to really block out all distractions.