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Squirrel on bridge

Squirrel on bridge
Photo Information
Copyright: Andy Cole (flagman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 351 W: 44 N: 607] (2408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-26
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 70-200 f/4L, Hoya Super HMC Pro1 67mm Sky1B
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-25 11:19
Viewed: 4468
Points: 17
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just a simple shot of a grey squirrel munching on some seeds on a bridge in Stockgrove country park, bedfordshire. These seeds are put out for the numerous birds that can be found in the park (many hang about this bridge all day because of the food) but you can't stop a squirrel, can you?

I hope you like it, but please feel free to let me know how you think it can be improved.


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Hi Andy,

I like the composition very much, maybe one can say there is much noise especially on the right side of the image but the positioning of the subjct is OK for me.Good exposure and sharpness.

Well done & TFS.

  • fartash Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1013 W: 54 N: 1431] (5161)
  • [2006-10-25 12:29]

Hello Andy
Very nice shot of squirrel,
Great focusing and good


  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-25 14:07]

Hello Andy,
Wonderful capture.Exposure is spot on,details are clear and sharp.I liked POV,catchlight in eyes,colors and composition a lot.There is some noise at BG cause of using ISO 800.I think you could set it to 400 and shutter to 1/250.Nevertheless great work!

  • Great 
  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-10-25 14:48]

A Lovely shot Andy from the squirrel , good compositie colours sharpnes his eyes nice bg and framing ,tfs ,Greetings Teunie .

  • Great 
  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-25 15:07]

Excellent, light, DOF, colours and POV. Some noise but still lovely



Hello Andy,

excellent shot of a wonderful animal, excellent details, very crisp, Nicly composed and capture photo,

TFS kyle

Hi Andy,
An interesting composition and POV. As others have already pointed out, it's a little noisy. I'm surprised that you achieved such a shallow DOF at f/4. Great sharpness on the squirrel and good pose. Overall, well seen and executed.

hi andy
le BG n'est pas parfait mais j'aime beaucoup les cliché d'ecureuil,je les trouve vraiment gignon et souvent espiegle.
bravo et merci.

  • Good 
  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-11-06 6:25]

Hmmm ... what to say. I think this picture is nice, but it doesn't live up to your standard of today. The background is reasonably noisy (did you use a high ISO setting?), the main subject small and the pose not very interesting imo (if I am not looking at a close-up or portrait, I always want to see the tail of a squirrel as it's the most impressive feature a squirrel has). Anyway, exposure is good, POV and DOF are too.


Andy, what say you we start a series called "Praying Squirrels". It wasn't till I started using my telephoto lens, that I realized how "pious" these red or gray rodents are!

PS Nifty shot. I could come with alternatives, but unless I had the original why bother? I'm sure you must feel that way at times too )

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