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Copyright: Babak hendizadeh (timonejoon) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 45 N: 224] (762)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-13 19:28
Viewed: 4274
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi everyone

I arrest this cutie after he stolen one date from dates box which I was put it on the bench near me. The box was just 20cm from me. I took one date and after a while want to take another one which I found several dates where gone. Firs I thought maybe I ate some days ago but after a while I found 3 squirrels come near me and without making any noise taking dates. So I slowly moved behind a bench and lie down on snow. It was freezing and I had to wait until they finish their first dates and then coming again for the second one. This one never came back, probably was satisfied with one date. When he wanted to go up, he looked at me like a thief that knows the police are around and want to say: Hahaha , What?!! you canít catch me...
(Taken last year in Kingston conservative park)

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I dunno, Babak...dates are hard to part with! But he is indeed a cutie, and you've caught him with great clarity, POV, and focal control. Nice management of the focus, and effective use of the tree and snow to support and frame and add interest to your overall composition.

Hi Babak,
It seems the squirrel really loves that tree :-)
Very good the light there and the pose got, so cute the snow on the face and mustaches.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-03-13 23:12]

Hi Babak, this is a tough shot. I think you've handled the light on the squirrel exceptionally well, but this has created some hot spots on the snow. I don't think given the circumstances (shooting between stolen dates) that you could do an awful lot about that and you properly went for the exposure and focus on the animal. Detail on this guy looks very good with excellent colour, and yes, he looks guilty to me.

Thanks, John

Hi Babak,
Lovely shot of this Squirrel, I like the tight crop, the detail in the fur is perfect, and you've handled the exposure well, really nice work all the best Cheers Rick :)

Hello Babak...great timing to get this squirrel in such a good pose. The eye contact and the expression on this squirrel is excellent...fine work and TFS

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-14 2:48]

Hi Babak. What afunny story about the dates. but as you say he is very cute with his long ears and bushy tail. great colour and detail . well done TFS.

great pic! TFS Ori

This is a very beautiful shot of this squirrel!very nice details!

Wonderful shot and wonderful story to Babak.
Sharpness, clarity and details in the fur are extremely good.
Also love the way the squirrel does stand out against the BG.

Best regards and have a nice weekend,


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-14 9:42]

Hi Babak,

I loved your notes - what a cute story. This squirrel does look like he's hiding from the police. He looks adorable with all the snow on him. If you were lying in the snow you must have looked the same! Wonderful natural colors and good details. I love the look on his face and his bushy tail.


Ola Babak
Linda foto deste encantador esquilo, o fundo com o branco da neve, deixou a foto espetacular,a nitidez esta excelente e a composiÁ„o e luminosidade tambem.

This is a great shot, Babak!
The winter fir of this squirrel is lovely.
Snowflakes on the squirell add dynamics, because we feel that it was running around a second ago.
I really like the depth of field (or the fact that everything on the background was pretty far), nothing distracts from a subject.
Thank you

Bellissima immagine, ottimi POV e momento di cattura, eccellenti dettagli e molto bella questa luce intensa.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-03-14 22:41]

Hello Babak,

Very nice close up, he has the face of a sneaky creature,
great POV and composition


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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-03-15 7:02]

Hello Babak , AH Sweet one from this squirrel ,marvelous to see this capture ,very nice photo , good sharpnes details lovely one ,I like it , tfs Greetings Teunie .

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-15 21:05]

Hello Babak

What type of squirrel is that? It looks like a Grey Squirrel,with red fur.
Wonderful POV and excellent focus and sharpness.
The texture and detail is superb.
Great job.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-16 9:34]

Hello Babak, great capture of this little fellow, very sharp and well exposed, thanks!


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-03-18 13:56]

Hi Babak
Great image
It is very lovely
well done

merhaba Babak,
a great capture of lovely squirrel. I have also some squirels (Sciurus anomalus) from your country Iran. You captured and presented with a great shot. Sharp details, great POV and composition. Lighting and colors very nice. Timing also great. TFS, well done

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-03-27 12:32]

Hi Babak

Fabulous shot of the cute Squirrel, nicely composed and a lovely pose with excellent eye contact, the details are lovely with a touch of snow on the fur and whiskers, beautiful colours the blue behind the Squirrels head really works well. Hope you did catch cold lying in all that snow!


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