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The gray squirrel

The gray squirrel
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Copyright: jeanpaul Bolduc (jeanpaul) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2097 W: 99 N: 3518] (14962)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-28
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Kodak DX6490, Canon focal length 803/32mm
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-09 18:27
Viewed: 3608
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Gray Squirrel
What do they look like?
Gray squirrels are bushy tailed rodents with a mixture of brown, black, and white fur which when viewed from a distance blend together to look gray. Their belly fur is white or light gray. Some gray squirrels are black, a color phase that can be common in some locales. Their bodies are 16-20 inches long and they weigh up to 1 ½ pounds.
Where are they found?
Gray squirrels are found throughout Maryland in mixed hardwood forests as well as in suburban and urban areas. They prefer forests with mature, nut producing trees such as oak and walnut. Gray squirrels will use old woodpecker holes or natural cavities as dens to live in and raise young. They will also build large nests composed of leaves and twigs. Gray squirrels have adjusted well to manmade changes to the landscape and are a familiar animal in neighborhoods and city parks.

What do they eat?
The gray squirrel has a varied diet with mast crops (acorns, walnuts, beechnuts, etc.) being a very important component. Other food items include seeds, fruits, insects, fungi, and occasional bird eggs and bird nestlings. At the end of the summer, gray squirrels will store seeds and nuts to feed on when food is scarce during the winter months.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-05-09 19:03]
  • [2]

Hello JeanPaul.
very cute littel critter you captured. Good pose, nice details and good managment of light. Wellcomposed.

Hello Jeanpaul,
You beautifully captured this cute little gray squirrel. Very good POV and well composed. Sharpness and exposure are great. TFS

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-05-09 21:58]
  • [3]

Hi JeanPaul
It is a great capture of this dainty chap complete with a little catch-light in the eye.
Excellent composition, lovely natural colours, amazing DOF with sharp details, and perfect lighting/exposure control.
Very well done and TFS.

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2006-05-10 1:51]
  • [2]

hi :o)
nice shot
I like this nature colors
TFS Libor

Hi Jean Paul
Felicitations pour cet ecureuil, pas facile à approcher, ast tu recadré ta photo (il manque un bout de la queue)

Hi Jeanpaul,
A very pleasant capture of your gray little friend!
Seems like he has stopped to give you his best pose, yeah!
Well done, my friend...
Pablo -

Good light and shadows in this picture.
Focus is not the best but good.
The pose of the squirrel is funny.
Well done,

Hi Jean Paul, excllent details, Great colors, Everything is crisp, Perfct DOF great capture, TFS Kyle

bonjour JP
d'abard merci pour la note.
la photo est bien ,mais comment fait on pour approche les ecureil d'aussi près???

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2006-05-10 11:06]
  • [2]

Bonne mise au point sur l'élément principal, couleurs bien naturelles de ce fameux diablotin.
Cadrée un peu serrée? Merci pour cette présentation.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-10 11:10]
  • [2]

Hello Jeanpaul!
Very nice squirrel capture.Sharpness,POV,eyecontact and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-05-10 11:54]
  • [2]

Hi Jeanpaul, nice captured shot with good detail and natural colours. Well done and TFS.

26 points for this ?.. I don't get it... You didn't get the whole thing, Picture is very soft the background is cruddy. The shadows are anoying.. The only thing that is actually pin sharp is 1 toe and the branch the toe is attached to. Even the squirrel looks bored... No point from me.. sorry. You have so many good pictures, especially the woodpecker ones... So it is not like people feel sorry for your efforts.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-05-14 8:29]

Très bonne photo.
Merci Jean-Paul.

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