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Grey Squirrels

Grey Squirrels
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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, 52.6mm
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-05-10 20:26
Viewed: 3993
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Grey Squirrels
Scientific Name: Sciurus caroliniensis

length - about 18 in., including 9 in. tail
weight - between 1 and 1 1/2 lbs., adult
colour - commonly salt and pepper, grizzled with tan hairs in body coat and white belly

common throughout the university campus and surrounding areas
woodlands and urban areas, especially near oaks, beeches and other nut trees
often seen foraging on ground

nuts, seeds and berries
occasionally vegetation, especially in spring
occasionally bird eggs, nestling birds and insects
2 to 4 young per litter
generally 2 litters per year


active during day
natural shyness can disappear when fed
They don't hibernate in the winter

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Hello Jean Paul, Your image is sharp showing great detail. Colors and exposure are very good. This little squirrel looks like he's begging for a nut. Janice/Canada

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-05-10 21:19]

Bonjour JP!

Félicitations pour le bel éclairage qui fait bien ressortir les détails de l'écureuil. Bravo pour les couleurs justes et la pose. Domage pour la petite branche qui distrait un peu.



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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-05-10 21:21]

Joli écureuil Jean-Paul, belle pose, photo bien nette et bien éclairée. Merci.


Fantastic close-up on the squirrel JeanPaul. He posed quite nicely for you too! That branch just to the right is a bit distracting though. I did a workshop on it and cloned it out. Let me know what oyu think.

Hello JeanPaul,
Seem that this friendly grey squirrel was communicating with you. Good POV and composition. TFS

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-11 3:53]

Hello Jeanpaul!
Wonderful capture.He is looking into your camera.Details,sharpness,POV and composition are perfect.

Hi Jeanpaul,
What a super sharp photo with such a great pose of the squirrel. The light shinging on its fur is beautiful. I agree with BillyGoat on the branche, but you can have everything perfect.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-05-11 4:39]

Hi Jeanpaul, good eye contact on this one. Good natural colours and good detail and lighting. Well done and TFS.

Bonjour Jean-Paul

Superbe photo de cet écureuil. Le focus est parfait. Les détails et la précision de l'écureuil sont exellentes. Bon travail !


Hi Jean Paul
Encore une bien belle photo, couleurs et surtout nettete sont excellentes, dommage que la branche à droite pertube la composition.
Excellent travail

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-05-11 12:56]

Hi Jean-Paul,
Beautiful sharp details, excellent shot. I agre with the others about te branch but theres really nothing you could have done at the time. Great details and textures, fantastic work.

Great close up!
Good details and colors.
Nice POV.

Hi Jeanpaul,
Wonderful animal.
Good detail and color.
Well done.
TFS Malgosia

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-05-11 16:09]

Hi JeanPaul,
great shot wonderful pose with nice eye contact. Sharpness, POV and colors are very nice. Well done.

Hello Jeanpaul,
Very nice shot of this squirrel! It's pose is lovely, I like the POV too. There's some minor things I would have changed like the branch in FG or cutted toes, but apart from that it's a very good shot.

Great shot JeanPaul.
Great colors and details.
Excellent POV and BG.
Excellent framing too.

Hi Jeanpaul,
They always put up some funny poses, or are they simply just funny all the time..?
You do very well on the exposure here, seldom to see the fur reproduced with such good details, sharpness and colours!
Pablo -

Lovely portrait of this cute but very quick little creature! The squirrels in Canada are different from those we have in Scandinavia. Ours are smaller and a bit more red.

bonjour jean-paul
aprés une longue période de trève pour raison de santé, nous revenons sur tl et tn.
tes photos sont toujours aussi réussies.
cet écureuil est très bien réussi
belles couleurs d' automne
merci du partage
alain et ma femme EDITH qui diffuse maintenant

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  • HELO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 6 N: 54] (352)
  • [2006-05-27 5:09]

bonjour jean paul
encors un très belle écureuil gris
très belle couleurs et bon détails

What a sweet face. How could anyone wish bad on this squirrel?

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