Three Easy Steps
|Copyright: Yves Grenier (eev)
|Date Taken: 2007-09-09|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-09-09 16:40|
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|Chipmunk at our camping site. First he spots the seeds then he collects the seeds in a pouch (you can clearly see how his neck is extended in the second shot) and then he's gone.|
The chipmunk is a rodent of the family Sciuridae (squirrel family). The body of the common Eastern chipmunk, Tamias striatus, is about 5 to 6 in. (13-15 cm) long; the upper parts are reddish brown or grayish brown with a median black stripe and two black stripes separated by a whitish band along each side. The tail, 4 to 5 in. (10-13 cm) long, is hairy and flattened. Food is transported in the expansible cheek pouches. Chipmunks make underground burrows, often with concealed entrances beneath stone walls or trees. Although chipmunks are usually found near the ground, they are excellent climbers. In its northern range the chipmunk goes underground about the end of October but sleeps deeply only during the coldest period. Food for the winter is stored in the burrow. Chipmunks eat nuts, seeds, berries, and insects. Although they are numerous, these animals are not serious threats to crops. The typical life span is 5 years.
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Very nice little animal. Very inventive triptych. Natural colours and perfect sharpness. It thanks for show rodent and instructive note.
Pozdrawiam - Roma
It appears it got scared away. This is nice detail and good exposure for the colours. I like the triple presentation.
- [2007-09-10 19:02]
Salut Yves,J'aime bien ton montage très dynamique et tinté d'humour. Il y a de quoi car avec ces petits suisses il faut avoir la gachette rapide tellement ils se déplacent vite! La netteté est excellente, les couleurs éclatantes. Bravo,