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Eastern Chipmunk

Eastern Chipmunk
Photo Information
Copyright: Vlad Ghiea (vlad) (26)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40 D
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-03-17 8:02
Viewed: 3550
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chipmunks are small animals that resemble grey squirrels. Their bodies are tan or brown with dark or light stripes running down their back. These dorsal stripes vary with the species. The two main species are the eastern and western chipmunk. Eastern chipmunks have three dark stripes while the western species has five. Both are small only reaching 8-10 inches at maturity. Either can hibernate, but western chipmunks seem more likely to stay active all year. Both species breed in the spring and summer months.
Gestation usually takes one month and litters may have 2-8 young. The eastern species seems to be more likely to have more than one litter a year although either species may have several if the conditions are right.

The photo was taken in Botanical Garden of Montreal.

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Hello Vlad, welcome to TN. An impressive introduction.
He was happy to pose for you! Great background.
Well done and Thanks for sharing.

Nice clear shot that shows the animal perfectly. We have a family that lives in our backyard, and seem to cohabit with the squirrels quite peacefully.

Nice shot, very cute.
Focus just a bit soft.
Well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-03-17 17:21]
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Une belle première prestation, Vlad.
Bonne composition et angle de prise de vue.
Bien vu.
Je possède également une S1 IS. Un surprenant petit appareil.

Je vous souhaite la plus cordiale bienvenue sur TN.
Au plaisir d'admirer vos prochains envois et de lire vos notes et critiques.
Merci de partager.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-03-17 17:27]
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Very cute chipmunk. Nice contrasting colours of the rock and background too. Well done.

Fain portret, mai Vlade ! Si daca vrei tu in alte limbi straine: Lovely image, overloaded with cute factor ! Una bella foto con un grazioso atteggiamento di questa piccolo personaggio! Clin d'oeil, tres bonne photo !
Have I mised any of the spoken languages ?

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