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Last Scream

Last Scream
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Copyright: Eugene Fedorov (Islander_) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 194] (1687)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-22
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Tamron SP AF 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD(IF)
Exposure: f/8, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Canada, Canidae, Squirrels, The predator with the Prey, Foxes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-25 14:12
Viewed: 4379
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
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Female Red Fox catching an Eastern Gray Squirrel. Difficult to forget that loud desperate scream...

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Hi Eugene,

I can imagine that it's hard to forget the desperate scream of the squirrel just before it died when it was cought by the fox, but on the other hand, you knew something like this would happen and you might have been a little prepared.
Although it's quite a cruel scene, it's good that you show us how hardwildlife can be.

You've done a great job by staying there make shots of the scene and show them downhere on TN.
Cruel or not these are the kind of shots we are going out for sometimes and, atleast that's how I think about it, are pleased to come home with.

I suppose the squirrel did hide itself in/under the snow looking at the hole underneath the fox.
Don't know if you have, but when so, would also like to see an image of the leeping fox junping in the air to dig the squirrel out.

Exposure, details, sharpness and clarity are all superb.
Perfect job you've done here. TFS!!!

Best regards, Harry

Hi Eugene,
a true capture of nature in the RAW, good to see images of this nature sometimes as it really shows nature as it is.

Excellent capture and thanks for sharing.


Hi Eugene,
WOW, What a great capture of the moment. Nice colors and sharpness. It reminds us the unforgiveness of the nature.

A bit disturbing but a great shot. I've never heard a squirrel scream but I have witnessed some rabbit yelps during there last moments



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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-03-25 17:14]

Hello Eugene,

I'm sorry my friend but I don't have time for a proper critique but I'll take the time to congratulate you for this incredible shot


Magnifica imagen.
Dramatica, pero real.
Felicitaciones por un trabajo excelente

Love it! That squirrel looks like he's still in control. LOL

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-25 20:17]

Hello Eugene

Another Wow moment
This is a very intense image.
Amazing capture of this life and death struggle.
The lighting and colours are super.
Excellent POV.


Hi Eugene,
great capture in every way possible.Animals hold no malice when they kill for food or to protect themselves or young.The only species that kills for fun is our own.A great dynamic photo and I thank you for sharing this reality with us all.I have a large post of a fox bringing home it's kill if you are interested,let me know what you think. Bob

Hello Eugene
WOOOW!! Indeed, it is a really nature in your picture! It is a part of trophic chain! Very good sharpness for this active moment!
Best, Oana

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-03-26 3:40]

Hi Eugene,
Cruel, but that's life!
Beuatiful shot!

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-03-26 10:41]

Hi Eugene
This is a lovely picture,excellent details in the picture.The technical quality is also too good. well done.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-27 6:01]

Salut Eugène, quelle capture! Il faut dire que ça ne fait pas trop de peine...:-) Bravo, excellente image de ce moment intense! Merci,


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-03-27 9:59]

That must have been heart-rending.
What a moment you have captured.
Interesting POV of this scene.
Sharp details and good colors against the well-exposed snow.
TFS. : )

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-27 10:47]

Hello Eugene,
What a fantastic and well-timed capture showing great drama! Poor Squirrel but the Fox needs some food too! Very well focussed, sharp details and lovely natural colours against the snow. Brilliant work!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-03-28 13:49]

Bonjour Eugene,

Très intense, cette photo.... je ne suis pas certaine de ma réaction devant une telle scène!!...cliquer ou?
En tout cas, tu as très bien figé ce moment de la nature!


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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2008-03-31 18:34]

Hello Eugene,
Excellent capture of nature in action! when you witness such scenes you are in a confusion as to sympathize with whom, the poor squirrel which became the food or the fox which is in need of food.:)Good focus, sharpness, details and exposure.
Thanks for the share,

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