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The Grey Squirrel in jump-flight

The Grey Squirrel in jump-flight
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-09 6:58
Viewed: 2850
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, yesterday i was happy to had
again the chance to do another photo
of the grey squirrel on his jump-flight

from Canadian Museum of Nature website :


« Despite its name, eastern grey squirrels
are highly variable in colour. The typical
colouration is a grey back with white
underparts and some yellow-brown areas
around the head, flanks and under the tail.
White animals occur rarely; the most common
variety apart from grey is black. The black form
is found mainly in northern parts of the range,
mostly in eastern Canada; the darker colour
may give the animals a thermal advantage
(help keep them warmer) during winter.

Eastern grey squirrels live in trees, where they
create two types of homes. During the summer,
they make a nest of leaves and twigs (called a dray)
in the fork of a branch. During the winter, they live
in a tree hollow, which provides more protection
from the cold. »



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Hello Asbed! Perfect jump. Perfect shot. Excellent exposure. Good sharpness. Very good POV and DOF. Well done!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-09 7:03]

Hi Asbed,
After flying birds,flying squirrel:)Very well caught.Timing,details amd composition are perfect.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting..

Hello Asbed,
another fantastic capture of the Grey Squirrel "in-flight", very good sharpness and perfect focusing, beautiful natural colours, a nice composition with a beautiful natural surroundings.
Best regards

Hello Asbed ...My TN neighbor!

An excellent and well timed captured of htis Grey Squirrel with beautiful natural colors, sharpness & setting. Very well done & presented.

TFS et merci beaucoup...mon ami


Hello Asbed,

another shot of an squirrel and this evenso an sort of inflight shot.


Hi Asbed
A fine capture of the fleeing squirrel...TFS

Ciao Asbed, an other wonderful capture of this flying squirrel, great timing, lovely scene, splendid light, very well done, ciao Silvio

Cher Asbed!

Cela fait un moment que je n'ai pas revisité ta galerie et je suis heureux de ratrapper ce retard. Cette image me plaît beaucoup pour sa simplicité et le fait que l'écureuil se trouve en plein vol. Ton image nous montre aussi parfaitement bien l'effet du camouflage et l'unité des couleurs est impressionnante.



hello MF Asbed
this is fantastic moment, I believe splendid output shot and photo!
keep photographing! TFS

Preciosa Asbed !!

para mí es uno de tus mejores trabajos ya que "congelaste" perfectamente a la ardilla. A destacar también el realismo de los colores y el dinamismo de la escena: felicidades.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Another flying squirrel.
Great capture.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-09 11:20]

Hello Asbed,
Good photo of this flying squirrel. Good timing. Nice natural colours ad very sharp details. Nice surroundings.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-09 11:54]

Hi Asbed. Something a little diffrent in flight to day. A very good picture if the little squirrel has looked your way it would have been such a bonus. You still have been able to getgood focus and detail along with natural colours. well taken TFS.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-12-09 12:21]

Hello Asbed, great action shot of a jumping squirel with nice composition and POV.
TFS and G's,

Hi Asbed,

Astonishingly awesome action capture of a pretty squirel while jumping from very nice vantage point with perfect focus, excellent DOF, great clarity and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice night!


Hi Asbed.
Wonderful photo of this jumping squirel.. Great ambience with nice details and composition.
Best regards

Hi Asbed Friend,

woh! ... impossible not to take a moment to see this! congratulations, is a marvel of skill and perseverance! flying squirrel! who would have thought!

NOTE: I am very busy with my work, I could not visit as often as usual TN. I hope to have more time in a couple of weeks.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-12-10 11:43]
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Hello Asbed,
For a minute there I thought that perhaps the squirrels in your area had sprouted feathers!! Great stop action shot with wonderful detail and beautiful natural colors.
I see you have a litle snow on the ground. We got our first snowfall last night, but it has already melted off.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-12-11 13:20]
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Hi Asbed,

I had to pick one of all that I have missed and fell in love with this flying squirrel. A wonderful shot and I'm so glad we get a glimpse of his eye and a great view of the bushy tail. We don't have them here but I had fun watching them romp around in the snow in Colorado when we looked out of the windows.


bonjour Asbed
excellente capture de cet écureuil en vol, superbes details et point de vue
so beau pelage gris a des reflets argentés sous les rayons du soleil
Passe une bonne nuit

Bonjour Asbed,

Les arbres cadrent bien l'écureil gris. la prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'écureuil gris lorsqu'il saute vers une branche. La luminosité met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-03-15 7:16]

Hi Asbed!
Anotyher fantastic, sharp capture of squirrel jumping.
Squirrel's details are superb. Fabulous light.
Wonderful natural scene: congratulations!
Ciao! vanda

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