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The Speedy Gonzales Red Squirrel

The Speedy Gonzales Red Squirrel
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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: 2010-12-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon CoolPix L3, NIKKOR 3X OPTICAL ZOOM
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-04 7:55
Viewed: 3145
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello friends, this is the same
red squirrel running (chasing)
after the same grey squirrel
of my previous photo

shot will my very small Nikon Coolpix
point & shoot camera, with that camera
i can not choose the shutter speed and
the aperture, i put the camera in
SPORTS mode and it is the camera
choosed that 1/40s shutter speed

doing a search on the Red Squirrel
i have found a very interesting link

from Yukon Government website

i will put a little text and invite you
to click on he link above to read more

« Perched on a limb, tail aloft,
a red squirrel chews seeds from a
spruce cone. Alerted by voices,
it "chucks" out a challenge,
then scolds when footsteps move closer.
The most widespread of North American squirrels,
this bold tree dweller is the best-known
mammal of Yukon forests. It is also known
locally as the tree squirrel.

The red squirrel's generic name,
Tamiasciurus, means "the steward
who sits in the shadow of his tail".

When temperatures plunge to -40 degrees C,
red squirrels increase their metabolic
rate by three to four times to burn enough
energy to stay warm. But they are also about one-fortieth as active as they are in summer,
thus conserving precious energy reserves
over the long term. »



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-04 8:51]

Salut Asbed,c'est la revolution de la photo..ehehe...mais il parait que les animaux marchent plus vite que ta camera,les resultats sont comme des peintures abstractes,c'est pas la meilleure maniere pour comprendre les caracteristiques des animaux mais ils sont des experiments interessants.Bonne soiree' et merci,Luciano.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-12-04 9:00]

Hola Asbed.
Nice Photo
Love the name. (Mexican speedy Gonzalez)
Excellent note.
TFS My friend

Good day friend Asbed! This shot is also quite easily distinguishable from the rest! Lovely series indeed! You have been so lucky to be a witness of the run of that Red squirrel! Bravo, another impressive capture!
George Veltchev

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-12-04 9:39]

Hi Neighbor,

My owl has an eye on your red squirrel! Maybe that's what he was hooting about. The sense of motion is marvelous and the squirrel is easily recognized, I'm enjoying your squirrel chase series very much.


Hello Asbed,
I think it is for a video game image! :) ... "The runner Squirrel II" Froma Asbed's Productions!
Certainly, Impossible to conceive a greater sense of speed than found in this picture! THANKS!
Regards, Have a happy Sunday MF!

Hi Asbed,
first of all - very interesting note. You managed to show us a movement and action.
Have a nice day,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-04 12:22]

Hello Asbed,
There is certainly a feeling of speed in this image and yet you managed to follow the running red squirrel to take this shot so that he is well seen against the resulting 'speedy' BG. It is is one of the best shots showing speed that I have seen!
Thanks and have a good Sunday,

PS I got your e-mail after I had already confirmed that you were right about Anne's Woodcock.

Another great capture with the panning technic Asbed. Realy superb work with the dynamic BG.
TFS and have a nice night/warm sunday!


Hi Asbed..Interesting picture..What a speed...I like the name of this picture...TFS.
Good night

Fantastic photo speed!

Ciao Asbed, an other fantastic panning with running squirrel, splendid light, great speed effect and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-05 1:21]

Hello Asbed,
I like the blurring effect. It must be a real difficult task, as i would imagine...the squirrel is gone before I click the shutter.
Well done.


Bonjour Asbed,
Avec une autre camera et une vitesse beaucoup plus élevée le résultat aurait été super car le filé est bien exécuté
Bon dimanche

As close as you are I am surprised you have the form down well. Slight panning technique always works for you.

Hi Asbed.
Super dynamic photo with great pov, TFS.
kind regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-07 4:44]

Hello Asbed,
This is certainly a different way of portraying a Squirrel and very much your own style. It certainly conveys great speed and I like the timing on the movement of the Squirrel. Thjey're cute and fun to watch!
TFS nd best regards, Ulla

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  • hains Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 12] (959)
  • [2010-12-16 0:29]

Salut bien Asbed

Bonne suite de ce renard en toute course. Flou directionnel bien apprioprié au mouvement.


Hallo Asbed,
a very good capture of this Squirrel, great timing and splendid panning
Meilleurs pensés et Bonne Année
Ciao Maurizio

Hello Asbed,
Another beautiful picture.Well captured.Like motion..
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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