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Merry Christmas with the flying Squirrel

Merry Christmas with the flying 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: 2014-02-20
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/4, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-12-21 18:57
Viewed: 1181
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and
Happy Holidays with this photo from my archives.

1/4000s f/4.0 ISO800 85mm (35mm eq:127mm).


« Eastern Grey Squirrel

Although they live in hardwood and mixed forests,
eastern grey squirrels are also common in urban spaces
like parks and lawns, where its predators are few.

They have a varied diet that includes acorns, hazelnuts,
fruit, buds, flowers, bark, maple sap, mushrooms, insects,
young birds and eggs. They are classic scatter hoarders:
during late summer and autumn they bury or hide small
amounts of food all around their home range for use during
the cold season. Their frenetic activity during this busy time
reduces their vigilance, and many ultimately fall beneath
the wheels of motor vehicles.

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,
Difficult catch of such a interesting grey squirrel.....
Excellent sharp details and perfect focus.
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you too.....

Hello Asbed
Fantastic capture of this flying Grey Squirrel.Very impressive sharpness my Friend.
Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2016 to You and Your beloved ones!
José Diogo

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-12-22 8:19]

Hello Asbed,
Beautiful photo of this flying squirrel. Excellent sharpness, details and timing.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Ciao Asbed, great capture of lovely inflight squirrell, fantastic light, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-12-22 17:36]

Hello Asbed, and Merry Christmas to you as well.
A great shot of this Grey Squirrel in mid flight. Beautiful color to it's thick fur and very attractive markings. Seems to be just a tad different in color from the greys around here, especially in the facial area.
Sharply focused revealing nice detail. Looks like it had the end of it's tail torn off sometime in it's past, I occasionally spot one here in the same condition. I love the way it's belly hair seems to be slightly illuminated. Well done!!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-12-23 10:24]

Hi Asbed,
Perfect shot flying Squirrel with excellent sharpness details.
Merry Christmas for you and your family
Regards Jiri.

Hello Asbed,

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family my friend. Have a nice day tomorrow.

As usual beautiful jumping Squirrel...
Beat regards,

Hi Asbed,
I wish merry Christmas and festive season to you also, with your superb image. :-) Breathtaking shot, the flying squirrel's tack sharp, composed into the frame perfectly, and the background's like an underwater scenery. Hats off for you, Santa Claus. :-)
Kind regards from the Emerald Isle, László

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