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I'm Full

I'm Full
Photo Information
Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-16
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon Eos 300D Digital Rebel, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-03-10 5:09
Viewed: 3802
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Columbia Ground Squirrel was captured at Waterton I believe collecting fresh nesting material. This was the time of year for young to be born.
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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-03-10 5:23]

Hi Rick,

A cute capture of this hard working squirell,a nice POV,great camerawork,TFS and have a nice weekend


Nice work Rick,

He's really stuffed his face there. You've captured him in an interesting position and he looks more like a meerkat! Good low POV.

Nice details, only nit is the light coloured grass in the foreground in front of the subject, but not a problem really.

Good job,

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-03-10 5:33]

Hi Rick,
Impeccable capture! Pose and composition is at the same time natural and wonderful. Natural colours and real, wonderful environment. Nice moment, perfect exposure, details... It's really a very nice image to see.
TFS and best regards, José M.

That's soooooo lovely, Rick, what a wonderful moment and so close and so sharp, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-03-10 8:08]

Salut Rick
excellente image, l'heure de la famille à sonner. Sa position est parfaite, pattes croisées. Netteté impaccable.


Great shot. Very sharp.. Cute squirrel.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-10 9:44]

What a lovely capture, Rick!
He seems to be posing for you. Excellent details and composition.
My compliments and TFS.
Best wishes

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-10 9:58]

Hello Rick,
Excellent capture on this ground squirrel.POV,sharpness,lighting,eye contact and composition are wonderful.

Hello Rick,
very well captured, half hidden in vegetation. Beautiful soft colours, perfectly focussed. Pretty pose, and the mouth ful of nest material looks great! Thank you!
Best regards,

Hi Rick,
Another fine picture...
Funny content in a way.
I think also it is nesting material.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-10 10:52]

Hi Rick,
Lovely capture of this cute little squirrel with his mouth full! I love his pose and details are sharp and colours are beautiful.
Great composition!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-03-10 11:08]

Delightful capture, Rick! I love the alert pose. Superb dof and colours and truly grand composition

A lovely picture from your archives, Rick.
The little squirrel is looking so pretty, holding that bunch of stuff in its mouth for its nest.
Great sharpness and natural colors.
Well done and TFS.

What a lovely capture Rick! This is a priceless pose with excellent POV, details, exposure and very good composition. This is a very nice specie. What a nice little creature, wow!

hi rick!
little funny situation with
this little beauty!
sharp with fine pov and
good composition
good work!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-03-10 12:28]

Hola Rick.- Bella foto de esta "Ardilla" Me agrada su pose y mas aun el detalle. Muy nitida.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-03-10 13:53]

Hello Rick , A great shot ,it's a beauty good sharpnes colours compositie ,very good ,Nice Weekend Teunie .

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-03-10 15:11]

Hi Rick,
this is well seen and evenso captured. It's nice to see natural behaviour in a picture.
Regards, Jacob

Nicely done Rick! Nicely composed and you got him quite sharp. I think it could use a bit more brightness and highlight fine tuning though.
I did a quick WS with some levels adjustments to give you an idea of what I mean.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-03-10 16:48]

Hi Rick

Lovely shot - great expression. Great DOF also.


Hi Rick,
Ha Ha! he really is full! Couldn't see that from the thumbnail. What a great shot! You really got a great one there. Great color and contrasts. Love it!

Thanks for your comments on my photo " The Sky is on Fire " :o)

Quelle chance d'avoir pu saisir ce doux moment.

I'm full too... I guess we have a daily quota!

This groundsquirrel looks related to my Kootenay one. ;)

I fully expect the next shot to be the squirrel ducking ,, then crawling under that dead grass stalk, or to do the reverse limbo! ...

Tfs, Jay

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-10 22:44]

Hello Rick

Another interesting animal added to your gallery.A wonderful capture with the nesting material in her mouth.I like the folded hands as she poses for you ,was that a photographer's request,or did she just know to do that?Excellent low POV and nice close up with sharp detail.TFS


Hi Rick,
you have captured this squirrel very nice, the pose is great.
Well composed and good details. And the colours are soft and nice.
Well done.

Hi dear Rick ,
very nice image with great details.
excellent sharpness and nice colours.
very well captured.
thanks for sharing my friend

Thanks for your kind email.

Hi Rick,
nice composition, look so fresh and natural, never meet ground squirel before, I just realize that this animal is so cute, TFS

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-03-11 3:23]

Hi Rick,

it's getting to that time of year again - spring is on it's way! Lovely moment you've captured here, his pose is great and there'd nice details of his fur.



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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-03-11 6:50]

Very cute Rick, nice composition, pov and pose.
Nice greens of the grass and good focus and details.
tfs paula

Hi Rick
Nice pose of the Columbia Ground Squirrel and look at the size of those digging claws! It's nice you've caught this little guy with grass in his mouth going about his daily business. Excellent detail and lighting.
TFS Janice
PS I saw my first Gopher today (Richardson Ground Squirrel) Spring is here.

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