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Black squirrel

Black squirrel
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Copyright: Pedro Montes (periko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-02-01
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Leica C
Exposure: f/5.5, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-02-04 17:35
Viewed: 1560
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The black squirrel is a melanistic subgroup of the Eastern gray squirrel. They are common in the Midwestern U.S., Eastern Canada and parts of the Northeastern U.S. and the U.K. Melanism is the opposite of albinism.
We don't see these squirrels very often in Mexico.
The one shown here was photographed in Aguascalientes.

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2015-02-04 22:32]

Hi Pedro

Very nice image of black squirrel in a nice pose, very nice composition, very good sharpness and details.



hallo Pedro
great shot of this black specie
nice to see this one
thanks gr lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-02-05 15:42]

Hello Pedro,
An attractive image of this beautiful black squirrel in it's natural habitat. I only wish he would have faced you and not have been so camera shy.
We have many black squirrels here in Ohio, but yours seems to have a much longer tail the ours. Focus is sharp, giving us a great look at it's sleek and shiny coal black fur. Exposure is just right and colors are true and natural. Thank you for sharing a bit of the wildlife from your region of the globe.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-02-06 2:36]

Hi Pedro,an excellent capture of this black squirrel,not lucky with the light and it's a bit dark,but the perspective and the sharpness are very very goo,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2015-04-13 8:03]

Hola Pedro, pocas veces he visto Ardillas de este color, se ve fabulosa; saludos y gracias por sus comentarios para el Mochuelo...

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