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Copyright: Jim White (jmirah) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-06
Categories: Mammals
Camera: KODAK Z612, 35-420mm Schneider Kreuznach Variogon
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Wild Life, Squirrels II, Squirrels, Tree Squirrels [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-08 12:11
Viewed: 3356
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While sitting at a nature park waiting to photograph an armadillo that had a burrow near-by, I shared my sun flower seeds with a young Fox Squirrel...I offered to share my Gatorade also but it declined...

Fox Squirrel
Sciurus niger

The word squirrel, first attested in 1327, comes from the Old French esqurial which comes from the Vulgar Latin word scuriolus (squirrel), a variant of the Latin word sciurus. Sciurus comes from the Greek word skiourus, a compound of skia(shadow) and oura(tail). Skiouros can be translated to mean "That which makes a shade with it's tail" or "That which sits in the shadow of it's tail". The verb squirrel meaning "to hide or store" was first recorded circa 1939.

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To gracious: Hi Tonyjmirah 1 06-19 11:28
To Little-white: Hi Violettajmirah 1 06-11 18:27
To claudine: Hi Claudinejmirah 1 06-09 07:06
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I am a baaad boy. My father and I hunted these when I was in single digits. Hard to believe I could be so much into nature and still understand hunting....but it is true. I no longer hunt. Been years....

Nice capture with flash. I think I see a bit of red eye in him. Or is that natural color?

Pacific NW Wilderness

Hello Jim,
Great portrait look like this squirrel was very cooperative with you, pity you crop to close top and botton, other then that is so sharp that I can see his male side...ha ha. nice shot Jim TFS best reagards/Lawhill

He's a cute little feller and doesn't seem the least bit worried about your presence. I don't blame him for turning away the gatorade!

Cute composition - nice coloring which shows the softness of the fur.

Hello Jim,
This is a nice capture of this cute friend! I like this POV, details and colors. I agree with the fact that it is a little disappointing that one of its feet is missing and that its eye is red but this is still a good and interesting picture. I love its furry and fluffy tail :-) Thanks,

Hello Jim,
I agree with Claudine about the missed foot and the red eye, but the clarity & the sharpness of the fur, and the natural pose of this little fellow are really the better features of your shot.

Hello Jim,
Good pov and close-up of this beauty!
good sharpness, colour, clarity and details!
good captured and TFS

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