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Copyright: Donna Rasmussen (captainsgirl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 491 W: 6 N: 997] (4088)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-26
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 55-200 1:4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-18 14:37
Viewed: 6330
Points: 23
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Everyone!
Well its been awhile since I've posted anything or even visited the site I guess its about time. I've missed visiting but have had a very busy month!

This photo was taken outside our hotel room in Vermont, I saw the visiting chipmuck so I tossed out some cashews to him so he'ld stop and visit awhile so I could take his photo. Always loved these cute little "Rodents" I made the mistake of leaving our room door opened once while going down for breakfast and came up to find him in our room!

Chipmucks are fairly small being only a hand full size and make a distictive Chip! Chip! sound when they are talking..:o)

Thanks for visiting, I'm off again on Wednesday for a week in Vermont and no interent!! yikes!

Donna M Rasmussen

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Hi Donna,
Good to see you back. I hope you are doing OK. I love this little critters. It is a pitty that your focus point is not on the chipmunk but on the ground a inch in front of it. Otherwise it would have been a very sharp photo. Maybe a slightly less centered composition will help.

Hello Dear Donna
Wellcome back :-)
Intersting spiece to shoot,
Perfect lighting,composition and BG,
Superb shot, TFS.

Good Luck

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-18 15:24]

Hello Donna,
Welcome back on TN:)This is very cute scane.Well caught,framed and composed.

Bonjour Donna
Il est très mignon ton petit tania rayé après grignotter.Les couleurs et la composition sont très jolies.
Bravo et merci....JP

Hello Donna,
Welcome back with this cute little fellow!
He is well framed, but if you look at the ground you can see focus is a tad too close to yourself...
Good colours, and for some reason they always seem to be eating in pictures... maybe they are bribed to pose, hehehe!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

hello Donna
a little bit out of focus but, cute :)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-06-19 7:18]

Hi Donna,
nice having you back, you been missed.
Those chipmunks are so cute, we have one running around in the garden since a few days. Not quite sure were he lives, but it keeps hiding food under my outside fridge. Eating seems to be their favorite thing as your pictures shows of so well.
Cute shot, not as sharp as desired but he has such a nice catch light in its eye what makes it irresistible ;-).

Cashews would make me stay awhile too!

He's a lovely little fellow, very similar to a squirrel. Same family?
Focus is off a little, but it's a nice composition with lovely colour saturation.


bonjour donna
il est bien mignon,ici on ne peut en voir que dans les animalerie mais attention au flou occasionné par une vitesse trop basse.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-20 12:20]

Hi Donna.
You managed to picture a very beautiful creature. Colours, details and composition of the shot are very good as well as the exposure and DOF. If the image of this animal would be more sharp shot would be simply superb. Well done and best wishes.

Hi Donna,

A nice close-up photo of the chipmuck, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


Hello Donna !
These little things are so cute ! I love to watch them, but here in france, we can only see them in captivity. You captured a lovely pose, with nice natural colors. Just a pity that the picture is out of focus... Still a nice shot ! Well done !

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