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Rock Squirrel from Grand Canyon


Rock Squirrel from Grand Canyon
Photo Information
Copyright: Marco Celant (sweet_universe) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 35 W: 0 N: 23] (314)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-29
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-21 5:43
Viewed: 3639
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Il Grand Canyon di marzo offre uno spettacolo incredibile.
Oltre al fascino della neve che ricopre più o meno velatamente le pareti rocciose scavate dal fiume Colorado, sono frequenti gli incontri con scoiattoli della specie che gli americani chiamano "Rock Squirrel".

A squirrel I saw at the Grand Canyon National Park: i think that is a Rock Squirrel.
Rock squirrels are nearly always found in rocky areas — cliffs, canyon walls, talus slopes, boulder piles, fills along highways, and so forth — where they seek refuge and have their dens. In the Pecos River Canyon in western Texas, where the walls are a series of alternating, nearly vertical precipices and narrow horizontal shelves, these squirrels are very much at home. They scale the steep, smooth walls with speed and assurance and never hesitate at what appear at a distance to be perfectly smooth surfaces. Closer inspection usually reveals that cracks and fissures in the rocks offer them adequate footing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6475 W: 89 N: 15609] (65297)
  • [2008-07-21 17:06]

Hi,just marking,no time,thanks for share,Luciano

Buona scelta il taglio verticale con l'animaletto lungo l'asse centrale della foto. Deve essere abbastansa mansueto perchè non mi sembra tu abbia esasperato lo zoom. Bei colori.

Roberto

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-24 11:34]

Hello Marco,
What a fine composition showing this Rock Squirrel from a nice point of view and on the light rock face. Fine details and beautiful colours.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Marco,

I'm pretty sure this fellow doesn't suffer from hunger, hehehe!
A chubby little furball gives a nice pose, looking curious as always...
Good details in the fur coat, and the colours are well reproduced!

Greetings,
Pablo -

Ciao Marco, graziosissimo questo scoiattolo, ottima l'inquadratura da dietro con il capo voltato, l'hai proprio ammaestrato bene, gran posa, bravo, ciao Silvio

Ciao Marco,
nicely composed image with a strictly divided background that switches from flat into deep. Nice pose of the sqirrel also, its way of looking back from a turned away position makes it. Up from fin de siecle into the fifties, quite a number of actresses were portrayed that way.
Knowing where the picture was taken adds another dimension. Then we know that the view from the rock's edge goes down at least 1500 metres. You made me curious to see that place during that cool time of the year. I was there in mid summer, agreeable cool weather on top, but down in the canyon, air temperatures went up to 45°C. Was quite a trip to walk up the steep path again.
With thanks, and best regards,
Peter

Hi Marco,
Very good shot from yhis beautiful squirre.
Interesting Note
TFS
Raimundo

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