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Snack Attack

Snack Attack
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Copyright: Kathy Meader (writerscrawlz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 2 N: 924] (2961)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 28-300mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Squirrel photos, Silpa's "Unforgettable" Favourites !!! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-21 13:29
Viewed: 4327
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Curious as to how close this squirrel would come to me since my dog was sitting by my side, I tossed out several peanuts.

The first time was a disaster since my dog jumped up, thinking I wanted to play fetch, and brought them back to me.

Once I made it clear that 'Fetch' wasn't the object of the game, he sighed, lay down beside me, and proceeded to snore.

Once this squirrel determined that my dog wasn't a threat, he ventured a little closer to get a peanut or two. I couldn't entice him any closer than what you see, but I'd lay odds that my dog was the reason.

Today, the whether isn't the best to do a bit of photography, but I've squirreled away some photos for a rainy day. (Gee, that would be the next day or two!)

This fellow wanted to be a bit friendlier, so I sat for close to an hour. He never moved closer to me, but he didn't scurry away either. When my dog woke, he seemed to understand that this was not a new playmate and to chase this fellow would result in some sort of punishment (usually barring him from watching Animal Planet), so even with his eyes open, he didn't budge. I think, he, too, was curious as to how close this fellow would come.

The background is the street, and in order to get this photo, I rested my head on my dog's body for support. My dog is quite used to my strange behavior!

Hope you enjoy.

NinaM, jconceicao, Juyona, soccer, iris, CeltickRanger, vanderschelden has marked this note useful
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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-09-21 13:31]

Hello Kathy, you are my neighbour today! And what a fine picture of this little squirrel, with your new camera and with beautiful colours, superb light and quite a sharp look on this furry friend. Lovely presentation, Kathy, and reading your notes are always a pleasure. Goooood bye!


Very nice picture.



Hello Kathy,

Excellent capture.
Wonderful photo of this animal.
Beautiful colours with good detail.
I like the composition and light.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-09-21 14:58]

Genial captura,
finos detalles y buen foco...
contacto visual estupendo,
buen pov,
saludos Kathy

You not only click some really awesome shots, but you've got the gift of the narrative, as well!
very well done, Kathy!

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2008-09-21 21:28]

Beautiful image! Great colours, excellent composition, good focus and sharp detail.

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2008-09-21 23:08]


Very well composed pic. The detail of the subject, sharpness and clarity of the image are all very well done. The image is of a very high quality. The POV is very good and makes for a great pic.

A truely beautiful shot, and very cute. Great sense of action, lovely and sharp, great DOF and composition. All around a lovely shot, one to be very happy with.


Hi Kathy.

Extremely good shot and nice pps. The squirrel is beauty by itself. :-)

Come and see my gallery.


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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-09-22 17:06]

Hi Kathy,
A most adorable shot to start my day:)
This is so beautiful and warm to look at.
I love the sharp focus and the superb eye contact as you caught your subject in its element.Congratulations on the new equipment.

Another thing i have come to like in your squirrel shots is the green tinted fading Bg(here a combination of green and grey) which gives the feeling of pianted BG brushed by a light stroke.I guess this is best done with the PoV you manage with ground level placement.
This "unforgettable" shot will open my newly opened "Unforgettable" theme.

TFS for sharing this..
I look forward to new releases.


hello Kathy

WOW ! this is your best squirrel shot,

WOW ! because of that superb luminosity of the image,
with the fine at the level of the subject low POV, also fine framing,
and great sharpness and details of the squirrel, TFS


And this Squirrel is also a beauty, Kathy.
You must have a nice dog:-)
Once again allow me to underscore the awesome lighting...
Well done and TFS

Nice BGround and DOF.

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