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Out to say, "It's spring!"

Out to say, "It's spring!"
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-04-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-04-20 20:14
Viewed: 1501
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi, my name is American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus), and am out say, "Yay.. it's spring!"

Haha. Well, this cute and busy thing was enjoying sun and seemed pretty confused just like me: not knowing how to enjoy every bit of this sunlight and warmth! :)

My first Red Squirrel, after this recent (bad) winter. This photograph was taken from quite far, I wonder how, even the hands and legs came this nice! :) Okay, kidding. I tried to stay steady. Lol.

But the sure thing is, this Red Squirrel didn't notice me for some time. I tried to keep it's privacy. Found him/ her (?) yesterday.. in the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord. (Oh here I remember, I saw a Red Squirrel for the first time, in this refuge only!)

It was approximately 12 degree (C) yesterday.. it was cooler but charming. Sudbury river, and the birder's spot near it was free of snow! The breeze, the temperature, the sunlight, the smell from the river, chirping of birds.. ah, only we know how much we missed it! We, the bird/ outdoor lovers of New England.

Thanks for viewing. Hope you enjoying this beautiful creature and mood. Let's not talk about photography.. ;) be it bad or good, this shot is my favourite! Thanks! :)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-04-20 23:56]

Hi Ruby,i understand why this shot is your favorite,it's very very nice and a bit funny too with your choice of the title...ehehe...there is the springtime atmosphere inside,excellent quality too despite the difficult light.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Your note somehow conveys the transformation you have gone through in the US, Ruby. You sound so different and positive! Sorry for the analysis. :)
Lovely pic of a Red Squirrel (and I'm not talking 'photography', BTW) viewed in conjunction with your note.
Good to see you back on TN.

Bonjour Ruby,
La profondeur de champ ne semble pas excellente sur le corps du sujet par rapport à la tête, mais globalement l'écureuil est relativement bien valorisé.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-04-26 12:58]

Hello Ruby,
Great shot of this cute little Red Squirrel. Love the way the back lighting has illuminated it's tail as if it's on fire. Hard to believe this shot was quite far away as the detail is great and colors true and natural. These tiny squirrels are always extremely fast and seem to never stop moving. You did very well capturing it in this attractive inquisitive pose.
The birds should be migrating pretty heavily in about two or three weeks here in Ohio, hopefully you will be able to get some great shots in your area as well.

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