Columbian Ground Squirrel
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2006-08-28 14:24]
sooooo cute, what a lovely shot.
So warm colours and wonderful sharpness, I like your nice friend so much, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- gjoess (738)
- [2006-08-28 15:34]
Great shot. Nice action, terrific sharpness in the front there.
- osse (7805)
- [2006-08-28 17:39]
Well seen and captured. Good sharpnes, details and POV.
Well done Niek
- kedavis (436)
- [2006-08-28 20:54]
Very nice capture. I a glad this little critter was so willing to pose. Good sharpness.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-08-28 21:50]
You did very well on this one. The overall compostion and framing look good. Spot on exposure has nice colors and detail. What makes this is the low POV. You say you kneeled down, but it looks like you were laying on your stomach to get eyeball to eyeball with him. (Something I would do).
That makes it for me!
- mbasil (3320)
- [2006-08-28 22:00]
Nicely captured, Niek. Great details and lighting. It's a very nice portrait. Great colors (I'm gonna have to try some raw shots!)I like the off-center composition, too. You might look at cropping out the dark bit on top, with more of a panorama, personally I think it would be a bit better that way.
P.S. Not only aren't these guys afraid of humans, humans aren't afraid of them (if they do charge you, who cares)!
- manyee (23770)
- [2006-08-29 1:24]
That is a super sharp capture of this ground squirrel, Niek.
The colors are beautiful and very natural, and the POV is fun.
He is very cute with his little hands held in front of him, and him chewing away at some nut.
TFS. : )
- pablominto (14563)
- [2006-08-29 1:48]
A pleasant portrait,
Great details in the little guy, the fur coat loooks like very natural and he is captured in good colours!
I like the fact the grass in front of him also is sharp, making animal and nature one!
- coasties (28054)
- [2006-08-29 2:32]
Excellent low POV. Nicely composed with good catchlight in the eye. :-)
- Aramok (5166)
- [2006-08-29 7:50]
nicely caught Niek. Sometimes you have to turn you attention elsewhere when the landscapes can't be gotten at and the wildlife is the logical choise.
I like the really low POV for this one.
- wkshelton (5492)
- [2006-08-29 7:51]
Hello Neik, excellent shot, perfect details, excllent POV DOF BG details, are super great composition, great Job, TFs Kyle
Well, now that you have identified the Glacier ground squirrels I'll post mine. I got several cute shots too. "DO NOT FEED THE WILDLIFE!". Let's see, I think I have one eating an M&M and one eating a peanut: But it's not my fault if people drop food around! : ) It does make for some tame animals and easy shooting. This one is cute. I think I would prefer to have the whole animal in the shot. On my best one I cut the tail off so I know how difficult it can be sometimes.
Evelynn : )
- Briones (0)
- [2006-08-29 16:24]
Excelente nitidez. Tienes una galería muy buena. Enhorabuena y saludos,
- SkyF (8073)
- [2006-08-29 17:50]
very cute critter you captured. I guess they train their Ground squirrels to be nice to the photographers and let them come close;-). Lovely details and a wonderful POV.
- carper (8439)
- [2006-08-30 7:01]
prachtige foto weer Niek.
goede details en vanaf een goed punt genomen, de compositie is uitsteken, zeer goed werk.
- sAner (4750)
- [2006-08-30 13:42]
Dit is een leuk beestje zeg! Hele mooie details en perfect belichting op de grondeekhoorn. De witte vlekken achter de kop van de eekhoorn zijn een beetje afleidend. Verder is het een uitstekende foto. TFS!
- valy67 (9219)
- [2006-09-05 6:53]
Hi Niek !
This little squirrel is so cute ! I love its attitudem with hands joined under the head. Details, colors, coöposition, POV, light and DOF, everything is excellent. Very well done !
- NellyD (1783)
- [2006-09-07 11:19]
Goeie close up van dit leuke beestje. Ik ben er zelf ook aardig wat tegen gekomen op mijn vakantie in Canada, en je hebt gelijk, ze zijn inderdaad meestal niet mensenschuw.
Dus als je de kans krijgt (en die had je hier duidelijk), meteen op de foto zetten.