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Go Away!!
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Copyright: Babak hendizadeh (timonejoon) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 45 N: 224] (762)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Squirrels, Tree Squirrels [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-18 0:18
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Go Away...I wana sleep.. gooo....
This is another shot from this little sleepy. He/She didn't move for a while then open her/his eyes and look at me. like very sleepy girls just look at me and then again closed her eyes. It was -17.

Despite periodic complaints about the animal as a pest, general public opinion towards the animal is favorable, thanks to its agreeable appearance and movement and its habit of gathering and storing nuts. Squirrels are arguably the most successful wild urban animal species, as unlike rats or raccoons, squirrels are generally liked. Squirrels are popular characters in cartoons and children's books, such as the works of Beatrix Potter and Rocky, Bullwinkle's partner in adventures.

Albino squirrels are thought by some to be a source of good luck. The Albino Squirrel Preservation Society was founded at the University of Texas at Austin in 2001. Olney, Illinois, is home of the world's largest known albino-squirrel colony. Kenton, Tennessee, is home to about 200 albino squirrels. Brevard, North Carolina, also has a substantial population of white (not albino) squirrels. Western Kentucky University has a locally famous population of white squirrels. Exeter, Ontario in Canada is known for having non-albino white squirrels, believed to be the result of a genetic mutation in the early 20th century.

Albino squirrel
Non-albino white squirrelThe word squirrelled, meaning to have hidden items away, is arguably the longest one-syllable word in the English language, with eleven letters. However, this is true only in certain dialects of American English; in many American English and all British English accents, it has two syllables.

Squirrels are often referred to as "tree rats", "rats with bushy tails", or "harveys" by people who dislike them and consider them pests. The word "Squirrel" is sometimes used to describe someone who is a 'goof' or 'clown' (that is, he is a squirrel or is squirrelly). The word "squirrelly" also means "unpredictable", "shaky", or "a bit hard to control", when used in conjunction with the controls or handling of machinery.

(from wikipedia)

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good color nice focus and yes it does look like the animal wants to sleep

Bien occupé ce charmant écureuil ! Sympathique gros plan.
Bonne journée.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-04-18 4:22]

Great composition and beautiful colours,
TFS Joey

Amazing shot, great sharpness where you need it most!!!
Well done.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-04-18 5:11]

This is a very, very sweet photo! He does look shy. Lovely POV and detail and sharpness is very good. Great light and colour also. Great shot.

Lovely photograph of a very very cute squirrel. TFS.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-12 23:41]

Hello Babak

Great job on this one.The sleepy squirrel is very cute.Excellent colour saturation.The focus is sharp and the details are excellent.Well composed in the frame.The pose of the squirrel is fantastic.Well done.TFS


Hallo Babak
Very good and applicable title to this posting. This squirrel surely looks very tired and sleepy. I just love its olive shaped eyes and the white circle around the eyes just makes it more special. Although one cannot see the face in detail, the large and long whiskers stands out like a sore thumb. Just love the tiny ears and the thick tail. Lovely close up.
Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Hello Babak,

A very nice shot at this little sleepy. Sharpness and details are well demonstrated on the subject with the eye really looks sleepy indeed. Nice post!


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-02-13 12:01]

When I visited Canada I love the way these would scold you from the tops of the trees. Lovely cute pose, lovely colours and well composed. Sweet shot



great capture, TFS Ori

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