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Red Squirrel


Red Squirrel
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Copyright: Mark Heywood (PapaLazarou) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 2 N: 43] (663)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-25
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII, Sigma 100-300 F4 APO
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-26 7:45
Viewed: 3118
Points: 3
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My second Red Squirrel picture on the site, taken at The National Trust Red Squirrel Reserve in Formby.

The National Trust Reserve

Situated on the Sefton coast, just north of Liverpool, the National Trust owned Freshfield reserve is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Northern England.

The reserve offers visitors an oppurtunity to explore the beach, sand dunes and coastal pine woodland. Within the stands of Corsican and Scots pine is a large population of wild red squirrels. However, unlike most other populations, the Formby animals are so used to people that they can be fed by hand.

Red squirrels will frequently approach within a few feet of visitors, indeed it is not uncommon for the little creatures to take peanuts from the palm of your hand. The red squirrel population typically numbers 3-4 adult squirrels per hectare making it possible to see several animals together.

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Very nice image of this small red one Mark. Exposure is good and composition nice, but the image does miss some sharpness. Best regards, Harry

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-05-26 9:15]

Mark I think you had either did shaky shot or something went wrong while shooting. The squirrel is beautiful. TFS. mark for the squirrel. Ganesh

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