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Copyright: Lawhill Russo (lawhill) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 2 N: 565] (2054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-18
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D-200, Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8 AF-S
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-30 16:24
Viewed: 3866
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Squirrel was friendly enough and let my shot it, was looking for human food at Colorado Grand Canyon.
A squirrel is a small or medium-sized rodent of the family Sciuridae. In the English-speaking world, it commonly refers to members of this family's genera Sciurus and Tamiasciurus, which are tree squirrels that have large bushy tails, and are indigenous to Europe, Asia and the Americas. Similar genera are found in Africa.
Squirrels are generally clever and persistent animals. In residential neighborhoods they are notorious for eating out of bird feeders, digging in potted plants either to bury or recover seeds, and for inhabiting sheltered areas including attics. While many companies sell bird feeders which are supposedly "squirrel-proof", very few of them really are. Although expert climbers, and primarily arboreal, squirrels also thrive in urban environments that are largely free of trees.
Squirrels are sometimes considered pests because of their propensity to chew on various edible and inedible objects. This characteristic trait aids in maintaining sharp teeth, and because their teeth grow continuously, prevents over-growth. Homeowners in areas with a heavy squirrel population must keep attics and basements carefully sealed to prevent property damage caused by nesting squirrels.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-30 16:38]

Hi Lawhill,

An adorable squirrel in a superb pose. He knows how to beg and look his cutest to get food. I love the tail! Wonderful colors, details, pov and setting.


Hi Lawhill,

Great shot of this little squirrel
excellent sharpness, details, compo and POV
lovely colours and pose

TFS Thijs

This is a super shot Lawhill. I love the pose and the subject's position within the frame. The colors and shapes of the fore and background elements are lovely.

Nice Work. TFS
Evelynn : )

Hi Lawhill,
Nice quality light and a spot on exposure. Colors are perfect and the detail is tack sharp. A nice pose from this guy. A high cutness factor!

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-30 19:43]

Hi Lawhill,
The pose is priceless. Details are razor sharp! I love the composition and the frame. As for exposure, it is just a question of personal taste, but for me it is just a little too bright. I would increase contrast slightly and reduce brightness.
Best Regards,

Hi Lawhill,
A lovely capture of this cute squirrel. The colors, details and composition are excellent. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-07-30 23:05]

Hello Lawhill,

Great shot of this little squirrel, with a very great quality and a excellent pose, almost a model for the photographer.

Best regards,

Hi Lawhill,
A very cute picture of this squirrel, the details and colors are wonderful, I really enjoy the post of this funny character. :)

Hi Lawhill, very nice picture, I like it, good sharpness, superb natual colors and more detail, great shot, cheer,

Hola Lawhill,
Preciosa toma de esta simpática ardilla, la definición y la luz son fantásticas, Saludos
José Ramón

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-07-31 2:34]

Hi Lawhill,
high on cuteness factor and a great composition, his tail seems to be almost as big as he is! Nice sharp, well defined details in the fur too. Must be a great location to to shoot in, i envy you.

Hi Lawhill,
Great pose, it looks very tame. Wonderfully captured.

Perfect light! Great angle and pov. Great details and sharpness. And the squirrel is simply adorable!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-31 4:16]

Hello Lawhill,
Brilliant capture of this cute squirrel in a fine pose waving its tail. Great sharpness and beautiful colours. Very well-timed and a fine composition.
Best wishes, Ulla

Hi Lawhill,
Cute, cute, cute, an excellent composition..Sharp & detailed, great DOF and natural color. I kinda like the green plant left corner, pointing to the subject & accenting the frame..
Well done!

Hi Lawhill,
What a wonderful pose you've captured this gorgeous squirrel in.
A real joy to look at such lovely shot.
Great point of view, sharpness, composition and lighting.
The soft colors, details and catch light in the eye are very beautiful and the frame is lovely.
Perfect work. My compliments, also to the squirrel :)
Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes,

The lens was a good choice and is perhaps one of the sharpest in the Nikon arsenal of glass. Very very very focused and retaining colors. It appears as though You are sure of this lens which gives you more time to think about how you would like the pose. Nice Lawhill!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-31 6:11]

Hi Lawhill,
I liked the eye contact here with this cute little fellow. Colors, pose and details are very nice. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-07-31 6:39]

Hello Lawhill
Excellent capture.Very sharp with lovely details in the fur.Nice POV and lovely catchlight in the eye.
TFS Michel

Hi Lawhill,
A lovely photo...Outstanding POV and composition...Colors are great...I like the BG, pose and plant at the bottom corner...They all add up to a very fine photo...Very well captured...


Hi Lawhill,
ha ha what a cute photo! The squirrel seems to be very interested in you and what you've got! Beautiful color and he seems to have struck a good pose for you! TFS

Hi Lawhill.
What a great 'feed me' 'feed me' pose you have captured here, great he was happy enough to come so close. Amazing detail and colour.

New Zealand

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-02 8:52]

Hello Lawhill

A very crisp,sharp image of this squirrel.The focus and details are sharp.Very well illuminated with bright colours.Excellent details in the fur,with textures showing very well.TFS


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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-08-04 6:00]

Funny animal. Wonderful tail, colors are nice.

Bonjour Lawhill
Trčs belle prise, excellente gestion de l'exposition, attitude du sujet. Bravo
Amicalement Robi

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