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Copyright: Mircea Costina (mirceax) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 49 N: 1356] (6261)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-04 11:07
Viewed: 3304
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) is a tree squirrel that is native to the eastern to midwestern United States and the eastern provinces of Canada. The species name carolinensis refers to the Carolinas, where they were first recorded by zoologists, and are still extremely common.
The Eastern Grey has also been introduced into a variety of locations on the west coast of North America, including San Francisco and the Peninsula area of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties south of the city. At the turn of the 20th century it was introduced into South Africa and England, spreading across the latter and then invading both Wales and parts of southern Scotland where it has almost exclusively displaced the population of the native Red Squirrel. It has also been introduced to Italy, and the European Union is concerned that the grey squirrel will displace the Red Squirrel from parts of the European continent, as well.
The Eastern Grey Squirrel is common throughout most of its natural range and wherever it has been introduced. It readily becomes tolerant of humans and learns to take food left or offered by picnickers.(wikipedia.com)

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Hello Mircea and Hello to the Grey Squirrel

What I like here the most is the composition with the tree trunk. Also good sharpnes and contrast and great OOF homogenous buckground
Best wishes

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-04 11:26]

Hello Mircea,
Excellent capture of this squirrel in a lovely pose. The details and the colour of the fur is beautifully lit and I like the way it is looking straight at you. Lovely colours in the soft background and a very fine composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Bonjour Mircea,
L'image est parfaitement réalisée : bon cadrage, mise au point parfaite, bel éclairage sur le pelage... C'est surtout la posture et l'expression de l'animal qui rend cette photo très attachante. Braco.

very good composition and background

bravo in french

aleks ;)
best wishes

Hi Mircea,splendid shot,the expression of the squirrel is splendid.Cheer

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-09-04 12:05]

Wonderful composition and DOF, nice background

Salut Mircea,

M-ai dat gata cu asta! Are tot ce trebuie sa aiba o fotografie. Cu alte cuvinte este o FOTOGRAFIE nu o poza. Compozitia este un pic centrala dar aici chiar nu ma deranjeaza. Este superba. N-are rost sa vorbim de culori, detalii, claritate cand este evident ca sunt perfecte. Te rog sa-mi permiti s-o adaug la favorite. Ma mira faptul ca inca nimemi n-a ales-o ca favorita. Multumesc mult!

Numai bine,

Splendid capture.

great capture. TFS Ori

Fine squirrel image Mircea,
Great POV/pose,DOF, focus deatil and composition.
I think it saw you. haha

Hello Mircea,
Well done.
Nice pose and good sharpness.
Greta compo.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-04 14:49]

Hola Mircea,
preciosa captura,
original pose y pov,
buen encuadre,

Gran encuadre con unos colores sorprendentes y un buen enfoque. Preciosa y atractiva toma.
Saludos Mircea.

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-09-04 18:52]

A very good shot Mircea! Great moment of life of this squirrel, well done... Super POV.


This is a dynamic composition with the angle of the tree and the position of the squirrel. I love all the soft colors in the background.

Evelynn : )

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-09-04 22:20]

That is the cutest squirrel shot, Mircea.
I love his pose, so curious and alert.
Perfect POV, with his forelegs at perpendicular positions, his direct eye contact, his frontal view, and his bushy tail rising straight up behind and around his head.
I also like the light, the colors and details on the tree bark, and the colors in the OOF BG.
TFS. ; )

Very nice and natural shot whit this movement and a good background.
this gives desire to go to fondle it!

best regards.


A very attractive composition with fantastic background and face of the squirrel.

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2007-09-05 18:22]

Bonjour Mircea,
Excellente capture. Tres belle couleurs BG et écureuil. La composition est particuliairement bonne.
Merci, Roger

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-09-05 18:34]

Bonsoir Mircea,
Bravo pour cette belle prise amusante.

Hi Mircea,
This image of this squirrel with astonished eyes is very impressive, very well composed with great details

Une toute belle pose pour cet écureuil.
Bonne journée.

Il est vraiment trop cute Mircea! Qu'elle belle pose capturée! La prise de vue est magnifique ainsi que les détails et l'exposition. Le background est parfait et fait bien ressortir ce charmant sujet avec un beau contact des yeux, bravo!

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-09-07 10:48]

Hello Mircea , Exelent shot from this squirrel , great pose and colours sharpnes pov and bg , tfs Greetings Teunie .

lovey animal and pose

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-09-09 12:38]

Bonjour Mircea
Très belle prise j'aime l'attitude étonné du sujet, excellente gestion de l'exposition et netteté.
Amicalement Robi

Salut Mircea!
What a both - funny and amazing shot! I like a lot composition and POV. You had really a great relfex :)
DOF, details, colouration and note are also very good.
TFS and have a nice evening!

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2008-04-08 13:52]

Great moment you have captured.
I like it very much.
Very well done!
Regards, Krzysztof.

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