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Squirrels mating

Squirrels mating
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Copyright: Wing Lee (wingle) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 35 W: 2 N: 71] (419)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-30 16:24
Viewed: 9477
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was out for a walk when I heard some noise up on a pine tree located inside an elementary school playground. When I looked up, I spotted one squirrel chasing another up on a branch. Every time the male got on her, she would run off, this went on for quite some time until... At that moment, ;) I took the photo.
Thanks for viewing.

From Wikipedia:
Common squirrels include the Fox Squirrel (S. niger); the Western Grey Squirrel (S. griseus); the Douglas Squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii); the American Red Squirrel T. hudsonicus; and the Eastern Grey Squirrel (S. carolinensis), of which the "Black Squirrel" is a variant.

Unlike rabbits or deer, squirrels cannot digest cellulose and must rely on foods rich in protein, carbohydrates, and fat. Early spring is the hardest time of year for squirrels, since buried nuts begin to sprout and are no longer available for the squirrel to eat, as well as new food sources have not become available yet. During these times squirrels rely heavily on the buds of trees, in particular, those of the Silver Maple. Squirrels are omnivores; they eat a wide variety of plant food, including nuts, seeds, conifer cones, fruits, fungi, and green vegetation, and they also eat insects, insect larvae, eggs, and even small birds, smaller mammals, frogs, and carrion. In tropical areas, these foods often replace nuts.

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Well captured - though I have to admit this shot made me blush :)



Amusante situation que tu as bien su prendre...

Merci de partager et bravo


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-31 10:32]

Hi Wing.
I like your note so much especially its first part. Despite the some OE of the BG shot is great and exposed perfectly. Spot metering mode is the best at your case. Pictured scene is very attractive. Sharpness and details of the squirrels and trunk are superb. May be framing on the bottom is disputable a bit. Well done and TFS.

Hi Wing,
do they allow X rated pictures on trek nature...:o)
You got good sharpness on the squirrls and the tree, the background is a bit oe, and the crop at the bottom cutting off the feet of the little guys, but a good shoot regardless, nature at work, more squirrels coming! :o)

Hello Wing,
Perfect DOF in this excellent captured!
The exposure and focus is spot on with perfect sharpness, vivid colour and so much details in this shot!
really well done and well pleased

Bonjour WIng, superbe lumière naturelle sur cette photo, la netteté est est excellente et la pose magnifique,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-11 7:02]

Hello Wing

A very interesting capture,the POV and DOF are very good.
Excellent focus with sharp details and wonderful textures in the fur.
Great catch light in the dark eyes.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-13 4:53]

Hello Wing, good shot of this moment ! Good focus and sharpness, good colors and the composition is fine. Thanks !


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