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Dancing Squirrel

Dancing Squirrel
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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: 2007-10
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99's favorite photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-02 13:08
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
[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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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-02 13:17]

Hi Mircea. What a excellent close up of the little cute squirrel. you have captured a fine pose with it standing on its back legs. with fine detail in the fur .and naturel colours. he has such a look in his eye. well done TFS. good note too.
Have a good weekend.

Hello Mircea,
excellent shot here. Great framing, POV and excellent sharpness. Great colours and DOF. This is an excellent composition. Thank you.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-02 14:15]

Hi Mircea

Excellent shot - pretty near perfect in all respects :)


Hello Mircea,
You've taken this little fellow very lovely!
Excellent colours and details with very nice POV & composition, also well focused and framed!!
TFS and have a good weekend!
Best wishes, Kevin

This is a cracking good capture. Love the low POV and shallow DOF which nicly isolates the subject. Details are excellent and I like the warm Autumn tones. Very nice work..

Allo Mircea,
La lumière et les couleurs d'automne font les plus belles photos! C'est une superbe pose que tu as capturée avec une exposition naturelle et de très jolies teintes de couleurs. Bravo!

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-11-02 14:59]

Bonjour Mircea
Félicitations pour cette très belle prise, magnifique lumière, très belle attitude du sujet et bonne netteté.
Amicalement Robi

Hi Mircea,

I like it a lot! Excellent contrast, perfect sharpness! The ground too is very well taken.



Hay Mircea,
what a moment you have, taking picture of such lovely and quick moving animal. So, congratulations for the sharpness and colours. I especialy like that hairy tail and some food squirrel is carrying in its hands.
You describe very well squirrels spreeding.
With regards.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-02 16:27]

Hola Mircea,
simpática escena,
realmente original,
bello pov, y estupendo foco.

Gee I spend most of my life on the Peninsula area of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. I didn't know the history of the grey squirrel there! Thank you!! This is a really super shot Mircea. You managed wonderful rich color and fantastic sharpness and detail. It is a great engaging pose.

Evelynn : )

great sharpness and light, TFS Ori

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-11-02 20:06]

Hello Mircea
Very nice composition.Sharp image whit great POV and excellent details.Your image havelovely colors.It was also nice meeting you thismorning.
TFS Michel

Hello, Mircea,
This is just awesome! Not only is your squirrel perfectly positioned in the frame, his stance and expression are just priceless. He really DOES look like he's dancing. Superb light, color, detail and those bright autumn leaves make a great contrast to his color. Too cool. :)) Thank you and kind regards,

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-11-02 22:11]

Wonderful picture! Sharp and detail are great. Interesting pose, nice background

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-11-03 4:52]

Salut Mircea

Din nou o poza splendida de la tine!
Trebuie sa mentionez ca poza asta imi place mai mult decat cea cu veverita din-nainte. Asta are culori superbe si calde, foarte bine saturate, iar POV-ul foarte jos izoleaza perfect si chiar scote in evidenta si mai mult "eroul principal" :) al fotografiei.
Detaliile sunt exemplar de clare, adancimea campului vizual e foarte bine controlata iar compozitia e foarte misto.

Bravo, TFS si un wekend cat mai placut.

Bonjour Mircea,
Cet écureuil est simplement ÉPATANT! Superbe effet de profondeur de champ. Excellents détails. Belles couleurs automnales. UN GROS BRAVO!!!


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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-11-03 7:10]

Amazing colors and depth and a very handsome pose captured! Great shot, thanks for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-03 8:36]

Hello Mircea,
It's if he something wants to say to you, or is he only curious? Fantastic sharpness and wonderful colours. The pose with the tail like a fan is amazing. Great POV, DOF and composition.

Hello Mircea,
This fellow seems to be in the mood. Little curious look...
Wonderful image; the light is displaying the squirrel very beautiful.
Nice background colours. Great low POV.
Well done

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-11-03 10:01]

Bonjour Mircea,

Bravo pour cette belle prise.J'aime bien la pose de l'écureuil et les couleurs.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-03 10:53]

Hi Mircea.
This is simply outstanding shot by subject and by quality. My congratulations and Bravo.


Great job,
This are funny little guys,


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-11-04 1:29]

Hi Mircea,
exceptional quality here, superb lighting, wonderful rich autumnal colours and a great pose too. Very fine work indeed, thanks for sharing.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-11-05 11:50]

Hi Mircea

Stunning pose and wonderful great autumn colours. Sharp focusing and I love the low POV. He looks very cute as well



hi mircea!
A very nice portrait on
the squirrel!
sharp with fine colours
and in a nice light!
good work!

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