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Snow Storm Squirrel

Snow Storm Squirrel
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-16
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99 favorite photos, CeltickRanger's favorite Squirrel photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-17 7:24
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday we went out to the Cypress Hills our favorite haunt. We left Medicine Hat with just a lovely +1 celsius and drove 45 minutes to the hills and ran smack dab into a spring snow storm it was coming down hard, laying a fresh blanket on anything that wasn't moving. It is so beautiful at times like these, sound is almost absent due to the absorption on the snow. This Red Squirrel was captured having a meal of pine seeds and wearing that ever present shawl, its bushy tail for warmth.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-02-17 7:30]

Hello Rick,
What a wonderful winter scene. Amazing colours.
Excellent sharpness and a very beautiful surroundings. Great composition, pose, POV and DOF.

Glad your feeling better Rick...but it is still snowing I see...we had an inch or so that day...still added to the other...well some used to say this is for the birds...I say it is for this squirrel who seems not to mind at all...would make a nice hat:-) Just kiddin' Mr Squirrel..in case images can hear!

Hi Rick,
Cute mammal. Very good photo such a hard lisght condition. Well done. TFS,

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-02-17 7:48]

Hi Rick,

A nice capture ,colors and details are great and the snowflakes falling around makes it a nice compo,tfs


Hello Rick,
Beautiful. Great moment. Very moody through this wonderful animal, its habitat and the snow...
Well done

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-17 7:59]

Hello Rick,
Great portrait of an American Red Squirrel with an expression that looks like a smile!.
Superb POV, pose and composition in the falling snow.
Thanks for sharing this cutie,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-17 8:02]

Hello Rick,
Lovely capture of the Red Squirrel in the snowstorm. I don't think he takes any notice as long as he gets his food! (A little while ago we had one here who settled nicely inside the covered birdtable to eat and shelter from the cold wind!)
This is a lovely composition with the fresh snow falling. I like the pose of the Squirrel and the natural environement.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

This a really nice image Rick... full of my favorite soft colors. I love the patterns of the background, falling snow, and the natural framing provided by the branches. The touch of red provided by the seed is perfect. Nice work.

Evelynn : )


This little guy acts as if the snow is not bothering him,
Great image,


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-17 8:45]

Hi Rick,

Glad to see that you are out and about again! This squirrel is just wonderful. The snow falling on him doesn't seem to bother him a bit as he sits in the classic pose munching away. A terrific winter scene and a lovely composition. Aren't you getting tired of snow??


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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2008-02-17 8:48]

Hi Rick,
The fluffed up squirrel looks great in the snowing background.Nice image.

Hi Rick,

I really like the way you've framed this picture, lovely composition showing the squirrel in his environment. Not easy to shoot when it snows and you did a great job at it. Beautiful natural colours, good details in the fur and this snow is such a plus to this adorable image.


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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-02-17 9:37]

Hi Rick,
Nice capture of this beautiful animal!
Very nice composition with the snow all over the squirrel!

Hi Rick,
Very beautiful shot. Excellent sharpness and composition. Best regards,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-02-17 10:00]

Hello Rick
Beautiful winter caoture.A vwry well composed image.Great POV and very sharp image.Details are excellent and I loved your subject pose.
TFS Michel

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-02-17 10:11]

Bonjour Rick
Très belle prise, couleurs et cadrage sont excellents, très bien présentation, beau sujet.
Félicitations, amicalement Robi

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-02-17 10:27]

Hi Rick
Another wonderful capture of this lovely squirrel. What a pose and natural frame!
TFS, José M.

Hallo Rick
Poor little thing! It looks so cold and freezing out there. This is another one of your excellent shots. Technically good, very sharp with good colour. Very cute, charming and adorable too. Great pose. I just love the snow on the branch. Squirrels are always cute - and snow covered ones are probably the cutest. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-17 13:02]

Hi Rick, He hasa smile on his face . you have captured afine close up with good detail . you have used the light well with all the snow about. well done TFS. good notes too.

hello Rick

what a wonderful snowy day shot of this cute animal,
the snowfalkes brings a plus to the image,
i love the squirrel's pose and eating little action,
excellent sharpness and details and it is your POV that i love more
with a excellent way the squirrel framed on the image, TFS


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-17 20:50]

Hi Rick,
Wonderful shot and you have captured a fine pose. It seems to be enjoying the snowfall. Very impressive sharpness and colours and the branches form a perfect natural setting. Great lighting and I like your POV to portray this charming scene. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hello Rick,

Wonderful picture of this cute squirrel. Excellent composition. Good sharpness. Very nice light and lovely colours.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-18 3:13]

Beautiful and magical image Rick.
The falling snow is shown very clearly.
Excellent pose and a superb composition.
Great exposure.
Very nice colours.
One of your best so far IMHO!


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-18 12:06]

Hi Rick.
My congratulations. I cannot imagine more amazing scenery. It is simply fantastic. It is my next favorite image. I like all in it. Especially unique is colour palette – delicate and pleasant. Level of sharpness and blurriness is precise. Composition and framing of the picture are outstanding too. Bravo.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-02-19 10:15]

Hello Rick , A Beautiful image ,great compositie in the snow and soft colours very beautiful very good for a postcard ,I like it ,thanks ,Greetings Teunie .

Hi Rick,
Comme il est mignon sous la neige en grignottant comme cela, superbe composition et très belles couleurs.

Hi Rick
..I hope your feeling better real soon.
This image is so sharp and clear, it's like I'm looking out my window at this cute little squirrel. He's having a good meal as the snow gently falls around him. A wonderful portrait!
TFS Janice

I don't know how I missed this very cute creature! TFS Ori

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