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"It's me again"

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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, canon tc-dc52b 1.6x
Exposure: f/3.1, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Mammals of Canada, 50 - 60 points (chapter two), Pankaj Bajpai's Favourite [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-09 9:43
Viewed: 4771
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"It's me again"
Red Squirrel
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
or Pine Squirrel, Chickaree, Écureuil Roux (french).

- This squirrel is rust-red to greyish-red above being brightest on the sides, white or greyish-white below and the tail is similar to the back color but is outlined with a broad, black band edged in white. The coat is duller in the summer and a black line separated the back and underbelly colours. The average red squirrel weighs 7-12 ounces.
- The red squirrel is abundant in any kind of forest, coniferous, pine, mixed or hardwood forests, often around buildings. They occur through much of Canada and most of B.C.
- This creature feeds heavily on pine seeds and in the fall it cuts green cones and buries them in damp earth ; other sustenance includes nuts, seeds, birds' eggs, young birds and fungi. It makes a nest of leaves in a hollow or fallen tree, hole in the ground or tree crotch. 3-7 young are born in March or April and there is sometimes a second litter in August or September. The squirrel is a chatterbox with a variety of calls to announce its home range or the presence of intruders.
- Tracks are common between trees and near holes in the ground where they have dug up buried cones. Squirrels place their feet next to each other rather than one in front of the other. In deep snow their tracks are characterized by two diamond shapes next to one another. A clear imprint will reveal five long toes with claws similar to the skeleton of a human hand and may or may not have a heel print. The heel is as long again as the toes and a rough oval shape.

I hope you like this squirrel.

Paulosousa, Midi, dew77, tinman, hummingbird24, TAZ, Fisher, sAner, Crypton, Jax, naki, marhowie, twin, liquidsunshine, wideload, JeanMichel, scottevers7, gerhardt, Comandante, red45, vbourrut, deud, danbachmann has marked this note useful
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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-05-09 10:02]
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Ben dis donc, il est tout près de la caméra!
Bravo pour cette belle photo de ton ami l'écureuil qui à mon avis ne doit pas manquer de provisions.Au fait: ne serait ce pas une maman?

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-09 10:07]

What a cute squirrel Luc!
Clear eyes,details,BG and composition are excellent.

Great picture, Luc.
Very cute when it's sitting in the classic pose for a squirrel. Very good details, nice colours and well composed.
Excellent work, my friend.

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  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2005-05-09 10:37]

Cute capture - very good sharpness and colour. TFS. Tim

How adorable this little guy is Luc, and how well you have captured him.
The composition is perfect, great subject, excellent details, good BG, and gentle lighting, (my favorite). I thank you for sharing him with us.

How did those seeds get on this tree, I wonder? Hmmmm.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-09 11:44]

Comme il est adorable ce petit écureuil, je vous envie Luc. Belle photo bien composée et si nette. Compliments !
Nice & well done !!!

The Canadian Red. The true North Strong and Free. LOL
Excelent shot mon ami. Une belle Ecureuil.
So cute I want it in my shirt pocket. LOL

Well done on the composition and details.
Excelent work.


hello:) this is the reason that I love animals:) great shot, exellent DOF and colors:) I like her pose:)



exellente photo Luc !
la nettete est impressionante !

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  • Jax Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 77 W: 0 N: 150] (500)
  • [2005-05-09 13:43]

What a cutie! Crisp clear shot Luc with great details and good lighting. Well done.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-05-09 14:19]

Very good picture Luc. She gave you a great pose.
Excellent sharpness and very good exposure in this well composed photo.
Well done.

Superb close-up Luc. Nice tight crop showing off this little cutie very well. Excellent details, color and sharpness - Very well done my friend!

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-05-09 14:31]

what a beautiful and sweet squirrel it is... a great shot of this great model.. so nice details.. congrats.. I like it :))

Great capture Luc,
This squirrel has posed so well for you, really great shot.
Good composition, detail and colour.
Thanks for posting

Hi Luc.
Well captured pose, with good detail and colour.
Nice perspective and composition.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-05-09 17:03]

Toujour agréable à regarder les photos de cet petit écureuil. La netteté et les détails sont parfaits Luc, félicitation!

Il me semble que c'est votre meilleure photo d'écureuil, Luc. Il ressort avec beaucoup de présence sur un arrière-plan parfait. On dirait qu'il va bouger tellement il est pris sur le vif. En tout cas, il aime les graines de tournesol, comme nos mésanges en hiver. Excellent!

Luc, this is an excellent capture on this Red Squirrel. The colors and detail are superb. The perfect OOF backround and framing add to the exellence..Great Notes also...

And he is just as welcome as the previous times. Love this critter, Luc and this capture is great. Nice pose and details. Cuteness factor in the red here. Very well done.

Superb work Luc!
Details,DOF,composition and your cute model are wonderful.Thanks for sharing!

Something cute at last ;-)
This is really great shot perfect details, colours and light.
I like it very much.
Well done!

PDC parfaitement maitrisée, une netteté irréprochable sur ce si joli mignon sujet ! bravo en plus la lumière est très belle



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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-05-10 6:05]

Hello Luc,

A wonderful and cute capture. This critter is nice and fluffy! :) Details are great, light is fantastic and colors are awesome. Good POV. Maybe a little too tightly cropped, but nothing serious. Well done & TFS!


Yes Luc, I like your squirrel. Beautiful composition. I wish we had cute little mammals like this here in the day time.
I'm once again impressed with the sharpness your getting from the lens combo and great OOF background. Well done.

very cute:) and very nice shot, dof and pof are good and sharpness are perfect..

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-05-10 17:31]

Salut Luc
C'est très mignon avec ses pattes près de la bouche et sa queue collée au dos. Superbe netteté et contrastes. Bravo.

Sharp, clear and cute !
Great shot of the "eekhoorn, Luc, funny pose and expression !

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-05-12 7:05]

wow! this is a little mother! i can see her mamelons (or i am wrong)! beautiful shot.

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  • Bac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
  • [2005-05-12 15:06]

He looks so nice, good shot

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-05-12 20:11]

SUPERBE ! absolument magnifique ce petit écureuil roux. Belle composition, lumière et détails précis, arrière-plan flou mettant en vedette notre petit rongeur !

Bien fait Luc,


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-05-12 20:24]

Luc, it's very cute.

Excellent job in dealing with dof.

Great sharpness, composition and pov.

I don't know where to start appreciating the grand collection of work that you have contributed to TN and with persistent quality. Your notes are illuminating and it is a sheer treat to go through each one of them. I can sense a consuming passion and dedication in your work.
The squirrel here is just a random choice and I find it picture perfect - the composition, colour, lighting, dynamism - every which way. It would take me some time to savour the treasure posted by you. And I assure you I am not going to do that in a hurry.
Thanks a lot for making lensmanship a more purposeful and a more meaningful passion. And Cheers.

Good full shot of this red squirrel. Before I moved to London, I was told they lived here too, but the grey squirrels were too agressive for food and space, so they died out. I am glad to see them doing well in Canada. Great photo. Thanks

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  • Eric Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 17] (129)
  • [2005-09-17 16:41]


L'instant a été bien choisi pour prendre la photo et le fond contraste en douceur avec l'écureuil.

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