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The Grey Squirrel like a snake

The Grey Squirrel like a snake
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-07
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd, FUJINON ZOOM LENS 28-300mm Equiv.135
Exposure: f/4.6, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-15 6:11
Viewed: 2852
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello, when i saw this Grey Squirrel in this position
at the tree trunk i questioned myself, did i shoot
my image with all the body of the squirrel
or only his head's part, i decided to go with
the second option including in the image his feet

this photo was shot at the nature park
Ile-de-la-Visitation in Montréal,
photo shot in RAW, ISO 400

from the HInterland Who's Who website
this text from the paragraph above
it goes perfectly with this image

« In climbing or descending a tree trunk it moves head first, »

here is that paragraph :

The eastern grey squirrel spends most of its life in trees,
where it moves about with great agility. When it comes
to the ground to feed or store food in hiding places
to eat later, it also has great mobility and can reach
speeds of up to 25 km per hour. In climbing or descending
a tree trunk it moves head first, and when danger threatens
it sidles inconspicuously around the trunk of the tree,
keeping just out of sight of the predator. Another protective
device is to remain motionless against the bark,
which makes the animal difficult to see. »

for the complete text go to this webpage :


thanks for viewng and critiques


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-04-15 6:38]

Hello Asbed,
You certainly show the agility of the grey squirrel in this shot of it upside-down on a tree trunk.
Gaught with fine sharpness and excellent composition in a natural environment.
Thanks for sharing this fine image,

Is there a slight fill flash used here or is it all sunlight? the image is very well lit all throughout giving clarity to all parts. Very well done Asbed. Tell me about the lighting you used and perhaps whether you were on a horizontal with the squirrel or at an angle and were able to adjust.

Hello Asbed,
Have you really cut off the Squirrel?
Sharpness and colors are good.
Composition and pov are also good.

Regards Gert

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-04-15 14:23]

Hola Asbed,
simpática y original captura,
magnífico pov y buenos colores...

Bellissima visione del mondo dall'alto, ottimi POV e composizione, molto buona la nitidezza e belli i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-15 14:56]

Hi Asbed,my best compliments fot another great and unusual pic,i like a lot your way to show this little animals in a unusual positions,very great work,high qulity,Luciano

Hello Asbed. You have captured this squirrel in a unique post and excellent sharpness too. The lighting is pleasant with nicely crop presentation. Very well done and thanks for sharing. Regards. Jusni

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-04-15 20:30]

Hello Asbed,
Very nice color and clarity in this great composition. Squirrels are most entertaining to watch, they tease my Border Collie relentlessly when she find one in a tree. Thanks for sharing Asbed.

Hi friend Asbed,
wowww.... this is a superb shot of a squirel show its high climbing ability! All are perfect!

Nice close-up Asbed with good detail, color, and light..
Reading your notes on their defense mechanisms reminds of how the fox squirrels react to my dogs..They just lay down on the branch & freeze most times.
Well done,

Hi Asbed, lovely squirrel in strange pose, good colors, fine details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-04-16 11:31]

Hi Asbed
Very nice color and clarity in this great composition.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-04-16 14:55]

Bonjour Asbed, c'est très joli ce gros plan de l'écureuil la tête en bas! Tu as bien choisi ta composition. J'aime aussi beaucoup les couleurs, elles sont croustillantes! Merci!


pts demain...

Hi Asbed,

Extraordinary pose of Grey Squirrel. Very good composition, colours, POV and sharp details.



Hi Asbed
Beautiful picture of this squirrel. Very good colours and wonderful sharpness. I also like the composition and I think that with the leg it is better than showig only the head.
Thanks for sharing

  • Great 
  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-22 8:49]

Hello Asbed

Lovely close up of this Eastern Grey Squirrel.
The textures show well,excellent eye contact.
Well focused with sharp detail.'
Very good POV.


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