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New Kind of Fungus

New Kind of Fungus
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 60-69 points (Chapter 3), Squirrels, 40 - 49 Points (Chapter 12), Best of Canon 400D [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-14 4:34
Viewed: 4257
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well, thank you my friends for your kind words. I feel much better now and I hope my two months 'marathon' of illness is over.

Today was perfect weather for little photo trip, so I grabbed my cam and went to nearby Zdrowie Park. I was hoping to capture fungi, but no luck again. All Park was looking very brown and sad. I founded few pathetic fungi growing on branch and trunks but nothing interesting. When I was heading home I saw few birds around my favourite spot - large trunk full of seeds and nuts left for animals by dwellers of my settlement. There were tits, jays, magpies, crows and few more. Few minutes later I photographed this cute 'fungus' :-) Light was strange so colours are also weird, but I like it. It really looks like squirrel during Polish winter when Sun is always very low over horizon and shadows are long. To be honest it looks like stuffed, but believe me - it was alive :-)

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Hi Greg
Glad to hear you are feeling better! A superb shot of this squirrel. The colours are so warm and the detail and focus just perfect.
Kind Regards

Ale rudzielec! No pieknie zakomponowane zdjecie i jaki chetny model! ;)
Swietna ostrosc i zywa kolorystyka -az milo patrzec, szczegolnie, ze to co jest za oknem najczesniej nie napawa zbyt optymistycznie ;)
pozdrawiam zyczac milego popoludnia!

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  • Rosa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-12-14 4:51]

Hello Grzegorz,
splendid shot, great perspective and
capture. The colours are fantastic.
Have a good Sunday

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2008-12-14 4:56]

Hi Grzegorz
Nice capture, beautiful colors, perfect focus and good details. Good job.
RAzvan Zinica

hello greg,
beautiful capture, the details of the fur looks great, well composed shot, a fine pose,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-14 5:14]

Hello Greg,
Good to hear you're feeling better! I've had a similar bug for three weeks now - no fun!
Your capture of this Squirrel is really brilliant! I love the light and the colours and its pose is very cute! Great sharpness too and well composed.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-14 6:13]

Hi Greg,
Very nice capture against blurred BG.POV,pose of squirrel,clear details,lighting,exposure and sharpness are wonderful.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-14 6:59]

Hello Greg,
Glad to hear that you are feeling better!
Great frame-filling capture of a Red Squirrel taken from an excellent POV with superb sharpness and in excellent lighting. This is a fine compensation for the lack of fungi.
Thanks for sharing this delight,
Best wishes,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-12-14 7:03]

Hi again Greg

Nice to hear you are feeling much better and going out again. Also nice to hear you had some goo weather for a change :)

This is one of the most beautiful fungi i've ever seen :))
Excellent close-up here with a perfect balance of the exposure in my personal opinion.
Your perfectly parallel POV helped you in getting the entire squirrel in full focus and therefore all the details there are pin-sharp.
Wonderful work, mate!

Bravo and TFS

PS: you are still coming at our TN meeting next year, right? You'll be happy to hear we are gathering more folks that want to come :)

Red 45 is back and most strong of yesterday with this excellent capture of Polish red squirrel...take a care Grzegorz!

greetings sERGIO

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2008-12-14 7:54]

Bonjour Greg, it's a pleasure to see you again! Very nice shot with this kind animal. Lighting is perfect and sharpness too. Best regards, Didier.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-14 7:55]

Hello Greg,
When I read your note, I think you are fully recovered now. Very funny.
Fantastic sharp photo in perfect details. Very beautiful colours. Excellent POV, BG and composition.

hi grzegorz, this is an amazing portrait of this cute animal. you were lucky to get a good moment as they are so fast most of the time. tfs

une superbe lumiere qui accompagne mveilleusement les belles couleurs de cet ecureuil.le format carré est un tres bon choix

A lovely shot of this beauty. TFS.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-14 9:36]

Hi Greg. This is a first class close up of the Red Squirrel. Which you have taken fine detai land rich colours. With good cath light in the eye. well done TFS.

Hi Grzeggzzy,
I think you have here some kind of red slime mold.
This is similar to the kind that grows on old bread and citrus fruit.
A very good capture of this fluffy fungi with nice rich colour.
Great shot.

This should be a big one G! It is the best of such in true colours which I have ever seen and in this way it really points out the difference in squirrels...A grand show G! Well done!

Hello Greag, wellcome back. Nice to hear that you feel beter now. An impressive capture of this beauty in feeding.
TFS and cheers my friend.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-14 11:18]

Hello Grzegorz,

A wonderfull colored squirell,well captured with a good POV doing his things,great camerawork,

Best regards Siggi

great light, a real red head, TFS Ori

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2008-12-14 13:21]

Hi Grzegorz,
This is such a beautiful squirrel with it's long ears!
Amazing sharpness and details, the sunlight really brings out the shinny red coat.
Great job

A squirrel at its best with its winter fur. Brilliant catch. Light is perfect too.

Cześć Grzegorz,
Faktycznie długo już nie widziałem żadnych Twoich prac, bałem się że jak wielu innych dobrych fotografów zdecydowałeś się opuścić TN. Fajnie widzieć że jesteś z powrotem i to w bardzo dobrej formie bo zdjęcie jest super- detale i kolorki perfekcyjne, Super ciepłe światlo i bardzo ładnie uchwycony profil tej wiewióry.


Hello Greg,
Excellent capture of a Red Squirrel and good POV and sharpness and light.
TFS. Ferran

Hey Greg, I didn't know you were coping with some illness!! It appears you are okay now and I am relieved immensely. Take care, man.

This 'golden' Squirrel is a heart-winner. It is so cute. You have used the intensity of light very effectively here to turn this image into a super quality work of art.
Thanks and keep warm.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-12-15 2:14]

Greg, This is a superb shot. Excellent clarity. What a lovely color and perfect composition. ganesh

Hi Greg !
Oh, this little fellow is sooooo cute ! :-) And such an intense red color ! He is sitting so proudly on his trunk, great pose, you caught him at the perfect moment. Details are nice and sharp, too, and I like the light and colors, even if you say they're strange. Very well done !

Hello Greg
I the most red-orange - please, read, natural -squirrel that I saw. And such sharp details in the fur ...I like it!
And all from here are glad that are back again and feeling better.
Kind regards, Oana

Hello Grzegorz,

Fantastic capture.
Beautiful colours with excellent definition.
Focus and light are splendid.
Good composition.

Very nice squirrel.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-16 13:30]

Hi Grzegorz,
what a superb shot of this Red Squirrel!!!
The amount of detail in the fur is amazing!
Excellent composition.
Stunning colours.

Great to hear you're feeling better :-)

Very well done,

Cześć Grzesiu
Super zdjęcie, ostrość nieprawdopodobna.
Wiewiórka wygląda jakbyś ją podkolorował jakimś sprayem, szczególnie na ogonie i uszach ;)
Super spotkanie i gratulacje

Dear Grzegorz,
Polish squirrel in very nice frame filling pose.
Beautiful warm illumination, highlighting the body curves and fine hairs in long shadown in a fine way, and bringing equisite colours.
Thank you! With all my best wishes to you.

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