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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-15
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-21 5:10
Viewed: 2850
Points: 30
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Family: Sciuridae
Tribe: Sciurini

Size: body: 19-23cm, tail: 15-20cm
Distribution: Northern hemisphere, Europe and Asia

The coloration of these squirrels depends on location and season, in wintertime their fur appears darker.
In our regions the red coloration is more present, even if the one of the picture is a darker one. In the Valaisan mountains the darker type is predominant.

I saw this cute little creature emerging and disappearing behind the flowers and grasses, probably picking up some grains on the ground. Just the head, no tail..this makes a little bit strange picture, but I suppose this could be possible on this site :-)

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Coucou Anne:), great capture of lovely creature in nice pose, beautiful natural ambientation, splendid colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Difficult and well executed shot Anne! Congratulation for that! This little creature usually do not stand still for long especially on the ground!Amazing sharpness and pleasant composition. Seems for me the image was taken in shade and some blue cast appear specially on the squirrel head. It advising you to correct this with " color balance " tool in Photoshop by adding little bit of yellow color.But obviously just an advice.Lovely, once again!
Best Regards,
George Veltchev

hello Anne
great shot this Squirrel between the yellow anemone
beautiful colours and great sharpness
greeting lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-04-21 6:12]

Hello Anne,
This little Squirrel looks very cute popping up among the yellow Wood Anemonies! The blue Pearl Hyacinths add a nice contrast too. Looks like a windy day!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2010-04-21 7:05]

Coucou Anne.

A well composed shot, i love the setting too, amongst those pretty early spring flowers. Details look good and the DOF is very good, isolating the cheeky squirrel well from the grass behind. Great job & well done, probably not an easy shot to get!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-04-21 7:13]

Hello Anne,
Have you crawled on your belly through the grasses? :-) It looks like so.
Splendid photo taken from an ideal POV. Great natural colours and a very nice composition. Very sharp focus.


cute and nice, greetings Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-04-21 9:00]

Salut Anne,encore une fois la bonheur a ete' avec toi,c'est pratiquement impossibile de les capturere dans mes forests,ici ils sont tres tres sauvages.Une composition magnifique,aussi les anemones jaunes et les muscaris sont la pour creer un beau spectacle! Mes compliments et bonne soiree',Luciano

Ciao Anne. Not easy capture so very well done. Stunning detaisl and perfect DOF in indeed interesring compo. Very good wild environment.


Hello Anne,
Your squirrel is really lovely and she took a trip between the spring flowers. It has good details and beautiful colors.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2010-04-21 22:11]

Merhaba Anne,
Bu sevimli sincabı çok güzel bir habitat ortamında harika fotoğraflamışsın, tebrik ederim.

Liebe Anne,
entzückender Schnappschuss, der den Blütenreichtum des jungen Frühling und die Neugier eines jungen Hörnchens in sehr gewinnender, höchst lebendiger Weise eingefangen hat!
Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen,

Ciao Anne,
splendida cattura di questo simpatico scoiattolo in mezzo a ranuncoli e muscari, forse un po' allarmato e indeciso sul da farsi, bellissimi colori naturali.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-28 3:42]

Hi Anne,
exciting capture with nice combination of colours at the foreground. The flowers really make this shot very pleasant and special.
I like the effect by the blurry grasses, giving a greenish hues that enhances the look of the dark squirrel.
Well done.


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