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Squirrel's headfirst descent

Squirrel's headfirst descent
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: 2012-01-23
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D5100, Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-28 15:11
Viewed: 1916
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, in the title the words
« headfirst descent » it is in the
below notes that i have found it.

I was in A (aperture) mode, ISO1000.
fully zoomed 50mm (35mm eq:75mm)
with 75% of cropping to have it closer
and specially to remove the feeder
that is at the bottom of the image.

from Columbia University in the City of New York website

« Grey Squirrels are highly adapted for
climbing trees – they have tough curved claws,
and the ability to reverse their hind foot
180 degrees to permit headfirst descent.

Gray squirrels are excellent climbers and
can leap considerable distances using
powerful hind limbs. Tails are used for
balance when running and leaping between trees,
and held over the back of a resting animal. »



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  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-28 15:23]

Spectacular new jump from your squirrel circus! What a beautiful position and what a impressive sharpness another time,i like it..a lot! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Asbed,
Perfect timing and camera setting to get this action clearly. Very well done. Have a nice weekend.

  • Great 
  • aljy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 4 N: 42] (593)
  • [2012-01-28 18:26]

hello asbed

it is power of shot!applied proper timing with accurate exposer speed.but still i wander about lens!!! ooopz u ar doing more than great job with ur lens my friend.a lovely shot.well composed with natural colour.tfs
have a nice day.


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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-01-28 18:46]

Wow!!! What a timing! Really good shot with great sharpness and focus.Bravo!TFS
Nice sunday!

PS:thanks for visiting my gallery! Appreciated it!

Great action shot. The only thing I think you could have done is crop it a bit. I love the shades to the squirrel and the background is perfect with your DOF. A cool shot Asbed. TFS Trevor

Hi ASbed,

Wow another great action image of the flying Squirrel my good friend, perfect timing, superb sharpness and excellent lighting and fabulous colour tones, splendid work here Asbed and very well done,
Best Regards,


Hi Asbed
Great action shot!Nicely done and presented.The crop work perfect.Great sharpness and colors.

One of your best Asbed! Fantastic action photo with perfect timing, excellent composition, wonderful colors and impressive sharpness!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-01-28 22:38]

Great timing Asbed!
Nice mid-air dorsal view of a Grey Squirrel taken with excellent sharpness and natural colours. I like the tail position here and the OOF natural BG shows the squirrel up well.
Thanks and enjoy your Sunday,

great timing, excellent capture Asbed, congratulations !

Personally for this picture I prefer another composition in a vertical frame, to give more dynamic movement for the subject,

have a good day,

ciao, tino

  • Great 
  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-01-28 23:28]

Hi Asbed
another great one with very nice sharpness
a bit more space below might even be a better compo
as to your signature, the new one is less invasive imho
have a nice day

Ciao Asbed, great capture of in-flight squirrel, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-01-29 3:59]

Hello Asbed,
such a nice head down stunt of the squirrel. The acrobatic shot is so well captured and well presented in sharpness and details. I like its smooth and lovely fur.
Exciting shot.


NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN ABOUT!!!!! love love these nature shots wow they are amazing aren't they! Was experimenting with my lens the other day and caught one too, just love these creatures. GREAT JOB

Hi Asbed,
another excellent photo of flying squirrel. Really perfect sharpness and details. Nice composition.
Have a nice Sunday,

  • Great 
  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-01-29 6:32]

Hi Asbed!
What a spectacular capture!! Congratulations my friend on your timing!! Really a fantastic image.
Nice lighting and superb details. Very good DOF.
Have a nice week.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-29 7:32]

Hello Asbed,
Fantastic photo in all aspects, although I should have prefered a vertical composition with more space in front of the squirrel. Perfect timing!

Hello Asbed,
A Very beautiful capture!! Sharpness/detail and colour is perfect against the OOF BG. Excellent work my friend.
Best regards,

Bonjour Asbed,

Tu as bien saisi l'action de ce vol plané. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'écureuil gris en vol. L,image est claire et nette. La bonne luminosité rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Un gran trabajo: dinamismo, encuadre, colores, luz... todo en su punto !


  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-02-02 6:16]
  • [+]

Bonjour Asbed,
De retour enfin sur TN...je vois que tu as été actif ces derniers temps. Des images typiques de ta main(ou de ton oeil) et une netteté accrue avec ton nouvel appareil. Bravo pour cette prise d'un écureuil en plein "vol"! Très difficile à réussir une telle image. Et comme toujours une présenttaion naturelle. Un grand merci!

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