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A Devil named American Red Squirrel !

A Devil named American Red Squirrel !
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: 2012-02-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D5100, Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-12 15:53
Viewed: 7079
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, i was
in A (Aperture) mode,
1/4000s f/2.8 ISO1000
35mm (35mm eq:52mm)

F2.8 it gives me a better background blur
but not a better sharpness of the subject,
i think F2.8 i will leaved only for portraits
because in movement photos it is not giving
me the sharpness i want, maybe i am wrong
but i think closing the aperture to F5.6
or to F8 i would obtain better sharpness
of the subject that is the Red Squirrel.

from Canadian Museum of Nature website

« The American red squirrel occupies
all of the temperate, forested regions
of northern North America. An adult weighs
between 145 and 260 g (5 to 9 oz.) »



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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-02-12 16:50]

ahahahahaha je vois que tu as changé les oiseaux en vol par les écureuils ( en vol)!!! Je vois aussi que les écureuils ne te décevoivent pas! C´est un saut tout à fait impressionant!Bravo!Merci de le partager avec nous!
Bonne semaine!

PS:merci de ta visite à ma gallerie.C´est gentil!

What a super DIFFICULT shot. I would have a tough time taking this squirrel sitting on a "log"! Good job. Just framing this fast action is a trick! TFS


Ciao Asbed, an other great capture of this lovely little devil in fantastic action, nice natural ambientation, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week, ciao Silvio

Interesting experiment Asbed! Beautiful photo with perfect timing, very good composition and fantastic colors.

Hallo Asbed,
another beautiful capture of the Red Squirrel "in-flight", marvellous natural colours, great timing in a exciting dynamic composition
Best regards

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  • mwmod99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
  • [2012-02-12 23:23]
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Good day Asbed...wow..brave attempt...congratulations! That's something which few people will dared to experiment with! Reading about your interesting observation, I would like to tell you that in theory you are right. The sharpest apertures in most of the lenses are between f/5.6 and f/8 ...however...however...there is another aspect of the all story which has to be revealed. Did you know that the precision of your camera in terms of focusing will be effected from the F stop you are using?! Interesting isn't it! I've made some tests in discovered that when the aperture is fully opened the Auto focus accuracy becomes inconsistent ...so in my opinion the lack of sharpness in your image here is a result of inaccurate focusing ...well, the value of that inaccuracy may be minimal, but at f/2.8 it is enough to destroy the image almost completely, because the depth of field is extremely narrow ! So, Asbed...do not give up the wide aperture settings ...try again...if you are lucky next time the result can be really breathtaking at f/2.8 ...in my opinion!
George Veltchev

Hello Asbed,
You did well in this fast action scene. To get the action into a frame is difficult. Your picture is sharp enough to appreciate the action.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-13 8:05]

Hello Asbed,
Although the sharpness is not top quality, I admire your timing. Beautiful colours and a great composition.

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  • aljy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 4 N: 42] (593)
  • [2012-02-13 9:48]

hello asbed

seems to be ur devil riding a motor bick
if u look deeply u can feel it.very nice
capture my friend.tfs
i agreed to george idea.
have a nice day.

Hi Asbed,
nice photo of this bird. Great photo. Nice colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Asbed
A smile to the devil.This one is the most impressive. Superb sharpness on the squirrel,frozen in the air..
Lovely natural colors and contrast.
Thank You
Have a great week!
Best regards

Como disfrutas con la ardilla Asbed jeje.
Un abrazo: J. Ignasi.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-02-13 15:41]

Salut Asbed,une nouvelle beaute' depuis le cirque des squirrels..ehehe..excellente capture et tres beau details,tu t'amuse beaucoup avec eux et ta nouvelle camera eh? Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-02-14 7:07]

Hi Asbed!
Ahahah!...what an impressive jump!
Great capture, my friend. Good blurred BG.
Nice lighting and beautiful natural coloure.
Interesting note about focusing and aperture.
Ciao! Vanda

this is a stunner

It looks like an angel. Not a devil.

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