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5 years in TN ! flying squirrel !

5 years in TN ! flying squirrel !
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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: 2012-02-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D5100, Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II
Exposure: f/8, 1/3000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99 favorite pics [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-04-04 5:34
Viewed: 2913
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends

Today i have 2 anniversaries:

1st it is my birthday, today i have
2 times 22 years old or i am born
the 4 of the 4 and i have 44 years old !

2nd today it is also my 5th TN anniversary,
5 years ago one good thing i did is to become
member of this wonderful place. 5 years have
passed the time is running fast ! 5 years
later i am a much better photographer !

Thank you to all of you for your friendship.

Last winter when i did this photo of
the flying gray squirrel i decide i want
it to be my 5th TN anniversary photo.

1/3200s f/8.0 ISO1000 50mm (35mm eq:75mm)

Since i have my new DSLR i always shoot
in aperture mode, in TN's database there
is no 1/3200s, its why i wrote 1/3000s

from Hinterland Who's Who website

« Contrary to popular myth, squirrels do
not find buried nuts by memory but by
their highly developed sense of smell.
Not all hidden nuts will be found though;
some will germinate and grow into new trees.

The eastern grey squirrel often takes advantage
of bird feeders as a food source in the winter.
Squirrels also eat insects, caterpillars,
and an occasional nest of birds’ eggs or
young birds. Individuals consume 400
to 900 g of food a week. »



pegos, maaciejka, maurydv, nicozanghi, Marco2010, shabsslg, jusninasirun, bungbing, Alex99, anel, josediogo1958, JPlumb, vanda has marked this note useful
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-04 5:37]

Bonjour Asbed,il y a beaucoup des choses a feter,je savais deja de ton anniversaire depuis Facebbok,mais je ne savais pas de ton 5eme anne' sur TN...tu es vieux mon ami..ehehe....mais tu as poste' la photo parfaite pour faire comprendre que les annees passent mais tu es toujours en pleine forme,une capture exceptionelle depuis ton circus avec une qualite' impressionante.Mes felicitations et ne boire pas trop..ehehe..Luciano

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-04-04 6:10]

Hello Asbed,
congratulations on your 5 years of TN and best wishes for your birthday!!
This 3D image is fantastic! Great timing and POV; excellent sharpness and beautiful ambientation. Very well done!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-04 6:19]

Hello Asbed,
Congratulations on all your celebrations today.
You celebrate it here with a great gift. Excellent 3D photo in fine sharpness, details and beautiful colours. Perfect timing.
Thanks for your great contribution on TN and we hope to see a lot more.

Congratulation, on most of all your cool shot!!

Ciao Asbed, great have 22+22 years, happy birthday to you, congratulations for your 5th year on TN, fantastic capture of lovely flying squirrel, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-04-04 9:40]

Hello Asbed,
Congratlations on your 5 years on TN. I hope you continue to be active on TN: your in-flight shots are special and great to view!
This one of the grey Squirrel is no exception. Unusual frontal POV, great action, nice clarity and fine natural colours against the wintery BG.
Thanks and best regards,

Congratulations for your 5 years in TN and my best wishes for your birthday Asbed!
Another impressive action photo! Fantastic pose. very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hi Asbed, my friend.
Congratulations for your 5 year anniversary. It's beautiful. Thanks for beind here and sharing photos with us.
This one is beautiful and interesting with perfect sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

Hallo Asbed,
congratulations, congratulations ... on your 5th anniversary on TK, a fantastic capture from an incredible frontal point of view, a superb visual impact
Best regards

Happy ..Happy ...Happy Birthday dear Asbed! Congratulations and many thanks for your presence and contribution to Treknature! Please, do not stop to amaze us with your unique stile of photography ! :)
George Veltchev

Hello Asbed
Happy birthday, big picture squirrel big leap dynamism and good focus, congratulations and thanks.
Hello Nico

Ciao Asbed.
Grande scatto quasi ti entra nell’obbiettivo questo scoiattolo belli i colori ,ottima nitidezza veramente molto bella bravo.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-04-04 13:32]

Bonsoir Asbed
Happy birthday and thanks for all the great pictures we see from you

Hello Asbed.
Congratulations on your 5th year in TN. You have provided us with wonderful flying subjects that are uniquely captured like this one. I like the close framing and details showered by excellent lighting. Thanks and Happy Belated birthday as well.
Kind regards.

Hi Asbed,

You are really young - almost a teenager with 2X tc (kidding :D). In my native place they say - a walking man & a running horse do not age at all! This may be very much the case here, with you & your subject - flying squirrel. I wish I continued for the last five years continuously then I would both be younger & better than what I am today. Btw, a lovely image with crisp detail.


Hello Asbed,
Happy birthday and congratulations on your 5 years on TN!
Another superb captured of flying squirrel, great details sharpness, nice highlighted eye, beautiful colours and good out of focus background,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-04-05 3:35]

Hi, dear friend.
I am very happy to congratulate you on both anniversaries. I also congratulate you on so amazing action shot as this one. POV is fantastic, magnification is stunning, exposure parameters and sharpness of the animal are precise. Bravo. Great shot for grate events in your and our TN-life. My heartfelt wishes.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-04-05 4:27]
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Bonjour Asbed,
Avec un peu de retard toutes mes félicitations pour ton anniversiare réel et sur TN. Et tu as reservé cette image exceptionnelle pour l'occasion. Voilà une prise qui doit réussir rarement, vue par cet angle de vue frontal. Encore une question concernant les écureuils. Est-ce qu'ils mangent les oeufs d'oiseaux ou même leurs petits? Un grand merci pour cette contribution si particulière.
Bonnes Pâques!

Hello Asbed
Even late I want to congratulate You three times: for Your Bday,for five years here and for this wonderful post.Sharp and clear as You well know to handle.Fine camera settings,great timing,POV and composition,super 3D effect and great sharp details of the crazy flying squirrel.Wonderful colors and light too.
Have a good weekend!

Hello Asbed, Happy 5th! I sat one day in front of a bird feeder trying for this same shot, with a squirrel jumping to the feeder, and I wasn't happy with any of my shots, so I know how difficult this was to capture. Very well done. The detail captured on this guy is excellent. There is a busy background behind him but with your selection of aperture, he is still very clear and defined separately from this background.

Thanks, John

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-04-05 9:43]

Hello Asbed,
You certainly have many reasons for an anniversary!! I'm sorry I'm a bit late but you have my congratulations here and I hope you had a lovely birthday! You've proved that you're a master of in-flight photography awnd I hope you'll keep it up! This one is a super capture very well timed! Beautiful light and colours too!
TFS and all the best wishes, Ulla

Hi Asbed!
I have seen many pictures of flying squirrels, taken from you ... But surely this is one with the best POV!.... Congratulations for you on this 5 years TN's anniversary!...

*Ah!... And happy birthday again MF!... although already I had congratulated you on FB! :)

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-04-08 5:14]

Hello Asbed,
lively capture of the flipping squirrel. Very well done with sharpness is so clear and the action is well frozen.


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-04-18 6:40]

All my best wishes, Asbed! First of all many, many wishes for your birthday....4/4..44years:))))
Then, congratulations on your 5th anniversary on TN ...I do not think I'll be able to stay so long!
Your picture is appropriate to celebrate these events. Its is a fantastic capture....face to face with your jumping friend :)
Nice lighting and splendid vivid colours. Bravo!
Ciao! Vanda

Hello Asbed-I have seen so many picture of this Squirrel,but this one is jumping towards you!Well captured with good details and colour.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice WE-Srikumar

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