Indian Palm Squirrel
|Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia)
|Date Taken: 2012-09-10|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/20 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-12-13 22:41|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Indian Palm Squirrel(Funambulus Palmarum)is a species of rodent in the sciuridac family.The back is a grizzled,gray-brown colour with three conspicious white stripes which run from head to tail.The gestation period is 34 days,breading takes place in grass nest during the autumn.These squirrels eat mainly nuts and fruits.They are fairly vocal with a cry that sounds like 'chip''chip' 'chip'when danger is present.Squirrel is sacred in India because their association with LORD RAMA.An interesting legend explains the stripes on the back of most of the squirrel during the construction of the ADI SETHU(Bridge) at Rameswaram by LORD RAMA and the VANARA SENA.A little squirrel also contributed in its own little way.It rolled in the sand beach and then ran to the end of the SETHU(Bridge)to shake of the sand from its back(Chanting LORD RAMA's name all along).LORD RAMA pleased by the creatures dedication,carresed the squirrel's back and ever since the Indian Squirrel carried white stripes on its back which are believed to be the mark of LORD RAMA's fingers.|
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Beautiful composition of the Indian Palm Squirrel,
fine POV and the way diagonally it is framed with
its long tail, beautiful pose of the animal, TFS
Nice capture of this squirrel in keeping the whole length in the frame. Good details and well exposed image. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.
very nice portrait of this Kathberal.
good colour and composition.
with best wishes,