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American Red Squirrel

American Red Squirrel
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-04-17 18:11
Viewed: 1966
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It was my FIRST sighting of an American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus). So happy i was.. such a beauty!

I know it is not a good photograph. It being a cloudy, windy, cold day, i couldn't manage more. Enough sunlight wasn't there. Also the subject was at far.. busy in eating some fruit while perched on one of the topmost branches of a tall tree.
I would rather, like to call it, a record shot. And for the time being, am really happy with this shot. Not doing justice to its beauty, i know.. but at least, am back with something that can show my first experience :)

Found this cute, little, gorgeous deep inside the woods of the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.. while walking along the 'Red Maple Trail'. The creature, though was in shade and enough light wasn't there on that day.. but still, it appeared to be a flaming beauty!

A better one? Next time :)

Thanks for viewing.

PS: Only i know what i had seen and how i had felt! After that beautiful Black Giant Squirrel (Ratufa bicolor) that i had seen in the core region of Buxa Tiger Reserve Forest, India, it was for the second time i was so happy and excited to see a squirrel :)

19th April, 2013

I have added the only/ record shot of a Black Giant Squirrel (Ratufa bicolor) that i had.. to the WS. You can check it if you want :)

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To tuslaw: Black Giant Squirrel (Ratufa bicolor)rubyfantacy 1 04-19 17:42
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Hi Ruby. For a first squirrel sighting you captured a great scene with him eating some fruit. The way he's inside all those branches makes for a great invasive shot and harder to get. I wouldn't worry too much about the lighting when you managed such an interesting shot like this one. Way to go Ruby. He's there in all his cuteness. TFS Trevor

Cute Squirrel this, Ruby.
Very good capture in the extremely natural surroundings.

Hello Ruby,
I see you have gotten acquainted with one of our cute little Red Squirrels. These tiny squirrels are very fast and can be quite fearless. They are often seen chasing much larger squirrels, such as the Fox Squirrel, from their own territories.
I think the shot is very good considering you were a distance from it and the lighting wasn't very good. Looks like it may be eating an acorn, but can't tell for sure.
I searched through your gallery to see if I could find your black squirrel from India, but couldn't find a photo of it. I wanted to compare it to the black squirrels we have here in the US.
I was amazed at all the photos you have already posted here from the US. Keep up the good work!!
PS. Hope you don' mind, but I wanted to try a WS on your photo.

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