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Ground Squirrel

Ground Squirrel
Photo Information
Copyright: Edwin OWO (OWO) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 18] (120)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-05
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, Sigma EX Multi-Coated UV 77mm
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Squirrels [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-10 15:12
Viewed: 5487
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ground squirrel having lunch. I find these squirrels absolute adorable. This one was snapped in a camp in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park so it was quite used to people.

Shot in RAW
Decreased hioghlights
Increased midtone contrast
Converted to TIFF
Increased saturation
Converted to JPEG

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2006-01-10 15:16]

Nice capture of this little guy. He seems less furry than some of these, maybe lives in hotter place? Your photo captures what seems to be the personality of this squirrel weel. TFS.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-01-10 15:35]

Un superbe portrait,le gros plan est parfait et les détails sont excellents.

Félicitations pour l'envoie et merci!


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  • Active Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 113 W: 6 N: 19] (1231)
  • [2006-01-10 17:03]

Hi :)
Very nice squirrel:) it`s a pitty that you framed it too much. In my opinion it should be more space in photo. Anyway the idea was great. Sharpness and colours very good.
Well done:)

Incredibly cute photo of this little squirrel. Great sharpness and POV. Thanks for sharing!


Excellent detail and lighting. Great pose and the POV is very good.

Well done

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-01-11 3:45]

What a nice and interesting squirrel that you have well captured ! The pose and quality are great. Congratulations Edwin and thanks for sharing.

A very well composed and sharp image of the Ground Squirrel. It offers great detail and the BG is sufficiently uncluttered to increase the sharpness of the subject. Well Done. Sheriff


Very wonderful shot!!!
Very good framed!



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