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Curious Squirrel

Curious Squirrel
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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-10
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/180 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-17 16:09
Viewed: 3909
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my first post and I am fairly new to photography so I would welcome comments. I was tempted to crop this photo but decided to leave my first picture untouched (bar resizing).

I am fascinated by all small furry mammals and after a recent trip to Canada I have a collection of many different types which I hope to share over the nest few weeks and maybe get a few that I don't know identifed.

I was pleased with this photo as it is the first one I have that shows the squirrels wonderful feet. This fellow came to stare at me as I was sitting quietly under a tree

Does anyone know if there are different types of red squirrel? in my travels I have noticed some that are larger and with darker fur.

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Welcome to TN! I like the DOF and the feeling of trading stares with the squirrel. Tough call about the crop-maybe just 1cm might have put the eyes at 1/3. TFS

Hi Karan,
you start wiht a nice picture. I like the pose and the POV ( Point Of View). Good details and nice colours.
Well done.

Welcome to TN.

Hello Karen

Welcome on TN. Great first post with a very good point of view. The Squirrel looks a little ambivalent - curious and still a little alert. Great sharprness with plenty of details in the fur. Colours look great and natural.


You did very well for the first post. No need to be nervous. Most of the members here are fiendly and helpfull. You get to learn a lot if you participate by commenting their photos as well.

What makes your photo special is the POV as Gert explained. The details are sharp and well exposed. In future be carefull of distracting BG (Backrounds). You will notice the piece of wood?? running through the BG. Now imagine the photo without it...

Welocme to TN and I hope you enjoy it much as I do.

Bonjour Karan
Bienvenu sur le site de TN
C'est une excellent Prise de vue avec ce joli petit écureuil La composition très jolie avec de belles couleurs, ainsi que les détails. Merci pour le partage .
Au revoir et Bravo ....JP

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-06-19 7:31]

Hello Karan,
beautiful shot of this curios little critter. Lovely eye contact and excellent POV. Details and sharpness are also very nice.
Welcome to Treknature.

Hi Karan,
he's sooooo cute, what a funny little guy, thanks for sharing, you put a big smile on my face
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Welcome on TN!
Great shot - perfect composition and POV.
Nice background - thanks


Hello Karan,
A belated welcome to TN.
Good detail, colours and very sharp. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition. This is a brilliant opening post.

Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

Hello Karan

What a cute wee guy. You have captured him really well. Very clear shot with nice details. Good work. :-)

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-07-01 1:11]

Hi Karan
A very belated welcome to TN and hopefully we will still see many of your fine photos posted here on this site. Being late to welcome a new member sometimes has pleasant advantages as one can see a clear picture of such a member’s level of TN participation and/or activities.

I have worked through your entire portfolio and must say 'Well done'. From this very first photo onward, you have posted neat images that were well researched and you provided excellent and interesting notes with each posting. This goes for all your animal shots and also for your lovely landscapes. Every species and/or location were well identified and it also has a fair share of your own personal observations and insights.

To date you have posted 13 photos (almost 1 a day), received 75 critiques, and written 91 critiques. This is commendable and very much in line with the objectives and spirit of TN. Do so forth and I am sure you will soon be considered as one of the mainstays of TN.

This composition and in-your-face POV is excellent. You have captured a lovely moment with great eye contact. Although the squirrel behaved in a very curious manner, you can still see that it is very alert and ready to take off at the least sign of danger. The colours are very natural and the details in the frontal area (where it matters) are stunning. The BG is nicely OOF and the exposure/lighting was handled very well.

Great work and TFS.

Hi Karan,

Wonderful and funny shot. I like it.
Great colors, details and composition.
Very well done!

TFS :-)

Hello Karan,
This little fellow seems a bit curious, like "why did you pick me to photograph"..!
This is a super first posting, DOF spot on and the little fellow stands out well...
A well balanced composition, great deails in the animal!
Pablo -

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