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Happy new Year !

Happy new Year !
Photo Information
Copyright: Joseph Simard (jossim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-27
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor AF 70-300 1:4-5.6 G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-30 15:51
Viewed: 5128
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 98
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Bonne année à tous et faite comme lui, allez jouer dehors.
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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-30 15:57]

Dainty capture Joseph with an unsurpassable point of view.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, sharpness, DOF, focus, colors, background, lighting, framing.

I like it: notes.

I don't like it: nothing to grumble.

Excellent image to conclude the year.
Happy New Year for you and yours... Ricardo

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-30 16:00]

Hello Joseph,
Magnificent capture.I liked POV,colors,sharpness,moment you caught,clear details and composition a lot.Happy new Year to you and your family.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-12-30 16:13]

Nice composition. Exception sharpness and exposure.

Bonjour Joseph,

Votre 'Squatter' est de retour et cette fois il vous dérobe une cacahouète. Encore une belle prise comme celle que vous avez posté au printemps 2005. Cette fois les détails sont juste à point.

PC :)

très bonne année aussi jos^ph ainsi qu'à tes proches
très jolie photo

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-12-30 16:47]

Hi Joseph

Seems like this guy is saying, "Let's go nuts and see the old year out while playing in the snow". Well I hope it didn't lose its grip on things and imitated Humpty Dumpty.

A cute and funny composition you have here. Lovely colours, sharp details, an un-distracting BG, and excellent exposure control made this a pleasing shot.

Very well done and TFS.
Friendly regards

PS. I wish for you and your loved ones a wonderful and fulfilling 2007.

Hello Joseph,
great moment you captured here. This is an excellent shot. Excellent POV, framing and sharpness. Great exposure and wonderful colours. This is an excellent composition. Thank you for posting. I wish you a Happy New Year.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-12-30 16:55]

Hello Joseph ,Exelent shot what a compositie details sharpnes It is a beauty , tfs Good Weekend ,Teunie .

Ciao Joseph, lovely photo, very nice card, great composition, very well done,
* Happy New Year * to you and your family.
Ciao Silvio

To have captured Whiskers II on the edge of the roof is one thing; but to also have a wee of the snow that went off , as it was scrabling up there with a peanut is a major feat in my book. Congrats on this excellent shot!

The sharpness, detail, contrast, setting and composition is outstanding.

Please pass the best wishes from NS Whiskers to Peanuts Whiskers II, and accept my Bonne Année.

Happy 2007! Jay

Great shot. Very interesting bird you have there :)

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-12-30 18:12]

Hi Joseph,
Great timing,focus, sharpness and a wonderful composition. This is a very cute pose :o)
Have a wonderful New Year

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-30 19:06]

Simpático squirrel Joseph, agradables detalles y encuadre, muchos saludos, feliz año 2007

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  • gilot (73)
  • [2006-12-30 20:09]

Bonjour Joseph,
Félicitations pour cette photo formidable. Tu l'as vraiment attrapé sur le fait. Encore bravo pour ta patience afin d'attraper le sujet juste au bon moment. Bonne fin de vacances et joyeuses fêtes! Gilles!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2006-12-30 20:21]

Hi Joseph,
Looks like the bird house is a storage house in the winter.
Sharp crisp details and lovelt colors. Thanks for sharing, and Happy New Year to you and yours.

hi joseph,
lovely capture,
nice colours,
excellent dof, nice pov,
beautiful composition,
very well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Joseph

Awesome shot! Everything here is jaust as it should be! Crisp, clear sharp and timing... perfect! Not only is this technically perfect, the entertaiment value is off the scale!! Thank you my friend. I wish you and your family all the best for 2007! :-)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-30 22:42]

Hello Joseph

Great timing to catch this thief.Excellent POV and DOF.The details are sharp as a tack.Excellent colours and BG.Postcard quality.Happy 2007 and happy shooting!TFS


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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-12-31 3:08]

Hi Joseph,

This is a great last shot of 2006. Up to 2007!
I wish you all the best for the new year and lots of beautiful photo's.


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-31 3:55]

Hi Joseph,
Wonderful pose of this acrobatic squirrel playing risk sports!
Happy new year!
José M.

bonjour joseph
pas de mot pour un tel cliché.
sauf felicitations, bravo.
bonne année egalement

Hi Joseph,
Too crazy picture...
Real fantasy:-)
Happy 07!

trop beau joseph,pour moi la perfection bravo et bonne année

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-31 8:06]

Hi Joseph.
What a nice action shot. Outstandingly composed, skillfully executed. The captured scene is simply amazing. Great exposure, contrast and details. Etc, etc. BRAVO. Great final of 2006. Or am I mistaken?

Your own image (at Intro) is suitable for present holiday time perfectly.
My best wishes and TFS.

Hello Joseph,
This is amazingly cute, especially because of the pose of this little fellow and the huge peanut in his mouth. Superb details, exposure framing... as usuall :-)
Beautiful and funny capture! Love it!

Happy New Year to you too!!!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-12-31 10:01]

Joseph, this is really great.

Excellent sharpness and composition to show us this great moment.

Happy New Years Joseph.
High cute factor, together with your technical prowess, makes this one a winner.
I like the POV and pose, and the snow falling through the frame as he reaches up..
It's a wonderful shot.
Best Wishes!

Hello Joseph,

Excllent work, Great colors Bg POV DOf perfect details very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo

TFS Kyle

Salut Joseph
Félicitation pour ce petit chef-d'oeuvre ,il semble apprécier tes cacaouettes ce petit chenappan.La composition est superbe de même que les détails .Il aurait besoin d'une manicure il a les ongles très longs.
Encore bravo et a la prochaine...Jp
Les sourires demain

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-31 13:04]

Mission impossible played out by squirrel. Great capture, lovely pose, sharp details and stunning colours



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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-12-31 13:48]

Hi Joeseph

What a great shot of this acrobatic Squirrel, I can't imagine how he is holding on, really nice composition and obviously a great pose, really nice details are nice natural colours too.

Happy New Year
Hilary :)

Bonjour Joseph
Magnifique piqué pour cette photo! La position est excellente! L'arrière-plan très bien maîtrisé avec une très belle couleur et un très beau flou.
Bonne année 2007 à toi aussi!

Bonjour Joseph,
Squirrel and peanut in snowy setting, well captured.
Great sharpness and very neat image.
Excellent shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-01-01 6:13]

Bonjour Joseph!

Your pictures are always perfect, this one is also very cute and funny :-) Great post, really.

Happy New Year!

Hello Joseph,

What a great capture to bid 2006 goodbye...
Situation is hilarious, and your furry friend is a real artist!


Pablo -


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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2007-01-01 7:21]

Hahaha! what an excellent pose of this lovely squirel! You were at the right place on the right moment Joseph. I really like this picture. So sharp, so well composed and such nice colors. Perfectly exposed too. Well done & TFS!


Hi Joseph, nice capture of this equilibrist squirrel :)
It is very well captured, with nice details and very controled and natural lights.
Happy new year to you too!
Best regards, Felipe.

bonjour joseph

belle photo superbe composition en tout cas il aime bien tes cacahuettes

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2007-01-01 19:23]

Bonjour Joseph,
Je comprend maintenant que les écurieuls soient des scatteurs dans votre région. Bravo le cliché est superbe !

Hola Joseph, magnífica la captura de esta graciosa ardilla con su alimento en la boca. Gran definición y pose. Que tengas un feliz año 2007. Un saludo.

José Luis.

Hi Joseph a nice close capture well timed and a nice way to end the year detail is superb happy new year Necip. sorry points tomorrow.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-01-03 13:49]

Salut Joseph,
looks like a scene from mission imposible ;-). Great capture, the pose is great. Very nice frame filling composition with superp details and sharpness.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-01-06 3:19]

Hi Joseph.
This is excellent capture.Perfect timing and focus.Splendid details and very nice colours.Beautiful moment you caught.Amazing POV,nicely composed.
Great job.Thanks for sharing and I wish successful year 2007 for you.
Best greetings Milos

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  • Valf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 120] (522)
  • [2007-01-07 12:34]

Bonjour Joseph,
Bonne composition pour cette photo de cet écureuil en activité... de reconnaissance. Les détails sont très bons.
Salutations, François

Bonjour Joseph:

superbe prise extraordinaire:


  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2007-01-11 19:33]

Hi Joseph, it could only be better if that were a cigar instead of a peanut. Great capture, he looks like he is just about to fall! Well done.

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-01-12 11:45]

lol, great timing and awesome capture. Such a cute photo. He looks like he just got caught steeling. Excellent colors and sharpness and details are great.

What an excellent shot.
Technically all perfect. Plus, it is interesting and funny.

Belle photo, très jolie réalisation,cet écureuil est très photogénique et vous l'avez pris au bon moment. Amitiés Thomas

Very good photo and presentation.


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