The goodbye kiss
|Copyright: Anton Mihai (toni_ro)
|Date Taken: 2006-08-08|
|Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS|
|Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1614 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-02-02 2:07|
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|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Last spring, when I arrived in Canada, the first wild eyes that I noticed staring at me were those of a little chipmunk (Tamias striatus) who lives in our backyard.|
It was the first time I saw a real Eastern Chipmunk (they only live in Nord America)...so I tried not to miss any opportunity to take some photos of the funny jumping stripes.
After a few weeks of patience I even managed to feed him out of my hand! Victory!
But I still didn't understand how he could disappear sometimes in one of his holes and then reappear quickly in total impredictable places. Even a highly complex underground tunnel system wouldn't provide a reasonable explanation.
And then... one summer day, the mystery was solved: They were always TWO Chipmunks running around in our yard, and now they had (at least) one new family member. For a moment I felt (fooled) like Donald Duck... then I grabbed the camera.
Imaginary dialogue for this picture:
- Goodbye honey, I'll bring us some nice grains for dinner.
- Take care darling! The one who's been following us is here. I'll try to distract him while you leave.
- Ok, but don't let the kids out. See you at sunset!
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Nice composition. A little unclaire these little chipmunks. Maybe out of focus. Best regards, Cezar T.
One...two ...oh there are three:-)
Cute image, Anton
- [2007-02-02 14:40]
Nice story in your note.
I love the little "kiss" it really adds to the image.
Well done, keep posting.
Witaj na TN Toni!
Bardzo dobre zdjecia. Ostrosc, kolory, szczegoly - super. bardzo mily opis.
Pozdrawiam i gratuluje - Roma
- [2007-03-05 3:18]
Hi Anton, I have only just seen this adorable picture! What a beautiful capture and so clean and sharp and catching the light perfectly. These guys are lovely, I would love to see them. The colours are perfect and great detail in fur and eyes. I wonder if you had the chance to see any of their young.