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Well!..........someone has to 'shoot' them Wink

Taken in a woodland setting, H/Held in low light at 1/40 sec.
Considered by many to be a pest but do remember that it's man that put them here in the UK and like all creatures they are born with the will to live as we all do.
Many thanks for taking time out to view and comment on my Alert Bunny and a special thank you to-Carol, Ann, Adrian, Ed and Julia for the UA's, I really do appreciate and value the support.
Just popping out for a couple of hours but will catch up with you all a little later.
Regards,
Geoff.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 80-400mm VR f/4.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:330mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.5
Aperture:f/5.3
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Custom
Title:Grey Squirrel
Username:FeatherFriend FeatherFriend
Uploaded:2 Dec 2012 - 1:08 PM
Tags:Devon, Grey squirrel, Wildlife / nature, Woodland
Votes:66

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 1:12 PM

Hand held at 330mm........ a steady hand needed there even at f/5.3.
Wonderful shot, Geoff.......very well done.
Ronnie.

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 1:22 PM

Sheer perfection, Geoff. Carol

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 1:43 PM

A fine shot of this little nut nibbler Geoff, you've caught him/her in some wonderful light

johnjones
johnjones  4 England
2 Dec 2012 - 1:43 PM

Excellent detail .
jj

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
2 Dec 2012 - 1:56 PM

Spectacular light on your lovely subject! Wonderful shot...
Any chance of a green snake tomorrow? GrinGrinGrin No? A green mushroom would do... Or a green bug? GrinGrinGrin
IB

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
2 Dec 2012 - 2:24 PM

Excellent shot Geoff, great detail,
Fred.

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 2:25 PM

He is a bit of a pest IMO Geoff but as you suggest,quite rightly, he deserves his place in the sun. This is,as we expect from you, a first class shot.
Ron

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 2:53 PM

I believe you are aware, that they are not on my X-mas list, but even so, they don't half make a good subject, especially if the light is correct

Super shot Geoff

Adrian

Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 3:08 PM

Cracking image, great light and pin sharp.

Best Matt

lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 3:27 PM

Great shot, nicely composed! x

christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
2 Dec 2012 - 3:30 PM

lovely shot like the light well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

STEVELIN
STEVELIN  6155 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 3:40 PM

nice one geoff.
steve

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 3:42 PM

Just about perfect--- a great little squirrel posing

I noticed your choice of lens!

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 3:56 PM

They can really look so innocent! Nice capture, and better you shoot him, than someone else! Smile
Johanna

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 4:31 PM

Thanks for popping in everyone,
Geoff.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 5:08 PM

what tiny ears this one has

Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 5:24 PM

Gorgeous shot.

WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 5:44 PM

Love em or loathe em, they are incredibly photogenic Geoff Smile I took a few snaps myself today whilst waiting for Jays......Typical whenever the Jay turned up the bloody Squirrel was pinching the nuts !!!!
Excellent detail and setting with this tree rat SmileTongueWink

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 6:33 PM

I'm one of the non=fans of Greys though they make for some excellent images as shown here.

Ann

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 7:21 PM

You keep the greys, very destructive up this way
have me a 'big' water pistolGrinGrin
But Geoff that is a very impressive image with a great stand/perch or whatever
superb details
Lillian

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 9:22 PM


Quote: Well!..........someone has to 'shoot' them

I'll get my gun.Smile................fine image Geoff.
Brian.

canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2012 - 9:54 PM

A fantastic capture Geoff
Jim

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 10:27 PM

they can be comical to watch Geoff but yes ok a pest but still wildlife

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2012 - 11:24 PM

Many thanks all,
Geoff.

Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2012 - 5:55 PM

They can be annoying little critters but very endearing just as well, lovely shot Geoff.

Glyn

tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 4:16 PM

Neat work. Like the light cast on the little creature.

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2012 - 1:48 PM

A lovely shot of this squirrel - the light is wonderful. These are the ones that abound in our yard. We feed them, corn and seeds and they have so far been well behaved and not bothered our roof or attic. They are such acrobats when they try to rob the bird feeders.

Anne

headskiesfly
30 Dec 2012 - 2:16 PM

Stunning detail
Rick

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