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I'm working(hard(lol)) at a house where the bird feeder is 4m away from the kitchen window, so I've been taking my tea/lunch breaks shooting all the usual suspects, this squirrel being one of them.
V1 is cropped to a portrait, whilst V2 is sat on the fence in the sunlight.

Camera:Canon 1DMK2N
Lens:400mm F5.6 with 1.4tc
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The squirrel
Username:arhb arhb
Uploaded:6 Feb 2009 - 6:07 PM
Tags:Grey squirrel, Squirrel, Wildlife / nature
Votes:63
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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motorsportpictures

What an amazing close-up shot, great detail, so sharp.
Scott

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2009 - 6:09 PM

Sorry but only one picture here
But what a cracker
Lovely

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2009 - 6:10 PM

oops V2 now here
Still prefer V!

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angelsj
angelsj  7 Scotland
6 Feb 2009 - 6:13 PM

great shot and excellent depth of field like picture 1 the best

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whiteswan01
6 Feb 2009 - 6:16 PM

excellent set V1 for me as its different
Dawn

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maratsuikka
6 Feb 2009 - 6:22 PM

Fantastic close-up,i must walk 26m more to my feeder at the same time

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jayjay52
jayjay52  5 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 - 6:43 PM

Both versions good but v1 is stunning
Jenny

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jack33
jack33  653 forum posts England
6 Feb 2009 - 7:08 PM

Both nice ,great detail.
Jack.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2009 - 7:17 PM

Two nice shots - love the close up - good detail and dof

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2009 - 7:32 PM

A very beautiful sharp image well done brilliant
Shandoor

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brownstonechip

cracking detail well done

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CrownJoolz
6 Feb 2009 - 7:55 PM

both are superb but the crop on v1 is excellent. wonderful picture

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iancam
iancam  6 England
6 Feb 2009 - 7:56 PM

Two superb shots
Ian

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STEVELIN
STEVELIN  6156 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2009 - 9:03 PM

great shots good detail i like v1 well taken.
steve

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harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2009 - 9:05 PM

Two wonderful images well captured.

Paul

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2009 - 9:16 PM

Superb detail in both. v1 for me
Steve

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72305 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2009 - 9:34 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments.
Strange thing is, I did the close-up crop as a last minute thing, and loaded it first as it was filed as shot#1 instead of shot#2 as originally intended.

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2009 - 10:07 PM

Prefer V1: A perfectly focused & detailed close up, Andrew. The crop is spot on, too.
Terry

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User_Removed
7 Feb 2009 - 5:14 AM

Sometimes with common subjects, a little thinking 'out of the box' can transform an image from the ordinary to some a lot less ordinary Smile

The composition on this has been very thoughtful and extremely well executed. The sharpness and exposure are perfect Smile

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rickie e2 Member 998 forum postsrickie vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2009 - 1:08 PM

nice presentation an perspective

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2009 - 3:17 PM

2 lovely shots Andrew, #1 is outstanding, love the detail and the crop too.
Geoff.

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
8 Feb 2009 - 4:20 PM

terrific shot! Superb crop! Brilliant!

Jouko

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Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 4:24 PM

Very good detailed shot
linda

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Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 6:06 PM

Very nice capture and good framing leaving the space in front but when you look large it shows so much that you have sharpened the image too much. Noise is aparant
Richard

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72305 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 10:22 PM

Thanks Richard for your comments - I agree about the sharpness and noise, and wish now that I had taken more care with this image, as I might now have a PA for that extra effort.
That said, I am very happy to receive my first HC for this image - it has made me very happy, and made me realise how far I have progressed within a year, studying a particular area of photography.
So much more to learn...

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mattberry e2 Member 10259 forum postsmattberry vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 10:56 PM

Surprised more people didn't comment on the over sharpening, though it is far more evident once you open the large version. Irrespective of that its a charming portrait, well taken and well composed. Keep up the good work, just be a bit more careful with the processing.

Regards,
Matt

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fototaker  4 United States
18 Dec 2009 - 3:05 AM

awsome image..samantha

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carmenfuchs
21 Mar 2010 - 5:36 PM

so nice and sharp. Love both pictures.

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