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I thought I'd return to another squirrel shot taken t'other week for the PM Magazine Challenge ... this one hasn't made the final selection though.

Not a classic pose admittedly, but again, I loved the inquisitive nature of this little fella as he peered over the fallen branch ... let me know what you think.

Was taken in a landscape orientation, but decided to crop tighter.

1/125 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 640, Hand-Held

Thanks for looking in,
Paul

Camera:Canon Eos 40D
Lens:Canon 300mm f/4.0 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Get Over It ...
Username:sut68 sut68
Uploaded:13 Dec 2007 - 8:57 AM
Tags:Branch, Close-up / macro, Formby, General, Red squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris, Wildlife / nature
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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 646 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
13 Dec 2007 - 9:04 AM

Another stunning image Paul, he looks ready to jump. Wonderful colours and detail.

Dave

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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 9:05 AM

I like that dark bg - - seems to set of his fur - - - looks a bit like he needs a good groom though - - looks like he's just got out of bed! Wink

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 9:08 AM


Quote: looks like he's just got out of bed!

LOL ... know the feeling well Wink x

Ta too Dave, glad you like it. Right, back to the grindstone Sad

Paul

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dven
dven e2 Member 9dven vcard United Kingdom
13 Dec 2007 - 9:17 AM

I don't think you need a classic pose to get a good picture,here you have managed to get a superb shot of this lovely little creature

dven

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fauxtography
13 Dec 2007 - 9:23 AM

This works, and i like the fact that it isn't a classic shot. The broken branch is a little distracting, but not much you could do with that.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 9:26 AM

Bought a magazine yesterday and pored all over the squirrel images looking for your byline, wrong magazine...

Better luck today maybe.
Nice shot, away from the cutsie stylized images, just shows how they are in life.

All the very best
Dougie

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 9:30 AM

LOL Dougie, not out until next month my friend Wink

Cheers all, don't disagree with you Mark about the branch, but as you say, it was there, so ...

Paul

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richc
richc  12 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2007 - 9:34 AM

Shows the fellah going about his industrious day. Could include it under photo-journalism Smile Excellent focus.
Rich

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NatalieKinnear
13 Dec 2007 - 9:41 AM

I think this is a great image, I particularly like the fact that it is a different pose from the usual squirrel shots.

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Chriscj
Chriscj  896 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 9:55 AM

Wonderful capture mate, great detail too. You got a new lens?

Chris

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ripleysalien
13 Dec 2007 - 9:57 AM

Looks like hes doing push ups.

Steve

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 10:08 AM

Cheers you lot.

Chris .. I wish, no, this was Will Cheung's [PM Editor] lens, but I am seriously looking into gettin one for myself anyway ... and maybe a converter too Wink

Paul

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 10248 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 10:23 AM

Like the pose, as it's different. Broken branch, yeah well, it's there so you had to take the shot anyway.

Did you run this shot through any noise software? If you didn't, ISO 640 on the 40D looks impressive!
Martin

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JohnParminter
13 Dec 2007 - 10:43 AM

I prefer this to the more structured wildlife pose that is normally favoured. You seem to have caught it in the act of being a squirrel Paul as opposed to it in a pose for a shot.
Don't know if I've explained myself very well but its a very likeable picture.
Have you squirrelled away any more?
John

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javam
javam e2 Member 91083 forum postsjavam vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 10:44 AM

A different but effective pose. Good to see a squirrel shot that does not conform to what appears to be the squirrel shot blueprint.

Neil

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JohnParminter
13 Dec 2007 - 10:45 AM

I've just pressed a 'shortlist' button there without it doing what I expected?
Any ideas pls.
John

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juldon
juldon  1178 forum posts England
13 Dec 2007 - 10:58 AM

Nice to see a different angle of these cuties, great focus.

Julie

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Sep
Sep  71330 forum posts England
13 Dec 2007 - 11:17 AM

Top notch.
Fantastic capture.
Joe

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 12:00 PM

Martin, did run this through a NR program, but only applied a very light NR overlay here. It's pretty damn good, even at higher ISO's Smile

Thanks everyone for your time and comments, glad to see that this composition can still get some good feedback Wink

Paul

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 12:29 PM

Nice image,

The central pose works - like it Paul

Glynn

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8259 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 12:39 PM

As with other views above, I too like this because it differs from the norm Paul.

Nigel

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 12:50 PM


Quote: I've just pressed a 'shortlist' button there without it doing what I expected?
Any ideas pls.
John

... not a clue John, sorry !!!

Cheers Glynn and Nigel, appreciate your time guys.

Paul

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kaybee
kaybee  103767 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 1:55 PM

Which one of the group was sneaking around under the log?

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 2:52 PM

Cheryl, she's a lot smaller than her PF pic makes out Wink

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dazzaman
dazzaman  8570 forum posts England
13 Dec 2007 - 3:28 PM

lovely and sharp, in all the right places.

well done paul.

daz Smile

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 3:32 PM


Quote: Cheryl, she's a lot smaller than her PF pic makes out

Oh this may not be on the shortlist but wait until I see the ones that are Tongue

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
13 Dec 2007 - 3:34 PM

lovely..

Nice camera work........

jouko

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dazzaman
dazzaman  8570 forum posts England
13 Dec 2007 - 3:37 PM

lol at cheryl

daz Wink

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 3:55 PM

Ta Daz!!!

'Gulp'!!! @ Cheryl Wink

Cheers 'n all Jouko.

Paul

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 4:17 PM

Inquisitive it is Paul. Would love these in my garden. Ron.

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mialewis
mialewis  6 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2007 - 5:00 PM

Lovely capture & timing!!
Mia

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stevebutler
13 Dec 2007 - 5:22 PM

Love the pose on this. The detail is stunning.

Steve!

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PatrickSmith
13 Dec 2007 - 5:28 PM

LOL - I remember my flatmates at the university looking like this, only they weren't leaning over a log!

Anyway, I really like the dark background and the details on the wood as a good complement to the squirrel.

Patrick

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Ian_Sweet
Ian_Sweet  892 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 6:38 PM

Bloody brilliant mate, very well taken.

Best Regards

Ian...

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1577 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 6:57 PM

To be honest, it's refreshing to see a different "red" shot, this one has such character, and I love your title.

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daviewat
daviewat  104104 forum posts Scotland
13 Dec 2007 - 6:58 PM

Looks ready to pounce on you for your nuts there mate Smile


Are you and Fran coming in March ????



Just trying to chase numbers and sadly monies mate :-(


Dave

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 6:59 PM

Excellent capture!
Ty

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 7:09 PM

LOL, well caught that man...Smile

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elkiebrooks
13 Dec 2007 - 7:12 PM

Lovely image.

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 7:26 PM

Thanks guys 'n gals, grateful for your time & comments.

Dave, sent you a PM mate!!!

Paul

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 7:40 PM

like the lighting and details in this - well captured.
Richard.

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chris-p
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13 Dec 2007 - 9:21 PM

Gets ma vote ....quality again Smile

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 9:29 PM

Cheers Rich and Chris Smile

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DolphinLady
DolphinLady e2 Member 854 forum postsDolphinLady vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 10:16 PM

Looks as if he's got his eye on something.
A wonderful study of this lovely animal.
Hilary

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
13 Dec 2007 - 11:55 PM

Thanks Hilary, regarding what his eye was on ... I think it was Edgars' nuts Wink

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Scott_Scot
14 Dec 2007 - 8:46 AM

Best of the whole series Paul!!!!
And that is saying something!

Scotty

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sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2007 - 8:48 AM

Cheers Scotty, glad you think so mate Wink

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Gaz_H
Gaz_H  7150 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2007 - 6:20 PM

Hehehehe - just superb.

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2007 - 8:39 PM

LOL, glad you like Gaz Wink

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sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2007 - 10:59 PM

LOL, glad you like Gaz Wink

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clintnewsham
clintnewsham e2 Member 992 forum postsclintnewsham vcard England
21 Dec 2007 - 9:46 PM

one of my favourite images, the detail and the colour are spot on.
love the catchlight you,ve caught in the eye and the way he,s attempting to get over the log.
the background is perfectly out of focus and the colour blends perfectly with the image.
this gets my award,
all the best
clint

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scott_jessuk
23 Dec 2007 - 9:51 AM

This is excellent Paul.

Scott

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FeatherFriend
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11 Jan 2008 - 1:53 PM

Lovely expression, great shot, captured beautifully.
Geoff.

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maratsuikka
20 Feb 2010 - 8:53 PM

lovely

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