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Another from the many, many shots taken of the squirrels leaping between a log and table containing their reward (a stash of hazelnuts).

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Another Jumping Squirrel
Username:csurry csurry
Uploaded:28 Apr 2013 - 12:01 PM
Tags:Hazelnut, Jump, Leap, Red squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris, Wildlife / nature
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kel55
kel55  3 United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 12:23 PM

Fantastically sharp image , great capture

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Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8142 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 12:44 PM

Great action and detail Cheryl.

Trev

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johnjo58
johnjo58  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 1:19 PM

A beautiful photo, the squirrel looks like he is suspended in mid air

David

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TonyDy
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28 Apr 2013 - 1:23 PM

Another superb shot, Cheryl.
Tony

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BarbroS
BarbroS  2 Spain
28 Apr 2013 - 1:28 PM

Timely action shot! I like him shouting HURRAY as he jumps!Wink

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 1:29 PM

Excellent timing to get this sharp result.
Joan.

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sut68
sut68  112015 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 1:48 PM

Stonking shot again Cheryl ... still, I wouldn't expect anything less Grin

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S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 1:58 PM

Great capture.

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Daisymaye
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28 Apr 2013 - 2:03 PM

Just amazing. And so darn cute.......Sandy

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Somenath
Somenath  6 India
28 Apr 2013 - 2:18 PM

Awesome.

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csurry
csurry  139230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 4:59 PM

Thanks all.

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annettep38 Plus Member 4191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2013 - 1:14 AM

fantastic, a real cracker Smile

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29 Apr 2013 - 5:50 AM

Congrats on the EC: wonderful photography.
Ronnie.

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2013 - 10:02 AM

Congrats on the EC - great timing
Regards Richard

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ABPhotosUK Plus Member 2ABPhotosUK vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2013 - 11:51 AM

Superb capture Cheryl, pin sharp and perfectly framed with a great diffuse background

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cyman1964uk
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29 Apr 2013 - 12:57 PM

Hi Cheryl,

Just wondering what camera and lens you used for this fantastic shot?

Cheers,
Simon.

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lonely_oryx
29 Apr 2013 - 3:23 PM

Superb

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csurry
csurry  139230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 7:56 PM

Thanks Paul for the UA and thanks Pete for the EC.

Simon this was taken using a Nikon D4 and 200-400mm lens.

But the image can be taken by pre-focussing (plane of jump to landing point is pretty much parallel to angle from hide) so the image can be taken on any camera and lens combination. Some people even pre-focussed and locked camera pointing to gap between take off and landing and then just hit motor drive as the squirrel jumped. Not my preferred technique as I wanted to pan with the jump as I like a challenge.

HTH
Cheryl

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SWMahy
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9 May 2013 - 5:31 PM

Wow. Amazing! Wish we had squirrels in Guernsey.

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LuDa
LuDa  2 United States
17 Jun 2013 - 8:06 PM

WOW!! WOW!! Pin sharp, I love this image, well doneSmileSmileSmile
Regards,
LuDa

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