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Today a very pretty Red Squirrel enjoying his breakfast. I went to Scotland and spent some time with Peter Cairns of Northshots http://www.northshots.com/ and this was taken at one of his hides. I can not recommend Peter and Amanda more strongly, top people.

As always thanks for dropping by, all C&C welcome

David

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:7 Feb 2012 - 11:33 AM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Red Squirrel - Enjoying Breakfast
Username:johnjo58 johnjo58
Uploaded:11 Feb 2012 - 4:00 PM
Tags:Back light, Eating, Red squirrel, Wildlife / nature
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Hazelmouse
11 Feb 2012 - 4:09 PM

I particularly like the backlighting on the tail.

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Patricia Fenn
11 Feb 2012 - 4:48 PM

I think that's the loveliest squirrel shot I've seen in all my years on epz.

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 5:10 PM

You've been splashing out David suprised at your height you fitted into one of his dugout hides Wink
Terrific capture and detail and really like the backlighting showing that fine tail
Richard

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
11 Feb 2012 - 5:21 PM

Great shot, David - love the back-lit tail.
Tony

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 5:46 PM

Simply superb, Dave - fabulous pose, detail and backlighting. Love it.
Sylvia

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 5:48 PM

Superb shot, the soft colours and backlighting making it extra special. Top quality photography.
Ronnie.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 6:34 PM

Brilliant shot Dave. Sounds as if that trip we were discussing has really paid off. Spot on.
Ron

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bluetitblue
11 Feb 2012 - 6:35 PM

Great capture and colours.

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alfie99
alfie99  6 Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 6:37 PM

superb natural looking shot.....

Aled

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john_starkey
11 Feb 2012 - 6:47 PM

Money well spent David,cracking image and the backlighting is lovely,

John.

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4519 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 6:54 PM

Superb shot !!!!!!!!!!

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bagman
bagman  365 forum posts United States
11 Feb 2012 - 7:31 PM

What an darling red squirrel capture .Perfection.
Frank.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 7:38 PM

I was wondering when the Reds would start appearing David Smile

Ticks all the boxes IMHO


Adrian

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abstracts
abstracts  31 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2012 - 7:45 PM

Beautiful shot with wonderful contre jour lighting. I find those bright out of focus circles in the foreground very distracting though, which is a shame.

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
12 Feb 2012 - 11:09 AM

Exquisite shot David, love it!

Len

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2012 - 3:37 PM

Such a sweet shot David love it

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2012 - 11:03 PM

These are at the top of my wish list!!
This one beautiful and superbly captured David, you lucky bugger!!!
Regards Shaun

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2012 - 2:12 PM

Like the details and timing in this one David, good work
Regards Richard

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Mike_Young
15 Feb 2012 - 5:31 PM

Brilliant, don't know how I missed this yesterday Please accept my UA

Last Modified By Mike_Young at 15 Feb 2012 - 5:32 PM

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geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2012 - 8:15 PM

Excellent image.

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bricurtis e2 Member 91892 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2012 - 8:28 PM

A stunner David - great light.
Brian.

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