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A wild Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) balancing precariously whilst munching an acorn. Taken last March near Aviemore, Cairngorms National Park, Scottish Highlands.

My thanks to you all for your generous support of my last upload with special thanks to Malcolm (M_squared) for his User Award - gratefully received and very much appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Mar 2013 - 10:33 AM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Balancing Act
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:22 Feb 2014 - 10:59 AM
Tags:Acorn, Aviemore, Balancing, Cairngorms national park, Mammal, Munching, Red squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris, Scottish highlands, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:57
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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
22 Feb 2014 - 11:02 AM

Lovely texture on the wood, and a great capture overall

Peter

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2014 - 11:34 AM

An enchanting image of this beautiful little creature, his/her seating position looks painful as well as precarious!

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2014 - 11:42 AM

I don't imagine that he stayed in that position for long WinkWinkWink
Helen

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2014 - 12:40 PM

Ca[tured with your immaculate style, attention to detail and in such a delightful pose: top notch work, Sylvia.
R.

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ade123 Plus Member 2229 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2014 - 12:51 PM

A really lovely image with super composition

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viscostatic
22 Feb 2014 - 1:31 PM

Beautiful detail and great composition Sylvia.

Phil.

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2014 - 2:01 PM

Cracking good shot Sylvia-- all the better too for being a wild creature.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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22 Feb 2014 - 5:12 PM

Stunning detailed capture SylviaGrin

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Oliverpants
22 Feb 2014 - 5:46 PM

Outstanding. Ann

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richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2014 - 8:00 PM

Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!

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Sylviwhalley
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22 Feb 2014 - 8:39 PM

Gorgeous.
Sylvia

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2014 - 9:13 PM

I would love to get a red squirrel, this is perfection Sylvia

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senn
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22 Feb 2014 - 10:04 PM

that can't be from the real life WinkWinkGrin

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2014 - 1:14 PM

He is gorgeous, perfect profile, a gnarly perch and the cutest pose you can ask for!

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