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Another wild Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) from Scotland, this time balancing precariously on a fungus growing out of a tree. A full frame, uncropped capture taken from 12.1m away.

Thank you all for your great support of yesterdays "Squirrel Nutkin" and a special thank you to David(Johnjo58), Zoran(Bzox) and Brian(BRabbits) for their User Awards - I was delighted to receive them and value them highly Smile

Brand:Canon
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Mar 2013 - 11:24 AM
Focal Length:700mm taken 12.1m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Look Mum - no hands!
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:10 Apr 2013 - 3:31 PM
Tags:Aviemore, Balancing, Cairngorms national park, Fungus, Mammal, Red squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris, Scottish highlands, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:76
Voters:RobMacormac · richmowil · MalcolmM · rajasekar · livinglevels · footloose · nobby1 · NaturesHaven · TonyDy · GeorgePlatis · gwynn56 · ugly · ColleenA · Maiwand · M_squared · Quoise · boov · Silverzone · johnke · Greyheron · Jenny-D · Niknut · colin beeley · cabbie · craggwildlifephotography · georgiepoolie · Caziwinkles · MattB1987 · andylea · podgod · PhilSingleton · Derek_Fearn · Paintman · Terry L · pollisher · chrissie3 · Mike_S · Alda · chalkhillblue · BRabbitts · chwego · gary_d · tommyld · nealie · raymondgargaro · tomcat · Lillian · helenlinda · Daisymaye · Louise_Morris · phil_j · MD2009 · martin174 · Trev_B · Bzox · Philip_H · mikesmith · chris-p · Graham_P · Shedboy · mauriceegan · jadus · Alan_Baseley · cptdaniel · terry_cavner · sparrowhawk · Pete · Arty · jennialexander · johnjo58 · MossyOak · carmenfuchs · Glostopcat · tonyguitar · WindowonWildlife · trevrob ·
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RobMacormac
RobMacormac Plus Member 10RobMacormac vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 3:34 PM

Tree surfing

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richmowil
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10 Apr 2013 - 3:40 PM

Superb Image!!

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rajasekar
rajasekar  6 India2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 3:45 PM

Looks like he's falling from the tree .. Great shot!! Smile

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footloose
footloose  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 3:48 PM

Top drawer image!
Dennis

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NaturesHaven
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10 Apr 2013 - 3:59 PM

Well seen and captured....love the expression.............GrinGrinGrin

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warbstowcross
10 Apr 2013 - 4:08 PM

You talking to me..eh..punk....great capture

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TonyDy
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10 Apr 2013 - 4:17 PM

Great shot, Sylvia.
Tony

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2295 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 4:28 PM

WOW what a great capture, a brave little fella.....he looks scared though....GrinGrin like what happens now....

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10 Apr 2013 - 4:29 PM

Brilliant!

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boov
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10 Apr 2013 - 4:32 PM

Brilliant...squirrel on a fungi shelf......Brilliant

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 4:32 PM

Another little creature that appears to enjoy living life on the edge!!!TongueTongue Stunning capture of this loveable wee beast Sylvia.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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10 Apr 2013 - 4:54 PM

Outrageous...triple back somersault into a mug of water...and time to pose beforehand tooWink

Delightful capture Sylvia - big smile on my face...

Mike

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Niknut Plus Member 5992 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 4:59 PM

Cracking shot !!

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PhilSingleton
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10 Apr 2013 - 5:33 PM

Very unusual pose ! Great shot.

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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 England
10 Apr 2013 - 6:11 PM

Made me laugh! Well photo'd!

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue Plus Member 6146 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 6:43 PM

Timed to perfection, an excellent image, very well captured Sylvia.
David

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chwego
chwego  6 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 - 7:14 PM

Love it.
Chris

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gary_d
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10 Apr 2013 - 7:14 PM

Superb. - gary

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tommyld
tommyld Plus Member 4tommyld vcard United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 - 7:20 PM

A superb capture Sylvia, what a great pose.SmileSmileSmile

Tom.

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Lillian
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10 Apr 2013 - 7:30 PM

Wonderful Sylvia
and like the look captured
a great series this
Lillian

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Daisymaye
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10 Apr 2013 - 7:46 PM

Love his expression. The look of surprise is so humorous. A superb capture Sylvia........Sandy

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Trev_B
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10 Apr 2013 - 8:44 PM

A wonderful image Sylvia and a remarkable perchWink

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johnjo58
johnjo58  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 2:27 PM

Super photo of a very well balanced squirrel, great fun Sylvia

David

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12 Apr 2013 - 9:58 PM

Absolutely priceless Sylvia, this one has made me laugh!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin The comical expression and stance make this one stand out from the crowd

Last Modified By Glostopcat at 12 Apr 2013 - 9:59 PM

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tonyguitar
13 Apr 2013 - 5:45 AM

Standing ovation for the original standing squirrel. Super image! TG

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trevrob
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29 Apr 2013 - 9:49 PM

stunning capture

trev

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