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A rare delight

By cyman1964uk
I shot this at (of all the places) The Butterfly House, nr Sheffield. f/2.8 ensured that the enclosure wire meshing was made invisible and I was lucky enough to find this fella munching on something for quite some time in this position.

I understand the light at the bottom-left is distracting, but it's probably the backlighting source and this is the best squirrel picture I have captured to date.

Tags: Nature Butterfly Squirrel Pets and captive animals Red red squirrel

Voters: Willmer, debu, phillG and 14 more

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debu 8 India
14 Aug 2012 12:58AM
Excellent capture.

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2012 6:31AM
A rather brilliant close-up photograph depicting this rather handsome looking rarely spotted Red Squirrel, lovely pose, stunning detail, and a host of beautiful natural colours.

Regards Nathan
12 Sep 2012 8:13PM
Beautiful shot. I love squirrels but have never seen a red one Grin

tonyguitar 6 62 37 Canada
23 Sep 2012 2:49PM
Don't worry about the bright spot. It can be toned down later, [filled in pale green?]. We are so glad you loaded this super squirrel with all the rich colour hues and the perky spirit. TG
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
2 Oct 2012 9:56AM
Currently Featured e2 photo and a beauty it is too.
johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
31 May 2013 9:52PM
Sorry about all the votes but you have some super work here.
31 May 2013 11:14PM
thanks john. also thanks to everyone else for the kind comments.

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