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Another squirrel, Aviemore

By AnnJ
Thank you to everybody who looked at my previous upload of a red squirrel. I was amazed that so many people liked it! This is another shot I took at Aviemore and wonder if it is better than my last one? It is probably best viewed large. I think I should only enter one squirrel image in my next Camera Club competition so I shall have to choose.

I remember a Camera club judge once saying he was tired of seeing images of squirrels eating nuts and birds on sticks! It made me think that there must be so many photos taken of such subjects and wondered how one could make them more memorable. I suppose some sort of unusual action/pose/light would make them more memorable but it isn't easy to do so!

Thank you so much for looking!
Ann.

Tags: Scotland General Squirrel Wild animal Wildlife and nature

Voters: franken, ddolfelin, Badgerfred and 48 more

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franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2016 8:11AM
Fine capture.

ken
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
26 Feb 2016 8:12AM
Not sure this is better but it's certainly very good!
A judge who is tired of seeing such images should look for something else to do.
26 Feb 2016 8:19AM
Excellent Ann, like the eye contact,
Fred.
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2016 8:30AM
Wonderfully posed and captured with gorgeous colour and pin sharp clarity. Love the eye to eye contact.

Thanks for sharing Ann

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
26 Feb 2016 9:24AM
Lovely image again Ann.
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2016 10:19AM
I think this is even better than yesterday's Ann - very appealing and although a
squirrel eating a nut it has that great alert pose. Love it.
Kate Grin
26 Feb 2016 10:39AM
Charming image. Well captured.
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2016 12:04PM
Another excellent capture AnnGrinGrinGrin

Cliff
Bantu 7 7 1 India
26 Feb 2016 12:45PM
Very good Ann,too good.
Vikram
PaulMillar 9 83 2 Scotland
26 Feb 2016 2:35PM
Have a badge pal, I would give you all 4 for that shot cute and lovely, I remember as a kid watching them in the trees in Edinburgh below the castle.


Paul.
capto Plus
9 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2016 3:58PM
That's a lovely shot to view and enjoy.Smile
If a judge likes your image that's a bonus, if you like it that's all that matters. If you start to take shots to please others it's a slippery slope to losing interest in the hobby.
ivor
26 Feb 2016 4:12PM
Stunning capture
AnnJ 9 5 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2016 7:33PM
Thanks so much for all your comments....am so encouraged!
Ann
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
27 Feb 2016 6:46AM
So cute pose

Peter
27 Feb 2016 8:38AM
such a cutie and a wonderful shot!
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2016 5:43PM
gorgeous and what a look your'e getting
Nouche 5 4 Switzerland
28 Feb 2016 6:37PM
Absolutely first class image. I agree with Peter, the judge should look else where! I will never get tired of seeing reds and this is a delightful portrait of an endangered species!
Veronique
RockArea 14 18 3 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2016 9:18PM
It's a gorgeous shot and the head on pose works a treat!
bill33 Plus
10 52 1 Scotland
4 Mar 2016 3:20PM
Perfect capture of this little fella, the expression is priceless, very well done, Bill.

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