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Look Mum, No Hands (RP)

By MrsS    
1st off - - apols to aitchbrown,chase,gwilliams67,chant57,javam,badgerfred,firzhugh,doghouse756,andrewrit and Herge88 who voted on this yesterday and today, but it was SOOOOOOO dark when uploaded compared to how it looked on our screens at home - - so I tweaked the levels a bit, and then the broadband connection went 'pop' and I couldn't get back on till teatime! - by when I was off out to play bridge. ON TOP OF THATI relaoded the dark one this morning!! (Sorry - must be my age!!Wink)

Anyway - the teleport worked and I've finally got back to F-O-R-M-B-Y

This chap made me laugh with his antics - wasn't happy to stay too close - - but SURE wasn't going to leave his 'spoils' behind! Love his cheeky little face!
(They'll stop at nothing - - anyone else remember the programme "Daylight Robbery" - it's amazing what squirrels can do - - check it out on you tube here

As usual, processed RAW in C1LE and finished off (including adjusting the levels and adding a little vignette) in CS2
1/400sec @f5.6 focal length 300mm ISO400

Thanks for looking if you have the time to view LARGE and leave a comment, that's really appreciated.

Have a gr8 Wednesday - thanks for all your lovely comments on Monday Smile

Fran xx

PS hope you think it's worth the wait Wink

Tags: Cheeky Squirrel Formby Close-up and macro Tomcat Chazb Gillyb Sunshine for once Got the teleport working Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

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fish_face 17 2
18 Jul 2007 10:01AM
I didn't see the original one, but I love this one.
jeanie Plus
18 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2007 10:03AM
Well what a palava getting this one sorted Fran... glad you got there though. I never saw the first upload but this is great!

Coleslaw 17 13.4k 28 Wales
18 Jul 2007 10:08AM
like it, but shame that you didnt get the whole body in.
is your monitor calibrated at all, Fran?
Maddie 17 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2007 10:11AM
another good capture Fran
Glynn 16 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2007 10:12AM
Its a belter and so beautifully presented Fran
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
18 Jul 2007 10:14AM
Thanks guys - - was beginning to feel like an episode of Eastenders, Jeanie!! LOL
It is Cole - for some reason Paul's original shot came up dark yesterday too Wink - - and they don't 'arf move fast - - could post the other half of him tomorrow??? Tongue

Fran x
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
18 Jul 2007 10:16AM
Ohhhhh, hello Glynn - - dared to show ur face have you - - how are the scars??? LOL!! Had gr8 fun Monday Smile

Cheers and thanks

Fran x
wamp 16 276 8 England
18 Jul 2007 10:22AM
Very nice capture indeed, like the catchlights and the squirrel comtrasts nicely against the green bg too

magnus 18 661 5 United Arab Emirates
18 Jul 2007 10:24AM
Looks like he stopped to pose for you!
It's a winning shot anyway
LesF 16 182 9
18 Jul 2007 10:26AM
These are difficult shots Fran, you got the best half, love the expression you have captured.

Les F
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
18 Jul 2007 10:28AM

Quote:These are difficult shots Fran, you got the best half

NO, Paul got the best half nine years ago!!! Wink

Thank you gents - - glad you like it Smile

Fran x
discreetphoton Plus
18 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2007 10:53AM
Best so far Fran
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
18 Jul 2007 10:56AM
Thanks David - - was looking at a shot of you trying to 'shoot' rabbits - - hope none got hurt in the process!! Wink


Fran x
TelStar 17 116 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2007 11:04AM
Magic! Lovely twinkle; cheeky and endearing attitude . . .

. . . and the squirrel!

MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
18 Jul 2007 11:12AM
LOL Terry !!! Smile


Fran x
chase Plus
17 2.5k 668 England
18 Jul 2007 11:17AM
I still like it Fran,yes it does look a wee bit better here but still a good capture with plenty of detail.
firzhugh 17 13 New Zealand
18 Jul 2007 11:27AM
it does look better brightened Smile
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
18 Jul 2007 11:30AM
Thank you folks - - I was REALLY disappointed iwth the dark version - - and couldn't BELIEVE I'd posted it again!! LOL Smile


Fran x
Chant57 16 395 3 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2007 11:31AM
I still like it Fran, it does look brighter, the pose is a good one, love the peanut in the mouth!
John_Horner 17 12 2 England
18 Jul 2007 11:34AM
Great title Fran. Love the catchlights in the eyes and your right he does have a cheeky face. Great capture.
Maiwand 16 3 73 England
18 Jul 2007 11:49AM
Did not see No1 Fran so cant comment. This however is a lovely little chap. Spot on.
ringyneck 16 315 18 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2007 11:50AM
I did not see the original but even this does not have your normal quality of light - so guess you did not have much to wotk with.
I have done "half" animals before and been ridiculed but I don't see what's wrong with them.
Obviously he would be better in portrait and whole but I presume they flit around so quickly there was no time to re-adjust.
That all said,I like the detail in the fur and the bark.
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
18 Jul 2007 12:05PM
Thanks Chant, John, Ron and Keith Smile

Was rather dark in there Keith, found a brighter spot later, so will know where to go next time Smile


Fran x
S_Boulding 15 72 England
18 Jul 2007 12:10PM
Thats so cute and with a lovely title.

Just love the detail on the hair on the ears.

Good stuff Smile
ripleysalien 16 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2007 12:11PM
Now then, niggle, have just read that its wrong to cut aminals in arf, iether head n shoulders, or all the aminal in question.
Its sharp, and well captured but as founder ( and only )member of the SABCIH group I have to say NO STOP THE CRUELTY NOW.

Steve, on behalf of, Squiddles Against Being Cut In Half.
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
18 Jul 2007 12:21PM
Thanks Sarah!


Fran x

Don't know where YOU'VE been MrA, but would you like to go back there!!! Wink

BTW you need a better acronym Smile
brownsilent 15 7 2 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2007 12:21PM
This is a cracker - nut cracker? Such a lovely little beastie. Looks pretty intelligent - but his eye is pointed streight to you, just not to miss what yer doing.
Fantastic, well done Fran and worth the trouble.
imagio 16 12 1 England
18 Jul 2007 12:22PM
Know that feeling well Fran, I very often lose the plot, excellent detail I like it dark gives it more drama

ripleysalien 16 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2007 12:26PM

Quote:Don't know where YOU'VE been MrA,

Proves you dont read everything cos I did tell you where I was and why Madame Moderator.
You leave my Acronym alone too
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
18 Jul 2007 12:41PM
Thanks Johanna and Bernie - glad you like it Smile
Must try putting my brain in when I get up! LOL Smile

Quote:cos I did tell you where I was and why Madame Moderator.

I know where you were at the weekend, what I'm wondering is where you got to on Monday, as MrS's shot got a visit and you obviously decided not to visit me! Tongue
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
18 Jul 2007 12:46PM
....... AND I had the kettle on, and choccie bikkies ready too, all to say "Welcome back" Wink
sut68 19 2.0k 77 England
18 Jul 2007 12:51PM
Oh, go on then ... kerrrrlickkkkkk Wink x
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
18 Jul 2007 12:53PM
Couldn't wait any longer then??? Smile
jaktis 18 84 Sweden
18 Jul 2007 1:09PM
Excellent capture with the details in the squirrel despite the dark background, well done

andytvcams 20 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2007 1:11PM
Have a RC Smile

MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
18 Jul 2007 1:16PM
Thanks Peter, put a vignette on the background to make the features of the squirrel standout Smile

Cheers, Andy, thanks Smile

Fran x
LesF 16 182 9
18 Jul 2007 1:32PM
Thats certantly one way of holding onto your nuts

Quote:NO, Paul got the best half nine years ago!!!

Yes and I know my place too...........

Les F
pmorgan 16 217 13 England
18 Jul 2007 1:52PM
Thats some detail you've caught there Fran, your work has come on in leaps and bounds!

MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
18 Jul 2007 2:02PM
LOL @ Les - - good to hear it!! Wink

Thanks Paul - - it was the squirrel doing the leaping and bounding here tho' LOL Smile

Fran x
SueTurner 18 81 3 England
18 Jul 2007 2:28PM
such a great shot, caught with the nut in his mouth - brill shot
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
18 Jul 2007 2:29PM
Thanks Sue Smile


Fran x
newy17 16 273 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2007 3:00PM
superb capture fran great timing.
TyChee 17 275 1 United States
18 Jul 2007 3:24PM
Nice one! Looks like he was caught in the act of stealing something. Love his expression!
SandraKay Plus
15 233 4 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2007 3:31PM
Love this shot, Fran. Superb lighting and great facial detail.
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
18 Jul 2007 3:36PM
Thank you all - -glad you like it Smile


Fran x
Nettles 15 England
18 Jul 2007 3:50PM
Superb capture of a great animal, pity there are so few today.
Love the title also, super shot.
javam Plus
18 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2007 4:07PM
All the good points of the dark upload, but now easier to enjoy. Great image and worth the rework.
phototime 16 8 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2007 4:44PM
Excellent capture Fran,superb detail.

MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
18 Jul 2007 4:48PM
Thanks Nettles Neil and Mo - - Smile


Fran x
garymcparland 16 343 3 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2007 4:52PM
This is a great shot Fran, i have a friend whos been trying to get a shot of one of these little guys and he has been inspired by yours.

Barbaraj 15 450 England
18 Jul 2007 5:01PM
Wonderful capture of active baby squirrel.
18 Jul 2007 5:18PM
Nice shot Fran, I had the same problems getting them to stay still, took a lot of patience and laying on the ground for quite a while but the results are worth it
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
18 Jul 2007 5:26PM
Thanks guys - - pure luck Gary - tell ur mate. Wink
Active is the understatement of the year, Barbara! Smile
Got a gr8 mental picture now, Gary lol Smile


Fran x
danbrann 18 640 17
18 Jul 2007 5:59PM
Don't lie on the groundFran... people start to talk. Nice one of a sometimes difficult subject. Why won't things stay still for us.
DolphinLady 16 54 1 Wales
18 Jul 2007 6:16PM
I think he's a fantastic little chap.
I love your title.
At least you got the top half to upload, it could have been a bit embarrassing if it was the other half.Smile
terry_cavner 17 332 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2007 6:28PM
An Absolute Cracker...I'd be well pleased with this one....Well Done Fran....
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
18 Jul 2007 6:58PM
Thanks all Smile

Danny, I wondered why I was getting funny looks!!
Got the other half for another time, Hilary!
Have to admit to being chuffed Terry!


Fran xx
Blenkinsopp 16 320 4 England
18 Jul 2007 8:28PM
cracking shot - love the light in his eye and cheeky expression
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
18 Jul 2007 9:00PM
You talking about the squirrel or Paul, Sandra Wink


Fran xxx Smile
dathersmith 15 565 12 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2007 9:16PM
Great shot, nice dof.

GillyB 17 317 8 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2007 9:42PM
Lovely capture Fran, didn't see the original upload but this is excellent....I think I have the other half of him!

Been at Tatton today .....good but not as good as Formby!
RockArea 16 18 3 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2007 10:01PM
Another fine perky little chap. Nicely caught.

MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
18 Jul 2007 10:30PM
Thanks all - - glad you like him Smile


Fran x
Goggz 15 2.3k 72 Wales
18 Jul 2007 10:30PM
Very nice perky squirrel Fran!
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
18 Jul 2007 10:47PM
glad you added the word squirrel in there Pete!!! PHEW!!! Wink
chris-p Plus
17 75 England
18 Jul 2007 10:53PM
Beautiful quality shot...
Nigel_95 Plus
16 262 2 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2007 11:22PM
It's a long way down here Fran! Excellent pose and detail. I might be barking up the wrong tree, but when I did the mod for you recently, the colours and brightness were different on the file when I opened it in Elements. On investigation, I found that your file did not have a colour space assigned. Ideally, you should assign sRGB for uploading here. It may be the cause of your problem.

Hop-A-Long 15 52 1 England
19 Jul 2007 12:13AM
Great capture. Well spotted and taken.
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
19 Jul 2007 12:57AM
Should be srgb assigned Nigel - - will check it out ta! Smile

Thanks Andy and Chris Smile

Chris, this teleport thingyis making me dizzy - - where we going next?????? Wink

Cheers all - - off to big zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz now Smile

Fran xx
Buffalo_Tom Plus
16 2.3k 29 Wales
19 Jul 2007 11:08AM
Great shot,just spent the last 3 hours scrolling down your page with all the comments.Almost forgot what I was going to say.LOL.
Good job I know my way around Skem otherwise I would run out of fuel before I got out.
This is a cracking shot and love the light.
All the best.
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
19 Jul 2007 11:20AM
Thanks Tom, and I really DO hope you have a gr8 birthday Smile


Fran x
AlanC1 16 1 England
22 Jul 2007 5:04PM
Dont now how you do it fantastic work
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
22 Jul 2007 10:49PM
Right place, right time Alan Smile


Fran x
BEVZED 15 1.1k United Kingdom
26 Jul 2007 10:00AM
Absolutely perfect - what a character you've captured here
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
26 Jul 2007 10:21AM
They were all real showmen , Beverley Smile

Fran x
djmaz 15 31
1 Sep 2007 7:02PM
grat one i love it you have got some grate photo hear ceep it up

MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
2 Sep 2007 12:21AM
Thanks Callum Smile

Fran x
10 Sep 2007 6:51PM
looks good and brill
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
10 Sep 2007 11:05PM
Cheers Karl - - glad you like it Smile

Fran x

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