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Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)

By teocali
A Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) - taken at the BWC Lingfield last year. Haven't had much time to go out and about with the camera of late so have had to trawl the archives. Have had to crop tightly to remove intrusive bg bits and pieces but still not happy with the bg. Mods welcome if you have a moment.

Many thanks for your great response to my Red Admiral upload - very much appreciated, as always Smile

Tags: Close-up Lingfield Bwc Red squirrel Sciurus vulgaris Pets and captive animals

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Glyn1 12 4 1 England
19 Oct 2011 7:15PM
He is a little beauty, love that tail.

19 Oct 2011 7:19PM
Nice shot
Well spotted
Well taken and well produced.

Brian65 12 2 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2011 7:29PM
Great shot Sylvia.
Mike_Young Plus
15 27 13 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2011 7:40PM
Lovely colour and detail
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
19 Oct 2011 7:41PM
Impeccably fine detail captured in this shot of the red, Sylvia: excellent shot.
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
19 Oct 2011 7:49PM
Wonderful shot Sylvia.For perfection I suppose you might like to adjust the Bg but for me the shot is about the squirrel and that is first rate.!! There is enough impact in the squirrel to hold my attention and my eyes dont wander from that.
HarveySquires 11 3 6 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2011 7:50PM
Stunning sharpness, brilliant colour too amazing work (:
johnjo58 11 2 5 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2011 8:01PM
Love the tones of the squirrel, lovely tufty ears
JustDucky 10 8 Canada
19 Oct 2011 8:43PM
these squirrels are so adorable, wish ours were this cute - wonderful capture Sylvia
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
19 Oct 2011 10:16PM
An excellent capture of him being his cute self. Wonderful detail and colour...........Sandy
12 10 10 England
19 Oct 2011 10:43PM
Wonderful capture and his expression is so cute.
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4272 Canada
20 Oct 2011 12:21AM
A very nice shot Sylvia, but for me quite over saturated.

Loaded a mod.


CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
20 Oct 2011 6:14AM
A superb close-up, Sylvia, showing his glorious colours. Carol
pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2011 8:01AM
the b/g bits you mention Sylvia are not overly intrusive to the eye IMO as the squirrel is nice and bold - the detail and colour is fabulous
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2011 8:06AM
Good close up image Sylvia
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2011 9:48AM
A really good fine capture. Carole
teocali 13 442 18 England
20 Oct 2011 10:21AM

Quote:A very nice shot Sylvia, but for me quite over saturated.

Loaded a mod.



Lovely mod, Willie - many thanks Smile. Must say it does look more natural, although it was a very bright, sunny day and actually the colours did come out of the camera very strongly and my levels etc tweaking didn't include increasing saturation.
Shroomer 14 14 167 England
20 Oct 2011 1:20PM
Super shot Sylvia, one I need to get soon.
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4272 Canada
20 Oct 2011 2:01PM
Levels which increase contrast will always increase saturation Sylvia, and how the cam is set up also may tend to give saturated colours. What oversat can do is cause bleed, - the individual pixel edges bleed colour across their boundaries into nearby pixels.

Its not an arbitrary guess, you can actually check for oversaturation in Photoshop using the Curves adjustment. When its open, theres a drop down that defaults to RGB. You can look at each channel individually, and see which one, or ones extend beyond the right. You need to be a bit careful tough as if theres a large significantly overexposed area in the shot, it will drive all colours over the edge. So keep that in mind. To reduce a colour, grab the top right point and pull it down straight a little.

This method eliminates monitor differences, and is not subjective, - you can see it.


Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
22 Oct 2011 5:18PM
An endearing image Sylvia, lovely detail and colouring in his/her rich red fur. It looks like this little one is chewing a piece of parsnip

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