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By csurry  
Taken today.

More snow, but Edgar, Jan and Will managed to escape, so now in the cottage by myself. Been photographing small birds this afternoon, but waiting for the camera to acclimatise before taking it fully out of the camera bag into the warmth of the cottage.

Thanks for all the feedback on the other two squirrels and all the user awards - most appreciated.

Tags: Scotland Red squirrel Sciurus vulgaris Wildlife and nature Feb 09

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Comments


6 Feb 2009 5:15PM
Such a very well timed shot, great detail and like the snow falling in the BG it really makes this image.
Scott

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6 Feb 2009 5:17PM
Gorgeous, great shot, very well captured. :o)
Vicky
6 Feb 2009 5:20PM
Great shot with nice colour and detail!!!
Natasha
albi 11 68 1 England
6 Feb 2009 5:21PM
The last time I saw you Cheryl you had a 4x4.... have you not got it anymore? hope you've got enough supplies to last you, could be trapped for ages... Lol...

Nice work.
Tony
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
6 Feb 2009 5:22PM
Weather made for Red Squirrels, Cheryl. Ron.
RuthyJ 10 England
6 Feb 2009 5:26PM
What a beautiful image. Gorgeous shot.
DOGSBODY 7 1.4k 30 England
6 Feb 2009 5:28PM
A wonderful pictorial image. Andy
6 Feb 2009 5:29PM
Beautiful image, well done.
Karrol 7 29 England
6 Feb 2009 5:32PM
Just perfect!
Phil_Morgan 10 182 1 Wales
6 Feb 2009 5:32PM
Brilliant Smile
Are you sure that lens is going? Will be a sad day Sad
6 Feb 2009 5:33PM
superb shot
csurry 14 9.2k 92
6 Feb 2009 5:34PM
Ah slightly misleading Tony, I was intending to stay on for another week Grin

So when I say they escaped I mean "thankfully they left" Wink

Thanks all.

Hard to get a bad image with such perfect conditions and well behaved squirrels (not!). That is the squirrels are not performing too well, because they don't seem to want to go across the snow, and who can blame them?
BeiK 10 7 Scotland
6 Feb 2009 5:56PM
Altogether a perfect image, just beautifully done.
Bitte
colin beeley Plus
13 1.1k 10 England
6 Feb 2009 6:09PM
a great shot ! try puting your camera in a plastic bag then you can take it out to warm up quicker. Smile
ZenTog 14 7.9k 1 England
6 Feb 2009 6:14PM
nice one surry cant even see the nail marks keeping it there.

super work as we expect from you
PattiW 10 24 2 United States
6 Feb 2009 6:22PM
Too precious for words!
6 Feb 2009 6:23PM
Has to be seen large... wonderful

Jon
6 Feb 2009 6:27PM
What a fantastic shot of this charasmatic animal. Great!
6 Feb 2009 6:47PM
A brilliant photograph.

Excellent work.

Warm regards, Iain.
csurry 14 9.2k 92
6 Feb 2009 6:49PM
Thanks all.

Thanks Phil for the UA, really don't want to let this lens go, but I may have to Sad

Yes Colin I know about the plastic bag, just wasn't that organised this afternoon. I even sorted out the lens cover to keep the snow off and then left it behind Smile

No nails Paul, superglued in place by refreezing snow!
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 7:11PM
Great shot showing the squirrel and the weather conditions so well.

Phil.
JimL Plus
9 138 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 7:15PM
excellent image.well done
rogerbryan 11 397 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 7:47PM
Wonderful image. Choice of composition, level of detail, use of slow shutter speed is just perfect.

Roger
6 Feb 2009 7:58PM
fantastic - poor little chap out in the snow
what a great photo.great surroundings
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 8:42PM
Another great capture Cheryl
Steve
rossi 12 142 11 England
6 Feb 2009 8:45PM
Fantastic image

Ian
kinfatric 11 550 9 Scotland
6 Feb 2009 10:39PM
a wonderful capture, you must have loads of patience. I see you've had a little snow there too.
7 Feb 2009 9:58AM
At long last a real Squirrel, lovely shot,I like it a lot

Niels
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
8 Feb 2009 10:14PM
From the title I was expecting a shot of either Stew or Will! Wink

Congrats on the PA Smile

Fran x
mattberry 12 259 14 England
8 Feb 2009 11:08PM
If only Red Kites predated on squirrels, a snowy scene of that encounter would make one hell of an EC (or whatever its called these days) and would save space in the gallery - 2 for the price of 1!

Now joking aside, well done for a class shot - the snowy landscape really does add an extra spark of magic and you've composed and taken this with an almost unerving degree of genius!

Regards,
Matt
starliz 12 1.6k 3 England
8 Feb 2009 11:25PM
a real delight to view,beautifully captured.
KP 7 6 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2009 11:28PM
Brilliant just brilliant i am in awe at all the photographers on here
csurry 14 9.2k 92
9 Feb 2009 7:44AM

Quote:From the title I was expecting a shot of either Stew or Will!



Even digital "film" is not worth wasting Wink

Thanks all.

Off to the hide again in an hour. Chance of a sparrowhawk or buzzard and squirrel together Matt, but not seen a red kite in these parts.

Thanks for the PA.
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
9 Feb 2009 8:56AM
the PAs just keep pouring in now... Smile
Boyd 12 11.2k 11 Wales
9 Feb 2009 9:13AM
POTW
Well done you.
Smile
bfgstew 9 668 105 England
9 Feb 2009 9:20AM
Without doubt the best 'red' i have seen, and PA and POTW are testement to that, well done Cheryl.
Stewart
bazhutton 9 25 England
9 Feb 2009 9:31AM
Awesome shot. Well done.

Baz
Mjhearne 9 432 4 Scotland
9 Feb 2009 9:32AM
Congratulations!!!
49er 10 564
9 Feb 2009 10:01AM
well done.. have to wait a few weeks to upload squirrels then...
9 Feb 2009 10:10AM
Great work
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
9 Feb 2009 11:38AM
Congrats on the POTW.
User_Removed 12 17.9k 8 Norway
9 Feb 2009 11:57AM
Well done Cheryl...
MandyD Plus
7 16,777.2k 1 England
9 Feb 2009 12:31PM
Wonderful image, congrats!
Mandy
mmetzing 8 5 United States
9 Feb 2009 1:19PM
Want to save time on the "camera warming up"? Put a plastic bag (bread sack or similar, turned inside out to rid the bag of crumbs) in your pocket to keep it warm. When done shooting in the cold, place the camera in the bag. Take it inside tighly wrapped. Camera bags are thicker and take longer for the camera to warm up. The bag will condensate on the outside keeping the camera safe from moisture. When the condensation disappears, the camera can be taken out.
jayjay52 7 2 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2009 2:39PM
Can`t think how I missed this one. It`s lovely.
Jenny
csurry 14 9.2k 92
9 Feb 2009 5:50PM
Thanks all, a nice surprise.

Funny thing is though my favourite is the running shot! Go figure Grin
hollkj Plus
11 204 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2009 6:13PM
This really is a magical shot - are you going to enter it to BWPA ? If so don't think I'll bother Smile
streetg 13 68 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2009 6:42PM
Congratulations Cheryl

Geoff
9 Feb 2009 7:46PM
magic!
RichL 13 66 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2009 9:20PM
Nice pic but what question is it posing? Do you mean poseur?
csurry 14 9.2k 92
9 Feb 2009 10:17PM

Quote:Nice pic but what question is it posing? Do you mean poseur?


Probably but it's been a long week Wink And as a dyslexic I'm allowed a spelling/grammatical mistake or two.

Thanks again.
KTB 8 16 1 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 1:03AM
Fantastic capture - simply perfect !!!!
10 Feb 2009 9:59AM
well done on image of the week well deserved
Dawn
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
10 Feb 2009 12:45PM
Beautifully photographed and very cute ....
fossilized 11 79 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 2:11PM
Beautiful.
Jean
10 Feb 2009 4:50PM
Great capture. Our squirrel were all snug in their nest here during our recent snow storm...
HUMIE 9 2 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 4:59PM
Terrific capture....well done on the awards !!

What a wonderful time you must be having....most envious !

*Mike*
RoyBoy 11 193 2 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 6:18PM
Missed this before. Lovely!

Roy
anpix 8 88 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 6:23PM
Amazing photo

Perfect well done

Andy
OAKEY 8 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 7:15PM
Superb image but really must view it LARGE it' Gorgeous. Shaun
csurry 14 9.2k 92
10 Feb 2009 10:37PM
Thanks all.

Yep weather is pretty much perfect Grin Cold though sitting around waiting for the wildlife to appear, but worth it when they do.
MikeRC Plus
11 3.6k United Kingdom
11 Feb 2009 2:53PM
....nice one Cheryl :

.....Mike
csurry 14 9.2k 92
11 Feb 2009 10:28PM
Sorry Bob, just noticed the mod. I really can't tell on the laptop, but whenever I process images I have a standard set of adjustments that works 99% of the time for me. It could be that these images being my first in snow for a long, long time need something extra, but I won't know that for sure until I check them out on the calibrated monitor at the weekend.

Thanks Mike.
chesh 12 45 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2009 9:45AM
Difficult to see how this could be improved. Lovely
Julian 11 76 3 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2009 10:55AM
ok OK Cheryl

A great photo and worthy of awards. Are they feeding and if so, on what kind of things?
The picture has all the right elements with its nice neutral background tones and the white foreground and lovely russety brown of the Red Squirrel. Driving snow/sleet only adds to the image. Well done!

Julian
tigertot 13 36 England
12 Feb 2009 1:26PM
Gorgeous shot Cheryl - you truly are an inspiration for me, love looking through your portfolio. Well deserving of all the accolades this photo has received, the snow really adds to the drama of the shot.
Leightonhs 9 155 1
12 Feb 2009 5:08PM
Got to love this shot, the composition, subject and setting. All perfect!

-Leighton.
SuziBlue 13 16.2k 10 Scotland
12 Feb 2009 5:13PM
Terrific shot Cheryl. POTWon the front page and itlooked a stunner,soin I came. Fab. Industrial sized click.
csurry 14 9.2k 92
12 Feb 2009 8:02PM
Thanks all.

The squirrels are in an area that has a standard peanut feeder for birds most of the year. Then at certain times that is supplemented daily with hazelnuts.

What attracted me to this was the pose and the lighting on the front of the squirrel afforded by the giant reflector on the ground, the snow.
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2009 10:02PM
a splendid shot attracting many comments - well done
Frank_Reid 10 225 1 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2009 8:59AM
Top quality ... what can I say that has not been said.. this is a type of wildlife I would like to try my hand or is it Nikon at...

Frank.
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2009 9:12PM
wow that is a very special picture, so well captured
Linda Smile
fatmod 10 22 England
13 Feb 2009 10:00PM
a truely awesome capture
barry john 12 25 England
14 Feb 2009 2:11PM
outstanding shot love it
Barry John
14 Feb 2009 9:18PM
ABsolutely beautiful, so sharp, such great colours, what a moment. Congratulations, Ingrid.
csurry 14 9.2k 92
15 Feb 2009 8:00PM
Thanks all.

Thanks Jennyk and GWS for your user awards, most appreciated.
KP 7 6 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2009 12:12AM
Congratulations a truly super shot
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2009 1:12PM
Very deserving of all these awards!!
Helen
tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 12:27AM
Just stunning Cheryl
Tim
csurry 14 9.2k 92
25 Feb 2009 4:55PM
Thanks Andrew (anpix) and Tim (tigertimb) for the user awards.
Quite beautiful. Says everything about the red squirrel. Vulnerable, beautiful and worth saving.
Well done. Any chance of buying a print?
Thank you.
David
kiwibird 12 30 New Zealand
27 Feb 2009 9:01PM
Wish we had squirrels here...so cute. Great pic...love the rich colour of the squirrel against the white backdrop.
28 Feb 2009 11:43AM
Stunning. Really love this shot. The colours, composition and expression.
csurry 14 9.2k 92
28 Feb 2009 12:18PM
Thanks all.

David, if you want to buy a print just PM me.
Sprigo 7 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2009 10:28AM
I love these shots. Fantastic composition and capture. Added to fav's
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
3 May 2009 11:19AM
so, is this the POTW I missed and never found your home ??

SUPERB in every way!!

Jouko
Emmog 7 38 1 England
6 May 2009 6:45PM
Great shot. Very nice with it in the snow as well
Matt
Downart 9 2
20 May 2009 9:03PM
This is a very well taken image, technically brilliant but also aesthetically pleasing and would look good on any wall.

Excellent
22 May 2009 1:19PM
Deserves all the praise it's received - and more. Brilliant shot.

T.K.
csurry 14 9.2k 92
6 Jun 2009 6:51PM
Thanks everyone, missed some of the later comments, but every one is appreciated.
JessyH 7
11 Jun 2009 10:36AM
That's beautiful!

JessyH
borrower 6 4 England
16 Aug 2009 2:42PM
A CHRISTMAS CARD PICTURE, BEAUTIFUL

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