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Having A Snack

By Valerie1
I really enjoy just watching the antics of these wee squirrels never mind photographing them so I hope you'll enjoy viewing this. This and the last image are part of a small group of wild squirrels which haven't had their habitat invaded by the greys. Hopefully this will continue.

Everyone, thank you so much for your user awards, comments and votes on my last image. It was much appreciated.

As usual, any critique welcome.

Technical details: 1/160 sec @ f/5.6, focal length 300mm, ISO 900, hand held.

Tags: Co down N ireland Red squirrel Wildlife and nature

Voters: morpheus1955, cantona43, ugly and 44 more

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Comments


ugly Plus
7 5 57 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 12:04PM
Love the colours and tones..
There a lot of detail..
A cracking image...
Well done...
Dave

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CaroleS Plus
5 369 3 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 12:13PM
Superb detail and pose - a delightful image. Carole
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
19 Jan 2012 12:18PM
Wonderful and lovely capture,
saeid
Glyn1 6 4 1 England
19 Jan 2012 12:21PM
A beautiful capture.

Glyn
19 Jan 2012 1:39PM
Beautifully captured Valerie,great crop too.
Billyray 8 70 3 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 2:19PM
Excellent detail and colour. A cracking shot.
Ray
19 Jan 2012 2:41PM
super capture they are so much nicer than the greys to look at and capture

Graham
Rev2 Plus
6 279 2 England
19 Jan 2012 2:44PM
Delightful shot. As you've asked for critique all I would say is the bottom of the photo could have been cropped more to cut out some the out of focus tree. Other than that it's a shot I would loved to have taken.
Leilani 11 29 3 England
19 Jan 2012 3:17PM
Fabulous shot! He's keeping his beady eye on you, that is for sure! Smile
Briwooly 10 452 5 England
19 Jan 2012 4:08PM
Great capture

Brian..........................
Pricegrah 6 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 4:35PM
Superb capture with excellent detail
Graham
tezquirk 4 27 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 8:22PM
Nice one .. Smile
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
19 Jan 2012 8:23PM
He is so dear Valerie--- wonder how you got him to sit still?
19 Jan 2012 8:33PM
Fantastic close-up! A true beauty of a shot.
Sam.
posty57 8 6 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2012 4:13AM
I absolutely love this image !

Barry
Valerie1 8 68 Northern Ireland
20 Jan 2012 12:13PM

Quote:Delightful shot. As you've asked for critique all I would say is the bottom of the photo could have been cropped more to cut out some the out of focus tree. Other than that it's a shot I would loved to have taken.



Thanks everyone for your comments, votes and to Neil's user award. Also thank to Dave J (Rev 2) for your critique. I really appreciate it. With regards to the composition, I was tempted to crop some of the branch off the bottom, but then it would have made the squirrel too central in the frame, so I opted to leave it as I took it to try and keep the squirrel's eyes more in the rule of thirds.
Valerie1 8 68 Northern Ireland
22 Jan 2012 11:14AM
Thanks very much to Alan_Baseley for your user award. I am really very appreciative of your award and the attention this shot and the last one has been given. I'll have to get back out to the wood and try and get some more shots. It is a great pleasure to watch these wee animals.
Mavis Plus
13 143 2 England
2 Mar 2012 8:53AM
Hi Valerie , thanks for looking at my pictures Smile Your images are all crackers SmileSmile. A wonderful red Squirrel . Have never seen one this close . Maybe we shall meet one day ?
Valerie1 8 68 Northern Ireland
2 Mar 2012 11:42PM
Thanks Mavis. It would be great to meet up again.
16 May 2012 9:59PM
Fantastic A+++++
Jim
Valerie1 8 68 Northern Ireland
16 May 2012 10:22PM
Thanks Jim

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