Get Over It ...

By sut68      
I thought I'd return to another squirrel shot taken t'other week for the PM Magazine Challenge ... this one hasn't made the final selection though.

Not a classic pose admittedly, but again, I loved the inquisitive nature of this little fella as he peered over the fallen branch ... let me know what you think.

Was taken in a landscape orientation, but decided to crop tighter.

1/125 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 640, Hand-Held

Thanks for looking in,
Paul

Tags: General Branch Formby Close-up and macro Red squirrel Sciurus vulgaris Wildlife and nature

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Comments


Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
13 Dec 2007 9:04AM
Another stunning image Paul, he looks ready to jump. Wonderful colours and detail.

Dave

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MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
13 Dec 2007 9:05AM
I like that dark bg - - seems to set of his fur - - - looks a bit like he needs a good groom though - - looks like he's just got out of bed! Wink

XXXXX
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
13 Dec 2007 9:08AM

Quote:looks like he's just got out of bed!

LOL ... know the feeling well Wink x

Ta too Dave, glad you like it. Right, back to the grindstone Sad

Paul
dven Plus
11 25 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2007 9:17AM
I don't think you need a classic pose to get a good picture,here you have managed to get a superb shot of this lovely little creature

dven
fauxtography 11 6.6k 36
13 Dec 2007 9:23AM
This works, and i like the fact that it isn't a classic shot. The broken branch is a little distracting, but not much you could do with that.
Bought a magazine yesterday and pored all over the squirrel images looking for your byline, wrong magazine...

Better luck today maybe.
Nice shot, away from the cutsie stylized images, just shows how they are in life.

All the very best
Dougie
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
13 Dec 2007 9:30AM
LOL Dougie, not out until next month my friend Wink

Cheers all, don't disagree with you Mark about the branch, but as you say, it was there, so ...

Paul
richc 14 15 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2007 9:34AM
Shows the fellah going about his industrious day. Could include it under photo-journalism Smile Excellent focus.
Rich
NatalieKinnear 9 280 8
13 Dec 2007 9:41AM
I think this is a great image, I particularly like the fact that it is a different pose from the usual squirrel shots.
Chriscj 10 96 1 England
13 Dec 2007 9:55AM
Wonderful capture mate, great detail too. You got a new lens?

Chris
ripleysalien 9 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2007 9:57AM
Looks like hes doing push ups.

Steve
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
13 Dec 2007 10:08AM
Cheers you lot.

Chris .. I wish, no, this was Will Cheung's [PM Editor] lens, but I am seriously looking into gettin one for myself anyway ... and maybe a converter too Wink

Paul
martinl 12 265 2 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2007 10:23AM
Like the pose, as it's different. Broken branch, yeah well, it's there so you had to take the shot anyway.

Did you run this shot through any noise software? If you didn't, ISO 640 on the 40D looks impressive!
Martin
JohnParminter 9 1.3k 14 England
13 Dec 2007 10:43AM
I prefer this to the more structured wildlife pose that is normally favoured. You seem to have caught it in the act of being a squirrel Paul as opposed to it in a pose for a shot.
Don't know if I've explained myself very well but its a very likeable picture.
Have you squirrelled away any more?
John
javam 11 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2007 10:44AM
A different but effective pose. Good to see a squirrel shot that does not conform to what appears to be the squirrel shot blueprint.

Neil
JohnParminter 9 1.3k 14 England
13 Dec 2007 10:45AM
I've just pressed a 'shortlist' button there without it doing what I expected?
Any ideas pls.
John
juldon 13 78 England
13 Dec 2007 10:58AM
Nice to see a different angle of these cuties, great focus.

Julie
Sep 9 1.3k England
13 Dec 2007 11:17AM
Top notch.
Fantastic capture.
Joe
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
13 Dec 2007 12:00PM
Martin, did run this through a NR program, but only applied a very light NR overlay here. It's pretty damn good, even at higher ISO's Smile

Thanks everyone for your time and comments, glad to see that this composition can still get some good feedback Wink

Paul
Glynn 10 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2007 12:29PM
Nice image,

The central pose works - like it Paul

Glynn
Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2007 12:39PM
As with other views above, I too like this because it differs from the norm Paul.

Nigel
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
13 Dec 2007 12:50PM

Quote:I've just pressed a 'shortlist' button there without it doing what I expected?
Any ideas pls.
John


... not a clue John, sorry !!!

Cheers Glynn and Nigel, appreciate your time guys.

Paul
kaybee 12 4.8k 25 Scotland
13 Dec 2007 1:55PM
Which one of the group was sneaking around under the log?
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
13 Dec 2007 2:52PM
Cheryl, she's a lot smaller than her PF pic makes out Wink
dazzaman 10 631 England
13 Dec 2007 3:28PM
lovely and sharp, in all the right places.

well done paul.

daz Smile
csurry 14 9.2k 92
13 Dec 2007 3:32PM

Quote:Cheryl, she's a lot smaller than her PF pic makes out


Oh this may not be on the shortlist but wait until I see the ones that are Tongue
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
13 Dec 2007 3:34PM
lovely..

Nice camera work........

jouko
dazzaman 10 631 England
13 Dec 2007 3:37PM
lol at cheryl

daz Wink
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
13 Dec 2007 3:55PM
Ta Daz!!!

'Gulp'!!! @ Cheryl Wink

Cheers 'n all Jouko.

Paul
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
13 Dec 2007 4:17PM
Inquisitive it is Paul. Would love these in my garden. Ron.
13 Dec 2007 5:00PM
Lovely capture & timing!!
Mia
stevebutler 11 122 England
13 Dec 2007 5:22PM
Love the pose on this. The detail is stunning.

Steve!
PatrickSmith 11 1.2k 2 United States
13 Dec 2007 5:28PM
LOL - I remember my flatmates at the university looking like this, only they weren't leaning over a log!

Anyway, I really like the dark background and the details on the wood as a good complement to the squirrel.

Patrick
Ian_Sweet 10 92 1 England
13 Dec 2007 6:38PM
Bloody brilliant mate, very well taken.

Best Regards

Ian...
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1824 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2007 6:57PM
To be honest, it's refreshing to see a different "red" shot, this one has such character, and I love your title.
daviewat 12 4.1k Scotland
13 Dec 2007 6:58PM
Looks ready to pounce on you for your nuts there mate Smile


Are you and Fran coming in March ????



Just trying to chase numbers and sadly monies mate :-(


Dave
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
13 Dec 2007 6:59PM
Excellent capture!
Ty
Hanners Plus
10 875 10 Ireland
13 Dec 2007 7:09PM
LOL, well caught that man...Smile
elkiebrooks 13 83 5 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2007 7:12PM
Lovely image.
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
13 Dec 2007 7:26PM
Thanks guys 'n gals, grateful for your time & comments.

Dave, sent you a PM mate!!!

Paul
Richsr Plus
9 90 223 England
13 Dec 2007 7:40PM
like the lighting and details in this - well captured.
Richard.
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
13 Dec 2007 9:21PM
Gets ma vote ....quality again Smile
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
13 Dec 2007 9:29PM
Cheers Rich and Chris Smile
DolphinLady 10 54 1 Wales
13 Dec 2007 10:16PM
Looks as if he's got his eye on something.
A wonderful study of this lovely animal.
Hilary
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
13 Dec 2007 11:55PM
Thanks Hilary, regarding what his eye was on ... I think it was Edgars' nuts Wink
Scott_Scot 11 4 4 Scotland
14 Dec 2007 8:46AM
Best of the whole series Paul!!!!
And that is saying something!

Scotty
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
14 Dec 2007 8:48AM
Cheers Scotty, glad you think so mate Wink
Gaz_H 10 150 1 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2007 6:20PM
Hehehehe - just superb.
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
15 Dec 2007 8:39PM
LOL, glad you like Gaz Wink
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
15 Dec 2007 10:59PM
LOL, glad you like Gaz Wink
clintnewsham 11 121 1 England
21 Dec 2007 9:46PM
one of my favourite images, the detail and the colour are spot on.
love the catchlight you,ve caught in the eye and the way he,s attempting to get over the log.
the background is perfectly out of focus and the colour blends perfectly with the image.
this gets my award,
all the best
clint
scott_jessuk 10 249 1 Scotland
23 Dec 2007 9:51AM
This is excellent Paul.

Scott
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
11 Jan 2008 1:53PM
Lovely expression, great shot, captured beautifully.
Geoff.
20 Feb 2010 8:53PM
lovely

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