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By Gazzten
Have just uploaded this to the wrong gallery, apologies to people who voted and commented.

Would like your opinions and or mods to try and improve the way I look at scenes and images.

I like the nut kept in on the left but have never been sure about the branches. Anything else?


Tags: Squirrel wildlifeclose up Wildlife and nature

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Mike43 9 222 21 England
15 Feb 2013 10:30AM
Lovely shot, not quite sure if the nut is worth keeping in as the focus on the nut is a bit soft, and the branch in the top lefthand corner tends to take your eye away from the main subject.
What ever you decide to do it will still be a beautiful photograph of a Gray Squirrel.
Gazzten 14 3 1 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2013 10:58AM
Thanks for comment Mike. See what you mean about the branch top left....and the nut, i suppose! Smile
AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
15 Feb 2013 1:22PM
I agree that the top left branch and nut are not necessary, and a crop to the left would benefit the image.

I like your pov, the squirrels pose as s/he eats and the bokeh.

banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4200 Canada
15 Feb 2013 4:11PM
This is a superb shot. Its sharp detailed and exposed beautifully. The suggestion already made is a good one, the branch. The nut should stay IMO.

I would also suggest adding a little more space on the left, tp move the squirrel back from the centre, and in the mod Ive also used a slightly warmer white balance. The contrast is slightly increased making the image look a very small amount brighter.

Loaded 2 mods, second one flipped, as some shots look better reading left to right. You may like it.


pamelajean Plus
14 1.5k 2189 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2013 4:28PM
Willie's second modification is the one for me, Garry.
Gazzten 14 3 1 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2013 5:07PM
Thanks all for your comments and mods. Wasn't sure about needing more space to the left but yes, that works. A bit brighter and warmer works too. I think generally in the past my images have been under exposed so I will now try and rectify that. All good lessons learned, hopefully.

Niknut Plus
10 2.8k 82 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2013 5:39PM
Gorgeous shot !!!......lovely quality, with a slight hint of 3D effect from the blurred branches, & nice detail in the fur !! notch stuff !!
Jestertheclown 12 8.4k 253 England
15 Feb 2013 9:41PM

Not much to complain about here.
Keep the nut and lose the branch.
Personally, I wouldn't bother adding space to the left or flipping it over but that won't surprise many of you!

paulbroad 13 131 1290 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 7:06PM
Technically excellent. Obviously a very stable tripod at 750mm and 1/50. Plus an obedient Squirrel. For me, the nut should go as it's a peanut, so not natural. A beechnut could stay. I would also reverse the image. Europeans and much of the world read left to right, thus the eye travelling in that direction is more normal.


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