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Red Squirrel

By tyronet2000
Red Squirrel, part of a small colony which seems to be surviving.

Tags: Red squirrel Wildlife and nature

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This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.

Comments


12 Sep 2012 11:17PM
nice image there fellow. love colors. some fine detail in his hair .
Frank.

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paskinmj Plus
7 11 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2012 12:18AM
Great capture.
Matt
What a beautiful shot. so well caught!
paulbroad 8 108 987 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2012 8:05AM
Nice image - the 'Bigma' lenses can be extremely good although I think the use of 3200 will show on a large image. Shadows are just a little blocked up - try increasing brightness a touch and/or a bit of localised dodging.

Paul
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3348 Canada
13 Sep 2012 3:02PM
A beautiful shot. Some noise visible in the background, not a whole lot, depending on the crop.


Ive uploaded a mod with some noise removal, a crop to a 10 X 8 format, lifted blacks a little, and converted to sRGB colour profile. You uploaded with Adobe RGB, so some browsers may not be viewing colours correctly. Convert to sRGB for web images.



regards



Willie
14 Sep 2012 11:56AM
First off, wonderful shot - wish we could photograph squirrels locally but we have none!

Now, correct me if I'm wrong but maybe a slightly faster shutter speed and a slightly wider aperture would have better frozen the motion visible in the hands and better show the eating behaviour of this squirrel, (you could have used 5.0 aperture to compensate for faster shutter for instance, given that a higher ISO would be a no-no given the noise levels). This would probably result in a slightly sharper facial area and more blurring in the background so focusing correctly (on the eyes and face) would be even more critical.

Like the modification too.
14 Sep 2012 4:58PM
I'm quite new to photography and this was only the third time I'd been out with this lens. I welcome any constructive criticism (I like the modification too) and can only hope to improve. Grin
11 Nov 2012 1:57PM
Can't criticise as I would love to have taken a shot like this.
The modification does make an improvement.

David

Must compliment you on your choice of camera Wink

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