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Sciurus vulgaris

Sciurus vulgaris
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Copyright: Gerard Calberac (Pitoncle) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1173 W: 0 N: 1594] (9508)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G ED, SanDisk Ultra II, Hoya UV
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Red Flags and Rarities [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-12-06 8:14
Viewed: 5266
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
L'un des trois Ecureuils roux, Sciurus vulgaris, Red squirrel, fréquentant le jardin de notre résidence en plein centre ville de Dijon.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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hello Gerard
a beauty so close to you
with great details and beautiful colours
nice shot
greting lou

Ciao Colberac.
Gran bel colpo foto eccellente bellissinii colori,ottima la nitidezza.
Alla prossima foto ciao da Marco.

Hello Gerard,
Nice capture with wonderful colours and clarity.
Splendid composition. Very fine details.

Hi Gerard
Fantastic photo with wonderful colours, very good composition and great sharpness.
Regards, Christodoulos.

  • mwmod99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
  • [2010-12-06 10:24]

Good evening Gerard! Seems that this beautiful Red Squirrel is quite popular these days. I have seen some wonderful shots of it. Bravo, lovely adorable creature.
George Veltchev

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-06 11:33]

Hello Gérard,
Very nice photo of this squirrel in beautiful natural colours. A pity that the BG is a bit noisy. Good sharpness, details and eye-contact. Pleasing composition.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-06 11:42]

Hello Gerard,
A fine capture of the Red Squirrel in a very nice pose. I love the POV and the composition. Great details, beautiful colours too - and the red tail stands out!
TFS and best regards, Ulla

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-06 12:04]

Hello Gerard.
Lovely composition of this Red Squirrel. You have great colour and sharpness throughout. DOF just right. Charming.Best regards Siggi

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-12-06 12:15]

Hi Gerard,
Splendid lights and colors, nice composition, TFS!

Hi Gerard,

Wondeful capture of this pretty fellow in a lovely posture, the BG suits well for separation. Nice sharp details too, looks well focused from f/5.3. The BG is bit noisy, i think it is stemning from the usage of a high ISO value.
TFS and have a nice night!


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-12-06 14:54]

Hi Gerard,

There are no squirrels where I live except for little ground squirrels so this cutie is a special treat for me. I LOVE that bushy red tail. The pose is adorable, colors are wonderful, and the details of his face and fur are wonderful. This is really up close and personal.


Hallo Gerard,
une très belle photo de ce Ecureils roux, tu as un très sympathique "voisin", belles et naturelles couleurs avec un bon cadrage.
Merci et félicitations
Bonne nuit

Hi Gérard.
The squirrel in nice in colors. The focus on the eye is so sharp and the pose is pleasing.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-06 15:20]

Quelle capture fantastique! Tu as eu de la chance,mais quelle resultat! Impressionante nettete' et couleurs dans une lumiere tres faible et difficile,sans doute la photo du jour! Mes compliments et bonne journee',Luciano

Oportunidad para la captura de esta preciosa ardilla que cada vez es menos abundante en mi zona.
Buen trabajo de composición.
Un abrazo y gracias por tus amables comentarios Gerard:

Josep Ignasi.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-12-06 18:32]

Hello Gerard,
What a lovely closeup of this squirrel, our red squirrel is quite different. Your image is wonderful Gerard, thank you.

Such a beautiful creature and you have done it quite a service with your eyes and skills. I would enjoy seeing this one in real life.

Hi Gerard,
What a quite little squirrel. Great expression, it has that oops I am in trouble look. Excellant color and eye contact. Well done.

Hi Gerard,
A well captured image with pinsharp subject and well saturated.The reds have been brought out extremely well and nice contrast with the whites, well taken and seen.

Good details, nice pose Gerard.
I like how the reds warm up this cold winter scene :)
Great job under these adverse shooting conditions.
Well done.

a very cute animal, a very good scene and photo!

Bonjour cher ami Gerard,
que belle image de l'écureuil, une véritable carte de Noël!
Très belle, la netteté excellente et POV, la couleur excellente, avec un joli BG
Félicitations et merci pour le partage
Bonjour Vanni

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-12-07 14:49]

Hola Gerardo.
Muy bella la imagen de esta Ardilla de Color rojo marron. La pose exelente y la calidad de la foto es muy buena tambien

salut Gérard
what a nice capture of lovely Red Squirrel. Except for ones in Turkiye, I have seen it only Spain and with black (melanistic) phase. Yours is similar to one in Turkish Thrace (European part) and reddish. North-eastern Turkiye population is different and almost pure white in winter period.
It gave to you a special pose on wall. great coloration and focus. exposure and composition also very nice. thanks for sharing this beauty. well done

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-14 12:47]

Bonsoir Gérard,
A very fine portrait of the Red Squirrel taken from a nice lateral POV. Excellent natural colors, sharpness and eye contact against a pleasing neutral BG.
Merci et a bientôt,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-12-17 4:33]

Bonjour Gérard,
Une image adorable de cet écureuil roux, dont la population est en déclin ici. L'écureuil plus foncé qui nous vient des pays de l'Est est en train de supplanter cette espèce indigène.. Très joli jeu de couleurs et une atmosphère déjà bien hivernale. Charmant!

Hello Gerard,

This familiar fellow is well depicted, with great details in the winter coat!
A few days ago I witnessed a couple of them mating in a pine tree just outside my backyard, quite a play indeed...
The squirrel gives a typical eating pose, great eye contact!

Pablo -

Hi Gerard,

Well composed and lovely squirrel!
It is more impressive that the tail is red than a brown body.
The eye is cute and the style is lovely.


Everything about this image is GRANDE!!!
Love it.
Mario from Canada with best regards.

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