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Red Squirrel

Red Squirrel
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Copyright: Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-11
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Your Favorite Images, Squirrels II, Mammals of Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-27 15:48
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Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
• Squirrels store nuts in the ground in Autumn.
• Red squirrels do not hibernate over winter.
• Squirrels can swim.
• They eat seeds, buds, leaves, flowers, shoots and fruit of many trees and shrubs, fungi, insects and occasional birds eggs.
• They live in a drey made of twigs, leaves and moss built in a tree.
• Squirrels are like us, they can be left or right handed when they eat.
• Reds moult their whole coat twice a year.
• They moult ear tufts and tail once in late summer.
• Reds can live to 6 years of age.
• The red's scientific name is Sciurus vulgaris.
• Squirrels have 4 fingers and 5 toes.
• They can hang upside down.
• Not always red, the winter coat can be very dark and quite grey.
• Their young are called kittens.
• Could have 2 litters each year with 3-4 kittens in each litter.
• Kittens are born blind, pink, hairless and toothless.
• When 7 weeks old kittens start to wander from drey and feed off solid food.
• Weigh 275 - 300 gms.
• Length - body 20 - 22cm, tail 17 - 18cm.
• Red and grey squirrels live at similar densities in conifer woods.
• In broadleaved woods grey squirrels live at a higher density than reds.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-27 15:57]

Hello Shir,
Brilliant capture of this little squirrel in a wonderful pose. Razor sharp and excellent colours. I like the diagonal tree trunk and the background colours in this excellent composition.
Many thanks, Ulla

Great shot havent seen a red for ages not any where I am you did a very good job with the composition, lovely light and colours, fine sharp detail well done tfs rgds Necip.

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-02-27 16:11]

Bonsoir Shir
Excellente capture, très beau cadrage, couleur, netteté et très belle attitude du Sujet. Bravo
Salutations Robi

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-02-27 16:14]

Wonderful tones and light. Very cute pose and great composition. Lovely and sharp as well



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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-02-27 16:15]

Lovely composition of this Red Squirrel. You have great colour and sharpness throughout. DOF just right. Charming.


Hi Shir,
What a nice portrait from this squirrel. Nicely captured eating-pose! I like the composition, especially the big tail, which you have used as a perfect background!
Good work Shir.
Regards, Ruud

Hi Shir,
Excellent portrait of this squirrel. Great colortones and excellent sharpness. Great composition.
Well done, Mike

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2007-02-27 17:34]

Hi Shir,
Wonderful image....that expression on his face is difficult to determine!The colours and contrast are excellent and the detail goes down to its thin little whiskers.I liked the list of facts that you stated in your note.Nice one dude!
Regards, David

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-02-27 17:57]

Hi Shir,

What a wonderful capture, this little Squirrel really knows how to strike a cute pose, nicely composed shot with a great POV, nice sharp details and lovely colours too.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • zoso68 (21)
  • [2007-02-27 19:41]

Lovely red squirrel. Good POV and sharp with good light also.
I really like your photo.

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  • methos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 51 N: 281] (1189)
  • [2007-02-27 19:53]

Very nice one!
The details are amazing; I can see every strand of hair!
I absolutely love the colors!
A really great job!
Favourites material!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-27 23:27]

Hello Shir

A beautiful shot of this cute squirrel.The focus is excellent,and the details are sharp.Wonderful colour saturation especially in the forepaws and head.Excellent eye contact.Superb photo.TFS


this is really cute ! dash Ori

L'espressione del tuo scoiattolo è favolosa!
Ottimi colori e dettagli.

Hello Shir
What a great shot of this red squirrel,
Perfect compo and lighting, Welldone.
Did you know Shir means LION in Persian?


This is a lovely lovely picture.

Very good focus control and the colors are very beautiful. Excellent framing and Good POV. Wow.


Hi Shir,
:D what a capture. I had tried lots of time to captutre squirels but could not succeed. This on is really nice shot with excellant exposure and details.THe pose of SQ is very likable. TFS


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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-28 8:04]

Estética y técnicamente muy buena presentación Shir... el atinado punto de vista y encuadre con la agradable ubicación del tronco brindan una imagen realmente de calidad, gracias al escaso DOF que ofrece el foco y el OOF necesario además de la nitidez bien marcada.
Saludos... Ricardo

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-02-28 8:20]

Hi Shir,
THis composition is very good.Good use of DOF, nice POV.
Badruddi Ali

bonjour shir
cette photo est magnifique pour l'action et le sujet super mignon.
bonne netteté

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-01 12:23]

Hi Shir and really sorry for the delay

This is a very cute capture! The pose of the squirrel here is superb and totally characteristic and i'm quite amazed you managed to capture such a great close with a focal length of only 70mm.
The level of details is terrific and the clarity of the shot is impeccable.
Also the colors are wonderful and very well saturated and the lighting is great, too.

Bravo and TFS

Cześc Shir,
Wspaniałe zdjęcie. Super kompozycja, kolory i ostrośc. Niesamowita dbałośc o szczegóły.

Regards from Poland - BratAni

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-03-01 13:22]

Hello Shir , Fantastic shot , great sharpnes pose details colours very nice bg ,tfs Greetings Teunie .

No sólo me gusta esta foto por la composición artistica y colorida y la calidad que tiene, sino la excelente nota que la acompaña, con una información util y precisa.
Aun así, creo que la imagen sufre un poco de compresión jpg. por culpa de su reducido tamaño, solo 135 Kb... su hubieras aprovechado los 200 Kb. que ofrece TN, creo que el fondo y el bigote de la ardilla hubieran mejorado un poco.
Excelente e inhabitual post amigo, mushas gracias por compartirlo.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-03-04 18:17]

Hola Shir,
Una pose, unos colores y una composición magníficos. El tronco y el fondo contribuyen mucho a formar una imagen destacada.
TFS, José M.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2008-11-04 0:25]

wery nice image! cute!
great close-up.


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