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Feb 15, 2014 19:59 |  #1

I'm actually satisfied with the way this turned out but I'm certain there's always room for improvement. This was done with my Canon 60D using a 400mm fixed focal lens in AV mode. Edited in LR5. I'm practicing so I can be ready for my next trip to Costa Rica so any tips or comments are appreciated. Thank You.


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Feb 15, 2014 21:00 |  #2

Very nice image. You did a nice job with the edit and the squirrel is nice and sharp. I feel that all the sticks in front of him are a little distracting, but this is wildlife, so you really have to either be in the right place at the right time, or have some sort of set up to take some control of the posing that they are doing.

Is the bronze/gold-ish fur natural? Looks good, just that the squirrels on the east coast aren't that color, usually white.


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Feb 16, 2014 10:31 |  #3

^ ^ My thoughts, too. I might have aimed just a bit more to the right.


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Feb 16, 2014 10:44 |  #4

Looks like it is holding a game controller :)


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Feb 16, 2014 11:33 |  #5

Some fox squirrels in my area really do have orange underparts like that one. (To anyone who reads too fast: I said "underPARTS.") The color varies. Others are closer to white.

Nice picture generally, although I wouldn't have cropped that closely; the squirrel looks crowded.


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Feb 16, 2014 11:37 |  #6

pwm2 wrote in post #16693594 (external link)
Looks like it is holding a game controller :)

HAHA! After I looked at that a bit more I thought the same. Maybe holding a "camera" . :lol::lol:


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Feb 16, 2014 18:01 |  #7

Nice shot! We have tons of Eastern Gray Squirrels in our area, so I'm always surprised when I run across the much larger Fox Squirrels. I've seen them with colors exactly as you've captured here -- they can be quite "orange" depending on the light. My only suggestion is that I'd like to see a little more space in front of him (right side of image). This would enable you to place his eye in the right third "sweet spot." However, he's kind of looking back at you (into the photo), so your composition works fine.


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