There is a nut fan from Seurasaari Island. He is surprisingly brave and almost all willing for a little daintiness...:)
Seurasaari Island, situated only a quarter of an hour's drive from the centre of Helsinki, is a museum area and popular outdoor recreation. The Island provides nice setting for outdoor recreation, sun worshippers and walkers. Having crossed the white wooden bridge a visitor can't help running into the happy little squirrels of the island.
The island has been a favourite recreational destination for Helsinki residents since the 1880s, when townspeople arrived by boat to enjoy picnics with their families. In addition to the museum and swimming beach, the island houses a restaurant that was renovated in 2007.
The Open-Air Museum
The open-air museum of Seurasaari is located on a beautiful green island just a few kilometres from the heart of Helsinki. The island is a tranquil oasis in the midst of the city and at the museum the traditional Finnish way of life is displayed in the cottages, farmsteads and manors of the past four centuries that have been relocated from all around Finland. Seurasaari Open-Air Museum was founded in 1909. All the different provinces of Finland are represented in the well preserved old buildings and they give an overall view of Finnish countryside life from the 18th to the 20th century. At present, there are 87 separate buildings at Seurasaari Museum. (Source:visithelsinki.fi & seurasaarisaatio.fi)
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ymrk (15051) 2009-04-16 9:01
Beautiful title and very artistic very absolute view!I like a that move :)
Take care of yourself,dear my friend!
asajernigan (21427) 2009-04-16 9:08
This is a great portrait of this little guy. He is posed perfectly for the shot and has that cute little rascal look.
The long shadow gives the shot a nice sense of depth. The lighting and colors are great with nice sharpness and detail.
Fransx (1457) 2009-04-16 9:11
What a cute and brave rodent! Photographically, it's adequately lighted and sharp! Composition is fine...there's contact between man and animal. Great capture and excellent timing.
Well done. Regards.
Buin (42460) 2009-04-16 9:14
This one simply is gorgeous! The composition - perhaps by chance - is great. What a wonderful "dialogue" ...
Greetings from Germany!
jhm (150872) 2009-04-16 9:21
The open legs is wonderful, together with the long shadow.
Nice captured and very nice composed, also a colourfully image.
Very well compostion and good presentation. TFS.
krzbia (398) 2009-04-16 9:23
What a amusing shot! Congratulations for catching the right moment here. Thank You for adding a interesting note also.
trekks (14348) 2009-04-16 9:38
Very amusing pose of the tiny friend standing up to reach the hand that feeds, very well timed catch! I like the way of the stand on 2 legs and the shadow cast in front.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-04-16 9:38
Hello George! Very nice squirrel. Very funny scene. Good capture and very good title. Original shot. Well done!
wolf38 (31296) 2009-04-16 9:43
Hello George. An original picture. Photographically outstanding realizes. It pleases me very well. Regards, Wolfgang.
mesutilgim (94034) 2009-04-16 9:44
Hello dear George,
Very nice moment you've captured here !
Great capture with good pov an nice light.
This gesture of squirrels is very typical, specially in parks where they are in continious contact with people.
Good and usefull info's as well.
TFS and best regards
dip (23888) 2009-04-16 10:28
beautiful funny scene,excellent captured!
yaya13baut (3344) 2009-04-16 10:36
a funny POV, thanks to the squirrel stood up on its legs to cath tu nut on the hand. Good frame.
BeBeHooker (0) 2009-04-16 11:13
I hate squirrel, but this picture is very good. Perfect job.
bobocortis (16026) 2009-04-16 11:13
A simple snapshot, but very nice.
High quality details, and very good composition.
rey316 (24) 2009-04-16 11:26
Very cute animal and a wonderful time
Well done all
xavshot (69835) 2009-04-16 12:05
bien vu ! j'aime bien cette image originale et la lumière qui tombe sur cet écureuil. Jolie prise.
Royaldevon (37691) 2009-04-16 12:14
Ha, ha, George, what a performer!
I like how you have managed to capture his colours and details so well through the dappled light.
The extended arm from the top l/h corner and the extended shadow of the animal, are superb interesting details.
jaywalker (16101) 2009-04-16 12:22
Hi George, A magnificent photo beautifully shot, nice timing to capture this little guy in a great pose, very good colours, excellent light & a brilliant cast shadow, kind regards Wilson.
vasilpro (41271) 2009-04-16 12:55
I like that the squirrel is waiting for food on 2 legs. Nice the composition with the feeding hand in the corner.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
TGULUMSER (13252) 2009-04-16 13:15
It's very cute, lovely and innocent. You captured a great moment,
ophelcia (0) 2009-04-16 13:31
Looks like dancing:)
I love squirrels! Especially the red ones!
sunamoon (10) 2009-04-16 13:42
Ohhh!!!! Que bonita imaben y entrañable!
Me gusta sobre todo la suerte de tener este momento con este animal,
muy buen trabajo!!!
dareco (17134) 2009-04-16 16:21
You have given me a smile today :) this really is a great capture, good timing and nice pov. TFS
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2009-04-16 16:49
Hi, George -
Awwww! Nice wide stance on the squirrel, too.
aadilj (18102) 2009-04-16 22:27
Hi geaorge, you've done so well to capture this lovely moment with such fine controls. I like this different shot from you
Photo65Net (43120) 2009-04-16 22:40
Nice catch !
So funny to play with these animals.
Have a nice day,
hay_kes (31140) 2009-04-16 23:50
Very nice image vith excellent moment.TFS.
Have a nice day,
danyy (0) 2009-04-17 0:16
vraiment mignone cette scène et l'écureuil est en plus un de mes animaux fétiches. Une scène qui montre une complicité sans doute grande dans cette partie du monde, car par exemple, en Belgique, il est difficile de les approcher.
francio64 (39888) 2009-04-17 12:37
eheheheheh, nuts? Please! Please! Please!
Simpatica immagine e titolo indovinatissimo.
Well done my friend!
Graal (102482) 2009-04-17 23:32
Jó napot George,
good shot and fine caught moment. Well composed image. Nice scene. I like it.
amaryllis (36705) 2009-04-18 2:27
quelle belle capture de ce petit écureuil très attiré par le contenu de la main; en plus son ombre, un cadrage excellent
bon week end
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-04-18 7:03
Fine tittle for this very good picture. I like a lot how you framed it and shadows
Have a nice weekend
JCG (35129) 2009-04-19 2:01
It is really adorable this photograph. The squirrels do not seem savage in Finland… Very beautiful catch of sight with an excellent clearness. I like much the shade of the animal. Superb and original photograph, thank you George.
With all my friendships and a very good WE,
paura (47186) 2009-04-19 6:05
A lovely compo here, friend. Very special sence of opportunity in order to catch it. Interesting the animal body position!
A happy sunday, friend.
Rafer (0) 2009-04-20 5:31
Excelente y divertidisima...saludos
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-08-20
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon Ixus 50
- Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Animal portraits, Great animal photos 2., francio64 (Original Shot/4), Discovery of Helsinki [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-04-16 8:59