I`ve seen so many squirrels on Trek Earth already...
They are a bit different, depending on the country they come from. I decided to give up my favourite theme that day, which is "landscapes", and share with you a typical polish foxy squirrel.
If you haven`t been in Poland and haven`t seen polish squirrel yet, you don`t know what the russet or foxy colour means, my friend :)
This animal is a symbol of polish woods, parks and gardens even.
That`s why they are very friendly if you take some nuts with you. One well-known habit of some species of squirrels is gathering and storing nuts for the winter.
That morning I didn`t take nuts with me. Actually, I never use any bribes to stimulate my wild models to pose for me. I prefer to capture just a natural activity of searching food, which is a bit more ambitious for a photographer. Sometimes the results it brings are not bad, I think.
The tele photo lens was definetelly required, cause she was quite fast. This bloodless hunting took me quite a long time, but it was worthwhile since I like this shot.
There is one more information for you. The autumn in Poland is not just a regular autumn. The colours like those on the picture are ubiquitous during the time from Sep to Nov, making Poland look like the foxy kingdom then.
It`s my 2nd post of this princess of polish woods :)
Hope you enjoy!
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nels (2621) 2006-05-24 12:33
hi patryk great colours both of the squirrel and the leaves on the ground it realy is nice to se a photo of a red squirrel in the U.K. the gray squirrel is rapidly taking over the red squirrels habitat gradualy killing them off ths :)
goodwill (4226) 2006-05-24 12:34
Bloodless hunting, rustic squirlls, love for your land, eveything on yout notes and every colour on your shot-superb. Well patrik, the day I visit Poland, I shall bring nuts and nuts for the lovely squirlls and enjoy the magic of nature.
Dari (24) 2006-05-24 12:44
Hi, Partyk. what i can tell you, the squirrels all around the globe seems have one same directive: have nuts - be my friend...very mercantile...
But i appreciate you don't search for easy ways :)...Russian squirrels are the most cheeky - when i lived near park they stealed into windows and ate our food also smashing up all flat... Now without jokes: colours are really amazing, foliage looks great, photo is very well composed and i admire how did you catch her at long last so clear and beautiful...very good photo
blue-velvet30 (6524) 2006-05-24 13:19
Uwielbiam wiewiorki, ostatnio nawet z jedna sie zakumplowalam ;-) Ruchliwe sa bardzo i ciezko je uchwycic ;-) Bardzo dobry kadr i pieknie nasycona ognista czerwien.
Duszek20 (230) 2006-05-24 13:30
Niesamowite zdjecie ! piekne ujecie, gratulacje za cierpliwosc bo chyba byla ci potrzebna :)Piekne, gorace kolory od ktorych juz jakies 2 minuty nie moge oderwac oczu :) pozdrawiam !
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2006-05-25 3:54
again my beautiful little princess!! She is great, really beautiful one...well done, Patryk, really...
greg64g (11193) 2006-05-28 4:54
This is a superb picture and i must say gallery you show here in TE.
the Squirrel is ver sharpen , great tonal range too.
rabani (9645) 2006-05-29 3:38
It is always difficult to get your wild subjects, in its natural environment. Others, might bait or bribe the animal to get closer or still, while others, wait, wait and wait. But wildlife,unlike human subject, they never fail to impress you in the end. To have a better chance of getting wildlife, you as a photographer, has to be a part of nature itself.
arnoud1976 (1191) 2006-05-31 9:03
hello patryk, lovely crisp image and amazing warmth. good light made to look even better. nice comp and good dof.
silycat (611) 2007-01-16 2:50
This photo has been chosen by me to represent country in which it was taken in thema "Around the world", it is a very good and sucesful capture and excellent photo!
- Copyright: Patryk Moriak (patriik) (1935)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-10-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 33V, Tokina AT-X PRO 80-200/2.8, Fuji Velvia, 81B Warming
- Exposure: f/2.8
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Around the world 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-24 12:27
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