Another picture taken during my walk with some friends last Wednesday through the small but excellent and well cared for Eskrigg Nature Reserve on the outskirts of Lockerbie in Dumfriesshire.
This is the same red squirrel which I showed in my last picture. I was lucky to get any shots as he/she was amazingly agile and skittish, scampering up and down trees and sitting still only for seconds at a time.
You can see a larger version here on "beta" TE.
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COSTANTINO (54463) 2014-02-01 11:31
another sweet and delicate shot
with the little squirrel
and according to your useful notes
it is the samered squirrel
with the squirrel in the previous one
beautifu and nice colors very well
yquem46 (38686) 2014-02-01 13:57
I prefer this one with its environment than the close up portrait, even though it was a very good one as well
Razor sharp, nice natural colors
Bravo, very pleasant and successful
Have a nice WE
dta (65694) 2014-02-01 14:08
Hello John ,
I don't know exactly if I prefer this version or the previous one . Both of them are interesting and beautiful . Here , I like the squirel in its environment , with the green moss and the tiny mushrooms . Superb sharpness and use of the blurred BG . perfect matural colors .
emilbo (22448) 2014-02-01 14:43
Une excellente photo parfaitement composée. Il est très joli ton écureuil, je les aime mais pas dans mes cages d'oiseaux.C'est merveilleux de les voir travailler pour arriver à la cage, il il ni a rien à faire, ils réussissent toujours. J'aime beaucoup les champignons à gauche qui participent à la beauté de la photo. Excellents détails et superbes couleurs.
Toutes mes amitiés et bon dimanche,
emka (77392) 2014-02-01 14:49
Hi John, How cute is this red squirrel and so red :). Wonderful. But here I am also interested in these small mushrooms. I used to be mycolog-amateur and I have the whole shelf of books about mushrooms in many languages. I wonder what they are. But at the moment I have no time to look in the Handbuch fuer Pilzfreunde in six volumes. \
Amazing colour and sharpness.
Warm regrads MAlgo
jjcordier (75640) 2014-02-01 22:37
Ton nouvel ami est vraiment adorable. J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage dans son environnement naturel.
Romano46 (17494) 2014-02-02 2:15
sei bravissimo nel ritrarre gli animali e questa è l'ennesima prova della tua capacità.
Splendida la ripresa molto curata in ogni dettaglio nella quale anche la composizione insieme alla nitidezza ed alla bellezza del soggetto gioca un ruolo fondamentale.
Complimenti, ancora una volta
Ciao e buona domenica
saxo042 (37268) 2014-02-02 6:56
A very cute little squirrel and a very sharp and well composed picture. The is a very good colour balance here with the brown squirrel at one corner and the brown fungi at the other. An interesting link here too.
marabu61 (8145) 2014-02-02 7:21
Excellent nature shot with the squirrel shown in its natural setting. The moss covered tree and the mushrooms are such a perfect setting for the little critter to be portrayed here, all the elements work beautifully together. I am sure if one would want to stage a photo of a squirrel, one couldn't come up with a setting that perfect, so really got the right moment to shot this.
have a great weekend
Noel_Byrne (23274) 2014-02-02 7:30
This fuzzy little guy really is as cute as a button (as my mum used to say) and a beautiful capture of him. Alone, he would make a beautiful capture but your inclusion of the mushrooms is genius. They have perfect shape and look so healthy, that this could be a scene from a Disney movie. Except of course that it is not animated! A veRy beautiful image of the natural world. And a red squirrel too, the ones we are always happy to see.
All the best
Silvio1953 (120608) 2014-02-02 8:09
Ciao John, nice see again your cute little friend, nice composition with a lot of fungi, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
williewhistler (13741) 2014-02-02 12:23
I am at a loss to understand why this lovely,lovely shot has thus far received such little acclaim.
Everything about it is so appealing,the squirrel is perfectly placed in the frame and is pin sharp throughout,all in a gorgeous light.
The fungi are also nicely clear adding their own interest to a fine Natural history shot.
A delightful photograph.
Best regards Les.
RhodieIke (11740) 2014-02-02 22:31
Out of your two red squirrel photo's I do like this one the best especially with the super mushrooms, which I read with interest the thread from Malgo. The light catches him just right, wonderful colours. They do look much more attractive than the grey one and so pleased to see they are increasing in various locations through out Britain, we have some in Thetford forest but I have never see one like Ann.
Trust you are well and enjoying the winter up their.
Nicou (120410) 2014-02-03 2:17
Avec les champignons tout à gauche et la belle mousse verte sur le tronc quelle charmant émage de cet écureuil, l'oeil vif le pelage roux quel cpatage et vue sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
snunney (82547) 2014-02-03 4:46
What a splendid close-up on this charming fellow with his beautiful red fur that you have captured in such fine detail. Ideally framed and with superb clarity. Nature photography at its best.
I am not at all offended by your workshop, in fact I think it is a great improvement on the original. It is always good to learn from others. Learning new ideas and techniques and techniques is one of the best things about TE. Thanks for sharing yours.
annjackman (19231) 2014-02-03 7:24
Another super wildlife picture. The green moss is beautifully lit as is the squirrel. The detail on the squirrels fur is exquisite. I like the whole composition very much.
A skilful picture and well done for walking into the forest to get this.
Kind Regards, Ann
delpeoples (53001) 2014-02-03 17:53
Ciao caro Giovanni
"Say hello to my little friend" - Scarface.
What a cutie, I think you've made a good buddy there. And I part5icularly like the amazing detail you've captured in his coat, the moss and of course that fascinating fungi collection. Beautiful rich colours and play of with the shallow depth of field. I really like the catchlights in our little fella's eyes too. Lovely shot.
mesutilgim (83028) 2014-02-06 5:06
Amazing capture of this wonderfull creature, most probably thinking if those are wallnuts or not !
TFS and best regards
holmertz (40069) 2014-02-10 2:40
Hiw nice to see you getting into the squirrel business. This is a lovely photo that not only shows the very cute little animal in a perfect position but also includes a very nice environment. I suppose the squirrel would have loved to exchange the fungi for a collection of nuts. The light brown and dark green tones go perfectly well together. The perfect light and sharpness also makes this a joy to watch.
Tigerlily (3075) 2014-06-23 0:52
Ah... , That's really a beautiful shot, John. I don't remember that I have seen a real red ones, I have several grey ones in the garden. People say that the red ones are very shy, let along to take photos of them. It wouldn't be easy...I like the image with natural background, the mushrooms look beautiful and the colour balances the whole picture against the green background. It is definitely a winner! The qualities are all here.
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (20018)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-29
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-01 10:36