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Copyright: Piotr Kurosz (kurekpit) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 611 W: 120 N: 629] (2811)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-05
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, Sandisk Ultra II 2GB
Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Squirrels of the world, kurekpit photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-09 22:02
Viewed: 6217
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 132
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo I took in National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin,Dublin-IRELAND
Comments and critiques are most welcome.


A Squirrel (Greek, skia "shadow" and oura "tail"; "tail that casts a shadow") is a medium-sized rodent of the family Sciuridae. In the English-speaking world, it commonly refers to members of the genera Sciurus and Tamiasciurus. These typical members of the family are tree squirrels with large bushy tails, and are indigenous to Europe, Asia and the Americas. Similar genera are found in Africa. However, the Sciuridae also include flying squirrels, and ground squirrels such as the chipmunks, prairie dogs, and woodchucks. The unrelated family Anomaluridae also have "squirrel" in their common name, though they are usually referred to as "scaly-tailed flying squirrels". The word squirrel comes from the Old French ésqurial, which itself comes from the Vulgar Latin word scuriolus (squirrel). The pronunciation of this animal's name varies. The British way uses a short "i".The American pronunciation can rhyme either with "curl" or with "Merril",varying regionally.

More Info: Wikipedia


Camera: Canon EOS 30D
Lens:Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Focal Length: 105 mm
Exposure Time: 1/50Sec.
F-stop: f/8
ISO Speed - 320
Image Quality - RAW

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-05-09 22:48]

Nice sharp detailed capture! Love the pov and what an adorable poser! TFs

Cześć Piotr..
Dzisiaj też fociłem wiewióra ale miałem założone za długie szkło a ruchliwa bestia była:):)
Świetny kadr... nawet centralność zanika ... doskonale zamrożony ruch. Pełna dynamika. Ciut chyba przeostrzone ale ... ale ostrzyłeś przy RAW-ie czy po zmniejszeniu?

What a beautiful sharp image Pjotr! Great colors...
I really do like this little fellah.
:-) cool image!!


Hi Piotr,
Wow how sharp! You have captured this quick nice little fellah very good, You are lucky with his pose. Stunning posting my friend, well seen and superb presented with the nice green-black frame! TFS.

nice action shot Piotr..
very sharp details.
well done,

Hi Piotr,
How can one critique a picture like this - it's adorable - it's a great catch and very detailed.
So wonderful overall.

Nice sharp detailed shot Piotr. A very nice pose ya captured, beautiful light, love the trees texture. Center composition works very well here. Very nice shooting Piotr. TFS!


HAHA! Adorable! Nice catch on the playfulness of this little thing! They are SO cute! Nice pp work also!

Hello Piotr!
Lovely lovely like always!!! :)
Wonderful perspective and nice colours and clarity!
Excellent done!

How cutie, Piotr! This is the kind of cuteness that I just wanna look and not touch! :)
Good POV and focus. Great timing! TFS,
Freddie :)

Piotr, I have never seen one of them in person.

Great moment, great image.

I like colors and contrast a lot. Lovely catchlight.

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2007-05-10 12:09]

Piękny złapałeś tą wiwióreczkę. Ładnie umieszczona w kadrze. Tło bardzo wiosenne.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-05-10 12:27]

Nice sharp detailed shot Piotr. A very nice pose ya captured, beautiful light, love the trees texture. selamlar

Superb capture, amazing colors and details. Very cute little guy, with its attentive eyes and brown fur. Excellent textures-the fur, the tree bark-and clarity.



This is absolutely beautiful, Piotr!
The squirrel is looking straight at the camera! Great composition, colours and sharpness! Iwish I had taken this shot! Oh well ... that's something to aim at!
Well done!
Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Piotr, I love squarriels, good photo, sharpen and ligth, really great shot. TFS


hej Piotr!
¦wietne zdjêcie! Super kolorki i kadr. £±czka w tle dodaje uroku a zwierzak wygl±da ¶wietnie no i chyba trudno uchwyciæ zwinn± i szybk± wiewiórê. Pozdrawiam. Maciej
S³oneczko pó¼niej:)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-05-11 8:29]

Hi Piotr;
I love squirrels, they are so cute and this one obvious curious. Great shot, excellent sharpness and wonderful composition.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-05-11 9:33]

Buenas tardes,
preciosa captura Piotr,
perfecto momento, interesante mirada,
genial trabajo,

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-05-11 10:05]

Hi Piotr
amazing details... Love his pose he looks caught in the act.. they can be such bothers.. mostly with bird feeders! lol

wonderful notes..


Bonjour Piort.
Comme j'adore les écureuils, je ne pouvais pas rater ta photo.
Bien nette et bien cadrée.
Bravo !

Hi Piotr,

lol... What a fantastic photo!!! Excellent details and pose of this little fellow! Love it!

Very well done

  • Great 
  • sleger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 476 W: 55 N: 177] (3549)
  • [2007-05-11 21:03]

Hello Piotr

You have marvelously captured this squirrel. Everything is sharp and the pose of your subject is outstanding.


Regards, Sylvain

Hi Piotr,

You captured very well and right moment. This animal can't stand still. Fast runner and only at few places can be found.
Excellent shot.


Hi Piotr..
very nice action shot.beautiful composition.very sharp details.
well done.TFS.


hej Piotrek..
Wspaniale zdjecie tej wiewiorki..
Fantastyczne szczegoly i poza...
Wyglada bardzo pieknie w Twoim wykonaniu!!
Super praca...!!


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  • sufi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 7 N: 106] (1336)
  • [2007-05-12 4:54]

Merhaba Piotr...
What a pretty squirrel!... Also wonderful timing... The light, the details and the clarity are perfect... Especially the details on the squirrel are great...
Stay well..

Hi Piotr,
Wonderful...from the lovely blurred flowers as a BG to the beautiful squirrel's "pose"! Perfect in every way.
Kind regards,

Hello Piotr,
The squirrel looks playful and not camera shy. Good exposure and with good sharpness. Best wishes - Danilo

Cute fat squirrel! Nice pose and POV. Nice sharpness and eye contact!
well done,

Hey great shot of this squirrel! amazing close up, it looks like hes goign to jump out of my computer screen! TFs

Thanks for your comments on my photo " Spring Coming in Stowe (46) ":o)

hello piotr!
excellent catch, great pose and sharpness of this squirrel.


Hello Piotr,
Great perspective and very well sharpness. The details and colors are great.Regards,

Hi Piotr.
Very pure and sharp shot. Harmony of atmosphere, colours, lightning. I would not change a thing. Well done. tfs, Stev

Hello Piotr,
This is a great pose that you captured from this cute fellow! I like this POV, details and beautiful composition. Those guys could be so fun. He seems to be well fed ;) Thanks,

LOL!!!! What a face.
Excellent capture. Excellent details and sharpness.
Probably wondering if that thing looking at him is edible.

Hello Piotr,

Lovey squirrel capture. Sharp, well composed. TFS


hello Piotr
magnifique on dirait qu'il joue à cache cache
très bonne netteté

Hi Piotr,

Lovely squirrel and nice colours and sharpness in your picture.
Well done!


  • Great 
  • Ratna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 68 N: 204] (1231)
  • [2007-05-16 11:21]

Hi piotr,
excellent focus. I enjoy the details. It's pose with eyes looking directly at your lens is very cute.
Excellent exposure too, you have impressively captured this very active wee squirrel with just 1/50 seconds of exposure. Bravo :)


Hi Piotr,
Excellent squirrel capture my friend.
I like your note,framing,pp work,colors,timing,squirrel's pose,sharpness and dof.TFS

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2007-05-17 14:02]

Czesc Piotrze,
Widac ,ze polowy sie udaly,piekny kadr wspaniala wiewiorka.Mnie jeszcze nie udalo sie zlapac na linze.Wspaniale sie prezentuje. Swietna fotka.
Serdeczne pozdrawiam.

Hahaha, funny squirrel, I like his pose. He's so focused on you :)

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-05-17 19:15]

Hi Piotr,
I missed this splendid shot! What a good and alive composition. Great details and sharpness on tree and squirrel. I imagine that you did quickly to capture this pose. Very well done! Annie

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-05-18 7:06]

Piekna z wspanialymi detalami fotka Piotr.Wiem sam jakie to wiercipiety. Wspanialy kadr oraz bardzo ladna prezentacja. No i kolorki tez. Wspaniale zdjecie jest na co patrzyc.
Z pozdrowieniami.

great capture... really incredible firm image!! action and fear at the same time.. but also an istant of meditation to what to do..
really a great big shot!!

Beautiful! Great composition and perfect moment. Colours are a great complement to the detail in the shot. Looks like a photo from National Geographic magazine. Exquisite!

Ciao Piotr, lovely squirrel in great pose, splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Piotr

Nice shot, it looks like he is posing for you, lovely sharp capture.



Hi Piotr, Great shot of this cute fellow! So sharp and detailed. His gaze right on you! Well done! Cheers, Pat.

  • Great 
  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2007-05-24 15:36]

Hi Piotr

Great shot! it looks like a mission impossible pose. Nicely sharp and with a great POV



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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 105 N: 198] (7374)
  • [2007-05-25 14:22]

Hi Piotr...
you caught a perfect moment of this cute model...
very nice image...
very well done :)

Hello Piotr.

Excellent image, very ood details and colors.
Great composition.

Jose Luis.

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2007-05-25 20:44]

Great pic of this cute little guy

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 3 N: 199] (1317)
  • [2007-05-26 5:29]

Oh, What a lovely thing!!
How much I like its pose!
Wonderful capture, Potr! Excellent sharpness, colors, DOF, point of view and composition.
Congratulations and TFS

a good and sharp pic of this squirrel ! i like the different bgs on the left and right ! great


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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-07-09 12:13]

Hi Piotr ;)
excellent action...nice moment...good feeling...TFS
Best regards,
J ;)

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2007-07-27 9:50]

Great close up shot, nice details, colors & sharpness.

Hi Piotr,
wouaw, which superb photograph, I love the pose of the squirrel, focus improved, with pretty colours, composition is of a very big quality
thanks for shared this wonderfull moment,

Hej. Rewelacyjny kadr. Jak ona sie na Ciebie patrzy. Chyba wie, ze robisz jej zdjecie... Pozdrawiam, nelka

witaj! rewelacyjne ujecie!niesamowita ostrosc i cala kompozycja!

hello Piotr
excellent pose captured, good focus and DOF, very nice shot, well done

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2007-10-17 13:30]

Great....greater.....the greatest! Gratulation for this work!
Regards Rose

Bonjour Piotr
Bravo pour cette magnifique image.Excellente photo.

Hi Piotr,

These guys are so difficult to photograph. Almost impossible, since they move around so much and sprint of the mark with lightning speed.

So just for the sharpness and detail, you get full marks.

Very pleasing to look at and wonderful lighting and sharpness.



elle est trop marrante cette photo!
Bon cadrage!

  • Fortuna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 3811 W: 2520 N: 16] (72)
  • [2010-03-21 8:50]

Hello Piotr,

Fantastic capture with excellent timing, focus, lighting and colors.
Congratulations and TFS

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