FEELING SQUIRRELY

I saw this guy and his companion running circles around a tree bark. I snuck up, his pallie noticed me and hightailed it up the tree. This guy didn't notice me until he made another turn around the tree and then stopped dead in his track upon being discovered by the papparazzi. "Gottcha!" SNAP!
Great Shot ! love the light
posted April 11th, 2012  
Awesome capture!! He wasn't running from you he was setting up for the prefect shot :)
posted April 11th, 2012  
Beautiful catch! Great light! Fav!
posted April 11th, 2012  
Perfect lighting and great expression.
posted April 11th, 2012  
Haha that's an awesome shot!!! Love it, fav it!
posted April 11th, 2012  
What a great capture. He is saying, bugger, I've been sprung!!
Perfectly caught in that piece of sunshine
posted April 11th, 2012  
Instant fav! Love this little guy but the lighting even more! Fab shot!!
posted April 11th, 2012  
oooh another pop page coming right up!! this is awesome Crom....perfect light on that cute little face! fav'd of coarse:)
posted April 11th, 2012  
Haha, I love it. You can run but you can't hide! The selective colour is subtle but very effective. Nice job catching him right in that shaft of sunlight too! Cute pic.
posted April 11th, 2012  
nice capture. this is a flying phalanger, right?
posted April 11th, 2012  
You're so good at catching animals - and I like how you emphasized the squirrel with the coloring/lighting. It looks like selective coloring, maybe, but in a good way (and I say that because I posted a SC experiment today and it was the classic type of SC for no particular reason, which doesn't really do anything for me....)
posted April 11th, 2012  
This is one of the best squirrel pics I have seen...He looks totally stunned...great capture.
posted April 11th, 2012  
Very squirrely indeed! Great timing!
posted April 11th, 2012  
Your timing was spot on today for sure!
posted April 11th, 2012  
Good one! He looks so smart.
posted April 11th, 2012  
Awesome capture Richard! love the lights, the textures of the bark and the way you captured this little guy... he looks so cute! FAV! FAV! FAV! :D
posted April 11th, 2012  
Great shot Cromwell. FAV
posted April 11th, 2012  
Another great capture!!! Great timing!! There is blue steel in this squirrel!!
posted April 11th, 2012  
LOL! Funny narrative and great capture, Cromwell! Nicely composed! FAV! May I pin it, please?
posted April 11th, 2012  
GREAT snap!! Love it for that moment when they "freeze!"
posted April 11th, 2012  
@nepal003 -- Thanks Bruce. I was lucky to get him in the mid morning light.

@mummarazzii -- He was more like "Huh?" LOL!

@marzenka -- Thanks for the FAV Marzenka. Always thrilled to get one!

@jannkc -- He certainly was surprised to round that tree and find me standing there waiting for im with my camera (lol).

@ozziehoffy -- Love getting FAV's from my favorite 365er! :-)

@onie -- I got lucky with that ray of light hitting his face out of the shadows.

@sabrinaromahn -- Thanks so much for the FAV! You're so awesome. :-)

@trude -- Wow, thanks for the compliment AND the Fav!

@reva -- Thanks Reva. These guys are quick and hard to get a good shot of them. I had the element of surprise on my side this time. :-)

@mehateradishes -- I don't know what a flying phalanger is (lol). These aren't flying squirrels, but they sure do leap pretty good! :-)

@rockinrobyn -- Thanks Robyn! I'd rather take pictures of animals and kids than anything else. :-)

@newbie -- That is one of the nicest compliments I've ever recieved. Thank you maam!

@jillmstruss -- In photography, timing is everything! LOL

@asutherland1964 -- Timing (and a little luck). Thanks Andrew!

@cdonohoue -- He's smarter than the av-er-age squirrel, Mr. Ranger, Sir!

@princesicita -- Thanks Soooooo much for the FAV's my Princess. Big smile right back at ya!

@anazad511 -- Thanks so much for the FAV AnaZad. Appreciated.

@rikkieg -- He is a handsome little fella, isn't he? :-)

@marlboromaam -- Thanks a bunch for the FAV maan...and by all means, pin away! :-)
posted April 11th, 2012  
@karenann -- Yes, he does have that "Deer caught in the headlights" look, don't he? Thanks Karen. :-)
posted April 11th, 2012  
"who you looking at" lol Awesome capture....my yard is full of squirrels, but I still haven't got a capture this good......Fav!
posted April 11th, 2012  
Nice shot. Squirrels are notorious about not wanting their photo taken. The squirrels around my house will stare you down before they skedaddle and then probably to the hole they are trying to make in your house. I'm going to see if I can shoot one tonight before I get my camera and get my 365 photo! ;-)
posted April 11th, 2012  
@allisonrap --LOL! He was doing a little DeNero there wasn't he? "You lookin' at me? You lookin' at ME??"

Thanks for the FAV Allison. Much appreciated!
posted April 11th, 2012  
Brilliant capture, love the light and that he's stairing right at you.. favd
posted April 11th, 2012  
Wow - this is awesome!!!
posted April 11th, 2012  
Just perfect lighting Richard!...love the background.....am enjoying imagining the scene of fiesty 365er sneeking up on said squirrel!!!!
posted April 11th, 2012  
@cromwell lol. flying phalangers are flying squirrels. They sure do look like their within the same family. i wish we have that here.
posted April 11th, 2012  
@cromwell Pinned and thank you!
posted April 11th, 2012  
nicely captured you have the little critter looking right down your camera...well done!

The squirrels down my way of complete chancers, one jumped onto my leg trying to pinch my food. I shook it off my leg and unfortunately with the shaking I kicked it in the mouth...
posted April 11th, 2012  
Ooooh, look at that little face! Great light here, too- wonderful capture!
posted April 11th, 2012  
Wow Very cool shot!!!
posted April 11th, 2012  
I love the light. Great shot!
posted April 11th, 2012  
Terrific shot, got the light spot on!
posted April 12th, 2012  
Great shot!
posted April 12th, 2012  
Oh Cromwell....you have done it again!....made me his the Fav button!...This is just stupendous (is that even a word!) : )
posted April 12th, 2012  
@annbo -- It is now! Thanks for the heads up!!!
posted April 12th, 2012  
Good shot with nice processing!
posted April 12th, 2012  
this is awesome! the lighting is spectacular and i love how you caught him just peaking around to see if you were there!
posted April 12th, 2012  
so cute and great narrative!
posted April 12th, 2012  
So awesome - the lighting is great! Is this selective coloring? If so, perfect use for it!
posted April 12th, 2012  
Fantastic shot. The light, the textures, the way he's looking at the camera, it's all awesome. Fav'ed. 8)
posted April 12th, 2012  
That is amazing!! Fav for sure!!
posted April 12th, 2012  
Awww he is so cute ! Awesome capture, fav
posted April 12th, 2012  
@nepal003 @mummarazzii @marzenka @jannkc @ozziehoffy @onie @sabrinaromahn @trude @reva @mehateradishes @rockinrobyn @newbie @jillmstruss @asutherland1964 @cdonohoue @princesicita @anazad511 @rikkieg @marlboromaam @karenann @allisonrap @jwlynn64 @fungirlslim @victorypuzzle @ruthmouch @crimper_chun @albqshutterbug @cbawernsen @faylin @wenbow @janets @annbo @mimipearl @northy @myautofocuslife @ausgussy @squidgee @ellimae @cristina3611 --

Just wanted to thank you all again for the wonderful response my squirrel photo recieved yeaterday from all you guys. It helped get it on the PP (for a few short hours at least, lol). Thanks again for the kind words and FAVs! Really made my day.
posted April 12th, 2012  
Two PPs in the same week -- you're on a roll!
posted April 12th, 2012  
Way to go, Crom!!! *fingers crossed* for a hat trick!
posted April 12th, 2012  
@cromwell
You're welcome, it's a great shot, and well deserving of the PP
posted April 12th, 2012  
Well deserved :)
posted April 12th, 2012  
@rockinrobyn -- I KNOW!!! Amazing what a little bribe can accomplish. :-P
posted April 12th, 2012  
@cromwell My dragonfly also made in to the PP for a few hours - is this the new thing? My sister too, had her butterfly on there for some short lived glory. The previous time I got onto the PP my shot stayed on for 3 days!
Congrats on the great though - you deserved that PP!
posted April 12th, 2012  
@victorypuzzle -- Congrats to you and your sister for making the PP! Not sure why some photos have a short life span on there and others don't. PP will always be a mystery to me.
posted April 12th, 2012  
Great shot, absolute fav!
Have to agree with you too, about the pp. It is definitely a bit of an enigma!!!
posted April 12th, 2012  
Fabulous capture!
posted April 12th, 2012  
Wonderful capture, and a fav for me!
posted April 12th, 2012  
What perfect lighting! Great capture!!
posted April 12th, 2012  
Wow! He is cute. Love the lights, focus and your colors. FAV
Congrats to the PP.
posted April 12th, 2012  
soooooo cool!! did you use SC on this?
fav........i love squirrels and this shot is excellente!
posted April 13th, 2012  
great lighting
posted April 13th, 2012  
Awesome capture and light~
posted April 13th, 2012  
Amazing, love it. FAV.
posted April 13th, 2012  
Fab candid animal shot, he looks peeved but I love the way he is just spotlighted
posted April 13th, 2012  
@paulaag -- Actually I used focal b&w on this. I just left the natural color on the squirrel so he would pop off out of the photo. I the texture on the tree bark worked so well in black and white.
posted April 13th, 2012  
@cromwell , yes, it works very well in this particular shot!
posted April 13th, 2012  
The light in this pic is amazing - love the focal B&W - fantastic
posted April 13th, 2012  
fantastic cromwell
posted April 13th, 2012  
Wow, congrats, you made it to the PP... That squirrel is very successful.
posted April 14th, 2012  
@anazad511 -- Funny thing about that one. It was up on PP the other day and by morning it was gone. Now its back up there again. Go figure?
posted April 14th, 2012  
Congratulations on making the PP
posted April 14th, 2012  
Enjoy it while it lasts!!! at least you made it... I asked you in a prior message: do you get a notification, or you just find by yourself?
posted April 14th, 2012  
@anazad511 -- No, I didn't get any notification. Someone had to tell me about it! If you don't check the PP often and none of your followers say anything you might never know! I 'think" that ace members can find out about it in their stats. I don't have that because I'm just a regular member. It does make me curious if I've ever had any other PP's that I never knew about!
posted April 14th, 2012  
@ausgussy -- Thank you my friend, and may I return the congrats on your making the PP as well! Your dad was probably MORE thrilled than you were I bet! LOL!
posted April 14th, 2012  
Such a cute shot!!! Love it
posted April 14th, 2012  
The lighting on his chest really makes this shot! Super picture.
posted April 14th, 2012  
Congratulations on P.P.!!!!:)
posted April 14th, 2012  
Great shot!! However you lit his face in the darkness I don't know but it's brilliant! PP again?! You are clearly one of the cool kids or perhaps also great at taking super shots :)
BTW no, Ace members don't get notified or anything - just find out by their friends or good luck.
posted April 15th, 2012  
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