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Mr. Squirrel by panna-cotta Mr. Squirrel by panna-cotta
I saw this squirrel in my favourite park in Warsaw. It had been chased by a big rat a moment before I took this photo! I made sure it was safe and that the rat went another way. 
I love these adorable, tiny paws!
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This is a very good capture. A Squirrel is an extremely squrimish animal and you manage to capture it with a very slow speed (1/100) without any kind of noticeable blur and with a relatively small focal distance (you were very close without spooking it).
The only thing I would have done differently would have been close the aperture a tiny bit more to see if I could have put in focus the furry tail, which is just adorable, but, as I can see, you already have a slow speed and a relatively high ISO for a 550D, so you might have been snapping in relatively low light conditions, so I believe it might have been difficult. I can discern a little bit of color noise (ISO noise) on the top of the photo.
The photo is perfectly framed (maybe too perfect as you placed the little critter dead center and he is a bit tilted to the right. As such, you could have placed him a bit to the left and give a little equilibrium to the mind processing) and the color balance, vibrance, brightness and contrast are also on the spot. It almost looks if you had been adjusting the colors until the histograms were on the right places :-).
Congratulations on a very good work!
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PureRyu Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cute XD
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! ^^
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Great pose! :D
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D
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CaptainMisuzu Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
#My God, looks like he's playing "Grandmother's footsteps" ! And time to not move. Don't move little squirrel you're going to win ! Awesome picture <3
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panna-cotta Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I didn't think of it but it's a good idea xD
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014   General Artist
beautiful capture!
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   General Artist
welcome :)
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
"I got boobs"  :rofl:
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iKatie22 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Quote from the squirrel, "Come at me bro" xD
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It may be so xD
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iKatie22 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol but this is a good shot! squirrels are hard to shoot because they keep running around! lol
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panna-cotta Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, tell me about it. It's the only squirrel photo from that day which turned out decent enough to be uploaded here. And I have no idea how I managed to take it because the moment lasted for like a half of a second!
Thanks!
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iKatie22 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah! i believe it!
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Hieronimus-art Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
cool work =]
ready to rundle ! Go ! :D
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :D
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Hieronimus-art Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
My pleasure ! :)
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Stygma Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He's so cute! You're very lucky to be able to capture it so still. We have less and less of red squirrels here because all the big grey and black squirrels are chasing them away! :(

This is a great shot. It's so hard to have the good focus with wildlife!
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panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I was lucky indeed.
Oh, that's sad. We have only red squirrels so they're doing fine. At least I didn't hear of anything threatening them very much.
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CecilyAndreuArtwork Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great catch, dear!  :aww:
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :huggle:
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:iconillydragonfly:
IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I want to tickle that soft belly!!!! :love:
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's adorable, isn't it? :)
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:iconillydragonfly:
IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
A lot!!!!
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:iconmissspocks:
MissSpocks Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
So cute! :love: 
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :huggle:
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:iconmissspocks:
MissSpocks Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
You're welcome! :heart:
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ChasingShadowsPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Photographer
Ahh! This is just awesome! I'm glad you saved it. haha And I think your lighting is great here. Plus you really captured his fear! Great job!
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panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it.
It started to hide some nuts in the ground soon after that so it wasn't so frightened after all, I think.
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croatian-artist-girl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how cute! :)
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
How are you? :)
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croatian-artist-girl Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well to be honest, I've seen better days..
I'm quite busy with relatively large number of obligations and exams for my faculty.
sadly, I have no free time at all, so therefore I couldn't make any artwork.. :/
but I hope there will be some spare time when I pass exams.. if I pass them because all of them are quite hard to learn. so wish me luck! :D

and how are you? :)
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panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, good luck, then! I hope you will have time to relax after the exams :)
I'm quite good. I have only two exams this semester so it's quite easy to prepare for them. I also plan to find some kind of job, maybe as a private English teacher, because I have quite a lot of free time and I'm getting lazy.
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croatian-artist-girl Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how good that sounds- only two exams! good luck with them! :)
I'm planning to pass six exams by the end of this semester- let the games begin xD

also, good luck with finding a job!
I think that the job as private English teacher will quite suit you because I see you're English is really good :)
and don't get lazy, try new things, go to new (or old and happy) places, drink some beer with good friends, find out some great show and watch all of the episodes in one day, have a long walk, get a (new) pet animal, enjoy in nature, and make a lots of awesome photography. ;)
have a great time and enjoy!
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panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :huggle: I actually had one today and I think I passed (but shush, I don't want bad luck). Whoah, I remember the times when I had 10! I think they weren't as demanding as yours, though.

I'd like to teach some kids or teenagers, if only they lived close to me. I hate traffic this semester. I lost count of how many times I was late for classes because of some breakdowns and accidents in the underground :( It's a totally new thing for me because it used to be so reliable. And I wouldn't like to be late for the classes I would be giving.
Anyway, thanks for the advice :) Just reading it warmed my heart. 
Have a great time, too!
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croatian-artist-girl Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oooh  sorry for late reply, I really don't have time.. actually I came home for only two-three days and I'm spending all time with family, friends and my dog. I just came inside from a long walk with my dog land I'm frozen, feeling like penguin XD haha but at least, I'm having wonderful time. nothing makes my heart beat like returning to my home, my small village, delicious food and simple things :)
I wish you all the best with teaching children, and traffic and all other stuff! :)
enjoy!
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panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's okay, I totally understand!
It sounds wonderful, I'm glad you're having such a good time. Keep warm and thanks for the good wishes :)
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Traktorova Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
jaka kochana wiewióra *u*
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Też tak myślę :aww:
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O-Tripp Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor little fellow. He looks like he is holding his heart and telling you thank you. So sweet.
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the comment :)
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014   Digital Artist
Haha what a funny fellow! Awesome capture. :wow:
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconricchin:
Ricchin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nie ma co, pan wiewiór zrobił furorę xD
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Prawda xD Dziwne jak to czasem przypadkiem wychodzi ciekawe zdjęcie, a innym razem ile by się nie próbowało to nic z tego.
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Ricchin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Podejrzewam, że taki urok zdjeć. Albo coś złapiesz fajnego, albo nie.
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panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Podejrzewam, że można to nazwać urokiem xD 
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lenslady Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What a cute little fella.  We don't have squirrels like this in Canada!!
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:iconpanna-cotta:
panna-cotta Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! Yes, that's true but you have some other cute ones, and chipmunks too :) They are really cute.
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November 5, 2013
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 550D
Shutter Speed
1/99 second
Aperture
F/4.5
Focal Length
81 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Oct 11, 2013, 4:58:30 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Sensor Size
15mm