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"Tree Mouse" IMG_3969

I was on my tractor mowing when I spotted this field mouse at the very top of a spruce tree clinging for life. It was shaking and and I was wondering why it ran...
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I was on my tractor mowing when I spotted this field mouse at the very top of a spruce tree clinging for life. It was shaking and and I was wondering why it ran up the tree insured of just into the brush. I then noticed "Murphy" our Puggle sitting at the the base of the tree staring up at him. The mouse was about 7' off the ground and I stayed on my tractor to take the photo. Canon 7D 1/500sec @ F4.
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SnowbunnyPhotography Premium
 
SnowbunnyPhotography May 07, 2014
Awwww....poor little guy. :-( He is cute. Hope he made it out alive. :-) Great shot....but....you mow your lawn with your camera in your hand? LOL! :-) Now THAT'S dedication to your art. LOL! :-)
carolinne
 
carolinne July 17, 2014
Great moment.
frankosphotography
frankosphotography July 18, 2014
Thank you!
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates July 17, 2014
Such a cute capture! Congrats!
frankosphotography
frankosphotography July 18, 2014
Thank you!
WyoGalPhotography
 
WyoGalPhotography July 17, 2014
Congrats!!
frankosphotography
frankosphotography July 18, 2014
Thank you!
lito
 
lito July 17, 2014
Beautiful capture...
frankosphotography
frankosphotography July 18, 2014
Thank you!
yourlily
 
yourlily July 18, 2014
brilliant ..love it.
frankosphotography
frankosphotography July 18, 2014
Thank you!
sharonmolan
 
sharonmolan July 18, 2014
beautiful shot!
frankosphotography
frankosphotography July 18, 2014
Thank you!
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 July 18, 2014
congrats on runner up, outstanding details
frankosphotography
frankosphotography July 18, 2014
Thank you!
Bannekh
 
Bannekh July 18, 2014
Great shot
frankosphotography
frankosphotography July 18, 2014
Thank you!
greglinck
 
greglinck July 18, 2014
I like this better then the winer
lmsusin
 
lmsusin July 18, 2014
Adorable, Congrats!!
frankosphotography
frankosphotography July 19, 2014
thanks!
MikeHiggins PRO
 
MikeHiggins July 19, 2014
Magnificent shot, brilliant.
frankosphotography
frankosphotography July 19, 2014
thanks!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots July 19, 2014
Great capture! Congrats.
frankosphotography
frankosphotography July 19, 2014
thanks!
annharris
 
annharris July 20, 2014
Exquisite!
Jeanne713 PRO+
 
Jeanne713 July 20, 2014
He is so cute. I love this shot. Hope he got away safely.
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana July 20, 2014
Awesome! Congratulations!
Unlimited
 
Unlimited July 28, 2014
Incredibly crisp and perfect lighting! Congrats!
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi August 03, 2014
wonderful shot
kasper PRO
 
kasper August 04, 2014
congrats on your feature. well done.
michaeltillman PRO+
 
michaeltillman August 04, 2014
Look like he's just hanging on. This is a real nice close depth of field shot. Congrats on the Featured!
slagtersven Premium
 
slagtersven August 04, 2014
Super photo
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta August 04, 2014
Fabulous close-up. Congratulations on being Featured.
LynnsPhoto
 
LynnsPhoto August 04, 2014
Awesome detail in this photo and a superb capture!
Timbo
 
Timbo August 04, 2014
Just brilliant...well done
catini
 
catini August 04, 2014
Great capture, congrats on your feature!
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan August 04, 2014
Cutie, cute......like its curved pose.....wonderful capture. Congrats on the feature.
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz August 04, 2014
Hang on there little guy! What a story this one tells. Congrats on the feature.
iceman2
 
iceman2 August 04, 2014
Excellent focus in this wonderful shot.Congrats!
nitti
 
nitti August 04, 2014
Oh boy.....too cute. Congrats
BrianpSlade
 
BrianpSlade August 04, 2014
A delightful capture....well done and congrats...Brian
vojce PRO
 
vojce August 04, 2014
very,very nice
Barniegoog
 
Barniegoog August 04, 2014
What a superb capture, great work.
goober20101
 
goober20101 August 04, 2014
congratulations on your feature
sharongarland
 
sharongarland August 04, 2014
Wow...bless him
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 August 04, 2014
Awww too cute...Congrats! ")
GordonD PRO
 
GordonD August 04, 2014
So brilliant :) congratulations!!!
lisagallant
 
lisagallant August 04, 2014
Cute picture!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life August 04, 2014
SO cute !! CONGRATS ! :):)
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 August 04, 2014
Such a great capture! Congrats on being featured!
KIRWAN PRO
 
KIRWAN August 04, 2014
Simply beautiful
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi August 04, 2014
hahahaha, love the story, great shot ! Congratulations !
morriskleyman
 
morriskleyman August 04, 2014
Super+++++!!!!! Loved it!! Great shot!!!!
juditharmstrong
 
juditharmstrong August 04, 2014
I'm not normally a mouse fan but this is a really great shot. Well done.
lorraineallaway PRO+
 
lorraineallaway August 04, 2014
Fabulous picture, so much detail.
Manjucus Premium
 
Manjucus August 04, 2014
Gorgeous shot of a beautiful subject, well done mate, amazing to see so many people concerned about the little guys welfare. If you didn't care you wouldn't have taken the time to photograph him.
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud August 04, 2014
I love this shot - I sure can see how scared the little mouse is. Congratulations on your Feature.
RominaItalia
 
RominaItalia August 04, 2014
Beautiful capture in every way and you captured it all!
LaurieS PRO+
 
LaurieS August 04, 2014
great capture love it
omninsurance PRO
 
omninsurance August 04, 2014
Outstanding.
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prairiem
 
prairiem August 04, 2014
Great capture, very well done. It's cute but you can also sense the tension as it clings to the tree.
AmrutaMachetty
 
AmrutaMachetty August 04, 2014
amazing!
melissafarelli PRO
 
melissafarelli August 04, 2014
One of my favorite photos...like this version, great editing and post production. Congratulations on your much deserved recognition.
Karine
 
Karine August 05, 2014
Fantastic little thin and great photo!
HappyTree PRO+
 
HappyTree August 06, 2014
Wonderful work...
arizonadkins Premium
 
arizonadkins August 06, 2014
I love this shot...makes me feel like I'm right there with him. He's adorable too.
darrindenison
 
darrindenison August 07, 2014
Amazing photo! LOVE IT! =o)
vasasphotography PRO+
 
vasasphotography August 07, 2014
Good depth of field.
billrafferty
 
billrafferty August 08, 2014
Outstanding capture
NightArrow85
 
NightArrow85 August 09, 2014
Stunning photo, catches my eye every time I see it on a page!
vbsuzanne33_ca1117751
 
vbsuzanne33_ca1117751 August 10, 2014
Awesome pic! Also, what Snowbunny said...:)
CherylG
 
CherylG August 10, 2014
Cute capture!! Congrats on being featured & well deserved!! :))
patticarol PRO+
 
patticarol August 13, 2014
Great shot. Love the detail.
justkim1106 PRO+
 
justkim1106 August 19, 2014
What an awesome capture.
Jacc
 
Jacc August 19, 2014
great capture
bugsysposy
 
bugsysposy August 21, 2014
Super camera , super shot ; nice tuning in to nature / caring and sharing . Beautiful ( Oak ) tree and clouded sky reflected in his big scared eye !
chrissy2rn
 
chrissy2rn August 22, 2014
Frank, this is the absolute essence of what photography is all about.... being there at the right time and capturing that moment. Congrats on the feature. Well deserved.
chrissy2rn
 
chrissy2rn August 22, 2014
Ps: the narrative you included on this capture made it all the sweeter! I wish more photogs on Viewbug would follow suit. :)
barbarasjones
 
barbarasjones August 28, 2014
Great Shot and he/she is so cute.
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita August 29, 2014
superb...lovely light, colour and dof
amyktoney
 
amyktoney August 29, 2014
This is one of my favorite photos I've seen on here yet!
cynwit
 
cynwit August 30, 2014
Love this pic and can just imagine the puggle jumping trying to get him!!
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake September 04, 2014
fabulous capture ! Congrats !
ALF2
 
ALF2 September 14, 2014
Amazing find . great focus
BElaPhotography
 
BElaPhotography September 15, 2014
super
MarkoG
 
MarkoG September 20, 2014
FAB image!!!
Jules66
 
Jules66 September 27, 2014
Brilliant image!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 September 30, 2014
What a cute little guy, hate to think of him being so scared. Great capture, amazing detail.
HaliSowle
 
HaliSowle October 11, 2014
SUper image, great moment captured. Poor little guy!
jackie007
 
jackie007 October 14, 2014
great shot so cute
51goldie
 
51goldie October 20, 2014
Wow - fantastic shot.
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita November 20, 2014
superb capture...congrats on the awards!
Nikonover
 
Nikonover December 02, 2014
Superb capture,love the composition, and ultra sharp.
timsridharan
 
timsridharan December 13, 2014
good for you such a great shot. voted.
rhamm PRO
 
rhamm December 19, 2014
Very cute.
jeanniechris
 
jeanniechris December 20, 2014
Great shot.
Ingleman
 
Ingleman December 24, 2014
Exquisite skill, stunning wildlife close up. Well done!
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi December 31, 2014
fantastic shot !
Ennie
 
Ennie January 01, 2015
this is great!
Laurencousi
 
Laurencousi January 03, 2015
Lovely shot
feliciemilhit
 
feliciemilhit January 06, 2015
Beautiful! :)
satishv
 
satishv January 14, 2015
Great shot......
Dennamarie PRO
 
Dennamarie January 15, 2015
Excellent capture. The best I've seen.
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset January 15, 2015
Wow what a story and what a superb shot! Congrats Frank it is simply stunning, bravo!
Nikonover
 
Nikonover January 19, 2015
Wow,what can I say,it's all been said,that's one hell of a photo.
DanushiaDee PRO
 
DanushiaDee January 23, 2015
Amazing Clarity and Detail. So is that a mouse? I've never seen one up close and personal like this so not sure, lol. May I ask what kind of camera you used to get this shot?
Nansee
 
Nansee January 26, 2015
Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So much detail
Love this photo, so special.
pfairchild
 
pfairchild February 16, 2015
I get tickled every time I see this photo! Great shot!
rosaliescanlon
 
rosaliescanlon February 19, 2015
Excellent capture with wonderful detail and colors.
susanneradke
 
susanneradke February 27, 2015
A wonderful capture . bet it was not that easy....
Lindaspics
 
Lindaspics February 28, 2015
Well it's all been said here but I had to tell you I just love this, you feel you are touching him with your eyes.
Smamfab Premium
 
Smamfab February 28, 2015
Fabulous.
beverleypohlner PRO+
 
beverleypohlner March 01, 2015
Fabulous shot, so crisp and clear.
kdkat PRO
 
kdkat March 02, 2015
You carry your camera with you when you mow your lawn??? You are one dedicated photographer. This is an adorable photo. Well done. And even better that you still notice the little things while engaged otherwise. This is such a great story and shot.
kellymdick PRO
 
kellymdick March 05, 2015
Incredible! Love this :)
1islandgirl PRO
 
1islandgirl March 05, 2015
One of my favourites!!
CraigWest PRO
 
CraigWest March 05, 2015
Oops, I thought I had friends in high places. Great shot!
Nameda
 
Nameda March 06, 2015
There should be a cutesie overload award :D
shelbytaylor_1740
 
shelbytaylor_1740 April 05, 2015
lol! i take my camera a lot of places but not the lawn mower.....but after seeing a shot such as this, i might! ;) great detail!
allen PRO+
 
allen April 22, 2015
Stunning!
JGrubb123
 
JGrubb123 May 01, 2015
awesome shot!
jmain6
 
jmain6 May 09, 2015
Love, love, love this mouse (?) You snapped at the perfect moment!
wenchejostad PRO+
 
wenchejostad May 13, 2015
Wonderful .... I love it. Great light :)
rogercampeau PRO+
 
rogercampeau May 16, 2015
Wow 11 awesome capture :)
susantayloredens
 
susantayloredens May 22, 2015
Awesome Capture!
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 May 22, 2015
Superb capture! Congratulations!
Chillbrook PRO
 
Chillbrook June 10, 2015
This is a fabulous photograph. The subject, light, focus, it's all there. Superb!
vjs1963
 
vjs1963 June 11, 2015
He is so Cute
gunners42
 
gunners42 June 14, 2015
Excellent....... way to go!
PhotoRon
 
PhotoRon June 20, 2015
whimsical
sharlenescarboroughdodds PRO+
 
sharlenescarboroughdodds July 06, 2015
Amazing Capture Love This
agwinney
 
agwinney July 11, 2015
I have a family of mice living in one of the cupboards in my garage, every once in a while I get a chance to catch one with my camera, this is a great shot, I'm jealous!!
adriansart PRO+
 
adriansart July 19, 2015
A stunner Frank!
EmilySpring
 
EmilySpring July 19, 2015
Very cute and very awesome capture!
Mike_Ydea
 
Mike_Ydea July 25, 2015
wooow nice shoot
sharlenescarboroughdodds PRO+
 
sharlenescarboroughdodds July 26, 2015
Beautiful Capture
Lillymeg PRO+
 
Lillymeg July 27, 2015
What a delightful little fellow, a great capture.
cara53
 
cara53 July 31, 2015
Everything can be beautiful.....great shot!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots August 01, 2015
Congrats!
lisashortellpreece
 
lisashortellpreece August 16, 2015
Absolutely amazing photo, isn't he adorable!
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 August 25, 2015
Super nice details! Congratulations!
nandicmb
 
nandicmb August 25, 2015
Stupendous shot! Congratulations on your win
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1944LYNKS August 30, 2015
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1944LYNKS PRO
 
1944LYNKS August 30, 2015
Fantastic capture.
rickthompson
 
rickthompson September 21, 2015
Well done!!
MrsGriffin
 
MrsGriffin January 18, 2016
A wonderful shot made even richer by the story behind it. Way to go Murphy and kuddos to you. :)
Eduardbetz PRO+
 
Eduardbetz February 03, 2016
A Masterpiece !
JoanLoBo PRO
 
JoanLoBo February 07, 2016
incredible shot...truly amazing.
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis March 26, 2016
Aww! Excellent capture:-)
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ChasingShadows May 19, 2016
Wonderful shot!
lorischedlercarter
 
lorischedlercarter July 07, 2016
This is what I aspire to accomplish one day......great photo :)
Cavanrose
 
Cavanrose July 29, 2016
Awesome picture !
Travelphotography
 
Travelphotography August 10, 2016
Very nice!
Duchess PRO
 
Duchess November 03, 2016
I love this. Well done I have so much to learn.
nandumenon
 
nandumenon November 03, 2016
wow....great work.
naturisk PRO
 
naturisk November 17, 2016
So darling, what an amazing macro capture! Awesome!
Paulacook144 PRO
 
Paulacook144 December 19, 2016
What a wonderful image. Great catch lights in the eyes. Well seen and handled.
sharilee Premium
 
sharilee January 13, 2017
SUCH DETAIL and of course cuteness!!
michaelkuijl
 
michaelkuijl January 18, 2017
Great capture..
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq February 10, 2017
What a wonderful image - just adorable!
clem
 
clem February 01, 2018
Wading through peoples pictures, then bam! Now that's worth looking at.
Absolutely gorgeous.
Lmer
 
Lmer March 15, 2018
Great shot!
RSKATZ
 
RSKATZ April 07, 2018
incredible vibrant color and detail. absolutely love this picture
samanthawilson25 PRO
 
samanthawilson25 May 24, 2018
What a charismatic little mouse!. Fabulous photo!!.
joynshannon
 
joynshannon December 03, 2018
Love the shot, and the story. Just shows us all, honestly, keep our cameras close, eh. 😊
ssshoot
 
ssshoot Apr 13
Exceptional!
melitabrenchley
 
Beautiful