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cold little guy



taken during a snow in Etowah, NC

taken during a snow in Etowah, NC
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fotogalmexican PRO
 
fotogalmexican December 24, 2011
too cute for words this should win or place in the COLD contest
oldmanfmdac@comcast.net
 
oldmanfmdac@comcast.net December 24, 2011
That's one frosty squirrel! Even appears cold I'll bet he wished he was hibernating now!
DAPhotography
 
DAPhotography December 25, 2011
This squirrel really looks the part. I've never seen one that actually looked cold. Nice capture.
nlk
 
nlk December 29, 2011
Great capture, love the expression on the squirrels face, just to cute!
otheses
 
otheses December 29, 2011
AWESOME CAPTURE
grammy321
 
grammy321 December 29, 2011
great capture !! love it
debkumarbanerjee
 
debkumarbanerjee December 30, 2011
awesome capture
Bimages
 
Bimages December 31, 2011
Awesome voted
DianeCArtography
 
DianeCArtography December 31, 2011
I love this! Cool capture, lol...Well done
doubleplay PRO+
 
doubleplay January 04, 2012
Fantastic shot, love the great POV, no doubt you will do well in the cold contest.
photosue50
 
photosue50 January 04, 2012
Great capture
Duff
 
Duff April 16, 2012
Aw Such a cute image!! Congratulations on Your Judges Favorite!!!
ardilla
 
ardilla April 16, 2012
This image is so cute!!! Great capture. Congrats!
beetlestone
 
beetlestone April 16, 2012
Aww! Great capture!
HolyChicken
 
HolyChicken May 20, 2012
congrats!
fotogalmexican PRO
 
fotogalmexican May 20, 2012
LOVE
eskimotwila
 
eskimotwila May 20, 2012
Photolicious capture! Poor lil thing!!!
lrussellphotography
 
lrussellphotography May 24, 2012
Great clarity and composition. The expression on the face is priceless.
Page1122
 
Page1122 May 26, 2012
Bless his little heart! Great shot though!
Nikolai
 
Nikolai June 21, 2012
Nicely done!!!!!
GRACECAPRI
 
GRACECAPRI August 02, 2012
Such a lovely capture!
iBurn
 
iBurn August 02, 2012
Excellent capture great, detail, focus and colour.Congrats on the win.
maryhale9534 PRO+
 
maryhale9534 October 18, 2012
Great, looks like he/she is trying to sleep! Congrats on win! :)M
inge_vautrin PRO+
 
inge_vautrin October 18, 2012
Fantastic capture! He looks so cold!
ChristinaFreak
 
ChristinaFreak October 20, 2012
What an amazing capture!! I just love it!
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr October 20, 2012
This is so cute! Congrats!
tisherself
 
tisherself November 17, 2012
omg, great photo, voted/fave
parthachatterjee
 
parthachatterjee November 23, 2012
Mind boggling ...Absolute Masterpiece...
desertpagan
 
desertpagan November 23, 2012
A fantastic capture with awesome detail, color and lighting!
oldladyf
 
oldladyf December 29, 2012
Great photo, brrrr
foto3la11 PRO+
 
foto3la11 March 10, 2013
Poor Squi :( Beautiful capture.
ArtQ
 
ArtQ March 18, 2013
fantastic, Voted!
danielmcadams
 
danielmcadams March 20, 2013
Cute photo! Nice shot!
mariami
 
mariami March 23, 2013
woow well done. grate capture
docdpp
 
docdpp March 23, 2013
Brrrrrrr,
Danny :-)
bennay
 
bennay April 01, 2013
Superb capture!
dStyle
 
dStyle June 26, 2013
Love your work!
mylene_ralph
 
mylene_ralph July 13, 2013
This is a fantastic shot, nicely done.
Cirrus
 
Cirrus October 13, 2013
Fantastic capture.....
paulinelovegrove
 
paulinelovegrove November 23, 2013
aww he looks so cold . great photo
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots December 14, 2013
Poor thing, hope he found someplace to get warm. Great capture and Congrats!
DocTom PRO
 
DocTom April 12, 2015
My wife says "adorable" . . . I like it very much also!
MelissaSword PRO
 
MelissaSword April 13, 2015
Aptly named :)
fernandoamato
 
fernandoamato April 15, 2015
Love this capture
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake April 21, 2015
Sweet image ! Congrats !
GeraintRadford
 
GeraintRadford April 21, 2015
I adore this! well deserved win!
Photomonk
 
Photomonk April 27, 2015
awww little thing is cold. Congratulations Great shot!
iluv2shoot
 
iluv2shoot September 03, 2017
Fantastic capture; sure does look he's freezing!
edrobson Premium
 
edrobson December 14, 2017
AWEsome capture.

Behind The Lens

Location
My wife and I were about to retire from 35 years of teaching in Florida, so we purchased a home in Etowah, North Carolina. Its in a beautiful area in the mountains of Western North Carolina about 10 miles from the Pisgah National Forest. Our home there is about 300 feet fro the French Broad River which attract a vast amount of wildlife. We were up visiting from our Florida home on Spring Break. On that particular visit we had a very unusual snow. This shot was taken through back our sliding glass door. The squirrel was sitting motionless on our deck railing as the snow was coming down.
Time
The time was early in the morning of 4/7/2009. Luckily I had my camera set up in front of the sliding glass door on a tripod.
Lighting
The lighting was fairly dim so it was great that the squirrel wasn't moving and that I had the camera on a tripod, ready. Distance from squirrel approx. 15 feet Exif info … Focal Length 180 mm (35mm format = 270 mm) 1/60 ISO 200 f 5.6 Aperture priority Exposure mode auto White Balance auto
Equipment
The gear that I used was … - Nikon D90 - Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR - Amvona carbon fiber tripod - Nikon remote release cord
Inspiration
The early morning unexpected snow and having the camera set up and ready, anticipating that a picture opportunity might take place was my motivation. I never expected this, but I am so glad I was ready.
Editing
The only post-processing was some cropping and a little adjustment of the contrast and exposure.
In my camera bag
Nikon D7000 Tokina 11-16 2.8 Nikon 18-55 f3.5 - 5.6 Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Nikon remote release cord Benro Carbon Fiber Tripod various ND and graduated ND filters optional Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G
Feedback
Be ready, always have your camera handy to capture the unexpected. Expect the Unexpected

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