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squirrel standing on moss and mushrooms

squirrel standing on moss and mushrooms
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RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 27, 2014
Excellent composition focus and lighting.
kathymuhle PRO+
kathymuhle August 29, 2014
Fantastic - voted
pat-rice440 September 01, 2014
KesPhotography Ultimate
KesPhotography September 08, 2014
Nice! Voted
Chelanamo September 10, 2014
Congratulations on your win. Super great focus and a subject that OOOOOZES CUTE. You had to win!
birdlover54 September 10, 2014
Congrats on the win! what an excellent capture, the different colors of mushrooms really sets it off.
zeppo September 10, 2014
congrats on the win well deserved
rmr731 Platinum
rmr731 September 10, 2014
Congratulations on your win! Love this! Great capture!
JDLifeshots September 10, 2014
Awesome capture! Congrats on your win!
UnkleFrank September 10, 2014
Great win!!! Congratulations on a win, well deserved.
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onyanita September 10, 2014
congrats Gert!!! Outstanding achievement and a superb capture.
Rl1956 September 10, 2014
amazing image, congrats on your win
Cbries September 10, 2014
Great Photo! Congrats on your win!!
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Miss_Kitty September 10, 2014
Really great capture. color pops
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gondmagdi September 10, 2014
CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tell her she is famous !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RanSen September 10, 2014
super shot
geertweggen September 10, 2014
thanks for all the votes!
p_eileenbaltz Platinum
p_eileenbaltz September 11, 2014
No surprise here.:) Well-deserved! Congratulations.
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lizziemellis September 11, 2014
Excellent.. No surprise, well deserved win congratulations:-)
vbpbeetschen1305821 September 11, 2014
Congrats !
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mariaserrano September 13, 2014
docnicolasrao September 15, 2014
Excellent in all ways..Depth of field is beautifully controlled as is lighting and acutance.
KristinaOers September 15, 2014
Congratulations :D
beachdazed September 18, 2014
just awesome on everything!
smsunshine September 20, 2014
Precious =)
AlanJakarta September 23, 2014
Brilliant capture. Congratulations on being the PC Winner.
tropicala September 23, 2014
Voted ! Comme toujours c'est un ravissement de voir la qualité et l'émotion transmise par vos photos!
noosha September 25, 2014
Congratulations !!!
morriskleyman October 22, 2014
Great shot,magnificent composition!!!!!! Voted!!!
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rmr731 October 27, 2014
Love it! Congrats on being a finalist!
sweetpea72 October 27, 2014
Congrats ")
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KeithBannerman October 27, 2014
Nice shot
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amandajanebuncott October 27, 2014
Congratulations, brilliant!
kathymuhle PRO+
kathymuhle October 28, 2014
Congratulations on another win! You and your squirrel's, timeless subject - hope they get lots of seeds for being such good models! :)
sunflowergirl October 28, 2014
Love this shot! Squirrel is SO cute!!
spacenut November 03, 2014
Well done on been a finalist in the ground level contest
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janland November 03, 2014
Great capture! congrats!
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DebbieKMiller81 November 18, 2014
Congrats on you award. Well done.
morriskleyman November 29, 2014
Super!!! Voted IMAGE OF THE YEAR!!
pat-rice440 February 01, 2015
Beautiful..Voted Solo Animals
Vince542 February 08, 2015
Fabulous composition, brilliant detail!!!! Well done again!!!!
MIchellephotobox March 07, 2020
Absolutely stunning 😁
MIchellephotobox March 07, 2020
Absolutely beautiful 😁
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Durham_Photography November 11, 2023
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Behind The Lens


This photo was taken on my balcony in Sweden. From my kitchen window I hope and wait for animals to come on my compositions


Light is always a challenge. There is not much day hours to shoot. The animals have to come on the right time. I have to be home and there must be the right light. In this case 2014-08-17 14:51:38.003


Because the position of my composition is there almost always backlight I have different lights in between me and the composition to balance it and to shoot at max iso 640


The often low light on my balcony force me to have a tripod. With the 500 mm sigma and nikon d7100 I shot this. This is for me a extreme shot. In this case I was lucky that the squirrel just did not move. with the 800 iso and 100 exposure am I on the max of a good quality photo with the camera I have


In the most photos I take I want to create a kind of magic realism. Seeing something and thinking is that realy possible. My love for nature and art comes often back in my photos


There is always some processing in my work. I shoot in RAW, bring it to lightroom for sharpening and lens correction there after in photoshop RAW to gife it some vignette and lower highlights

In my camera bag

Often a small bag with a tripod, filters,remote,cleaning stuf, battery, and macro tubes.


It took me months of work to create contact with the animals. Every time they came I opend my window. Worked with food and clicking of the camera and getting used to me. This takes alot of investment. After that is is getting easier. Back focusing help me alot in making shots of animals and all my extra lamps has a remote control so I can turn them on from my possition.

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