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squirrel bright tail



squirrel standing on ice with sun behind and berries above

squirrel standing on ice with sun behind and berries above
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Contest Finalist in 850 Tails Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Covers Photo Contest Vol 20
People's Choice in Squirrels up close Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Unedited Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Unedited Photo Contest
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Superb Composition
Absolute Masterpiece
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Outstanding Creativity
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Peer Award
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Magnificent Capture
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Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
800 Rodents Photo ContestTop 10 class
800 Rodents Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Ice Is Nice Photo ContestTop 10 class
Ice Is Nice Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Ice Is Nice Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Cold vs Hot Photo ContestTop 10 class
Cold vs Hot Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Animals Are Beautiful Photo Contest Top 10 class
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Animals Are Beautiful Photo Contest Top 10 class week 1
Inspiring Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class
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850 Tails Photo ContestTop 10 class
850 Tails Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 20Top 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 20Top 10 class week 2
Covers Photo Contest Vol 20Top 10 class week 1
ViewBug HQ Photo ContestTop 20 class
I Love This Color Photo ContestTop 10 class
ViewBug HQ Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
I Love This Color Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
I Love This Color Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
I Love This Color Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
ViewBugs Best Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
ViewBugs Best Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Animals Of The Winter Photo ContestTop 10 class
ViewBugs Best Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Animals Of The Winter Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
The Light Behind Photo ContestTop 10 class
Animals Of The Winter Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Magical Light Photo ContestTop 10 class
Photofocus Feature Photo Contest Volume 1Top 30 class
Magical Light Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
The Light Behind Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 8Top 10 class
Smart Focus Photo ContestTop 10 class
Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 8Top 10 class week 2
Magical Light Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Smart Focus Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 8Top 10 class week 1
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Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 7Top 10 class week 1
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Unedited Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
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sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 December 08, 2014
OMG So cute...Looks that he/she got in a fight with the hair dryer and lost hahaha ")
Capture-Life
Capture-Life January 15, 2015
bahahaha!!!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots December 09, 2014
Cute shot!
arizonadkins Premium
 
arizonadkins December 09, 2014
that little fuzz ball is adorable! Great lighting on the shot and love love love his hair!
laurenkaymyers Premium
 
laurenkaymyers December 15, 2014
I love the lighting in this one. So CUTE!!!
yourlily
 
yourlily December 16, 2014
Awww this is heaven...I think there has been a hair explosion..it's simply fabulous!
Pourvendre
 
Pourvendre December 16, 2014
This is a truly beautiful picture.
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana December 16, 2014
A stunning shot!
AZPhotos PRO+
 
AZPhotos December 17, 2014
Your photos of this guy are amazing!! Truly wonderful photography!!
Capture-Life
Capture-Life January 15, 2015
I completely agree with you about Geert !!! :):)
YvonneJeaK PRO+
 
YvonneJeaK December 29, 2014
Beautiful. Voted
AnnuO
 
AnnuO December 29, 2014
Amazing capture of light! It's like a halo! Fantastic!
1Ernesto
 
1Ernesto January 05, 2015
The most wonderful image and the lighting is spot on! Congrats for sure on your being a Contest Finalist in the Unedited Photo Contest ::(^__^)::
William_Doyle Premium
 
William_Doyle January 05, 2015
Congrats on being named a finalist! Good luck!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 January 05, 2015
Congrats, G!! ")
dani5
 
dani5 January 05, 2015
award well deserved
pat-rice440
 
pat-rice440 January 05, 2015
congrats Geert!
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle January 05, 2015
Adorable, quite handsome - love the lighting - congratulations on your win!
kuritoafsheen
 
kuritoafsheen January 05, 2015
wow great shot!
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita January 06, 2015
gorgeous capture. Beautiful light. Congrats once again on making Contest Finalist
Delano07 PRO+
 
Delano07 January 06, 2015
Congratulations Geert! Well deserved. Love your photos.
spacenut
 
spacenut January 06, 2015
Congratulations on been finalist, another great photo.
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake January 06, 2015
Congrats !!!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta January 06, 2015
Beautiful capture. Congratulations on being the People's Choice Winner.
janvanheerden
 
janvanheerden January 06, 2015
Hi Geert well done and congratulations
beckykempf PRO+
 
beckykempf January 08, 2015
Congrats on your much deserved award!
Parallel Premium
 
Parallel January 12, 2015
My congratulations! You are the best, my friend Geert! Posh work and equitable reward!
janland PRO+
 
janland January 12, 2015
Beautiful capture! Fantastic light and detail! Congrats!
vbFMILLINES229181 PRO+
 
vbFMILLINES229181 January 13, 2015
Great capture Geertweggen, great capture
monicapierceanderson
 
monicapierceanderson January 13, 2015
Absolutely fabulous!
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset January 13, 2015
Awwwww what a sweetie. Beautiful capture, great colour!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 January 14, 2015
Congrats on being a finalist! Awesome snap!
Maxxine
 
Maxxine January 14, 2015
Everything about this photo is brilliant - lighting, colour, texture. Love it!
pradipsevak
 
pradipsevak January 14, 2015
AWESOME click
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life January 15, 2015
WHOOOOT !! well deserved, G-Man !!! HUGE CONGRATS to YOU !!!!! :):)
Cbries PRO+
 
Cbries January 21, 2015
Well deserved, congrats!
bethansawo
 
bethansawo January 21, 2015
fabulous, beautiful..!
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman January 24, 2015
Voted.....love the way he stands against the light..k
CreativeI PRO
 
CreativeI January 30, 2015
Wow, talk about the forces of nature be with you! This composition exends to every corner of the image. From the beautifully bleneded muted colors, to the bokah backdrop, to the backlit amazing subject, ect...ect...ect..." What? you act like you've never had a berry popsicle!" : )
fernandocosta_3108
 
fernandocosta_3108 January 31, 2015
Great shot, beautiful light photo!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 February 28, 2015
Fantastic photo. Beautiful lighting and composition, fun subject, excellent detail. What more could you ask?
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman March 03, 2015
Voted MAGICAL LIGHT....also I am so delighted about your two awards......you deserve them for this great photography and keeping all of us guessing what is next ...and entertaining us....Kathleen
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman March 03, 2015
Voted again in this latest comp..k
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman March 03, 2015
Voted Photographer of the month...k
marleecross PRO
 
marleecross March 06, 2015
This is one of my all time favorite pics on Viewbug. I can't tell you how many times I have looked at!! Thanks for sharing.
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman March 07, 2015
Smart focus...voted
cynthialesley
 
cynthialesley March 15, 2015
hi this a an amazing photo! voted
reni
 
reni March 16, 2015
So adorable
pat-rice440
 
pat-rice440 March 26, 2015
a beauty..voted Animals of the Winter
pat-rice440
 
pat-rice440 March 26, 2015
.and for The Light Behind, great entry
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman March 28, 2015
VOTED...VIEWBUGS BEST NATURE COMP.K
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman March 28, 2015
Also voted Animals of winter..k
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman March 28, 2015
Voted Light behind ...its a masterpiece..k
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 March 31, 2015
Congratulations !
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 March 31, 2015
Voted Viewbugs Best Nature
Vince542 Premium
 
Vince542 March 31, 2015
Another sunning capture!!!!
aryanymeria
 
aryanymeria April 06, 2015
This is super adorable.
Roach1969
 
Roach1969 April 27, 2015
Fantastic shot :D Voted I love this colour comp. Good luck Geert :)
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman May 02, 2015
Genius.....I just imagine you have a picture of this hanging up in your house......voted k
kirstinramagegorey
 
kirstinramagegorey May 31, 2015
I love this - great photo!
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz June 02, 2015
Wow! This is really beautiful!!! Congratulations on all of your awards. All very well-deserved.:)
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 02, 2015
Congrats!
Wizzard PRO
 
Wizzard June 02, 2015
Congrats!
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita June 02, 2015
yay...Contest Finalist once again....congrats to you Geert
RAPJones
 
RAPJones June 02, 2015
Congratulations Geert!!! Fantastic lighting and detail .... I really like the ice too!! :)
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon June 10, 2015
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in the 850 Tails contest.. Great work
Cbries PRO+
 
Cbries June 10, 2015
Awesome shot, congrats!
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita June 11, 2015
So happy for you Geert...congrats!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 13, 2015
Congrats again!
TheoShilton PRO
 
TheoShilton June 13, 2015
Beautiful work!
Hood PRO+
 
Hood June 15, 2015
Absolutely fantastic composition, good colours, lighting - perfect..
BrianBasson
 
BrianBasson February 12, 2016
Geert, This is a wonderful backlit shot.
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo May 04, 2016
The lighting and pop of red are great! Congrats on all your Awards!
Whitt0wl
 
Whitt0wl Sep 30
Beautiful photo.

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Behind The Lens

Location
There is a outside studio that I built next to my house on the same level as my kitchen ground floor. It's floor is about 1 meter from the ground . In this studio I create compositions which are round 1 meter high. Animals can come and will be on the level of my window so we can have direct eye contact. My house is in the middle of Sweden.
Time
It was taken in the beginning of december no snow but ice in that time. Squirrels here have no fast time and same day that they come. And there have not been many sunny days. In this case I was lucky to be there on this moment.
Lighting
The first years that I started photographing animals it was always without flash. I did not know how to use it and thought about red eyes and to strong direct light. Many month of the year I could not take photos because my studio has always backlight and my camera gifes to much grain after 640 iso. When I started to use flash I was possible to make these kind of photos.
Equipment
Nikon d7100 with a 150-500 mm Sigma I did use. There are different lights and some light I made my self. Nexto that I have a vanguard tripod and a 560 III younguo flash and a about 1 meter reflector.
Inspiration
There was this big hole I digged and used it for fires and grilling under the ground. The problem was with rain the hole became a swimming pool. Great because when it started to freeze It had ice for this photo. Would not have thought to capture this otherwise.
Editing
In this case there was nothing to do. The lights where the way I wanted.
In my camera bag
Cleaning gear, tripod,flash,remote,batteries,camera and extra lens, lens sun cap, umbrella,plastic bag.
Feedback
My love for nature and animals is expressed in this photo. It does not have to take a long time to create that contact with a animal. They need to trust me and I do not have to sit quite. Sometimes I make sounds so they get a little nervous and move to a better position. Sometimes I use a infra red moving signal. When a animal comes a ring goes of in my house. Often after having eaten squirrels come to me in my window and get a nut as a present and payment. Much about the shots is where to put food. Need to learn the behaviours of the animal

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