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A wild living Ziesel (ground squirrel) reaching for its breakfast!

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A wild living Ziesel (ground squirrel) reaching for its breakfast!

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79 Comments | Report
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 17, 2015
Awesome capture! Awarded.
rachaellivingstone
 
rachaellivingstone May 18, 2015
wow!
Jazz
 
Jazz May 20, 2015
magnificant awarded
kparsons333 PRO
 
kparsons333 May 20, 2015
Stunning!
Kylad
 
Kylad June 24, 2015
Totally awesome photo
Parallel
 
Parallel June 26, 2015
Stunning and great shot!
ElizabethSPool
 
ElizabethSPool June 26, 2015
Congratulations. Great capture and frame. Love the Pop of red!
GentleSoul444
 
GentleSoul444 June 27, 2015
Awww .... so cute! Adorable little fellow!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 June 28, 2015
Just wonderful!
ppuru
 
ppuru June 29, 2015
great find.
karensommerslohre PRO+
 
karensommerslohre July 03, 2015
awesome!!!
karensommerslohre PRO+
 
karensommerslohre July 03, 2015
awesome!!!
Rangerness-PV PRO+
 
Rangerness-PV July 04, 2015
This has got to be one of the most adorable things I've seen in a long time! The perfect timing and capture!! Just wonderful!
scruffyherbert PRO+
 
scruffyherbert July 05, 2015
This is a bit of a special shot. A really stunner for sure. Beautiful.
lindasmith_7756
 
lindasmith_7756 July 09, 2015
A fantastic shot!
beckykempf Platinum
 
beckykempf July 10, 2015
Amazing shot! Congratulations!
Akire
 
Akire July 11, 2015
Awesome capture....love it!
Angana
 
Angana July 11, 2015
This is insane. Unbelievably perfect.
critterpics
 
critterpics July 11, 2015
Absolutely precious...great capture!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana July 12, 2015
Wow! What an interesting shot!
hadimoosavi
 
hadimoosavi July 13, 2015
Unbelievable.
Ann_M_Higuet
 
Ann_M_Higuet July 22, 2015
Grand shot, it reminds me of the work of Leopold Kanzler.
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana July 30, 2015
Voted ...Celebrating Nature...!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana July 30, 2015
Voted ...Covers...!
Duchess PRO
 
Duchess August 03, 2015
Wow how did you capture this fabulous well done I love view bug so much to aspire too.
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb August 09, 2015
all-time favorite,gorgeous shot
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana August 13, 2015
Voted ...Monthly Pro...!
JulianneBradford
 
JulianneBradford August 18, 2015
Fabulous!!!
Akire
 
Akire December 29, 2015
Congratulations on your image of the Year Finalist!!!! Well done!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz December 30, 2015
Thanks so much Akire :)
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography December 30, 2015
cool!
lindabudd
 
lindabudd January 03, 2016
Special photo, i would be very proud of one like this :D
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz January 16, 2016
Thank you Linda :)!
lawrencepbestmann
 
lawrencepbestmann January 16, 2016
They don't get better than this!!!!!!!!!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz January 16, 2016
Thanks a lot! :)
emacdonald
 
emacdonald February 02, 2016
beauty!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz February 02, 2016
Thank you!
NarrowGatePhotography
 
NarrowGatePhotography February 04, 2016
Excellent capture! Perfect timing.
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz February 05, 2016
Thanks a lot! :)
keithfey
 
keithfey June 04, 2016
Well done. and especially poetic capture!!!!!!!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz June 04, 2016
Thanks a lot Keith!
rainergryniewicz
 
rainergryniewicz June 04, 2016
This is really very, very special - what a delightful image !
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz June 04, 2016
Thank you Rainer!
Andy-Short
 
Andy-Short June 04, 2016
Wonderful Image congratulations
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz June 04, 2016
Thank you Andy!
Ozbod54
 
Ozbod54 June 04, 2016
Perfection
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz June 04, 2016
Thanks a lot!
elued29 PRO
 
elued29 June 04, 2016
unbelievable success.......................
fantastic shot..........
congrats and regards...
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz June 04, 2016
Thanks a lot Lucy!
superpowerchick
 
superpowerchick June 04, 2016
So cute!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz June 04, 2016
Thanks a lot!
lindiekolver PRO
 
lindiekolver June 04, 2016
Brilliant capture. This is gold, mate!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz June 04, 2016
Thanks a lot Lindie!
khinzawnaingzaw
 
khinzawnaingzaw June 04, 2016
Wow!
Speechless!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz June 04, 2016
Thank you Khin Zaw!
henrykngema
 
henrykngema June 04, 2016
Amazing!!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz June 04, 2016
Thank you Henryk!
AmancioCouto
 
AmancioCouto June 04, 2016
SUPER SHOT!...
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz June 04, 2016
Thank you Amancio!
bretthondow
 
bretthondow June 04, 2016
Best squirrel photo - EVER!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz June 04, 2016
Thank you Brett!
heidisopko
 
heidisopko June 05, 2016
Love this!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz June 06, 2016
Glad you like it - thank you!
tmlakshmi PRO
 
tmlakshmi June 05, 2016
enviable shot. congrats
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz June 06, 2016
Thanks a lot!
stephenclarke_0429 Platinum
 
stephenclarke_0429 June 05, 2016
You have created some stunning art work here! Awsome capture
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz June 06, 2016
Thanks a lot Stephen!
swisskiwi
 
swisskiwi June 05, 2016
A beautiful capture, I love it
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz June 06, 2016
Glad you love it - thank you :)
r_shar
 
r_shar June 06, 2016
Superbly Done...!!!!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz June 06, 2016
Thanks so much!
Geesdigital
 
Geesdigital June 06, 2016
Incredible!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz August 19, 2017
Thank you!
CLG_
 
CLG_ June 30, 2016
Awesome capture! Congratulations!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz August 19, 2017
Thank you Cheryl!
sionedeleriellis
 
sionedeleriellis September 28, 2016
wow!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz August 19, 2017
Thanks a lot!
richardsly Premium
 
richardsly March 05, 2017
sweet as photo.
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz August 19, 2017
Thank you Richard!
p_eileenbaltz Platinum
 
p_eileenbaltz March 10, 2017
Voted in 'we love animals' contest.
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz August 19, 2017
Thank you Eileen!
lupiephotog
 
lupiephotog June 16, 2017
Is this real or edited?
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz August 19, 2017
Real - I even have videos of such scenes.
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo July 28, 2017
Incredible....
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz August 19, 2017
Thank you Carol!
gbernhard
 
gbernhard April 05, 2018
Awwwe!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz June 01, 2018
Thank you Gerry! :)
UpuliWi PRO
 
UpuliWi May 31, 2018
Wow
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz June 01, 2018
Thank you Upuli! :)
edandaniphone Premium
 
edandaniphone December 16, 2018
Amazing.
charlesmorrow
 
charlesmorrow June 14, 2019
Wow awesome shot
ManonPhotography
 
ManonPhotography October 06, 2019
Great capture!
Happy_Hippy
 
Happy_Hippy October 22, 2019
amazing shot
katiezirkle PRO
 
katiezirkle November 02, 2019
Awesome capture!
sandrarust PRO+
 
sandrarust November 07, 2019
Amazing
grandpa8 PRO+
 
grandpa8 November 18, 2019
Stunning! Great shot!
AnnHopta PRO+
 
AnnHopta December 15, 2019
What a heartwarming photo! Love it.
dinahumphreys PRO+
 
dinahumphreys December 20, 2019
I have been looking at your photos-wow I love the composition,creativity,everything.
sandra4
 
sandra4 January 20, 2020
So adorable! Crisp subjects telling a story. Great contrast between the story and the background. Love this photo.
sue-zon PRO+
 
sue-zon January 25, 2020
Too precious for words!
HenrikSpranz PRO
HenrikSpranz January 28, 2020
Thank you Sue!
candidqueen
 
candidqueen February 03, 2020
WOW!
sandrarust PRO+
 
sandrarust February 18, 2020
Love this
shellymaan
 
shellymaan February 24, 2020
This has got to be THE most beautiful photo ever...................what an incredible capture!
mleskiw.wildlife_EC5E
 
mleskiw.wildlife_EC5E March 11, 2020
Wow, this is so precious! Love it!
MRueffer PRO+
 
MRueffer May 08, 2020
Congratulations!
Tasha-Memoirs
 
Tasha-Memoirs May 18, 2020
Love this!!!!
sheilaabbeyhalterman
 
sheilaabbeyhalterman July 15, 2020
This is so neat!!!
RickL PRO+
 
RickL June 02, 2021
Am amazing shot
stefanbenkt
 
stefanbenkt July 01, 2021
Incredible ❤️🎥

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo near Vienna in Austria.
Time
This photo was taken later in the morning.
Lighting
The slowly brightening sun was covered by shreds of clouds so it was still possible to get a well exposed picture.
Equipment
I've used a Canon 7d, Sigma 120-300/2.8 and my Velbon Sherpa Pro tripod with a Sirui gimbal head which has a great stability and flexibility to catch situations like this.
Inspiration
I always wanted to take a photo of a European Ziesel (ground squirrel) interacting with a flower and was so happy to get this shot done.
Editing
I've used some post processing in Photoshop to optimize contrast, did some tonal correction and increased the crispyness of the image.
In my camera bag
Canon 5d Mk II Canon 7D Canon 16-35/4 L IS Canon 50/1.4 Canon 70-200/4 L IS Canon 85/1.8 Sigma 120-300/2.8 OS Tamron 150-600 Tripod ND Filters, gradient filters, polarization filter
Feedback
In nature photography - especially when doing wild life shots - you need patience, but you need to be on guard to use situations like this for a photo. Practice using your tele lenses in fast action situations. Doing a lot of water ski slalom photos in the past helped a lot to take this photo and don't miss the opportunity.

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