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A Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) checking the situation. I love these guys.

A Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) checking the situation. I love these guys.
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eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden November 17, 2015
Congratulations on your People's choice Challenge award!
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HenrikSpranz November 17, 2015
Thanks so much! :)
michael2015
 
michael2015 November 19, 2015
very well done great work
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HenrikSpranz November 20, 2015
Thanks a lot Michael!
peanutlover
 
peanutlover December 19, 2015
I just love this picture it's perfect and the squirrel even posed for the picture!
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HenrikSpranz December 20, 2015
Thanks so much - glad you like it :).
charitapadilla PRO
 
charitapadilla December 21, 2015
This one is so cute photo This Squirrel might say " okay, I am so ready to take photo of me. So that u can snap a photo of me." Lolololol
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HenrikSpranz December 22, 2015
Haha...though it was more surprised to see mee - thank you :)!
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bsanders December 26, 2015
Love this shot and the below eye level perspective. The bokeh makes it that much better!
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HenrikSpranz December 28, 2015
Thanks a lot! The bokeh was the one I wanted to achieve in this shot :).
debralecompte PRO
 
debralecompte August 30, 2016
I had a pet squirrel.... I love this photo!
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HenrikSpranz March 13, 2017
Thanks a lot Debra! Aww...I bet you were loving it :).
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 November 14, 2016
Awesome snap!
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HenrikSpranz March 13, 2017
Thank you so much! :)
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo March 12, 2017
Another incredible shot! Congrats!
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HenrikSpranz March 13, 2017
Thank you another time Carol :)!
heatherfingleton
 
heatherfingleton September 23, 2017
Lovely shot
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HenrikSpranz September 29, 2017
Thank you Heather!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in Vienna in Austria - the place where I live.
Time
This photo was shot early in the morning - early enough for being first in the park and late enough to have a perfect light.
Lighting
The best light for such a photo in a forest scene is when the subject doesn't get direct light, but the background does - but it has still to be a soft light...so late afternoon or early morning are best. So you get this nice, colorful bokeh.
Equipment
I've used a handheld Canon 5d Mk III with a Canon 135/2 L for this shot.
Inspiration
On this morning I did several shots of squirrels with a longer lens and was satisfied with the resulsts, but I wanted something special with a different point of view. So I took my shorter but great Canon 135/2 L and positioned myself near a tree stump where the squirrels always came by and tried to get below eye level and waited for a squirrel to stop and stand up.I had to be very fast...and lucky.
Editing
There's not much post-processing in this shot. The bokeh is lens made - but you have to know which situations are suitable to get a nice bokeh. 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 III Canon 7D Canon 16-35/4 L IS Canon 50/1.4 Canon 70-200/4 L IS Canon 135/2 L Canon 400/2.8 L USM ii or OS Tamron 150-600 Tripod ND Filters, gradient filters, polarization filter
Feedback
If you're satisfied with your shots it's sometimes not enough - try something different like a different, more interesting point of view. But you should have an idea first so you can prepare yourself and the equipment.

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