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Some of the "old hands" here may recall seeing this shot before. I occasionally dig out old favourites and re-edit them using my experience gained in the intervening years. I've toned down the grass on this and cropped it slightly to give a better balance. This little guy is in the grounds of the White House. I'll make a similar comment as before - I think it's a Secret Service agent disguised as a squirrel.
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Album name:alanuk / A miscellany
Keywords:NE USA
Author's Comments:September, 2003; crikey, did not realise it was that old. Taken with my first DSLR. I loved the angle of the "hands" on the little guy.
Editing Performed:Cropped. Hue/saturation adjustments to slightly desertion the grass to less its impact.
File Size:835 KB
Date added:Apr 12, 2014
Dimensions:2000 x 1414 pixels
Displayed:32 times
Color Space:Uncalibrated
Date Time:2014:04:11 21:30:01
DateTime Original:2003:09:22 17:09:44
DateTime digitized:2003:09:22 17:09:44
Exif Image Height:1414 pixels
Exif Image Width:2000 pixels
Exif Offset:300
Exif Version:version 2.3
Exposure Bias:0 EV
Exposure Program:Program
Exposure Time:1/45 sec
FNumber:f 5.6
Flash:No Flash
Focal length:115 mm
Max Aperture:f 5.6
Metering Mode:Partial
Model:Canon EOS 10D
Orientation:Normal (O deg)
Resolution Unit:Inch
Software:Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Macintosh)
X Resolution:240
Y Resolution:240
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IPTC Keywords:NE USA
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SteveT  [Apr 13, 2014 at 07:30 AM]
Nice image and standing the test of time , I always find squirrels very cute. Cannot comments on the image quality as I am looking at the shot on a small net book as I am on holiday.
George  [Apr 13, 2014 at 11:42 AM]
What a smashing pose from Secret Squirrel, looks like he's ready for a punch up
And a nice shot, if a tad soft.
I think at 115mm and 1/45 sec there is a touch of camera shake evident.
No big deal as there is lots to like about it.
Well spotted and thanks for re-posting.
JOHN  [Apr 14, 2014 at 11:08 AM]
A nice study and they do seem to be such cute little chaps, it's the fur that does it.
Pity that the focus on his face it a bit soft, perhaps he moved just a bit, the sharp focus seems to be more on the tail. I wonder if some selective sharpening may help, but a nice shot none the less as they are not easy to photograph, well done.
Beermonsta  [Apr 15, 2014 at 08:24 PM]
Excellent detail in the squirrel's fur and he is posing very nicely for you. The catchlight gives him a sparkle in the eye, I too occasionally try to re edit images from the past and it is amazing sometimes how different the results are.
Helen  [Apr 18, 2014 at 08:09 AM]
A super capture of Secret Service Agent Squirrel sharp & good eye contact, with some lovely details on his fur. Well done.