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Challenge: Seven Deadly Sins IV (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2011 challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Date: Apr 24, 2011
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/2500
Date Uploaded: Apr 26, 2011


[May. 3rd, 2011 07:32:05 PM]

Ok. I really wasn't planning on doing another squirrel. Honestly!! I actually just lucked upon this shot.

The thing is, they keep eating the bird food! I used to be able to photograph birds on my deck railing, but since I let the squirrels eat for one or two challenges, I now have 4 squirrels and they sit and eat anything I put out for the birds.

And I mean they sit and eat!

They don't move -- they just sit until the whole pile is gone!

Anyway, I was trying to get a bird shot for bokeh, and the squirrel kept going after the food, so I put out some peanuts (no salt) for the squirrels to keep them busy.

They still don't trust me. They'll pick up a peanut and immediately jump into the tree. Or they'll pick up the peanut and turn their back towards me.

Well, this one would pick up a peanut, and jump into the tree. After awhile he got tired of it, and tried picking up two peanuts at once. He did it two times and I was able to get off two shots. Here's the other one:

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He never did it again. If I wasn't watching, I would have missed it all. :D

Last day of voting. 6.9 -- extra peanuts for the squirrels tomorrow!

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Wow... !!

Thanks everyone!!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 44
Avg (all users): 6.9919
Avg (commenters): 8.1176
Avg (participants): 6.6250
Avg (non-participants): 7.0315
Views since voting: 5361
Views during voting: 469
Votes: 246
Comments: 49
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05/06/2011 09:16:23 PM
I can't believe how tack sharp this is! ... I was just staring at the detail for the past 5 minutes... LOVE it!

I am a really technical person and I HATE pics shot from a telephoto lens that are not sharp... yours is TACK on!

Nice work!!!

=)

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05/06/2011 05:48:18 AM
Hey everyone's gotta eat, the birds get to swoop down. I live near woods, and I put out feed everyday, and the squirrels and birds eat together.

Anyhows....great shot, amazing clarity.
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05/06/2011 03:51:57 AM
That is so funny and darned cute. Who else will have a similar photo?? No one!

Excellent stuff.
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05/04/2011 10:22:17 PM
Teriffic exposure and detail and fun to boot!
Congrats on the ribbon, Wendy!
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05/04/2011 06:41:01 PM
Terrific. So glad this scored well.
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05/04/2011 05:50:19 PM
Congrats on yet another ribbon! :-)
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05/04/2011 01:00:23 PM
Very sharp and very well deserving again.
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05/04/2011 12:47:05 PM
One lovely shot,Congrats once more.
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05/04/2011 11:50:55 AM
Congratulations! They must love you haha
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05/04/2011 09:50:27 AM
Nice shot! Congrats on the red!
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05/04/2011 09:49:42 AM
In my next life, I'm going to come back as one of your squirrels! Congrats, Wendy!
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05/04/2011 08:26:08 AM
Congrats! I know about the squirrels, we have the same problem. However, they don't pose for me, lol.
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05/04/2011 08:06:08 AM
congrats on yet another ribbon, well deserved, well done. I knew this squirrel was a star, hope you pay him well :-) i would keep the squirrels comming if they bring you ribbons like this. look forward to seeing the next one.
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05/04/2011 06:39:15 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!!!
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05/04/2011 06:36:12 AM
Hahaha Nicely done!!! I love how you are able to accomplish the black background!!!
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05/04/2011 03:16:30 AM
Wait a minute... this ain't a bird?
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05/04/2011 02:30:19 AM
Originally posted by GregoryB:

I think you had better try Lions next (close up)

I like your strategy, Greg. I can see your thread now......"Whatever happened to vawendy?"

Congrats, Wendy! Spectacular capture. Love the detail.
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05/04/2011 02:18:30 AM
Birds, then squirrels - bloody hell, I think you had better try Lions next (close up)
Anyway a perfect shot and well deserving of the red - congrats Wendy
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05/04/2011 01:42:24 AM
Awesome shot Wendy! Congrats on the red!
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05/04/2011 01:05:56 AM
Yeah Wendy! This was my favorite of the challenge. You've got a sure thing going with those adorable models.
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05/04/2011 12:28:06 AM
KNEW this shot had to be yours! Congrats again!
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05/04/2011 12:18:38 AM
I should have known this was yours, lol. Congrats on the ribbon.
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05/04/2011 12:11:59 AM
What's interesting is I didn't even remember what the challenges that rolled over were, and yet when I logged in this evening I said to myself "Self, I'll be Wendy has another ribbon." And by gosh, she does!
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05/04/2011 12:11:11 AM
birds , now squirrels, what next wendy, lol CONGRATS
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05/04/2011 12:11:04 AM
It's just too funny, Wendy. You are always definitely in the "right time/right place". Congrats on your ribbon!
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05/04/2011 12:08:57 AM
Congrats on the red, Wendy!
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05/04/2011 12:06:45 AM
See, I told you this would be another ribbon. Damned squirrels. A nuisance, I tell ya!
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05/04/2011 12:04:57 AM
Congrats! Well deserved.
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05/04/2011 12:04:25 AM
Freaking squirrels! Are you running out of space on the ribbon wall yet, Wendy? Congrats on your latest.
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05/04/2011 12:04:20 AM
Congratulations Wendy. What a character!
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05/04/2011 12:03:06 AM
Way to go Wendy! I knew this would ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/03/2011 02:34:43 PM
cute
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05/02/2011 09:02:43 PM
Cute shot, my favorite of the challenge. Great focus and detail here.
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05/02/2011 11:21:31 AM
Stand out winner for me.
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05/01/2011 09:56:51 AM
Perfect example, great detail.
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05/01/2011 09:37:32 AM
Terrific capture, like the detail in the fur.
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04/29/2011 06:02:02 PM
perfect focus, sharp...and blah ,blah, blah...bet you already know all that.. great portrait, every squirrel should have one like this above treehouse fireplace.
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04/28/2011 03:40:29 AM
Is this 21_F.gif vawendy going for another ribbon! :-)
A great shot no matter who you are well done!
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04/27/2011 09:40:26 PM
21_F.gif vawendy?
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04/27/2011 08:36:46 PM
really like this :)
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04/27/2011 05:54:18 PM
wonderful clarity
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04/27/2011 05:15:04 PM
Nicely done!!! Those guys are tricky to get pics of!
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04/27/2011 12:20:54 PM
he,he he...love this one!
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04/27/2011 12:08:15 PM
Dang! ANOTHER squirrel shot. Don't you have ANY imagination at ALL????

LOL!
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04/27/2011 10:55:50 AM
priceless
(these squirrels really deliver!)
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04/27/2011 09:23:15 AM
Lovely and sharp, very nice shot, what a greedy little fellow :-)
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04/27/2011 08:50:04 AM
Oversharpened on my monitor... but PERFECT for the challenge. I love the black background and him shoving those nuts is as quickly as he can. Reminds me of someone... oh wait! me. *sigh* 8
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04/27/2011 05:35:45 AM
this squirel is a star i am sure he just won chips challenge,
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04/27/2011 01:25:28 AM
Just a squirrel trying to get a nut
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