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Challenge: Cardboard Box III (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony Alpha 1
Lens: Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
Date: Jan 20, 2022
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2022



[Jan. 27th, 2022 07:33:10 PM]

I waited until last minute again. I wanted to do a squirrel in a cardboard box, and it was getting late. There Was supposed to be a snowstorm coming. And I thought great! Squirrel hiding in a box from the snow. But the problem was, it was a rain sleet mix. It wasnít coming down quite hard enough to show up on pictures. I slow down the shutter speed, hoping that the squirrel would stay still enough to blur the little bit of moisture that was coming down. The biggest problem was, that I didnít wanna shoot through the door, because the glass degrades the quality of the photo. So Iím laying on my stomach on the kitchen floor with the back door wide open, and it was freezing!! So I heated the outside world and froze myself for the last 45 minutes with a little bit of light. (there wasnít enough light from the tiny light in the box)

Thanks for the comments!!

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 14
Avg (all users): 7.0227
Avg (participants): 7.2222
Avg (non-participants): 6.9714
Views since voting: 306
Views during voting: 85
Votes: 44
Comments: 11
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01/30/2022 07:25:25 AM
Congratulations
Absolutely a wow image! How you get these squirrels to pose for you is incredible.
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01/29/2022 07:53:23 PM
Originally posted by jomari:

Fabulous, Wendy! Such dedication to lie on your stomach in the cold for ages. (When I do that even for a short time I get a nasty stitch that hangs around for ages.) How on earth do you get your squirrels to comply? Are they pretty much pets by now? This was my equal top pick along with Gaby's.


Naw ó I havenít tried to tame them. I keep thinking that I could, and it would make things easier. Right now I have to set something out and then wait for them to get used to it and get over the nervousness. Thatís why I was laying on the floor for 45 minutes. That was actually a lot quicker than it usually is. Maybe because it was so close to dark, that they were in a hurry to be doneÖ?
01/29/2022 04:40:02 PM
Fabulous, Wendy! Such dedication to lie on your stomach in the cold for ages. (When I do that even for a short time I get a nasty stitch that hangs around for ages.) How on earth do you get your squirrels to comply? Are they pretty much pets by now? This was my equal top pick along with Gaby's.
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01/28/2022 03:34:43 AM
this is an amazing shot ..
and after reading your notes i realize just how amazing it is ..
not only to get the squirrel in the perfect pose but getting everything else perfect too ..
i do agree with Gaby about being an insane bunch of ppl .. i suppose being dedicated .. obsessed .. keen .. motivated .. and really really excited by the act of anything would tend to make those ppl look a bit crazy by other ppl's standards ..
my family and friends just dont get it .. why i love photography so much ..
anyway .. CONGRATULATIONS on an incredible shot ... and of course top five .. :)
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01/28/2022 01:45:24 AM
As I said, can't believe how "obliging" your squirrels are :-). So, so cute. Congrats. Hope lying on the cold floor didn't give you a cold ... The longer I am a photographer, the more I know that we are truly an insane bunch of people :-).
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2022 03:46:56 PM
would work well for the dwelling challenge if a bit out of the norm
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01/26/2022 08:00:06 PM
The first one, but it has to be the winner! :) A little more rain would make it even better, Wendy (at least I assume that's you)
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01/25/2022 10:09:26 PM
OMG! Wendy this is insane! You have got to do a book!
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01/23/2022 10:26:47 PM
Brilliant.
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01/23/2022 10:35:11 AM
A practical use of a box.
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01/21/2022 02:21:54 PM
No wayyyy what a cute shot. How lucky was that? Or how patient? :-). I don't know if you could have toned down the light bulb a bit. It is what draws the eye the most.
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