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You're Nuts
You're Nuts

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Challenge: Literalisms (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Hickory, North Carolina
Date: Nov 14, 2003
Aperture: f/11
ISO: ISO 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 14, 2003

I have been spending a lot of time in the local park recently since I bought the new camera equipment. The squirrels here are quite friendly and they are not camera shy. This guy was about 10 feet or so away from me. He is holding a nut that I set on the rail. They aren't only fun to watch... they do crazy things. While this one had my attention, his friend was rummaging through my camera bag :)

Camera Model: Canon EOS 10D
Camera serial number: 1020300016
Firmware: Firmware Version 1.0.1
Date/Time: 2003:11:14 15:41:17
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: 11
Exposure mode: Av
Flash: Off
Metering mode: Center-weighted average
Drive mode: Continuous: frame 1
ISO: 400
Lens: 75.0 to 300.0 mm
Focal length: 300.0mm
AF mode: One-shot AF
Image size: 3072 x 2048
Rotation: none
Image quality: Fine
White balance: Auto
Color space: sRGB
Saturation: Normal
Sharpness: Normal
Contrast: Normal
Tone: Normal
Custom Functions:
CFn 6: Tv/Av and exposure level: 1/3 stop

Place: 10 out of 109
Avg (all users): 6.7698
Avg (commenters): 8.1538
Avg (participants): 6.4795
Avg (non-participants): 7.0909
Views since voting: 3465
Votes: 139
Comments: 16
Favorites: 4 (view)

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02/28/2005 06:21:57 PM
The dot of snow on his nose is precious. Nicely focused shot. Good dof, too.
11/25/2003 04:40:10 AM
Who was so dare to give you 1 for this?! Cute squirrel, very nice work, congrats on the photo and 10th place! :-)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/23/2003 11:27:13 PM
Ahhh Setz...bucking the "cute kitten" trend eh? Are squirrels becoming "cliche" here at DPC? Not in this case ;-). This shot takes a run of the mill squirrel type shot to another level AND fits the challenge perfectly. Of course the spectacular composition and stellar sharpness of the image go without saying. Nice work!
11/23/2003 05:53:40 AM
What a great capture with him clutching his nuts! Brilliant. Very clear, crisp and well framed shot with good DOF which could only have been improved with longer range to include tail.
11/20/2003 09:43:09 PM
11/20/2003 10:20:27 AM
The squirrel looks like he's posting. Beautiful pose, textures and composition.
11/19/2003 10:22:11 PM
this one made me laugh, great picture
11/18/2003 02:35:02 PM
Fantastic capture! His expression and pose is priceless. The clarity and sharpness is superb, I have to give this one a 10!
11/18/2003 10:12:44 AM
Great color, contrast, and clarity. Awesome photo. Would have love to edit the eye so it was opaque white and then rename the photo to "Even a Blind Squirrel Finds a Nut Sometimes. Its still my top selection for this challenge.
11/17/2003 07:05:14 PM
An excellent capture of this squirrel. Photographically, it's right on. But is it a literalistic interpretation of the phrase: You are Nuts? This is "Your nuts", if you are the squirrel. Works if its a sound alike literalism.
11/17/2003 05:40:04 PM
Very cool,10 !
11/17/2003 10:20:24 AM
hehe great title
I really like the DOF, this is a lovely shot.
11/17/2003 10:16:32 AM
Excellent gray squirrel shot. Meets the challenge well.
11/17/2003 03:17:25 AM
Great Photo....
11/17/2003 12:32:41 AM
adorable shot...nice capture. 8
11/17/2003 12:08:21 AM
Great shot! This is wonderful, you captured this perfectly. ( 9 )

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