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Challenge: Bread (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Zuiko Digital
Date: Feb 9, 2008
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 9, 2008

I think squirrels are cute. This one is eating a hamburger bun. (They don't like wheat bread btw.) This may or may not be "bread enough" for some peeps. But that's ok. This face was just too sweet to be left out of the challenge!

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POST: This is late but I wanted to say thanks to all who enjoyed viewing this picture and awarded it a blue ribbon. Thank you all for the wonderful comments! I really appreciate all of this :)



Statistics
Place: 1 out of 167
Avg (all users): 7.1292
Avg (commenters): 8.2727
Avg (participants): 6.8615
Avg (non-participants): 7.2286
Views since voting: 12036
Views during voting: 463
Votes: 240
Comments: 92
Favorites: 15 (view)


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02/24/2010 09:19:40 PM
Very cute Michelle! I love squirrels and chipmunks too but I've never be able to get such a good close-up as yours! I love the way he's looking right at you. :-)
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02/05/2009 04:14:31 PM
Terrific capture love the detail, tac sharp great composition.
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02/05/2009 12:25:28 AM
I seriously love this shot - I voted it a 10 during the challenge. So friggin cute.
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03/19/2008 01:30:33 AM
Great, great capture! The expression is wonderful! I love it!
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02/25/2008 02:47:49 PM
Congrats on your first blue and a great shot!
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02/23/2008 12:54:43 PM
Not bread enough but damn cute. Cheers to your Blue!
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02/23/2008 08:36:37 AM
Be careful how you touch that camera, it's on fire.
BTW, it's got nothing to do with the eye-behind-Evolt.
Squirrels always come up to me and ask me to take their picture.

I think a closeup of slice of bread with the squirrel's feet standing on it, would NOT have been better. Sweet bokeh bread.
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02/23/2008 05:05:22 AM
Oh my gosh...I leave the country for a few days and come back to find you have won a blue...with a plus seven average... and your second highest ever score

Where do the congratulations start?

I thought this was a real stand out shot in the challenge, great filled frame, sharpness, good use of DOF and a super expression on the little critters face

Good job...no make that...great job
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02/22/2008 05:27:45 PM
Congratulations on the Blue, Michelle! I secretly enjoy watching squirrels too, even while I curse them for their bird seed-stealing propensities. :) What a great capture, the way he seems to have paused to regard his audience!
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02/22/2008 03:07:57 PM
Congrats! It's ribbon mania!
Adorable picture and one terrific fit for the challenge. Looks like he is your buddy, or at least loves the paparazzi.
Makes me want to go eat a piece myself.

Shot reminds me of a squirrel I saw last year, scurrying down with a giant bagel in the mouth.

Huge win! Nice job.
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02/21/2008 10:02:08 PM
now you've got both blues. :) congratulations!
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02/21/2008 09:25:57 PM
adorable!
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02/21/2008 07:30:04 PM
Aww, god that's cute :D Fantastic sharpness and detail too.
Well deserved first ribbon, well done!!! And I'm sure there are many more to come too :)
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02/21/2008 04:39:27 AM
ahhhhhhhhhhh how cute....great shot.congrats
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02/20/2008 11:29:20 PM
Congratulations for a beautiful shot of these pesky little animals
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02/20/2008 04:13:56 PM
Congratulations on the blue what a cute picture and great idea. :)
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02/20/2008 02:55:48 PM
Congrats!! Just adorable - Nicely done!!
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02/20/2008 01:46:39 PM
Way to go Michelle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This really tickled me during voting..and even his tiny tongue is in focus. :P
Congrats!
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02/20/2008 10:55:54 AM
congrats on the blue! t's very well done!
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02/20/2008 10:23:41 AM
Way to go Michelle! Excellent shot. I love the smile, focus, DOF and perfect timing. Congrats on your 2nd ribbon and 1st blue!
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02/20/2008 10:10:53 AM
Congrats on the blue ribbon! this is such a great shot. even the squirrels expression is wonderful!
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02/20/2008 10:09:29 AM
Michelle way to go CONGRATS
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02/20/2008 10:08:26 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and the terrific score. It surely was enough bread and totally cute.
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02/20/2008 10:00:17 AM
Michelle, this ROCKS! I gave it a '10' because there's no '11' score to give! Bravo and a Fav for me!
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02/20/2008 09:42:04 AM
Michelle, WAY TO GOOOOO!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is so cute! It is SO MUCH like the one I almost entered, but mine was not flawless like this one :) But great minds certainly think alike, don't they? :)

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02/20/2008 09:30:37 AM
Congrats Michelle! This image was certainly deserving.
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02/20/2008 08:39:25 AM
Congrats Michelle. Absolutely well done. And way to get a 7+ and a BLUE ribbon. YEAHHHHHHHHHHHH!
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02/20/2008 08:23:08 AM
Huge congrats!!!! This is an awesome image and deserved the blue!
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02/20/2008 08:21:25 AM
HA! Looks like it was bread enough :)

Congratulations on another very lovely and wonderfully captured image!
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02/20/2008 08:21:10 AM
This is SO cute! Huge congrats on your ribbon! I love the bokeh, too. Really well done.
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02/20/2008 08:06:41 AM
AWESOME!!!Congrats!
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02/20/2008 07:41:35 AM
Nicely done! Congrats on the blue!
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02/20/2008 07:15:15 AM
Congratulations on the Blue - I loved this the moment I opened it!
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02/20/2008 06:52:01 AM
Congrats on Blue! Very very cute shot.
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02/20/2008 06:29:36 AM
Congrats on this excellent shot and the blue. Way to go!
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02/20/2008 06:10:10 AM
Yay! Congrats!!! Great capture!
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02/20/2008 06:03:50 AM
Congrats on the win! One of my fave pics :-)

When my brother told me I'd come third I thought "hope that squirrel beat me"!
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02/20/2008 05:08:57 AM
My choice for the Blue- beautiful lighting and expression- well done Michelle- very well deserved.
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02/20/2008 03:37:29 AM
Totally delightful! Congratulations on the blue!!!!!
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02/20/2008 03:11:23 AM
very nice shot, congtrats on your first blue
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02/20/2008 02:53:17 AM
wow michelle .. how excellent this looks on your profile page .. WAY TO GO !!!!! .. he's the cutest little guy and you've photographed him to perfection .. CONGRATULATIONS on your blue ribbon .. :)
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02/20/2008 02:08:24 AM
My pick for the BLUE, and comgratulations.....
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02/20/2008 01:22:00 AM
Look at you ...... nice one Michele
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02/20/2008 01:00:45 AM
Wooooo Hooooo! Your first BLUE (but not your last)...Congratulations!!!
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02/20/2008 12:52:55 AM
WTG, Michelle. This is a wonderful shot, he look like he's sooooo enjoying his bun. Huge congrats on the blue!
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02/20/2008 12:38:13 AM
Well done! Great shot and a well deserved ribbon. :)

He looks like he has no teeth and is just eating the bun because he can gum it. LOL
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02/20/2008 12:35:17 AM
Getting here late to the plate, but certainly not "least"! *smile*

Congratulations Michelle!!!! Way to Go!!!!

Absolutely amazing capture and I never guessed this one was yours!

Keep up the great work!!!!!!!!!!!

Remember, goals come from dreams and dreams do come true!
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02/20/2008 12:35:02 AM
Congrats on the blue!
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02/20/2008 12:34:59 AM
"too sweet" indeed. :-D
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02/20/2008 12:27:43 AM
Well done and congrats on the blue!
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02/20/2008 12:26:50 AM
This was my favorite shot of the challenge. Grats on your 1st place ribbon
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02/20/2008 12:23:57 AM
OMG Michelle!!! Congratulations! This was my only 10 and I got the biggest kick out of it. The BLUE - too awesome!! And well deserved, too. Yay for you!
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02/20/2008 12:15:38 AM
congrats on your ribbon, this shot desirved a ribbon.
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02/20/2008 12:10:20 AM
Michelle, no wonder you received such a high score. This is a delightful image. There is such joy in the squirrel's face. The focus and textures are wonderful, and I love the background bokeh. Congratulations on the Blue Ribbon -- I'm really happy you won.
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02/20/2008 12:09:18 AM
Very funny and too cute! Congrats on the blue!
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02/20/2008 12:09:08 AM
Wow, Michelle! Congratulations on your first blue ribbon. Terrific photo -- almost looks like he's talking!
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02/20/2008 12:08:01 AM
Mine like wheat bread .. especially when it's home made! Congrats on your first with an adorable shot!
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02/20/2008 12:07:27 AM
Well done Michelle, this is wonderful.
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02/20/2008 12:07:18 AM
Wow! Way to go!

Finally the ribbon you've been owed!~
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02/20/2008 12:04:51 AM
Michelle - congratulations!!! wooooooo!!!!!
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02/20/2008 12:04:45 AM
oh hooray!!!! congratulations cc!!!!!
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02/20/2008 12:04:10 AM
Well done!
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02/20/2008 12:03:04 AM
Very nice job!!!
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02/20/2008 12:02:34 AM
Hooray, Michelle, you did it! First blue and a 7+ score. :) Congrats!
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02/20/2008 12:02:18 AM
Whoooo Hoooo. Way to go Michelle!
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02/20/2008 12:02:02 AM
Look at this!!!! Way to go, Michelle! Congrats!
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02/20/2008 12:01:59 AM
Wow, congrats on 1st place!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/19/2008 07:45:04 PM
A beautiful close-up with it's face nicely in focus.
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02/19/2008 02:46:40 PM
i can't help but like this one. great expression on the face! 10
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02/18/2008 11:51:42 PM
OMG - this is hysterical! Excellent closeup - great colors.
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02/18/2008 09:18:08 PM
This is just a well done shot all around.
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02/18/2008 02:08:46 PM
Great aperture choice! The depth of field really enhances the pic!
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02/18/2008 10:22:26 AM
Love this picture one of my favorites in whole challenge.
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02/18/2008 12:05:10 AM
I like the focus on the squirrel
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02/17/2008 02:58:34 PM
He's certainly enjoying his breakfast. Nice shot with a lot of impact and detail. I'd like to know how you did this. How long did you have to lie in wait and what sort of lens was needed to get close enough?
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02/16/2008 10:33:37 PM
I like your take on the challenge: bread as an accessory. You got to love this fella. Well done.
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02/16/2008 06:42:29 PM
Cute! And good detail on bread.
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02/16/2008 04:27:16 PM
Outstanding. Should go very high, IMO.
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02/15/2008 08:55:20 AM
Excellent!! Well done indeed..
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02/14/2008 04:46:57 PM
Great capture!
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02/14/2008 01:33:55 PM
Nice job getting this capture! Beautiful and fits the challenge to a 'T'!
7.
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02/14/2008 11:04:41 AM
well that has to be the cutest thing in this challenge, 9
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02/14/2008 02:08:28 AM
Very nice capture. Nice and sharp, good DOF. Best I've seen so far.
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02/13/2008 11:33:53 PM
Hahahahahahaha - so cute. Great shot - perfectly in focus.
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02/13/2008 06:52:08 PM
Lost his nuts? Settling for bread? He's cute, and that's a good capture. :)
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02/13/2008 06:39:10 PM
Very cute... well taken shot
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02/13/2008 05:57:44 PM
Ohmy. ..I had this a photo that was almost EXACTLY like this that I almost entered. . .but in the end I left it out because it was a little off technically. This is a great photo from an obviously great mind :) That little fellow is adorable!
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02/13/2008 04:27:28 PM
I'm not sure I've seen a better looking squirrel !!

He is so handsome.

Great picture
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02/13/2008 04:16:36 PM
What a cute photo! Very clear, meets the challenge, great job.
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02/13/2008 11:08:14 AM
Amazing capture; good luck!
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02/13/2008 05:47:23 AM
cool 8
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02/13/2008 01:57:28 AM
What a poser! The eye contact makes this image. I'm glad it's so closely cropped.
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