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The Ever-Elusive Albino Squirrel
The Ever-Elusive Albino Squirrel
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Something New II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: University of North Texas in Denton, TX
Date: May 7, 2004
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 7, 2004

I had heard about this on our campus but had never seen it. They say if you see it on finals week you will make straight A's... too bad I saw it after I had finished all mine.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 187
Avg (all users): 6.7527
Avg (commenters): 7.6364
Avg (participants): 6.5536
Avg (non-participants): 7.0541
Views since voting: 3927
Votes: 186
Comments: 35
Favorites: 14 (view)


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12/15/2006 11:30:46 PM
What an awesome shot - love his pose!
10/17/2006 04:52:50 PM
This is funny!
07/03/2005 12:46:03 AM
He's so pretty amidst the green!! Albinoism is found in almost every animal species. My son brought home a book about it.

I love the shot. It's got such nice clear focus and light.
07/03/2005 12:41:42 AM
Originally posted by laurielblack:

In all of my 34 years, I have never seen an albino squirrel. How cool is that?!?! Great capture...excellent detail and focus. Wow!


I still stand by that comment, however, now it's 35 years. I did manage to photograph an albino alligator, though. ;)

Great shot!
04/08/2005 02:15:34 AM
What a cute little fellow! He makes you just want to hold out a bit of treat in an outstreched hand and coax him on down the tree to be a fuzzy little friend. I'd never seen an albino squirrel before, but back in my dorm-days there were a whole bunch of (quite fat!) squirrels that loved to hang around the cafeteria doors and eat offerings straight out of students' hands. We'd often snatch an extra cookie or ice cream cone or the like on the way past the dessert table in order to have a decent present to place in their little outstreched faces. Those campus squirrels must have had the highest cholesterol in all of Louisiana! Anyway, thanks for sharing such a unique shot. That dear little face brought back pleasant memories--always my favorite kind of pictures!
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04/07/2005 11:00:39 AM
Wow, this is quite the find. kewl looking animal.
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05/27/2004 10:43:24 PM
How did this not win? What's newer and different
than an albino squirrel? I know I've never
seen one before. As I'm sure hardly anyone has.
Is it because the picture wasn't shot well?
No. The squirrel is very clearly shot, close-
up in vivid color. Sure the
leaves above it are above it are blurred. But that's
negative space. trivial.
8th is great but you deserved even higher.
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05/23/2004 10:06:35 PM
what a cute shot! and so clear and vivid....nice job!
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05/18/2004 06:38:53 PM
Brilliant opportunistic capture and deserves a ribbon for that element, which, coupled with the beautiful focus and lighting should have been blue!
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05/17/2004 01:50:12 AM
So, I guess it wasn't Toronto after all. Congratulations on an excellent finish!
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05/17/2004 12:52:34 AM
Clint, top ten is not bad, congratulations. Your patience paid off. It's one of those photographs that just have to be taken. Again, congratulations! This goes straight to my favorites.
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05/17/2004 12:19:12 AM
I wanted to thank everyone who voted me high, I stood around this tree for three hours because someone had spotted him there, right when I had given up and put my camera away he comes running out of the nest, glad I didn't leave.

Message edited by author 2004-05-17 00:21:29.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/16/2004 06:49:02 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background 7
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing 7
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc. 6
How well does it meet the challenge: 8
Total Averaged Rating(Rounded) 7
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05/15/2004 09:34:10 PM
albino animals kind of wierd me out, but the photo's great ... 9
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05/15/2004 03:50:34 PM
So crisp and clear with superb colour and lighting.
Great work
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05/15/2004 06:17:01 AM
This is a beautiful image I have never seen one like this before and its a winner I'm sure. Great focus and detail
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05/15/2004 12:53:56 AM
Nice capture! I've never seen anything like this before.
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05/14/2004 03:31:05 PM
Amazing! I've never seen one before. Thanks for entering this. wish i could vote.
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05/14/2004 12:19:35 PM
Ain't never seen that before. Nice focus with lovely boken. Plus marks for not sharpening to the point that the wiskers get jangly, a pet peeve of mine.
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05/13/2004 10:30:20 PM
good capture you were lucky to get this one
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05/13/2004 09:13:16 PM
In all of my 34 years, I have never seen an albino squirrel. How cool is that?!?! Great capture...excellent detail and focus. Wowl!
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05/13/2004 12:32:18 AM
cool. very well done. great focus
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05/12/2004 11:59:40 AM
Great shot. You can see every hair, and the expression on its face is priceless. This squirrel seems to be studying you, and not liking what it sees. Tracking down an albino squirrel must difficult to start with, and getting this good a shot even more so.
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05/12/2004 11:49:52 AM
NIce shot.
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05/12/2004 01:50:00 AM
theres a rare find.. wow
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05/10/2004 09:32:38 PM
Great photo!!!
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05/10/2004 07:06:45 PM
Sharp!
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05/10/2004 06:27:42 PM
Great texture! love it...8
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05/10/2004 03:54:53 PM
great capture...
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05/10/2004 10:29:39 AM
we've got a pair of these wild-ones near me (drives my dog just as crazy as the regular ones) :)

great capture, well executed technically (composition, dof)
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05/10/2004 04:01:54 AM
Very nice shot, so unusual! Great DOF, colours are brilliant, well done!
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05/10/2004 01:50:03 AM
A ten just by posting a rare specimen. Wow!!!!
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05/10/2004 01:34:11 AM
WOW, I didn't know there were albino squirrels. Nice capture...
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05/10/2004 01:04:32 AM
Hmmm ... nice shot! I heard something a couple years ago about albino squirrels in a certain neighbourhood in Toronto; I wonder where this picture was taken. Are there albino squirrels in other places too?
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05/10/2004 12:46:46 AM
Great capture. Now I know why they say squirrels are like rats. If you look at his head, it looks just like one! (Well a lab rat anyway.) Nice composition and shot, and DOF. A few hot spots on the back of the squirell, but overall well exposed and captured.
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