Wednesday, December 2

Mr. Squirell

Contributed by E McDougal

We were at the grand canyon and the squirrels seemed to be very sociable, so i layer down on the ground and tried to get a picture of one that someone was feeding when he turned around and stuck his nose in my camera!!! I played with some of the selective color options and ran a sharpen filter for this picture.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

First of all, i like how you filled the frame with this pic. I also like how the face is clear, but the rest of the body and picture is blurry. Another thing I like is how defined the fur, the nose, and the whiskers are. it's almost like you can reach out and touch it! Good job!

Anonymous said...

This is a great picture just because of the subject! Most people are never able to see a squirrel up close, so it is really interesting. The colors looks good, too. I do wish that I could see a little more of the surroundings; it feels a bit too "cropped". The squirrel is so cute, and good job!

-MKM, SPHS

Anonymous said...

i have no idea how you got so close! this picture is really cool because you got such a rare picture! really clear and good.

Anonymous said...

that's a really good picture of a spuirell you don't see many that close bu the picture its self is good very centered and the subject filled the frame. sphs

Anonymous said...

Interesting picture. It's pretty cool that you were able to get that close to the squirrel without it running away. I like how you choose to keep only the head in focus. Overall it's really cool.

SPHS JM

MT - SPHS said...

I Love this shot! Its probably impossible to get this kind of picture anywhere else. It looks really cool as it has the head in focus and the rest of the body is farther back. The detail of the face is amazing! I still can't believe you got that close. Again, great Shot!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Squarell is happy. He showsa good example of an upclose picture. The whiskers on the squirell are cool too.
P.O.

Anonymous said...

Wow this is a great shot of an animal that rarely stays still. I like how focus the photo is on the face. The face really stands out. I also like how the whiskers are clear and you can see the texture of the squirrel's fur. I'm still amazed at how you got so close. The background is blurry which causes you to focus on the head. Very nice job! :)

~TN SPHS

Anonymous said...

I like how you filled the frame with the squirrel's face. I also like how you focused in on the face. The lighting is great as well. Good job.
L.R.
SPHS

Anonymous said...

i love this picture because i love how the squirrel is right in the camera. I like how the background is kind of blurry but the face is sharp. I would probably change the levels alittle more but overall i think its awesome.
CSB SPHS

Anonymous said...

Overall I like how this picture turned out. I wish there were more detail around the ears and background. But overall you focused on the main feature which was the squirrel's face and nose. Good work! A.M. - SPHS

Anonymous said...

I like this picture with the sharpness on the squirrel's head but not the rest of its body. That is a pretty interesting story about how you got the shot, too bad squirrel is spelled with two R's and one L. The squirrel looks like he is a cartoon so good editing if that's what you were going for.
DC-SPHS

Anonymous said...

8- December 2, 2009, SPHS
Mr. Squirrel
The picture is great. The blur of the background and the focus on only the nose is cool. The fur on the nose really stands out. The squirrel's whiskers go beyond the frame and creates feeling of closeness to the camera. I like the way the picture is cropped. I like how the background has a more white, washed out look that draws the eye more to the center of the nose. -KS, SPHS

Jake H said...

Wow I think I'm as surprised as everyone else that you were able to get so close to the squirrel! I think the depth of field is good, in that it blurs out his body, and keeps focus on his face.

John said...

This is an excellent shot. It is kinda lucky that the squirrel came so close to you; I wish they did that for me. Excellent job of filling the frame and lighting. The difference between the sunlight and shadow does much to create the outdoor effect.
JCB Sphs

Madeline S - HHS said...

This photo is so awesome! I really am amazed that you were able to get so close to it, or maybe you just have a really good zoom, but either way, it looks great. The cropping is very well done, and I love the way only the squirrel's face is in focus. Its nose and whiskers look fantastic. The only thing that I probably would have done differently would be to adjust the contrast and the levels a little bit so the colors didn't look as bland. But that may actually end up ruining the shot, and it looks great as is :) nice job!

Lee SPHS said...

I like this picture because picture itself looks good also its hard to get close enough like that.

Anonymous said...

I love this photo because it is full of life. I think it is so awesome how the squirrel just happened to look into your camera. I wish there was a little more of the squirrel in focus... maybe his ears? But i do like how the parts of the squirrel that are focused, are very sharp and you can see each little hair on it's face.
AL -SPHS 12-09-09

Jones said...

I like that you filled the frame. I like that it is clear, and the hair is defined. I like that you took a picture of a squirrel. It's really cute! I like that you ran the sharpen filter for the picture.

Anonymous said...

This is a great picture. You did a good job filling the frame. I like how the body is blurred and the squirrel's face is in focus. I agree, being able to get that close shows that this squirrel is very sociable which is very unusual. But, it gives the picture a happy tone.

Anonymous said...

I really like this just because i cant say Ive ever been this close to a squirrel. Its so cool and he looks pretty interested in that camera. Great shot.
- SPHS W.H.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing that you can get so close to the squirrel. I like how the image becomes blurry, creating a good depth of field. Plus, the sharpness of the individual whiskers makes it really cool. And finally, how can you not love a squirrel?! Good job. MB. SPHS.

dacooksta said...

I really like this picture. I've tried to take pictures of my dog Teddy before, and it's nigh impossible. To snap a shot of a wild squirrel is very impressive! The focus is right, the subject is positioned well, and everything seems to work together.

Good job!

Anonymous said...

I think this picture is really good. I really like how the squirrel is looking at the camera and how his face is the main focus and the rest of his body is blurred.

Anonymous said...

This is a great picture. I like the way you cropped it. I also like that the squirrel's face is in focus while everything past that is blurry and out of focus. What really makes this a good photo is that you can see the texture of the squirrel's fur and its whiskers. Overall great job.

Anonymous said...

This picture is so cool. I think it is so rare to even catch a good shot of my dog, and you’ve got an amazing picture of a wild squirrel. It is really good that you were ready and set with your camera to catch the squirrel, even when it was unexpected. The depth of field is also really good in this shot, how the head is focused and the body is unfocused. Keep up the good work.
-JB ERHS

Anonymous said...

This is such a cool picture! Its not everyday that you get an opportunity to take a picture so close up. I really like how the squirrel fills up the entire frame leaving all focus on him. I love the blurred background which places even more emphasis on the squirrel. I cant believe he stood still long enough for you to get his whiskers so clear and crisp! Lastly, i like how his eyes look straight at you. Its like he's focusing right on you. Overall great picture!

HcA- SPHS

Anonymous said...

I like this picture because the squirrels head is in focus and the body is really not in focus. I’m surprised you got so close to get this picture. The lighting is really natural and looks nice.
-KD, ERHS

Anonymous said...

This is a really cool shot because it’s really hard to get that close up to a squirrel. I like that you can see all the details of the squirrel. You can see the whiskers and all.
DPE ERHS