Pauline Jaffe  


Squirrel by Pauline Jaffe

June 2020 - Squirrel

About the Image(s)

The image of this squirrel was taken in my back yard. This summer I have seen so many squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, and even raccoons in our back yard in addition to birds.

This picture was taken with my Canon Rebel T2i and Tamron 70-300 lens. ISO 200, f 5.6 , 1/25 sec.


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4 comments posted

Janice Rosner   Janice Rosner
I think this is a cute picture of a squirrel with their paws in the typical position. I like that the squirrel fills the frame and how the tail sweeps across the image. On my monitor all of the image seems a little soft and I wonder it's due to your shutter speed. That is a little slow to get the detail of fir. In my experience, you need to be up at least to 1/500 to get good detail on the fir. Also, on my monitor, the squirrel is magenta. The green leaves are quite saturated and green but the squirrel is definitely magenta.   Posted: 06/11/2020 20:22:01

Walter Swett   Walter Swett
I have a love-hate-relationship with these guys. I enjoy watching them and find them somewhat fascinating, at the same time they drive me nuts as I try to keep them out of my bird feeders!

I like how you have positioned the subject in the frame. The image appears soft overall to me as well and I agree with Janice that it is probably from too slow of a shutter speed. I also see magenta in the squirrel's fur.   Posted: 06/18/2020 09:51:46

Kerry McFarlane
We don't have squirrels in Australia but they look so cute. I wish you could have captured a sharper image and the colour cast appears a little of on my screen. I like the positioning of the squirrel with the grasses around it and that it fills the frame   Posted: 06/19/2020 18:55:55

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
(Groups 4 & 58 & 72)
Agree with the stated comments. Visit group 72 and you will see a very nice image of a squirrel   Posted: 06/20/2020 13:58:10