Rizwan Choudhry  

Ready for Adventure by Rizwan Choudhry

July 2024 - Ready for Adventure

July 2024 - Rizwan Choudhry


About the Image(s)

ISO 1100, f/4, 1/3200 sec. Captured with a Nikon D850 and a Nikkor 300mm lens.

While exploring a local park in Edmonton, I spotted this energetic squirrel running around. To freeze its swift movements, I used a high shutter speed, ensuring a crisp shot. The squirrel, with its reddish-brown fur and bushy tail, is perched on a wooden fence, looking alert and ready for adventure.

3 comments posted

Becca Cambridge   Becca Cambridge
Nice crisp stop action with good catch lights in the eyes.
Only suggestion I could make would be to removeclone out the brown pinecones. They distract me but then again, could just be me.
Fast shutter!   Posted: 07/08/2024 11:25:44

Jon Allanson   Jon Allanson
Squirrels nearly always make good subjects and can be quite difficult to get images of as they move about so quickly. There is always a decision to be made about whether to go for a very fast shutter speed on to use a smaller aperture to keep everything in sharp focus, here you have its tail just going out of focus and it does not quite Gell with the sharpness of the rest of the squirrel. As this not in a specialist natural history circle, agree with Becca about cloning out the pine cones.   Posted: 07/11/2024 09:28:58
Rizwan Choudhry   Rizwan Choudhry
I think with smaller aperture background bokeh won't be quite achievable, I agree that's a trade off. I cloned the cones as suggested by both of you and it does look better. I think the color of the cones was a distraction.   Posted: 07/11/2024 18:19:49
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