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Hanging Out

Posted by
Barbara (Florida, United States) on 22 January 2008 in Animal & Insect.

Squirrels can be so entertaining. This one followed me in the park.
I am looking for some comments and suggestions. This image came out too grainy. I am following the guidelines of resizing images to 800 pixels in the width to compensate for the uploading compression. I am wondering if the DOF in the image appears granier due to the resizing. Yesterdays "Peahen" image appeared similar.
I need to relocate the AM3 resizing info to veryify if I am correct.
Comments welcome. Thank you.

Veena Shivanna from Bengalooru, India

wow! what a click... Squirrels are very cute ..

22 Jan 2008 5:11am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

The image looks fantastic, Barbara. The detail in the fur and tree are excellent.

22 Jan 2008 6:09am

badala from Leiria, Portugal

Marvelous image, well done!

22 Jan 2008 7:28am

shahab from Qazvin, Iran

Nice & cute!Beautiful catch!

22 Jan 2008 9:22am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Sometimes I really don't like the way it comes through, but this is one of those photos that works with the process majestically. It's a wonderful, brilliant compo ;)

22 Jan 2008 11:24am

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States

I see what you mean about the graininess. I went to the peacock and that one is tack sharp.
I too, read (somewhere) about posting sizes, but had the same problem you are.
Mine are now usually resized to a maximum height or width of 2400.

22 Jan 2008 1:32pm

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States

PS: I like your Squirrel Friend and forgot to say so!

22 Jan 2008 1:32pm

Michael from Wuppertal, Germany

Great shot of a cute squirrel! Well done!

22 Jan 2008 2:56pm

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Great shot Barbara!
I think the problem with the grain in this shot is due to your high ISO, which is 800!! Looks like this was taken in daylight...? ISO should be between 80 to 200. The lower the ISO the clearer the image.

22 Jan 2008 3:33pm

@Ina: Thank you Ina. You may be correct about the ISO causing the graininess. Although I cannot say if 800 is the accurate posting here. I really never set my ISO at 800. Possibly in error I could have made the setting without intending to do so. I have posted images on AM3 that incorrectly post a 900 mm while I do not have such a lens. I appreciate your input and will be more alert to my settings in addition to experimenting with size to upload photos.

Mohsen from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Great Barbara... U r a real hunter with ur powerful gun!!!
Oh, sorry , i mean ur camera :D
the only thing is noise that appeared in ur DOF which is i think is ISO fault...
anyway ur shot and specially ur object selection is cool

22 Jan 2008 4:29pm

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Great shot...cute little guy.
Seems a bit grainy but not at all distracting!

22 Jan 2008 6:16pm

Cris from Lower Mainland, Canada

awww cutie. i like the lighting but yeah the graininess...hmmm

22 Jan 2008 6:49pm

Shenne from Portugal

Great Shot, Beautiful

22 Jan 2008 7:18pm

Lucile from Paris, France

nice shot!

22 Jan 2008 7:42pm

Suby and Sinem from Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Good title for the shot :d

22 Jan 2008 10:06pm

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Awww! this is a brilliant capture Barbara.

22 Jan 2008 11:54pm

Tali from Serendipity, United States

I really love this photo!! What a beautiful and great capture!!! I love it!!!!!

23 Jan 2008 4:27am

Man With 101 Names from Hamburg, United States

very nice detail in this shot , great capture .... thanks for all the great comments on my site and Hawk Mountain is my new favorite place to visit , hell of a workout too! lol

24 Jan 2008 12:07pm

bm from Budapest, Hungary

this one is masterful - you captured the perfect moment and the graininess from the high ISO actually works very well for this shot...

26 Jan 2008 6:22pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

A very cute squirrel! I like the position and also the details on the tree bark and the little fellow!I met some friendly ones at Schoenbrunn in Wien - they were coming to beg very close without any fear or shame! And then, here in Japan, at Kamakura, in January, they are hungry and therefore they approach people. If you give them something to eat they do it with such quaintness that it is fascinating to watch.But one move and they disappear up the trees.

27 Jan 2008 2:53pm

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Love this one! Very good in every way!

28 Jan 2008 11:21pm