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Got Seed!

Got Seed!
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Copyright: John Reasbeck (ubc64) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 25 N: 122] (555)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-12
Categories: Food, Humorous, Nature
Camera: Nikon D70
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-05 14:12
Viewed: 1970
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I've always thought this shot was humorous. My wife had put out a seed block for the birds. Usually, she would place them across the street in a small wooded area. However, on this occasion, she had unwrapped a new seed block and had just left it beside a flower bed in our front yard. There were a "few" squirrels around our neighborhood at our former home in Mystic, Connecticut. They used to try to get the seeds that we put in our bird feeders. They would harvest what they could from the ground under the feeders also. The squirrel in my photo evidently thought that he had found a goldmine. I found him sitting on the block as I opened our front door. Quickly grabbing my camera, I was able to take a couple of shots. Actually, I could have taken my time, because the squirrel didn't really want to leave the seed block.

By the way, the title of this photo was inspired by a wild bird food store that we used to go to. They were selling t-shirts with a squirrel on the front, with his face all covered with birdseed. Under the squirrel was the question, "Got Seed?"

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Hello John,

Lovely subject and an excellent job!
Colors are beautiful, focus and sharpness are perfect!
Congratulations and TFS

Hi John,
What a wonderful idea to make the animals pose!
Beautiful moment and subject.

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  • Pet Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 65 W: 14 N: 29] (381)
  • [2010-04-05 20:34]

Hello John
Nice shot with perfect focus. I love your note.

i love it..
wonderful composition!!
Beautiful colours and nice light!
well done
Best regards

Hoi John,
I agree with you in that it IS funny !
Great DOF is shown. Good details and colors too.
Informative note.

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