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    Hi folks .... one image from a lunch break at camp in Etosha NP .

    Spent the lunch breaks in the camp with the squirrels .... to overcome the " boring " lunch break ...LOL. No problem as these guys are fun watch and not always easy to shoot , even if being quite habituated to us humans inside the camp borders .
    It was hot and the light was brutal at noon ....nevertheless i lay down on the ground and waited for them ...

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    F 10 ; Iso 4000 ; 1/2000 sec ; man exp and Auto Iso

    Processed with DPP 4 and PSCC 2019 ; slightly cropped for comp

    Thanks for looking and commenting to my previous postings .

    Cheers Andreas

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    Love all those long whiskers and that head on view. Composition looks right on as well. The earth tones are nice.

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    Beautiful head on shot with those really long whiskers showing nicely. Love the low POV and the perfect sharpness. TFS Andreas.

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    Nice work getting it in that little bit of shade! Love the look and the teeth showing through. F10 was effective here, and I know you were already pushing the ISO, but I'm wondering if a little more DOF would be better... or worse!

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    Thanks John , Sanjeev and Matt for your comments .

    Matt with hindsight , i should have gone for F13 ....

    Cheers Andreas

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    Too cute, Andreas! POV is great and I love the pose, typical of those ground squirrels as they scratch around to find a cool spot on the ground and then lie down.

    Well exposed and colours are very accurate, considering lighting conditions. I am quite happy with DoF here as the subject is sharp where it matters most ( nose, whiskers and eyes)

    Nicely framed and the BG looks great, what's not to like here Boetie? Although it does make me think of the Kalahari and my heart shrinks a little... I miss the place tremendously.

    Thank you so much for sharing, and hope you have a great week ahead,

    Kind regards,
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    Hi Andreas -- What a cracking portrait, I liked those impressive whiskers, adds grandeur to your little subject. Lovely soft colours and excellent details which are expected from your images. Very nicely done. I think you have done a great job with that tricky light.

    I wished those tiny paws were not obscured by the stones but not a deal breaker.

    TFS !

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    Lovely low angle cute whiskers, very appealing. Details/processing spot on as usual.

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    Thanks Gabriela , Haseeb and Jon for your kind comments .. Much appreciated .

    Cheers Andreas

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    Getting even lower and slightly looking up may have added to the low POV. Like it a lot, but would reduce the blue in the subject.

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