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Old Feb 27, 2010, 12:29 PM   #1
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While walking to and from buildings on campus the other day, I saw this guy munching away. It was raining but I got a few quick shots with my FZ35.
Taken at California State University Fresno so I suppose you could call this squirrel a Bulldog.

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Using LR, resizing to 1024 on the long side, 35% quality, I still couldn't get these latter two files below 300K so I resized down to 900 on the long side and kept the 35% quality. This put these at just above 200K.
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 1:02 PM   #2
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They're all nice, but number one is my favourte! really nice!
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 2:06 PM   #3
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They're all nice, but number one is my favourte! really nice!
Yeah, picture one is an unusual take. I love squiril pictures, no matter how their shot, but that ones a winner.

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I like the way the squirrel is framed between the moss-covered branches - very nice.

900 dpi is often recommended as the optimum width to prevent the need for side-to-side scrolling on this board, although your 1024 just fits on my monitor screen at that resolution.
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Really nice and sharp photos.
What's he majoring in?
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the first shot is really nice. well done!
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 1:46 AM   #7
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Aaron, I just read your words again at the top "It was raining but I got a few quick shots with my FZ35." Amazing, such a fine picture in the rain... and your FZ35 really served you well. I am just amazed at what that camera can. Ned
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Thanks for the comments everyone! Sorry, I forgot to mention that the squirrel is a Recreation-Leisure Studies major.

I like the first shot, too. The original was a bit bright in the background and I tried a little of the "recovery" tool in LR and it seemed to help. Being a rookie to the PP stuff, I still haven't got much past the basics.


I'm really having some fun with this camera; slowly learning how to use it better is good stuff, too.
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Great job with a great little camera, and some very talented eyes & hands! All are fine poses, and well composed as well!
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