High Drama

Posted by Gary Gulash on Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:02 pm

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While out looking for wildlife to photograph, I find this "going on"! These two Red Squirrels were in a dispute over something, perceived insult or political disagreement perhaps? Anyway, it was a ferocious and sustained battle of titans. Both parties survived unscathed and ran away to enjoy the rest of the day.
Nikon D4, 600VR, f4.5, 1/4000, 320 iso, small crop, bean bag support from the safety of my vehicle.

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by Ron Day on Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:10 am
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Top-notch interaction frame with loads of action. The framing and poses could not better. And the flying snow is the perfect finishing touch. Great image, Gary!

by SantaFeJoe on Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:07 am
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A unique image with plenty of action captured from the " safety of your vehicle"!!! Very cool image.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:51 am
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Wow- have never seen Red Squirrels go at it quite like this! Amazing action with flying snow. What a crazy expression on the squirrel with the (temporary, probably) upper hand...err...paw? Glad they went away unscathed.
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by Marc on Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:46 am
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A unique and fun filled action shot Gary, love the martial art standing pose and snow flake spray.


by Carol Clarke on Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:05 pm
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Fantastic action capture, Gary! Great job to get such a detailed view of the intense fighting between these two. Well done!

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by david fletcher on Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:34 pm
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What fabulous action Gary! Superb! Congratulations on a fine image.
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by Yun Gao on Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:35 pm
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Marc wrote:
A unique and fun filled action shot Gary, love the martial art standing pose and snow flake spray.


+1 Excellent stop action shot. Congratulations on the EP.

by Mary Brun on Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:16 pm
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Great shot of action and movement, the flying snow perfectly completes the very, very dynamic context.
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by Pete Zwiers on Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:08 am
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The abundance of these animals has always kind of made me avoid taking photos of them (much like crows and ravens). Just plain too boring to bother with.

But HOLY COW ... this is absolutely the bomb! Very well done on making an extremely common mammal look absolutely spectacular.

by Andrew Mc on Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:01 am
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by John Labrenz on Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:17 pm
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Love this!
Fantastic action image!

by Gary Gulash on Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:00 pm
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Thankyou to all for your kind comments. I wasn't sure what I was going to capture when I held down the shutter button and the fur began to fly.

by Des on Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:50 pm
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Great action shot, well done.



by Lerkes on Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:33 pm
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I imagine it's hard to get a shot like this as it happens so fast but you did it! Love the flying snow, too
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