Faux Smile

© Tess L. Yee

Faux Smile

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 11/4/2009 4:49:08 AM

Very cute...love the story! #1200599

Donna K. Kilcher 11/4/2009 4:49:26 AM

well captured! #8102742

Colette M. Metcalf 11/4/2009 4:51:01 AM

Wonderful capture, Tess!!!! #8102755

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 11/4/2009 4:52:18 AM

Nice to meet you Pretty Faux, the Nikon Lady did an awesome job with your portrait!! #8102763

Maria A. Gonzalez level-deluxe 11/4/2009 4:58:36 AM

Hey,Tess...How much do you pay these models to pose for you so nicely...LOL..
Another excellent captured and pose and portrait...Very well done,Tess...Your stories also are a very nice adition to your postings...Great job. #8102803

Dominick M. Dimacale level-deluxe 11/4/2009 5:04:20 AM

Great animal image and love the details, Tess.

Dominick #8102830

Ruth Grimm level-deluxe 11/4/2009 5:04:21 AM

Too funny, Pretty! Gotta love a psycho woman who's willing to feed ya, eh?
You'r rather cute, ya know? love the curve of your tail! Gives the psycho lady a great image! Way to accomidate her! #8102831

Cathy Barrows 11/4/2009 5:22:30 AM

way too funny...nothing like a psycho nikon lady #8102894

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 11/4/2009 5:29:51 AM

Excellent details and capture, Tess. #8102923

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 11/4/2009 5:33:21 AM

Fantastic pose and capture Tess! Jeff #8102945

Jyri Vissak level-deluxe 11/4/2009 5:41:40 AM

Another wonderful shot! Great timing. #8102987

Amy M. Wilson level-deluxe 11/4/2009 5:48:51 AM

Fantastic capture, dof and details... beautifully done, Tess! #8103014

Val Feldman level-deluxe 11/4/2009 5:52:40 AM

I love coming to your gallery to see what your squirrels are up to next!!!! Tell FauxBold you are about to make him a star!! Hollywood people are gonna be beating down his door for a contract...and you get a cut!! Excellent portrait, Tess...your love for these critters shines thru in every photo! #8103024

Alan L. Borror 11/4/2009 6:07:53 AM

Great job, Tess! This is my favorite... a wonderful capture! #8103070

Monnie Ryan 11/4/2009 6:12:29 AM

You've got this one eating out of your hand, Tess (well, almost)! Another adorable portrait! #8103083

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe 11/4/2009 6:18:19 AM

They might as well pose, you're gonna get them anyway, sooner or later! #8103106

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 11/4/2009 6:21:30 AM

Fantastic capture and a pretty considerate FauxBold, Tess. Great shot. #8103121

Mary L. Graham level-deluxe 11/4/2009 6:23:30 AM

beautiful capture Tess!! =) #8103133

Joy Rector level-deluxe 11/4/2009 6:26:21 AM

love this shot #8103152

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 11/4/2009 6:33:34 AM

Amazing detail,Tess.Beautiful lighting and color.Sure has a big old bushy tail!!!! #8103179

Liz blahh level-deluxe 11/4/2009 6:43:49 AM

Wonderful capture, & story! #8103226

Marty Straub level-deluxe 11/4/2009 7:19:36 AM

The most perfect squirrel portrait I've ever seen, Tess. Hard to image a better photo. #8103323

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 11/4/2009 7:26:03 AM

Just adorable, Tess. #8103345

Kathleen Brennan 11/4/2009 7:46:10 AM

Awwwhh! As always, love the backstory! #8103393

Arlene Krassner 11/4/2009 7:59:42 AM

Hey Nikon Nut Lady: You are the squirrel
picture and comentary master. Always a pleasure. #8103428

Pamela Shane 11/4/2009 8:03:01 AM

This is fabulous Tess! Amazing details, & wonderful DoF. I love your squirrel captures. #8103435

Tess L. Yee 11/4/2009 9:21:24 AM

Hahaha! Always a treat to read all of the fabulous comments, and I appreciate each and every one of them!

Faux is one of my four favorite fuzzbutts, along with The Bold One, WeeBold, and ScarBack. Faux has been eating nuts from my hand for many months now, and like TBO, knows me well enough that she often comes down from the tree as I'm parking my car. It's such fun to watch as these gals run, leap, and bounce their way to my outstretched, nut-laden hand! #8103594

Hal Bambrick 11/4/2009 9:27:57 AM

Very Cool Capture and Love the Story!!!!. #8103611

Lindley Johnson level-deluxe 11/4/2009 9:41:16 AM

Terrific portrait, Tess, with wonderful expression and details. Love the story, too. You do an exceptional job with your fuzzbutts! #8103654

Tiia Vissak 11/4/2009 10:03:26 AM

very cute! #8103702

John Connolly level-deluxe 11/4/2009 11:06:02 AM

How cute is this! A wonderful capture and great story, Tess! Well done! #8103778

Mike Clime 11/4/2009 11:48:33 AM

Excellent capture, dof and details! You must have them trained. #8103867

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 11/4/2009 2:02:56 PM

Very cute Tess, amazing details! #8104133

Walter H. Wiesbeck 11/4/2009 2:29:28 PM

Cute capture and excellent timing,Tess,beautiful work!!!! #8104224

Marcel J. Fernandez 11/4/2009 4:46:40 PM

Beautiful capture of a very cute subject. #8104399

Carol Eade level-deluxe 11/4/2009 5:01:38 PM

Tess, another cute squirrel...this is one of my favorites! #8104413

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-deluxe 11/4/2009 5:44:59 PM

LOLOL...Your images are amazing and your discriptions just add to the awesomeness (is that a word?) of the image, Tess!!! :-) k #8104473

Maureen M. Bisson level-deluxe 11/4/2009 7:15:54 PM

Terrific capture Tess ~ love the introduction :) #8104694

Debra R. Harder 11/4/2009 8:46:12 PM

Too funny, Tess! You need to write a book along with your amazing images. This little Pretty Faux is amazing. A favorite for me!!! Deb #8104799

Christine Lobsinger level-deluxe 11/4/2009 9:54:08 PM

I'm smiling from ear to ear Tess, THANKS...

I look forward to your stories.. descriptions and beautiful squirrel portraitures...

I'd love to go out one day with you... and watch you!!


Rony Sagy 11/4/2009 10:20:40 PM

Another great image of one of your friend.s Excellent detail, color, and comp Tess. #8104912

Brett Dolsen 11/5/2009 1:08:47 AM

Mighty portrait of a mighty creature Tess!!The clarity,depth and composition are superb!!Brett #8105057

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-deluxe 11/5/2009 1:32:19 AM

Oh, is he putting on the perfect pose for you, Tess. He truly is beautiful. Magnificent portrait capture.
And thanks for the story :0) #8105081

Deb Koskovich 11/5/2009 3:36:57 AM

I never tire of the squirrely tales you weave and the captivating images that go with them, Tess! #8105347

a2o aini level-deluxe 11/5/2009 3:49:43 AM

your model is so cute,Tess, as always! wonderful close-up, great detail & compo. beautiful! #8105394

Carolyn Morgan 11/5/2009 6:36:41 AM

Really enjoy your squirrels - you do a wonderful job capturing them. #8105844

ALLEN O. HOWARD 11/5/2009 7:58:50 AM

An outstanding capture, Tess!!! The details and colors are great and the blurred background is perfect! #8106037

Kate Jackson level-deluxe 11/5/2009 8:25:31 AM

This wonderful story explains so well how come you have the perfect squirrel image! #8106099

Tess L. Yee 11/5/2009 8:48:12 AM

Many, many thanks for every one of these awesome comments!

Even though I know some people don't care for squirrels, as they can be pesky, I hope everyone will be reminded that we share this planet with so many wonderful creatures...not all will be our favorites, but all of them probably have human fans, somewhere! #8106135

Ann Coates level-deluxe 11/5/2009 8:53:33 AM

Good on you for giving this cute guy a nut to make his day. Well worth it to get this gorgeous shot Tess. #8106145

Freddy Bland 11/5/2009 6:58:51 PM

A winner in my book, Tess, and right into the favs!! #8107329

Nancy L. Green level-deluxe 11/5/2009 8:41:37 PM

Simply ADORABLE Tess, I LOVSE this!!! <>< #8107516

Graham Robards level-deluxe 11/6/2009 12:08:35 AM

Wonderful shot and description Tess, so funny saving you from all that stalking, which at your age, has to get tiresome!!!! Very clever!

I love your shallow DOF actually, I know you said one time it can be a pain or something like that, it sets your critters off! ~Pat

~Pat #8107697

Renata Gusciora 11/6/2009 4:02:34 AM

Awesome capture and fantastic composition,Tess!Cute! #8108130

Kristi A. Howson 11/6/2009 8:40:35 AM

I just love this one Tess. The movement of the eye down the tail and back up and over to the little cutie munching is such a delight. #8109226

Tess L. Yee 11/6/2009 11:02:53 AM

I really appreciate all of these awesome comments Ann, Freddy, Nancy, Pat, Renata, and Kristi! #8109499

Sonia Bello 11/7/2009 6:51:23 AM

wonderfuly composed and clarity, great shot. #8111087

Lisa B. North 11/8/2009 9:57:48 AM

What a squirrel, what a story! Fabulous! I have a love/hate relationship with my squirrels!! They are so cute, but I want to do them harm when they raid my birdfeeders! Lisa #8113914

Tess L. Yee 11/9/2009 9:38:31 AM

Thanks for the super comments, Sonia & Lisa!

Sorry 'bout those pesky squirrel raiders.

*uncrosses fingers*

:) #8116949

Salwa Afef 11/10/2009 5:33:03 AM

So beautiful shot , love your exposure ,perfect details and perfect background ,very well done . #8119345

Tess L. Yee 11/11/2009 10:16:38 AM

Thank you for that super comment, Salwa! #8122924

Cindy Bendush level-deluxe 11/16/2009 4:01:57 PM

Another very cute squirrel capture! And I love your commentary - hysterical!

:-) #8136924

Tess L. Yee 11/18/2009 4:24:11 AM

Thanks for leaving such a great comment, Cindy! #8141259

AEK 11/23/2009 10:23:20 AM

it's not that the capture isn't incredible and fetching - but sometimes words and pictures just go better together. in this case, your story has me grinning. it's delightful. - from one nikon nut to another - best, -a. #8156725

Madeline Logan-Davis level-deluxe 11/29/2009 5:14:35 PM

This is magnificent; I love the story that makes it even more precious. Regardless of the nutty Nikon Lady it is really a great shot. #8177887

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 11/30/2009 6:04:22 PM

Oh, look at Pretty Faux! I love the curved tail, too! Your story is wonderful...How fun that they greet you when you come out of your car! Our squirrels were friendly like this at our last house. I miss that!

I only have one VERY SERIOUS question, Tess. I have been looking into buying a new camera. If I buy a Nikon, will it make me into a crazy lady, too? (Hee hee hee!)

Love your sweet yard friends!

-Laura :D #8180498

Tess L. Yee 12/1/2009 6:07:52 AM

Thank you for those awesome comments Arlene, Madeline, and Laura!!

I'm always pleased to see a positive response to my off-beat sense of humor! :)

Oh Laura, I wouldn't worry too much...you're probably a crazy lady already, even without the Nikon! :p #8181817

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 12/1/2009 11:15:22 AM

OM GOSH! Have you been peaking into my windows? HOW DID YOU KNOW???

HA! :D Thanks for your fun comment back! #8182694

Ann Myers 12/15/2009 2:38:48 PM

Congratulations, Tess! #8218352

Carol L. Fowler 12/15/2009 4:01:56 PM

Congrats on this Finalist, Tess! #8218898

Amy M. Wilson 12/15/2009 4:33:28 PM

Big congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Tess!!! #8219164

Phyllis H. Burchett 12/15/2009 4:50:37 PM

WTG Tess! congrats! #8219288

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 12/15/2009 5:49:56 PM


On your big finalist!!!

Yeeeeee- whoooooooooooooo! #8219734

Lisa B. North 12/15/2009 6:15:31 PM

Hi Tess, Congrats so much! Again, I love that little squirrel! I also got a Finalist in the Travel & Place so I'm so most greatful! I love BP.com! Lisa #8219887

Kathy Cline level-deluxe 12/15/2009 6:53:32 PM


glitter-graphics.com #8220082

ROLAN NARMAN 12/15/2009 7:25:17 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic Finalist Tess! #8220291

Sabrina Ryan 12/15/2009 7:53:39 PM

Congratulations on this Wonderful Finalist, Tess! #8220514

Sharon Sawyer level-deluxe 12/15/2009 8:39:15 PM

WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! WTG, Tess. HUGE congratulations on your outstanding finalist and all the best in the next round!!! #8220738

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 12/15/2009 9:39:57 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Tess! #8220959

Christine Lobsinger level-deluxe 12/16/2009 4:28:33 AM


SMILING #8222035

Gina Cormier level-deluxe 12/16/2009 6:32:47 AM

Congrats Tess on this fabulous image!!!! #8222530

Shawn Jennings level-deluxe 12/16/2009 7:03:11 AM

Fantastic capture, Tess! Congratulations on your finalist! #8222640

Karen Celella level-deluxe 12/16/2009 8:39:43 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful, well deserved finalist Tess. #8222998

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 12/16/2009 10:52:52 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Tess. #8223466

Tess L. Yee level-deluxe 12/16/2009 10:56:54 AM

Thanks for each and every wonderful comment! I'm certain Faux would be delighted to find herself in the spotlight, and I'm grateful for the kind consideration.

I'm still struggling with three broken lenses and a dead computer (not to mention a host of other time and energy-consuming issues). I hope to be back part-time after the first of the year. I'll never 'catch up'...but at least I'll have a frest start on looking at all the fabulous images posted here at BP! #8223468

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 12/16/2009 2:15:33 PM

Congrats on a wonderful finalist. #8223958

John Connolly level-deluxe 12/16/2009 2:24:00 PM

Huge congratulations on your Finalist Award Tess, I hope it make it through to the next round! #8223982

John Connolly level-deluxe 12/16/2009 3:44:57 PM

A very Big CONGRATS to you Tess for your Finalist Pick. A Very Well deserved Picture you have here. I hope to see Gold for this image. I knew I would see this one again..


Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 12/16/2009 4:30:26 PM

Congrats Tess on your Fantastic Finalist!! Jeff #8224449

Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 12/16/2009 5:27:35 PM


on your very deserving Finalist! 8o) #8224644

Clyde P. Smith level-deluxe 12/16/2009 6:59:18 PM

Congratulations on a fantastic Finalsit Tess! #8224989

Kristi A. Howson level-deluxe 12/16/2009 8:12:41 PM

Congratulations Tess on this wonderful Finalist and best of luck in the next round! #8225224

Kim Andelkovic level-deluxe 12/17/2009 2:29:33 AM

Congrats on your wonderful finalist....WTG #8225698

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-deluxe 12/17/2009 4:50:59 AM

Glad to see this making the Finalist,Tess!! HUGE congratulations!!! #8225979

Debra R. Harder 12/17/2009 9:30:30 AM

I knew we'd see this little guy again, Tess!! Congratulations on your precious finalist!! Deb #8226657

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 12/17/2009 1:40:42 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Tess. #8227220

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 12/17/2009 2:35:32 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Tess! WTG,my friend! #8227345

Carol Eade level-deluxe 12/17/2009 5:49:27 PM

So glad to see Faux with a Finalist...congratulations, Tess! #8227777

ALLEN O. HOWARD 12/20/2009 7:42:51 AM

As I said, Tess "Perfect"! Congratulations! #8234955

Tess L. Yee 12/21/2009 12:23:03 PM

Thank you for all of these wonderful comments! I saw Faux yesterday, and told her she was semi-famous. She just faux-smiled and patted my hand as she took another pecan from me.


Alex T. Mizuno 1/20/2010 10:20:09 AM

You got this cute guy (or a girl?) in a perfect comp! Congratulations on your Finalist Tess!!! #8315935

Kim Andelkovic level-deluxe 1/21/2010 1:03:12 AM

Congrats Tess on your wonderful finalist.

Christine Lobsinger level-deluxe 1/21/2010 6:30:46 AM

COngratS to you Tess..
a beautiful Finalist Shot.
Happy New Year!!

SMILING #8318611

Tess L. Yee 1/21/2010 9:41:31 AM

Thank you for the fabulous comments Alex, Kim, and Christine!

I've been busy acquiring lots of Faux images and Faux stories...she's quite a character! #8319023

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 1/26/2010 10:08:43 AM

Glad to see you're back, Tess!! Congrats and many more finalists, to you!!! #8331801

Tess L. Yee level-deluxe 2/1/2010 3:53:04 AM

Thank you for the very kind comment, Ellen! #8346255

Lauren P. Krajenta level-deluxe 2/24/2010 12:09:56 PM

Congrats on your BP Finalist. Beautiful shot with excellent details and lighting! #8413111

Phillip R. Connolly level-deluxe 3/20/2010 1:02:23 PM

Well I can see why this one made it to the finalist count, Tess!! Congratulations! They must be quite used to posing for the nutty lady by now...you keep pointing that black thing at us, but nothing ever seems to happen, so it must be ok!! Great work, and I love the sharp detail on the subject and the BG!

Phil #8468333

Dianna Murphy 6/16/2010 10:13:28 AM

Can't get much more perfect then this one. Congratulations. #8698915

Birthe Gawinski level-deluxe 6/25/2010 7:20:57 AM

This is SO beautiful! #8716325

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We've met before. I'm FauxBold, a.k.a. Pretty Faux. No need to explain how I got that name, as it should be PRETTY obvious.

It's a lovely Saturday morning. I'm sitting on my favorite post, enjoying a nutty morsel, courtesy of the nice (albeit somewhat psycho) Nikon Nut Lady.

To save us all some time and trouble, I now come racing down the trunk of my magnolia tree and run straight over to get a nut. It saves her from all that stalking, which at her age, has to get tiresome.

~Pretty Faux~

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 10/800 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 11/4/2009 4:48:28 AM

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Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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