Stumping for Nuts

© Tess L. Yee

Stumping for Nuts

Uploaded: October 26, 2009


Another squirrel on a cypress stump, enjoying a Diamond-brand walnut!

There is a wonderful open sandy spot near the lake, and it's dotted with cypress stumps. The relative lack of vegetation and color means little time spent removing distracting BG elements!

I love when the squirrels cooperate!

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 10/1600 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 130.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Amy M. Wilson October 26, 2009

Is this a political statement? LOL

Great capture and title, love it, Tess!!! #1196769

Mary L. Graham October 26, 2009

Excellent Capture Love the detail!! =) #8073817

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 26, 2009

Fantastic capture of this little one... mmm nuts too! a fav! 8o) #8073859

Kaye Burazin October 26, 2009

Those little critters must know when you're coming. They are on their best behavior. Fantastic capture Tess. #8073860

Michele Wetzel October 26, 2009


Excellent capture, lighting and awesome clarity!

Shelly #8073880

Hendrik Storme October 26, 2009

Superb capture and so beautiful,Tess! #8073886

Jeana Clark October 26, 2009

What a cutie Tess!!!
Great Shot!!!
Awesome details!!

~J~ #8073916

Marilyn Cornwell October 26, 2009

So sweet! #8073932

Tiia Vissak October 26, 2009

a wonderful capture! #8073937

Monnie Ryan October 26, 2009

Very cool -- did you send this to the Diamond Walnut company? Maybe they'll send you a bag or two (at least) for giving them free publicity! ;-D #8073964

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 26, 2009

Fantastic capture Tess!! Jeff #8073982

Peggy J. Maguire October 26, 2009

Love the details,good work!! #8073988

Graham Robards October 26, 2009

Great shot Tess, the clarity is superb!
Cute little critter. ~Pat #8074053

Margaret R. Barry October 26, 2009

Fantastic clarity, timing and details, Tess! #8074065

Jessica Jenney October 26, 2009

Cute capture with terrific detail and tones, Tess! #8074099

Ray Clarke October 26, 2009

Wonderful capture and detail Tess.!!!(R) #8074103

Tess L. Yee October 26, 2009

Thanks for all of these awesome comments, everyone!

Political statement? Me? 0:) #8074130

Gail Vitikacs level-classic October 26, 2009

Delightful capture and the details are perfect! #8074231

Cindy Harrison October 26, 2009

this is great ;] #8074258

Kathleen Brennan October 26, 2009

Another great capture, Tess! I always love your titles and descriptions! #8074260

Patricia A. Stalter October 26, 2009

Wow, I'm a little nuts for this one! Too cute of course. AND well done. #8074367

Marty Straub October 26, 2009

Perfect comp with outstanding detail and isolation, Tess. Beautifully done. #8074441

Kathy Cline October 26, 2009

Adorable, sharp and crispy. Perfect shot Tess!
I love little squirrels..they have such cute and sweet expressions! Have a blessed day.

Debra R. Harder October 26, 2009

WOW, Tess!! The clarity and details are absolutely AMAZING!! OUTSTANDING!! Deb #8074447

Jack Ryan October 26, 2009

Excellent detail...a well "posed" image of this little guy. Very nicely done. #8074711

Hal Bambrick October 26, 2009

Very Nice Capture Tess!!!!!!!!!!!!. #8074813

Lynn M. Whitt October 26, 2009

a perfect capture... #8074853

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 26, 2009

Excellent details, clarity and pose, Tess. #8074891

Rony Sagy October 26, 2009

Beautiful capture Tess. #8074894

Kerry Hill October 26, 2009

Wonderful details and clarity, Tess!! #8075176

Tess L. Yee October 26, 2009

Huge thanks for all of these fantastic comments!! #8075182

Carol Sawyer October 26, 2009

Very cute capture, Tess!! #8075355

Maria A. Gonzalez October 26, 2009

Hi,Tess...Beautiful bg colors,excellent details and a great pose...Couldn't have hope for anything better...Grerat capture and focus. #8075389

Laura E. Swan level-classic October 26, 2009

What a cutie. Great timing here Tess! I find squirrels to be so darned sweet and shy looking. Tucking their front arms under and the ways they nibble away to eat!

Great job!

-Laura #8075392

Jyri Vissak October 26, 2009

Another wonderful shot! #8075510

John Connolly October 26, 2009

A wonderful portrait of this cute little character! A job well done! #8075940

Brenda Sides level-classic October 26, 2009

Tess, cute capture of this little critter:) #8076000

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 26, 2009

This is just precious Tess, and so well done with great texture and clarity, WTG!!! <>< #8076095

Karen Engelbreth October 26, 2009

Fantastic capture, Tess... #8076211

Barbara Waldoch October 26, 2009

Terrific capture, Tess! He is such a good model :-) #8076438

Howard B. Cheek October 26, 2009

The perfect rodent capture here :)
Wouldn't change a thing,
Well done! #8076595

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna October 26, 2009

Awesome shot, Tess!!!
I wish you could have some of our walnuts...we had a bumper crop this year!!! LOL :-) k #8076621

Emily Cook October 26, 2009

Wonderful image of this little guy Tess!. and you are right -perfect background! #8076689

Wendy Moghadam October 26, 2009

Great shot- the details are awesome! #8076808

Eugenio Diaz October 26, 2009

Wonderful image, great work here, lovely details and clarity!
Well done, Tess! #8076918

Christine Lobsinger level-classic October 26, 2009

Hi Tess... these babies sure know when you are coming!!! WOW! Amazing shot, so so clear.. love your title!!!

CHRIS #8077180

a2o akmal aini othman level-classic October 26, 2009

soo cute! great model you have here, Tess! awesome capture #8077310

Mary K. Robison October 27, 2009

Such a sweet and beautifully detailed capture, Tess!
When you look up "cute" in the dictionary, it has a photo of a squirrel! #8077389

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer October 27, 2009

Fantastic Squirrel portrait, Tess. Beautiful pose and clarity and details are tops!! #8077484

Colette M. Metcalf October 27, 2009

Wonderful capture!!!! #8077638

Kathy Reeves October 27, 2009

What a cutie! #8077975

Renata Gusciora October 27, 2009

So cute!Wonderful capture and great timing,Tess! #8078334

Ken Smith level-classic October 27, 2009

Gotta love the portraits that don't have messy backgrounds. Nice work on this, Tess! #8078359

Patricia Seidler October 27, 2009

What a cute capture Tess. Love the way he is standing on the stump. #8078478

Tess L. Yee October 27, 2009

Grateful thanks for all of your wonderful comments!!

(indeed, Kitty...I could have used some cheap nuts!) #8078978

Leslie McLain level-classic October 27, 2009

Terrific capture and details. #8079537

Troy Gallagher October 27, 2009

Fantastic portrait of this little guy, your pictures are so nice and crisp with excellent detail.

Troy #8079727

Susie Peek-Swint October 27, 2009

Wonderful comp, colour and detail Tess ~ perfect background too ~ great shot! #8079858

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic October 27, 2009

Wonderful capture Tess with nice sharp detail, and colour. Such a cute portrait of the little guy. #8080106

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 27, 2009

Wonderful close up, the details are perfect. #8080115

Nancy J. Locke October 27, 2009

Looove the shot, Tess!!! I think we are spoiling the little critters. :D

Cheers! Nancy J Locke #8080125

Anita Hogue October 27, 2009

This is absolutely perfect! #8080297

Tommy E. Burgess October 27, 2009

Outstanding close up Tess!! #8080971

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 28, 2009

Wonderful light, details and dof, Tess!!!

UB. #8081523

Eivor Kuchta October 28, 2009

A nice pose, and such a sharp capture! #8081643

Douglas Pignet October 28, 2009

Nice capture w/excellent clarity. #8082006

Boyd L. Alexander October 28, 2009

WOW!!! Beautifully composed with superb color, tack sharpness, and wonderful lighting, WTG Tess!!! #8082143

ROLAN NARMAN October 28, 2009

Fantastic capture Tess! #8082320

Joanne E. Bohenstengel October 28, 2009

Wonderful capture, super clarity. Joanne #8082513

Tess L. Yee October 28, 2009

Thanks to each of you for taking the time to leave such great comments! #8082780

Ivan Chacon October 28, 2009

Great shot Tess! :) #8082872

Paul E. Earl October 28, 2009

Fabulous detail! Superb image! #8082934

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic October 28, 2009

Another cutie !!! Fantastic comp, color, clarity, detail and DOF!!! I think everything about it, is excellant !!! #8082967

Linda D. Lester level-classic October 28, 2009

So the comp! #8082997

Lynne Morris October 28, 2009

Absolutely fantastic capture Tess. #8083165

Linda M. Walker October 28, 2009

It doesn't get much better than this....awesome shot! #8083421

Michele Wetzel October 29, 2009


Fantastic capture! Awesome details!

Shelly #8084887

Courtenay Vanderbilt October 29, 2009

Awesome capture, Tess. Great details! #8084937

Smita Pawar October 29, 2009

Fantastic details. This is a winner. #8085613

Ray Thoms October 29, 2009

Great capture Tess...hope the judges notice! #8085642

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic October 29, 2009

Beautiful capture of this handsome little guy Tess!!! #8085709

Mark Dodge October 29, 2009

I believe this is one of your very best squirrel portraits yet, Tess. Awesome details and lighting. Perfect pose. Excellent framing. Wow! #8086017

Sam Britt October 29, 2009

Terrific capture, great detail & DOF, very cute!! #8087049

Joao Martinho October 30, 2009

Great capture and I guess just a small fraction of second when they stop and then run away. Well frozen! #8087754

Tess L. Yee October 30, 2009

Super thanks to each of you for all of these fantastic comments! #8087819

Carla Metzler October 30, 2009

Excellent capture! #8088500

Ann Coates level-classic October 30, 2009

Fantastic capture of this cute little guy Tess. Excellent clarity, DOF and lighting. #8088655

Ellen Hodges October 30, 2009

Really cute capture, Tess. Details are awesome! #8088804

Mary Alston October 30, 2009

Another wonderful squirrel shot. I love the curves their tails make. #8089015

Pamela Shane October 31, 2009

I love watching squirrels; we have alot
in our backyard. They are so funny!
Wonderful details captured Tess. #8091006

Ryan Murphy October 31, 2009

very crisp. fantastic capture, tess. #8091205

Kathleen Rinker October 31, 2009

Excellent capture Tess!! #8091211

Carrie M. Groseclose October 31, 2009

Fantastic capture with great clarity, sharpness, and lighting Tess! #8091318

Tess L. Yee November 01, 2009

A huge thanks to each of you for stopping by with such terrific comments...I really appreciated them! #8092832

Michael Lynch November 02, 2009

Love this one. Gotta go back and hit Favorite ! #8097695

Tess L. Yee November 03, 2009

Thanks for that super comment, Michael! #8099950

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