Faux Smile

© Tess L. Yee

Faux Smile

Uploaded: November 04, 2009


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


Linda D. Lester level-classic November 04, 2009

Very cute...love the story! #1200599

Donna K. Kilcher level-classic November 04, 2009

well captured! #8102742

Colette M. Metcalf November 04, 2009

Wonderful capture, Tess!!!! #8102755

Gord MacEachern November 04, 2009

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

Maria A. Gonzalez November 04, 2009

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-addict November 04, 2009

Great animal image and love the details, Tess.

Dominick #8102830

Ruth Grimm November 04, 2009

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 November 04, 2009

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

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe November 04, 2009

Excellent details and capture, Tess. #8102923

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 04, 2009

Fantastic pose and capture Tess! Jeff #8102945

Jyri Vissak November 04, 2009

Another wonderful shot! Great timing. #8102987

Amy M. Wilson November 04, 2009

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

Val Feldman level-deluxe November 04, 2009

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 November 04, 2009

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

Monnie Ryan November 04, 2009

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

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe November 04, 2009

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

Bojan Bencic level-classic November 04, 2009

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

Mary L. Graham November 04, 2009

beautiful capture Tess!! =) #8103133

Joy Rector November 04, 2009

love this shot #8103152

Robert R. Goodman November 04, 2009

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

Liz blahh November 04, 2009

Wonderful capture, & story! #8103226

Marty Straub November 04, 2009

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

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic November 04, 2009

Just adorable, Tess. #8103345

Kathleen Brennan November 04, 2009

Awwwhh! As always, love the backstory! #8103393

Arlene Krassner November 04, 2009

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

Pamela Shane November 04, 2009

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

Tess L. Yee November 04, 2009

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 November 04, 2009

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

Lindley Johnson level-classic November 04, 2009

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

Tiia Vissak November 04, 2009

very cute! #8103702

John Connolly November 04, 2009

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

Mike Clime November 04, 2009

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis November 04, 2009

Very cute Tess, amazing details! #8104133

November 04, 2009

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

Marcel J. Fernandez November 04, 2009

Beautiful capture of a very cute subject. #8104399

Carol Eade level-addict November 04, 2009

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

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna November 04, 2009

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 November 04, 2009

Terrific capture Tess ~ love the introduction :) #8104694

Debra R. Harder November 04, 2009

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-classic November 04, 2009

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 November 04, 2009

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

Brett Dolsen November 05, 2009

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

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer November 05, 2009

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 November 05, 2009

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

a2o akmal aini othman level-classic November 05, 2009

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

Carolyn Morgan November 05, 2009

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

ALLEN O. HOWARD November 05, 2009

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

Kate Jackson November 05, 2009

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

Tess L. Yee November 05, 2009

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-classic November 05, 2009

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 November 05, 2009

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

Nancy L. Green level-classic November 05, 2009

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

Graham Robards November 06, 2009

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 November 06, 2009

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

Kristi A. Howson November 06, 2009

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 November 06, 2009

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

November 07, 2009

wonderfuly composed and clarity, great shot. #8111087

Lisa B. North November 08, 2009

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 November 09, 2009

Thanks for the super comments, Sonia & Lisa!

Sorry 'bout those pesky squirrel raiders.

*uncrosses fingers*

:) #8116949

Salwa Afef November 10, 2009

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

Tess L. Yee November 11, 2009

Thank you for that super comment, Salwa! #8122924

Cindy Bendush level-classic November 16, 2009

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

:-) #8136924

Tess L. Yee November 18, 2009

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

AEK November 23, 2009

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 November 29, 2009

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-classic November 30, 2009

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 December 01, 2009

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-classic December 01, 2009

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

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

Ann Myers December 15, 2009

Congratulations, Tess! #8218352

Carol L. Fowler December 15, 2009

Congrats on this Finalist, Tess! #8218898

Amy M. Wilson December 15, 2009

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

Phyllis H. Burchett December 15, 2009

WTG Tess! congrats! #8219288

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 15, 2009


On your big finalist!!!

Yeeeeee- whoooooooooooooo! #8219734

Lisa B. North December 15, 2009

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 December 15, 2009


glitter-graphics.com #8220082

ROLAN NARMAN December 15, 2009

Congratulations on your fantastic Finalist Tess! #8220291

Sharon Sawyer December 15, 2009

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

Kelly S. Cavanaugh December 15, 2009

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Tess! #8220959

Christine Lobsinger level-classic December 16, 2009


SMILING #8222035

Gina Cormier December 16, 2009

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

Shawn Jennings December 16, 2009

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

Karen Celella December 16, 2009

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

Mitch Spence level-classic December 16, 2009

Congratulations on your finalist, Tess. #8223466

Tess L. Yee December 16, 2009

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-classic December 16, 2009

Congrats on a wonderful finalist. #8223958

John Connolly December 16, 2009

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

December 16, 2009

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 December 16, 2009

Congrats Tess on your Fantastic Finalist!! Jeff #8224449

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 16, 2009


on your very deserving Finalist! 8o) #8224644

Clyde Smith level-deluxe December 16, 2009

Congratulations on a fantastic Finalsit Tess! #8224989

Kristi A. Howson December 16, 2009

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

Kim Andelkovic December 17, 2009

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

Ujjwal Mukherjee December 17, 2009

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

Debra R. Harder December 17, 2009

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

Bojan Bencic level-classic December 17, 2009

Congratulations on your finalist, Tess. #8227220

Patrick Rouzes level-classic December 17, 2009

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

Carol Eade level-addict December 17, 2009

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

ALLEN O. HOWARD December 20, 2009

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

Tess L. Yee December 21, 2009

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 January 20, 2010

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

Kim Andelkovic January 21, 2010

Congrats Tess on your wonderful finalist.

Christine Lobsinger level-classic January 21, 2010

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

SMILING #8318611

Tess L. Yee January 21, 2010

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 January 26, 2010

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

Tess L. Yee February 01, 2010

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

Lauren P. Krajenta February 24, 2010

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

Phillip R. Connolly March 20, 2010

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 June 16, 2010

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

Birthe Gawinski level-deluxe June 25, 2010

This is SO beautiful! #8716325

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