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Drinking Red Squirrel by WNPhotography Drinking Red Squirrel by WNPhotography
A female red squirrel pauses for a drink at a pool of water.

This behaviour is not often seen, as they get the majority of their water from their food.

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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-09-09
Four words; Right place, right time!

Drinking Red Squirrel by `WNPhotography ( Featured by Anoya )
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Talking about being at the right place at the right time, Will! Yet another brilliant shot from you, it's absolutely stunning. When I wrote my last critique, I wasn't sure you could top that shot, but God, was I wrong. This must be my new favorite shot from you.

The framing is stunning, the reflection makes it even more perfect. I also love how she continues drinking while she seems to be aware that you're around. She looks so peaceful. The dof is great, the light is great. Everything's great, haha.

I keep thinking 'right place, right time' over and over again. I love the majority of your squirrel shots, but this is, like I said above, my new favorite!
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Wow my first critique anyway as we all now everyone loves animals especially squirrels cause there so cute. i love the way that this has been taken with the reflection of the water its brilliant plus this captures the inner most beauty of nature.
I just can't believe you managed to take this picture without the squirrel running away its amazing how you managed to do that. The light catches perfectly aswell making everything shine. This is very beautiful indeed with all the forest scenery with the calm water from where the squirrel is drnking from I love this and it deserves the daily devation award.
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:iconthefurrycosplayer:
TheFurryCosplayer Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
Lovely photo :3
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:iconperrydesign:
PerryDesign Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot! :clap:
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:iconrollingfishays:
RollingFishays Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Squirrel!
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:iconjsh50:
JSH50 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Delightful!
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:iconjokergirl4479:
JokerGirl4479 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
she is so cute it makes me want to cry lol
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:iconpretty-planet:
Pretty-Planet Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful shot! Great composition.
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:iconsnowstormninja24:
SnowStormNinja24 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Beautiful! 
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:icontomboysquirrel:
tomboysquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwwwHeart - Free  
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:iconwillemsvdmerwe:
WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Terrific photo!
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:iconblue-radiance:
Blue-Radiance Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Photographer
Aweee, how adorable! Lovely reflection too - great work! :iconmonkeyloveplz:
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:iconsilkenwinds:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so adorable and serene! :3
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:icon17lrigvms:
17lrigvms Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't think me bad but I really kind of wish I could sneak up on the squirrel and push it in : 3
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:icontomboysquirrel:
tomboysquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
meanie :(     :squirrel blush:  Help 
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:icon17lrigvms:
17lrigvms Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aww. com'on it's funny :3  besides, with my luck I'd end up falling in myself or be lucky enough not to fall in and just chase it up a tree : p
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tomboysquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
true =P (Razz) 
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:icon17lrigvms:
17lrigvms Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly :p ^w^
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:iconiglybo:
Iglybo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
This is such a brilliant photo. ^_^
Red squirrels are the cutest and best animal in the world. :D
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:icondarthindy:
DarthIndy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant, great capture.
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:iconfrenchfox:
frenchfox Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
:shocked: Fabulous photo ! :iconclappingplz:
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:icontheethernet:
TheEthernet Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Bravo congrats for the DD :). Perfect timing .
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - August/September 2013! :heart:
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:iconpupuomena4:
pupuomena4 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
soooo cuteHeart 
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:iconcafouilleuse:
Cafouilleuse Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Wow!
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:iconcundrie-la-surziere:
Cundrie-la-Surziere Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
No - squirrel need to drink water! They come many times a day to our watering-can for drinking. In winter they eat snow.
Very nice shot anyway! :love:
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:iconwnphotography:
WNPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Your one case doesn't disprove what is fact. They will drink more in hot weather and if you supply standing water then they may well use it. Otherwise, normally, water is from the diet.

Thanks though.
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:iconcundrie-la-surziere:
Cundrie-la-Surziere Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
It's not my own case. Squirrels drink a lot of water, read here: www.wisquirrelrehab.com/backya…
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WNPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
An entirely different species. Grey squirrels are mostly ground feeding animals. Red squirrels (sciurus vulgaris) feed mostly in trees. You only see reds drink from standing water either when nursing young or in hot hot weather. But actually seeing it is difficult.

:)

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Cundrie-la-Surziere Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Here in Austria there are only red squirrels and they drink often water. They come many times a day to our watering-can or the bird-bath or the little frog-pond. Look here cundrie-la-surziere.deviantart… and here cundrie-la-surziere.deviantart…
In winter they eat snow or ice because they need water in addition to their food.
I know many websites about squirrels in German where I read, that squirrels (sciurus vulgaris) need to drink water in addition to their food. I searched for an English site and sent you what I've found. I don't know if there is a difference between red and grey squirrels, but the red ones do definitely often drink water, at least in Austria and Germany. This is not only my opinion, I've learned this by websites of squirrel-friends. You could read it in the German Wikipedia, but - very strange - not in the English translation. Maybe English squirrels don't drink water :laughing:
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WNPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
I'm not saying they don't drink but the majority of their fluids come from their diet.

To see it is difficult. Obviously more likely if you have put out water. :) 

I think we are crossing wires accidentally!
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Cundrie-la-Surziere Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
OK, let's end the discussion!      :iconahoyplz:    for all squirrels! :wave:
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great shot - and reflection used to very good effect... DD? You bet!!!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Really beautiful! :clap:
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:iconadardurden:
AdARDurden Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool !!   Luv the reflection !!  :)
Congrats on the DD !!!   :clap:
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:iconxena1509:
Xena1509 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
good pic! amazing!
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:icontihanav:
TihanaV Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awwh cute! :3
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:iconnellymoonlight:
NellyMoonLight Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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:iconlujei:
Lujei Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
A really nice picture from this squirrel ♥

Love it :3
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:iconwuestenbrand:
wuestenbrand Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Work .. :D ..
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:icongraefinorsina:
graefinorsina Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
sweeeeeeeet
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:icontavern-games:
Tavern-Games Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Maybe she just wanted  to watch herself in the mirror :D
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AderiAsha Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student General Artist
was I watching the daily deviations of this wekk
and the I  saw this....I was like "Squirrel! omg!! :iconemociplz:"
I love squirrels :iconlazycryheartplz:
is a really amaazing photo!! You take it on the perfect moment! awesome!!
congratulations for the DD!!
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:iconamjad-miandad:
Amjad-Miandad Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic
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:icontygrahof:
Tygrahof Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
No, no, no. Natures creature savors her abundance, is a better title. Or 'First sip of spring' or 'The taste of rain' or 'The thirsty traveler was quenched' or......Imagination feeds the soul my friend. Tyg
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:icondiamond-stud:
Diamond-Stud Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student
That's so precious!!!! :love:
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:icondreamer-of-magic:
Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013   General Artist
:wow: Perfect! :clap:
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:iconablefalls:
AbleFalls Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist
This is amazing :heart: I cannot express how much I enjoy this piece :)
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:icontantares:
tAntares Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Make me think of the Disney movie, Sword in The Stone.

Love this shot!
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:iconanaldi:
Analdi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that movie!  The squirrel scene is hilarious! 
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