Chipmunk in Pyracantha Bush

From the archives
This cute little guy had taken cover in the bush outside my window because a Red-shouldered Hawk was perched in the tree nearby. He froze there until the hawk decided to fly off.
I decided to do some further processing of the photo and add texture.

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39 Comments on “Chipmunk in Pyracantha Bush”

  1. Delightful. Looks a little like some of our cute little gliders.

  2. petra says:

    great picture. and the little man is adorable.

  3. Ellie says:

    That is a great picture – you managed capture it wonderfully – he is a very cute wee guy.

  4. Sweepy says:

    A cute fellow just like me!

  5. Lui says:

    Ohhh, you got another perfect shot!

  6. hannah says:

    Good morning Pat,
    Very sweet combination.
    But where are his stripes?

  7. Ruth West says:

    That’s wonderful! The texture really works brilliantly here too ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. lisa says:

    My first impression was “Wow!”
    This is an amazing photograph Pat, and you processing makes it even more so. It really does look like he’s hiding from that hawk. Poor little guy!

    Thank you so much for sharing at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a beautiful Thanksgiving!


  9. Wonderful!!! Happy Monday! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. That’s an amazing capture! Those little critters are lightening fast..

  11. Merike says:

    It’s very cute. Well done ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. TexWisGirl says:

    i love the lightened effect. so cute!

  13. Beautiful job Pat. I like the buff colors of the berries against the green. Margie

  14. Tricia says:

    lol when the page 1st loaded, i thought it was a bunny until i saw the tail & read the title
    heheheee… nice texture =)

  15. Barb says:

    This is lovely! I can feel his fear! great texture work – it suits it perfectly.

  16. So darling, Pat, and beautiful with that texture. Hope he got away!

  17. Kat Sloma says:

    I love this capture! So pretty with the red berries in there.

  18. Rosie Grey says:

    What a great shot! I love it and also your processing!

  19. Yvonne says:

    This is completely awesome! Love how you processed this ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. Denise says:

    I love this photo, the effect is really lovely and the little chipmunk, always delighted to see them. Smart little fellow wasn’t he?

  21. Kathy says:

    Visiting from “The Creative Exchange”. Love this! But it begs the question….WHY are chipmunks so darn “cute”…yet mice are just YUCKY!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Thanksgiving!


  22. genie says:

    I think what you added to the photograph added much beauty to the overall image. I love the end product. It is so nice. genie

  23. A very smart little guy,I feel his fear the way you have captured him,have a wonderful week,phyllis

  24. Jane Koprucki says:

    I bet his little eyes don’t miss much! I love the light and the texture.

  25. Love the texture added.. cute little guy.

  26. Henrietta says:

    So beautiful picture and you processing is very elegant, I love it.

  27. AJ Kreations says:

    Awesome capture and beautiful texture work!

  28. again a beautiful shot and nice texture work. ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Your processing has really made this piece into a gem!

  30. Sivinden says:

    Wonderful photo! – love the soft colours.

  31. Gail says:

    Poor little thing must’ve been scared out of his mind. Bless him trying to blend in with the bush. I love the texture you added. Sweet photo.

  32. Jeanne Stone says:

    Pat this is the MOST adorable little chipmunk and what a great job you have done with the texturing. Just love it. Perfect framing for this little guy also! Very nice

  33. Kaya says:

    Pat, these are so lovely and so wonderful pictures. You are always using texture in a such masterful way. You are a great artist and you have such a beautiful talent, Pat.

    I will always love all your photo works and how you turn it into art.

  34. Glad he outwaited the hawk! Great photo and processing!

  35. Leovi says:

    Nice photo, I like that squirrel that delicacy of texture, fantastic!

  36. Great image! Luckily chipmunk knew what to do.

  37. Lissa says:

    Love the chipmunk. So glad he stayed safe. Pretty interesting to observe the “food chain” in action, I’m thinking. Love your texture processing. Just wonderful!

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