Gathering Food for Winter

Critique Style Requested: Initial Reaction

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Questions to guide your feedback

Is he really camouflaged? I wanted to show the viewer how animals adjust to their surroundings. Isn’t natural selection incredible when you see animals in their natural environment. I hope I capture the essence of my intent.

Other Information

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Image Description

An American Pika captured in Rocky Mountain National Park in late Summer. I wanted to show the little mammal in its natural environment.

Submitted to Camouflage Weekly Challenge

Technical Details

Nikon D800 with a Nikkor 80-400 VR lens @ 400mm
1/400 sec @ f/10
ISO 220 @ -1 EV
Aperture Priority
Pattern Metering Mode

Specific Feedback

Aesthetic/Technical and any other suggestions

OMG this is adorable!! My head just exploded from too much cute. Although the camouflage-ness doesn’t come through very strongly here, I can see how they would be hard to spot in this landscape. Until they move, I bet they’re invisible.

Thank you, Kristen.