As a friend of mine recently pointed out, this story is 'so last week'. And yet, it seems to have legs (sorry, couldn't resist). This is the story of a curious little Squirrel, and how he became an overnight Internet sensation.
The Crasher Squirrel, as the furry little beastie has come to be known, is a denizen of Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. By now, you've seen this photo, as it originated on the NationalGeographic.com visitor submission site.
The simple backstory can be told in a few words:
As you can see, this is a website with a single purpose and a very simple interface. It's job is to paste a clipped version of the Rascally Rodent into your image.
In my case, I decided that my Twitter Avatar needed a little Squirrel action, but you can use any image, adjust the settings (even blurring the background to simulate the auto-focus refocus). I ended up reducing the Squirrel scale factor to around 30, then tweaking the horizontal offset until the little bugger was centered in the frame. Finally I set the background blur to 6.
Ok, I've showed you how, now show me what you can do with the Squirrelizer and your photos! Post the results in the comments and give us all a smile
Update...Jeanie Moos from CNN posted this video item on the Crasher Squirrel. Sadly, she put Banff in British Columbia.
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