what an adorable little guy, even though he does have a slight holier-than-thou attitude. perhaps i would have cloned out the black leaf? to the right. hard to tell without actually trying it -- covering it doesn't seem to work for some reason. my eyes are pulled to the beautiful nails and then wander to the right.
I think you just about nailed the exposure on this one and it just makes me smile, ok flat out laugh! To me it isn't all about the EC and sharpness it is also capturing the essence of 'squirrels'. This is just so Fox squirrel it cracks me up! Take note of the long slender 'fingers' and the luscious black nails.