For a while I was using this "slightly" manipulated image for an avatar on my Google account. This baby squirrel was apparently blown out of a tree during Hurricane Ike and my wife found it in our back yard when our dogs were barking at it. It was pretty run down from exposure and had a slightly bloody nose. My wife hand fed it for about 4 - 6 weeks until it got it's strength back. I guess it liked the treatment because we had a dickens of a time getting it to return to the wild. Eventually it did make return to the wild, if you can call our backyard "wild", and we eventually were no longer able to tell it form the many other squirrels that stay there.
The main impact of this version of the photo was created with Photoshop's "Outer Glow" filter.
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