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Old Jan 21, 2010, 7:33 PM   #1
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I was sitting at my computer when I heard a commotion out side from some school kids walking down the street screaming and hollering. I went out to see what was up.(with camera in hand) one of the girls had kicked a pile of Spanish moss on the ground and, discovered two baby squirrels that had blown out of the oak tree. one of the boys had picked one up and was chasing the girl with it. After taking a few shots, I told him to put it down and leave them alone. (he was planing on taking it home) when I went back in the house to change lenses and came back out, they were gone and I could only find one baby. I think he took one anyway.

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whoa... that was a close one...


Thanks mister, for saving me.


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When I came back with the SP90mm I found this one hiding under a clump of moss.

Tamron SP 90 f:4 - 1/180sec with flash




Then I asked if he'd mind posing for a couple shots...
Tamron SP 90 f:22 - 1/250sec with flash



then I covered him back up and left. I hope his mommy comes and get him.
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Old Jan 21, 2010, 8:25 PM   #2
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Very nice GW. photos are very sharp, and he was a cute subject.

Number 2 is may favorite, like the way the light and shadow workout in that shot.
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It doesn't look old enough to manage on it's own, I hope Mom found it. Those are some sure big, sad-looking eyes.
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Old Jan 21, 2010, 9:41 PM   #4
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Great shots, GW, looks like a baby flying squirrel??

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Old Jan 22, 2010, 1:27 AM   #5
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Great shots GW, I've never seen them so small and...... New ? They sure got some big 'ol eye balls don't they ? That 55-300 made a good accounting of itself, I'm impressed. Thanks again GW for more great photo's.
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Great shots, GW, looks like a baby flying squirrel??

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Yes, it does. I was just going to say the same thing. Too bad they fell out of their nest. Good photo op anyway.
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That is one cute squirrel!

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Old Jan 22, 2010, 2:16 PM   #8
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Thanks guys!
I wish I could have posed them the way I wanted and used a tripod and all but, I didn't want to disturb them anymore than I did, hoping the mother would come back for him. I think she did because when I went to check on it later there was no sigh of it anywhere.

Yes, shoturtle. I like #2 best also, real cute expression.

Hawgwild, I thought so too but wasn't sure... Thank you Penolta for the verification.


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That is one cute squirrel!

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Thanks kjell, haven't seen you for a while. Nice to see your back.
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