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Old Sep 25, 2010, 7:43 PM   #1
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I made some new friends today, this lil guy was quite curious and ended up actually posing for me ( seemed to be anyways) I was rather close to him and he didnt seem to mind my presence at all, just feeling me out






















he REALLY wanted to jump down, (I think) He kept wiggling his tail and moving his feet like he was tap dancing. Maybe he was warnin me to back up? Im not sure, but nonetheless he stayed still for a while and let me snap away, and walk all around the tree














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still vivitar 90 230, not for long tho. Say goodbye to soft images, hopefully my next post will be with my new lens!

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Old Sep 25, 2010, 7:47 PM   #2
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looking good - looks like you had to push the iso on a couple of them - wish we had more squirrels but they are very shy around these parts
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Old Sep 25, 2010, 8:36 PM   #3
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I really like the squirrel shots where just their heads are showing.
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Old Sep 25, 2010, 9:13 PM   #4
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Very nice, looks like some young ones just getting ready to go off on their own.

By the way, those don't look soft to me, they look just fine.

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Old Sep 25, 2010, 10:26 PM   #5
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Some very cute shots ... especially the one of the squirrel coming down the tree. Nice & sharp and my what a fine bushy tail you have !
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Old Sep 25, 2010, 11:21 PM   #6
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Nice set. Some interesting bokeh with that lens. I'm looking forward to the next set with the 300/2.8 should be fun. But heavy! Man, just carrying around my 80-200/2.8 today got tiring and that is about 2 lbs lighter.

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Old Sep 26, 2010, 9:57 AM   #7
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thanks for comments. Yes they do look very young! My thoughts exactly. I am also worried about their weight, as they don't seem to be nearly as fat as one would expect going into fall. Also, you made mention of them going off on their own, but I expect that they already are. Im not sure what happened but I havent seen the adult squirrels ina while.
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Good job, can't wait to see what you can do with the new lens!
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Looks like the kids haven't left home yet. #2 is just great.
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Great shots love them all even the ruffling on the neck of the Card... Fantastic the way the one streches out on the v of the tree....
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