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Old Apr 23, 2011, 4:37 PM   #1
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Default Portrait of "Reddy"

I was wandering about the yard taking pictures of flowers, when I stumbled on our frequent visitor to the feeders, whom my wife has christened "Reddy." He was so preoccupied with his sunflower seeds that he didn't notice me approach. K-5, Tamron 70-300 LD Macro.

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Old Apr 23, 2011, 6:39 PM   #2
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An excellent shot! Love the crispness of the fur, though isn't he being an interloper, stealing the bird's food?
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An excellent shot! Love the crispness of the fur, though isn't he being an interloper, stealing the bird's food?
He is, but we also have a hanging feeder that he can't get to. He tried to shinny up the metal pole a few times, but kept sliding down. His antics are fun to watch. Thanks for the complement.
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An excellent shot! Love the crispness of the fur, though isn't he being an interloper, stealing the bird's food?
Matthew 15:27: "...even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters' table."
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wery sharp! great detail and just ...right! great capture!
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Quite a little rascal, nice capture

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Very sharp picture.
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He is, but we also have a hanging feeder that he can't get to. He tried to shinny up the metal pole a few times, but kept sliding down. His antics are fun to watch. Thanks for the complement.
Ha ha would have loved to see shots of that !
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Thanks for the complements.

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Ha ha would have loved to see shots of that !
Years ago there was a vaudeville type show dog named Ready who was trained to ignore his master's commands. He just sat there as his master coaxed and cajoled him, saying repeatedly "You can do it, Ready." The dog of course couldn't - he never was ready to obey. My wife named the squirrel Reddy for his color, but watching him repeatedly try to get up the pole, all I could think of was "You can do it, Reddy."
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Here is a second shot (also posted in the Wildlife forum). The first one is my favorite.

It looks like that parasitic botfly larva is still in his ear (you can see its breathing hole in the side of the swelling. You can see a second hole in the top in the first photo, so it may have already emerged?).

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