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Old Feb 4, 2007, 12:09 PM   #1
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I've been capturing squirrels for awhile now - like I said before, they're such cute little buggers I can never seem to pass them up even though I have a ton of photos of them already. Here are a few of my best compositions. Cheers, Dan

First set is a couple of greys chasing each other around a tree. They stopped just long enough to catch their breath - and for me to finally get them in focus.


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Old Feb 4, 2007, 12:10 PM   #2
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Next is one called "Houston, we have liftoff!". More luck than pure skill.
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Fun photos thank you for posting them.

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One of my favorites - I had to walk around it to make sure the sun was highlighting its tail.
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I swear this one was talking to me. Can you interpret that look? It seems to be saying: "Are you going to feed me or what?".
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Old Feb 4, 2007, 12:15 PM   #6
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A smaller red squirrel gnawing on a shelled peanut.
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Old Feb 4, 2007, 12:22 PM   #7
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Usually, if I get too close to a squirrel, it bolts. Not this one. I noticed it fast asleep on a branch and I actually had to whistle to get its attention. Notice the sleepy look anf half open eye. As if to say "Hey Mac, lemme sleep will ya?"

This concludes my squirrel presentation - I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. Cheers, Dan
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Very nice Photos Fishguy. Love the fourth one:-) Can you give me any tips on capturing them
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Thanks for the kind words, Redsquare. If you can find a park where squirrels are abundant then you'e halfway there. Walk softly and slowly and if you get close enough, lean against a tree to brace yourself and take your time to focus. Then shoot in burst mode. My focus is set to C - continuous focus - and I can track their movements at that setting. An image stabilized camera or lens realy helps too.

I use a Nikon D50 with a Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 vibration reduction lens. That lens really helps to freeze the action. Hope this helps somewhat. Cheers, Dan
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Once again some really terrific squirrel captures. That lens does a really nice job. Someday I'm going to get the 200-400mm f/4. But, that day is a ways down the road. :-)$$$$$
Keep 'em commin'. Nice work.
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