Red Squirrel In the Rain

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© Andrea Petersen
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He hath filled the hungry with good things...St. Luke 1: 53

This Red Squirrel came in pouring down rain yesterday early evening
to eat some soggy sunflower seeds. It was a difficult shot to focus
through the window in dim lighting and it was necessary to use a tripod.
I manually opened my aperture to F/6.3 with a shutter speed of 1/40, and ISO of 800.

We have had several electrical storms this past week but today it is cooler and
we have sunshine...A baby red squirrel came to our feeder this morning and it was tiny compared to its mama who is small also..I have made friends with its mother and she trusts me enough to now to bring her young one to the feeder...

A red squirrel won't let rain
Discourage or get her down,
She ignores the deafening sound
Of thunder clapping in her ear...
When she is hungry for good things
She has courage and not fear...

Poetry by me, AJP

10 responses

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (21 Jun 2012):


  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (21 Jun 2012):

    You did a fantastic job on this capture, in spite of the difficulties.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (21 Jun 2012):

    You got an excellent shot under trying conditions, Andrea! She`s obviously enjoying her dinner. We`ve had very wet weather lately, but it hasn`t stopped the birds and suirrels from coming to feed. They really rely on the feeders it seems..

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (21 Jun 2012):

    Da' itsy-bitsy gal is adorable! Well done!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (21 Jun 2012):

    I love this POV of the squirrel and your poem for the photo. How special that you have won the trust of the mama squirrel : )

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (21 Jun 2012):

    this is wonderful Andrea! I love the detail in this. It looks like she's keeping a close eye on you.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (22 Jun 2012):

    Aw! She looks so cold and wet. I am glad she doesn't have far to go look for food. Another great shot!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (22 Jun 2012):

    Excellent. Love the contrast between her and that bright green background. Wonderful clarity and details.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (25 Jun 2012):

    Sweet photo and a sweet poem for this little gal!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (27 Sep 2016):

    Agree with all of the above, color standout!

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