Red Squirrel Sighting

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedMay 14, 2013
TakenMay 14, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/100 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length200 mm
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From the top of the rocks I see him...Numbers 23: 9

This sweet little guy was playing hide and go seek with me today until I started talking softly to him and paced my steps slowly...Tiny Red Squirrels are nervous wildlife creatures who don't like sudden movements from us when we are outside with them...They love to be talked to quietly... especially if you tell them they are cute:) I am sure he understood as he obliged me then by sitting very still to listen to my voice and he knew the right place where he would look the best.

This is not cropped, but I managed to get as close as he would let me with my 55- 200 mm lens..Within seconds of shooting this picture he jumped off the rock and chased a chipmunk away who he didn't want in his territory.... I felt humbled that he allowed me in his kingdom...

Thank you so much Shannon Burch for the kind courtesy of your spotlight!!! I appreciate it.

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  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (14 May 2013):

    A really fantastic capture Andrea!

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (14 May 2013):

    Nice work Andrea.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (14 May 2013):

    Great capture!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (14 May 2013):

    How adorable & perfect, Andrea!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (14 May 2013):

    You are an animal and bird whisperer! You know how to approach them and they let you take photos of them. Many animals and birds run away or fly off when they see the camera pointed at them. This little red squirrel is so cute!!! Glad that you could get as close to it as you did!

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (15 May 2013):

    they are so cute

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (15 May 2013):

    Animals and birds are very intuitive.. they understand much of what we do, given the opportunity.. and you got a splendid shot of this trusting little guy!!

  • Maggie Posh

    Maggie Posh (Deleted) said (15 May 2013):

    I would love to sit and talk to him, i think your Garden is a wonderful place to sit and watch all the wild Life..Lucky you, Great picture of your Friend!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (15 May 2013):

    he is adorable!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (16 May 2013):

    Nice clear shot of Mr. Squirrel (with NO snow!).

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (18 May 2013):

    Great shot!

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