Saturday, February 05, 2011

Camera Critters



Cold weather doesn't slow down the frisky gray squirrels if anything their activity picks up around feeding locations.  Whereas gray squirrels are active early morning and late evening during the warmer months now their active times begins later in the morning and dwindles in the early afternoon.

The squirrel pictured is busying itself shelling sunflower seeds.  If you look closely you will notice the pieces of sunflower hulls flying from his paws.

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15 comments:

PaWingers said...

That squirrel is sharp as a tack. Was that taken with the 100-400? We had a high population of squirrels around the house but the cat seemed to thin them out pretty well. I wish we had them again.

Beyond My Garden said...

That is a great pose. We have a fox squirrel that is content to eat what is below the feeder and a gray that insists on climbing up into the feeder.
nellie

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Beautifully presented photo!

Montanagirl said...

Really like this shot! Very nicely composed.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

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Elaine said...

Great composition in this beautiful shot of an industrious critter!

Coy said...

Tom,
Yes this shot is with the 100-400.
400mm, F5.6, ISO 250, 1/250sec, overcast sky.

JimB said...

great image--got the look in his eye! nice action with the paws and nut.

Susan said...

Great shot filled with squirrel personality!

eileeninmd said...

Great shot!

Chris said...

Wow that's THE shot Coy. Everything is perfect in that one, the background, the bokeh, the sharpness and the composition... I love it man!

KaHolly said...

OMG! I've never seen a more beautiful picture of a squirrel!

Lori said...

Coy, this is an enchanting photo of this little guy...love it!

Have missed coming here and talking with you and the Mrs...tell her I said 'hello'. I need to catch up with her, most definitely.

You are so talented..keep up the good work!

photowannabe said...

Love this perky pose and the shells flying too. its been a while since I visited. Always a treat to see your wonderful photos Coy.

Meggie said...

In the summer I find the squirrels a bit annoying...eating up all the birdseed. In the winter I feel sorry for them and rather enjoy watching them from the kitchen window. Beautiful detail in the shot, Coy!