February 23rd, Day 54: Squirrel, Party of Two

Now that we live in an apartment  that offers more bird-appeal I have been able to put my hummingbird feeder to use. In addition, I bought a regular bird feeder, and they are both hanging happily outside.

Also, recently I have been sprinkling bird seed in the grass just beyond our back patio, much to my dog’s chagrin.

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Dog meets Squirrel

He gets all riled up and panicky as though the squirrel is going to be our demise or something. I think they’re kinda cute…

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Even a tree needs to be reminded that it’s appreciated

So today I was actually able to crack the sliding door enough to poke my camera lens out. The squirrels were cautious, and ran back to their trees several times, but after I turned my camera’s shutter to ‘quiet’ mode they forgot all about me.

Heeey...whatcha doing??

Heeey…whatcha doing??

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And while I understand none of these photos are going to be award winners, it was a fun process. I enjoyed figuring out how to get to where they were comfortable with me, and getting close enough to the little buggers. I was using my 55-200mm lens, without a tripod (I was laying on my belly on the living room, pointing my lens out through the slightly opened door), and should this opportunity ever present itself again I may try to utilize my gorillapod for more stabilization.

Thank you for stopping by!


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