Animals

Black Squirrel – 3

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Amazing acrobats.


Chipmunk – 2

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I have several shots of this chipmunk just hanging around the rock. It allowed me to get close and was still sunbathing when I moved on. Given the location it may be used to people starring.


Chipmunk

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My favourite is when they peek out to see if the coast is clear.


Black Squirrel – 2

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It looks scared but rather I only had seconds to take this photo before it calmly got off the log to start foraging. Animal expressions can be misleading.


Red Squirrel

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You often hear young chipmunks and squirrels crying out and making quite a fuss. Time to ignore them.


Black Squirrel

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Black Squirrels tend to freeze in place hugging their stomachs, often appearing to beg. Again your patience can wait out theirs for better shots.


Young Red Squirrel

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Squirrels and chipmunks have an inclination to freeze in place when they sense a threat. Often before you even see them. Stand still long enough and they will go about their business.


Unintentional

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I try hard not to frighten my subjects as I want to a get a good photograph, and I don’t want to stress animals already under threat.


Relaxed

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The dog is probably more relaxed than most people I know these days.


Not Godzilla

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Snapping turtles are a sight to be seen, sometimes they can be a little scary.


Red Squirrel

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Too young to be cautious, it stayed, posed, then carried on with its quest.


Angry Turtle

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Why do turtles always look angry? 


Turtle

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Looks like its dragging itself out of the depths for some sun. Can’t blame it for that.


Leopard Frog

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Frogs’ eyes, nothing to scoff at; quite the sight.


Turtle

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Turtles have a way of sticking their necks out.


Portraits

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I am concentrating on portraits for the rest of this week. I sometimes think we do not get close enough to our subjects in nature, like the chipmunk in this the photo.


Scaring off the Trespassers

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As a nature photographer you need to know when to back off.

 


Can’t Hide from the Camera

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This leopard frog is like so many animals that try to hide and are not exactly successful.


On Guard

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I expect that had I walked another step the dog might have reacted. As it was he looked a little tired.


It Knows

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Why are cats so suspicious?


What Ya Eating?

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Ever notice how chipmunks hide their food while they eat it. Staring at you like you’ll steal it.


Chipmunk

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Cute and hungry.


Scruffy (Two Photographs)

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Urban squirrels are a great deal more wary of people than those I see in the forest. So when Scruffy sat for its portrait, I was quite pleased.


Distortion

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Reflections help in photography, distortions on the other hand can be a problem. The frog is partially submerged but we don’t really see the water so the distortion is a bit unusual, possibly eye-catching.