Tag Archive: Wildlife

Black Squirrel, Up Close and Personal

I have one of my cameras with a 150-500mm lens set on tripod by the living room window so I can take photographs of the birds, cats, squirrels, and other wildlife that inhabit our backyard. Today, a black squirrel hopped on the fence just outside the window. I’ve seen him do this before, but every time I try to take his photograph, he sees me and scampers off. Today, I won the battle. I was able to stand off to the side and actuate the shutter. Not as focused as it would have been if I had been directly behind the camera, but not bad. I shot eight frames in rapid fashion. Here are four of them.

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Squirrel Appreciation Day

Squirrel Appreciation Day is actually on January 21st. Yes, there really IS a squirrel appreciation day. In honor of the rats with long tails that have so often been the subject of my photography, here’s a few squirrel pictures I thought you might enjoy.

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Fox Squirrel Raiding the Bird Feeder, Ain’t he talented?

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Fox Squirrel, Marblehead, Lake Erie

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Fox Squirrel, Riverside Park, Findlay, Ohio

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Fox Squirrel, Riverside Park, Findlay, Ohio

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Fox Squirrel, Riverside Park, Findlay, Ohio

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Fox Squirrel, Riverside Park, Findlay, Ohio

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Fox Squirrel, White Birch Lake, Farwell, Michigan

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Fox Squirrel, Marblehead, Lake Erie

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Fox Squirrel, Marblehead, Lake Erie

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Gray Squirrel, a Sidewalk somewhere in Ohio or Michigan

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Black Squirrel, Port Huron, Michigan.