Tale of the Curious Red Squirrel

in Photography Lovers5 months ago (edited)

I was out last week at a cemetery I have never been to before and I was hoping to catch a little wildlife while I was there. After wandering around for a half hour or so trying to get a feel for the place I saw this little squirrel running along the top of a chain link a fence, it was much smaller then what I usually see in the residential areas which meant it was likely a red squirrel. I wished it hadn't been so far away but I decided to keep on my adventure and keep walking.

When I eventually made it to the fence I was checking out the view as I was on a hill overlooking the city and to my left there was a large tree. Then all of a sudden hear a squeak next to me and locked at the tree, the little red squirrel was there as if to ask me why I was on its turf. It ran around the tree to get another view of me then back around again a few times squeaking and asking me who I was and why I was there or at least that's what I assumed. Luckily I had my Nikon 200-500mm lens out which was the perfect lens at this distance to get a few close ups before the little critter ran off. As this was mostly near a natural area I can imagine the squirrel doesn't encounter people to often and seemed quite young and energetic so naturally was very curious about me and what I was doing.

Nikon D750 1/160 sec. f/5.6 ISO-80 at 210mm

Nikon D750 1/125 sec. f/5.6 ISO-80 at 210mm

Nikon D750 1/125 sec. f/5.6 ISO-80 at 220mm

Nikon D750 1/125 sec. f/5.6 ISO-80 at 210mm

Nikon D750 1/125 sec. f/5.6 ISO-80 at 210mm


Nice shots and details of the squirrel, I sometimes take pictures of some squirrels but they are so fast that sometimes I can't even capture them. Cheers!

Thanks, they are super quick. I was lucky to get any of this one he was moving around the tree so fast I think it helped that he was actually trying to check me out hehehe.

The photos are so sharp my friend. love the details of the squirrel, especially the eyes. : )

Thanks very much, I feel lucky that I was able to get them this sharp.

This photo is very interesting because of the habit of getting pictures of fast-moving animals that are difficult to capture.... Once again great bro 👍🙋

Thank you, I feel like it was a rewarding experience to be able to react quick enough to get this little guy up so close.

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