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Just about every day, I see one of our local ground squirrels climb up on my back fence, and sit there, perched (probably on look-out duty while the others forage for food). I just looked outside . . .

And today there are TWO of them up there! And they had their tails crossed in a way that reminded me of holding hands. OMG THEY ARE SO CUTE! And, of course, my camera is set up in the bathroom for high-speed photography . . . I'm going to try and get some pictures anyway.

*runs to grab camera*

ARGH! They're too smart for me! They can see me walking around in the dining room. One of them ran away before I'd even set up the camera. I did get some photos of the other one, who was first hanging out in one of my empty terra cotta pots. The photos are fairly crap, though, since I took them with my small lens, and through a window. Still, I the squirrel is cute enough anyway for me to post this one photo:

Backyard Squirrel!

I think what I need to do for the future is set up the camera ahead of time, so I can sneak over and just snap the picture. Yeah. That sounds like a good plan for a day when I'm not doing other things with the camera.


May. 10th, 2008 05:35 am (UTC)
That is cute! I've mentioned repeatedly how much I wish I could take and could afford a photography class and real, good equipment. There was something the other day that we tried to capture with our little digital camera and totally missed it. I forget what it was, but wildlife were also involved. They're quick! :)
May. 12th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I could never get photos like this with my compact digital. And even this one was pretty lame; it would have been much better with the big zoom lens. (Which I've been too lazy to put on; soon though, I will. I'm thinking about doing some bird photography). So this is one case where equipment really does make a difference.
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