December 28, 2013 Mister Squirrel

 

Some squirrels in my yard have been playing in the snow, so here are a few images.  I took them the one day when the temps were in the upper 40’s.  Otherwise we have been well under standard for most of December (it’s -3F as I build this).

The music for this page is “Holy Water”  by Bad Company, although without Paul Rodgers, and with Mick Ralphs not writing most of the songs, it’s not really the “Bad Company” we all know.  However, this 1990 CD offers up the classic track “If You Needed Somebody” and other good songs, so it’s worth a listen.

 

 

DEC 28 2013  001aNikon D7100 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at f/5.6 and a 1/320 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 100.  Focal length: 300mm (APS-C).

I shot this, and all of my shots from inside my house; I just opened a window.  The focal length was large but Mister Squirrel got pretty darned close.  I couldn’t have gotten this had I not been inside.  Note the snow on his nose.

 

 

 

DEC 28 2013  002aNikon D7100 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at f/5.6 and a 1/250 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 100.  Focal length: 300mm (APS-C).

Side profile of Mister Squirrel.  Although I used the VC on the Tamron lens, I rested my gear on the open window frame; no screen, which is great for images! 

 

 

 

DEC 28 2013  003aNikon D7100 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at f/5.6 and a 1/100 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 100.  Focal length: 300mm (APS-C).

Mister Squirrel and his buddies have been digging trenches/foxholes in the snow and then popping up like a Jack in the Box.  Kind of amusing.  My guess is they’re looking for food but it sure looks to me as if they are playing.

 

 

 

DEC 28 2013  004aNikon D7100 with a Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens shot at f/5.6 and a 1/400 of a second shutter speed.  ISO 400.  Focal length: 300mm (APS-C).

Mister Squirrel, calling it a day.

 

Yep.  Pretty desperate when I make a squirrel the prime subject of a photo shoot.  However, I had not touched my gear for over 2 months, and was anxious to take images of something.

 

all images © Scott Woelm – December 2013