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    Young grey squirrel

    My eagle eyed daughter spotted this little fellow in the undergrowth when we were out walking yesterday. This is cut out of the best shot I got as he scampered back up the tree to home and safety.


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    Re: Young grey squirrel

    Hi Keith,
    That's a nice capture of probably not something easy to get.
    Tell your daughter, well done.
    Cheers Greg

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    Re: Young grey squirrel

    Thanks Greg,

    This little guy was not much more that 12 inches from head to tail and on the ground blended perfectly with the leaf litter. Getting a bead on him was easy but he was faster than the AI Servo focus. Luckily he stopped for a breather just about eye height and only about 10 ft away. I was using the Sport setting in the camera and the 75-300 lens so it was a good job there was bright sunlight lighting him. It was right place, right time, right setting and facing the right direction.

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    Re: Young grey squirrel

    Amazing! you must have been meant to get the shot.
    Greg

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    Re: Young grey squirrel

    Pretty good capture Keith,

    Better than many of mine for the reasons you state

    Personally, I'd clone out the bright sticks behind though.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Young grey squirrel

    Thanks Dave,

    As you suggested I had a try at cloning out the bright sticks but found the background a little too complex for my level of expertise with PS to do it without making a complete hash of it.

    (I did try waiting for the little guy to go a bit higher and clear of ground clutter but he got camera shy and went around the back of the tree. Better luck next time perhaps.)

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