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    The Squirrel

    It is a world class model...He stood still until i stop taken all the photos!

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    Re: The Squirrel

    Hi Ruiworld - Nice shot, but there are squirrel shots and there are squirrel shots:

    The Squirrel

    I think he might be saying "Nuts to you!"

    Cheers

    David

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    David, you´re right, there are squirrel photos and there are squirrel photos. Your shot it´s quite nice too.

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    I hate to interrupt this, but Welsh squirrels are far more handsome...

    Gotta feeling this is turning into the squirrel thread.

    The Squirrel

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    Well, Welsh squirrels seem to be very nice too! Mine is a new yorkan....Taken in Central Park.

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    Re: The Squirrel

    Ruiworld - Looks like New York squirrels are basically greys, or are they different from the UK greys? As for the Welsh dimension, there's nothing to beat a good Scottish red.

    The Squirrel

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    As for the Welsh dimension, there's nothing to beat a good Scottish red.

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    What rot! It ain't got no kilt...

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    Re: The Squirrel

    Just picked up on this thread,
    I was born in Liverpool and grew up with a red squirrel reserve at Formby. Still regard them as the true UK resident.

    I live now in Birmingham and only see the greay on a regular basis. More to the point I have had a runnong battle with a family of Greys who raid the bird feeders and rob everything at the expense of the other garden residents.

    That said, so far they have me beat! but in compensation I have some of the healthiest and best fed squirrewls in the country... meet my garden bandit! :-)

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    Re: The Squirrel

    And representing Canada:

    Grey Juveniles:
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    Pretty in Pink - Black:
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    and the feisty little Red:
    The Squirrel

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    Quote Originally Posted by James G View Post
    More to the point I have had a runnong battle with a family of Greys who raid the bird feeders and rob everything at the expense of the other garden residents.
    James

    You need a squirrel baffle. It's like a plastic lampshade with your feeder pole running through it. I have one and it completely stops any squirrel. I do put food out for the squirrels though - bananas!

    http://www.charliesdirect.co.uk/prod...quirrel-baffle You need to check the diameter of your feeder pole. You can buy them in garden supply places.

    Very nice squirrel shots.

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    Re: The Squirrel

    I can't give you a furry squirrel, but here are a couple of Aussie ones.

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    and a fine example of an Australian mouse catcher it is too

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    A few of my squirrels.................................


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    Re: The Squirrel

    Looking at these shots I am relieved, because I was beginning to think it was me, but I see I am not alone.

    I am beginning to subscribe to a theory that squirrels have a permanent 'tremor' that renders a truly sharp shot of one almost impossible. Have a look above and you'll see what I mean, very few have the subject as sharp as one would really want (or the adjacent trees), but I know from personal experience that one cannot achieve that I'll prove my point later by adding some of my own shots to this thread.

    Either that, or, like stealth aircraft, they have a special coating on their fur (and even eyes) to defeat auto-focus.

    James G seems to be closest with 2 out of 3 sharp ones - but how do we know they weren't stuffed?

    Are these the rantings of a mad man? You decide, for me, work beckons ....

    Good thread though,

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    Re: The Squirrel

    Carregwen -
    Quote Originally Posted by carregwen View Post
    What rot! It ain't got no kilt...
    It's taken its kilt off because it's just been having a spot of squirrely houghtmaghandie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    Carregwen -

    It's taken its kilt off because it's just been having a spot of squirrely houghtmaghandie.

    David
    If I understand rightly, yer can keep yer kilt on fer that sorta carry-on.

    #waits for moderators to arrive with big, deleting sticks#

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    Re: The Squirrel

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    James G seems to be closest with 2 out of 3 sharp ones - but how do we know they weren't stuffed?

    Are these the rantings of a mad man? You decide, for me, work beckons ....

    Good thread though,
    Don't know about the rantings, but I was thinking the same about James G's shots and tried to no avail to find Exif and camera info...James, are you there ? What is the secret formula? Very nice shots.

    Wendy

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    Re: The Squirrel

    Quote Originally Posted by carregwen View Post
    I hate to interrupt this, but Welsh squirrels are far more handsome...

    Gotta feeling this is turning into the squirrel thread.
    Except that yours is an intruder, pushing out the natives (like David's)

    Nice shots, all of them.

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    Re: The Squirrel

    ok im game red squirrel-montana trip,grey squirrel mill river park ny,wild black squirrel bronx zoo ny-

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    Re: The Squirrel

    Wendy, Dave, all,
    Let me assure you I have lots of images of squirrels which are frustringly unsharp. Think I agree with Dave that squirrels somehow generate blur!
    I got lucky with the three shots posted took me about a dozen short sessions over a month to get these.

    Shooting information as follows:-

    Taken in my garden using a Canon EOS 550D with a Sigma 50-500mm, 1.4-6.3 APO DG HSM Telephoto

    1st shot 125/s F6.3 ISO 400 Centre weighted Average Metering, distance 9.9m

    2nd & 3rd shot 125/s F10 ISO 400 Centre weighted Average Metering, distance 6.1m

    For what its worth, I've noticed that quite often when they become aware you are getting too close, they freeze, eyeball you, and dare you to make another move. That seems to be the moment.....

    By the way they have certainly been stuffing themselves on Birdseed and Peanuts.

    :-)

    James

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