Photo op with red squirrel

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good one i was just out looking at my flaying squirl he is busy eating the corn i lift

Yves Langlois

Thanks Jeff. The good thing about them is they are all around us and usualy willing to cooperate. They are good models to practice expressive, moody or funny shots.

Heather Mellon

Love that pose and eye contact. You captured his look of curiosity and cuteness so perfectly in this beautiful image Yves. I wonder what he was thinking too :)

Yves Langlois

I was greatly please when he gave me that pose. You know me. I could write a full page of what (I think) he think. It is a univers I am exploring actualy. Me and him have our own understanding of what the other is thinking. Is it the real truth? I don't care any more. Happyness don't feed on truth.

Jenny Stevens

There is something special about eye contact with wild animals. I am sure you felt it. Lovely shot and what an expression. Yes, he is a cute little guy !

Yves Langlois

For what concern the animal eye contact you are the coach Jenny. Appreciate all your comments. I am slowly developing my hability to understand and comunicate with those that does the same with me.

Debra Plett

Wow this one is a beauty Yves. The cute little guy has given you a very nice pose. And the tree adds some very nice texture to the image. Your soft bokeh is the icing on the cake. Super shooting.

Yves Langlois

Thank you so much Debra. I love that shot for the exact same raisons you do. He sure wins its place on my wall of fame. A friendly reminder that comunication is possible (and beautyful) with nature.

Clifford Dupuis

nicely captures with an awesome expression. great detail and DOF make this one stand out

Yves Langlois

That little squirell is a star model, no doubth. I am quite proud of that shot that shows a communication is possible with nature. But I stay humble because like you I know that so many factors must be right for a good shot like that one.

Seeing I was not leaving the scene, the red squirrel decided to quit and jumped from the waste bin to the next tree trunk. He gave me a long expressive last look and climbed the tree faster than a bullet. Lost him in the dense canopy but I sure keep souvenir of the cute little guy.
Taken By
Yves Langlois
Taken On
December 9, 2022
squirrel rodent mammal animal rat
  • Focal: 400
  • Lens Model: 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM
  • Shutter speed: 0.008 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 6.3

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