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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Camera Critters, Weekend Reflections

FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET...

I don't know how Judy at Squirrel Queen does it, but she is forever getting wonderful squirrel closeups, and I can't take a squirrel photo for the life of me. They always run in terror when they see ferocious old me. But there is a squirrel (a black one, look very carefully) and there are some nice reflections, too, in these photos I attempted in Calgary last Monday.

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Camera Critters, hosted by Misty Dawn
and
Weekend Reflections, hosted by James in California



Kay Davies photos, September, 2012

14 comments:

Danielle said...

I have never seen a black squirrel...put out some bird seed or peanuts...they will be sure to stick around for a photo shoot ;)

The Chair Speaks said...

Yes, yes, we can see the black squirrels! Purrs!

James said...

Closeup or not I think it's pretty cool. I've never seen a black squirrel before.

PS. Early March seems like a good time to go to Venice. I prefer traveling during the off season because I don't like crowds or hot weather. :) We were there late Nov/early Dec and it was wonderful.

kaykuala said...

Yes, they are elusive! Even stray cats are difficult. But there's fun in trying to snap them! Nicely Kay!

Hank

Fran said...

I can see him! I didn't know you could get black squirrels, we only have grey round here x

Kay said...

I usually get photos of the back end of a squirrel with it's tail flicking disdainfully at me.

diane b said...

The reflection in the little window is really neat. The squirrel is hiding in the shadows. I agree fast moving critters are hard to photograph.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Kay!
Beautiful pictures with delicate and colorful reflections!
I wish you a lovely day,
hugs
Léia

Daryl said...

what you need is a longer lens .. i never could get squirrels or any other critter with my camera til i schlepped out the zoom .. now they dont hear or see me and i can say
'gotchya'

Lynette Killam said...

I know what you mean, Kay...it can be hard catching a squirrel in quiet repose...for me, almost an impossibility as I always have the energetic Meeghan at my side! One high-pitched bark from her and everything flees...lol!

Being fond of the Fraser River, you might enjoy my post for 'J'. Do have a wonderful week...:)

Lynette

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I've never seen a black squirrel, up close or far away.

Tammy said...

Very pretty pictures, and I'm impressed you got a black one at all. I used to live in an area that got various different squirrel species, and the black ones for some reason were the most wild! Red ones were the most friendly. Isn't that weird?

magiceye said...

Wow! A black squirrel! Great captures Kay!

Linnea said...

Squirrels do have a way of blending in with the natural environment, don't they!