Squirell transporting her babies

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  1. the Virginian

    the Virginian TPF Noob!

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    A squirrel moving one of her young from a neighbor's tree to mine.

    Nikon 70-200 2.8 wide open, 1/500" on 100 iso b&w film.

    Since I'm unlikely to ever get another crack at this scenerio, I've come to accept that the exposure wasn't quite fast enough to hard freeze the front half of her body. :meh:

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  2. Derrel

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    First-ever shot of that that I have seen in my life! I have some shots of a raccoon doing that....but a squirrel mama carrying a baby! Wayyyy cool, slightly blurry or not!
     
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    very nice, great timing
     
  4. the Virginian

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    That was the 5th one that she moved. It wasn't until the 4th one that I figured out what that ball in her mouth was as she zipped across the patio.
     
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    Great opportunity. Glad you got off a shot. I always think it's a gift to see something in nature that you might normally not get a glimpse of. Thanks to many of our fellow photogs we get to share that gift.
     
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    I have to agree with Derral - seen a lot of squirrel photographs but never one moving babies - though I suppose any motherly animal will move young if the den becomes compramised in some fashion.
    1/500sec is normally a good save shutter speed so that was one speedy squirrel! And yes in the world of wildlife photography sometimes you won't get a perfect shot but so long as you can record the action that is enough (though of course we all always strive to capture both the action and the perfect shot)
     

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