White Squirrels

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  1. kundalini

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    Not Albinos.

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    Thanks for looking.​
     
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    omg! lol well if its not an albino what is it then?? some kind of polar squirrel? :D
     
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    Wow, I have never seen one before!
     
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    Awesome! Where the heck are they growing white squirrels?
     
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    I belive that as these are not albino (the eyes are wrong, and the skin looks darker - not the washout pink) then they would be artic squirrels :) With white coats to hide in the snow.
    Nice series of shots with a much more uncommon subject - must have been tricky catching them in the shots - they are fast devils! Must say I like the first best - a good use of composition space :)
     
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    Wrong place for blending in! is that a black patch on the head of the first?
     
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    In a white room with black curtains, at the station..

    Silver squirrels run down moon beams, in your dark eyes..

    Hey it put a killer song in my head, and now yours too!

    Long time no abstract conversation kundi :lol:
     
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    whoa they're awesome. nice shots!
     
  9. kundalini

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    Thanks Hobbes, ATX, Dmitri, Overread, matt-l, LsD3 and julz for your comments.

    The white squirrels are residents of Brevard, NC. They just scamper about like the grey squirrles that are also there. I really don't know how, why or when they became part of the town. They do have a black-to-grey streak on their heads/neck. I was walking around in local residential areas to find them and only carried a kit lens with me rather than the 70-200mm f/2.8. I thought it best to keep a low profile.


    I was thinking of [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz4dVof3mTc"]Little Acrorns [/ame]by The White Stripes afterwards. :lol:

    Sorry, been in a mood lately. I'll snap out of it soon. This past week has gone a long way to remedy that.
     
  10. kundalini

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    bump
     
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    nice shots, i like how the squirrel stands out so much in the first and third shot, some weird squirrels, i wish the lived around were i live, grey squirrels are getting too bland
     
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    I was thinking maybe a leucistic trait? Im most likely wrong if theyre common. Awesome pics though.

    Mark
     

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