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JDLifeshots February 27, 2016
Great capture! Congrats.
 
Yanid February 27, 2016
How cute... You shot it perfectly!
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edrobson February 27, 2016
Cool shot.
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SalayPhotography July 09, 2016
I love taking photographs of squirrels! This is an awesome shot !!!
 
GeraintRowlandPhotography September 28, 2016
Great catch
 
Ironlad September 13, 2017
The pose, kinda reminds me of Mission Impossible.
 
Ironlad September 13, 2017
Awesome shot, btw.
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jfossier56 March 03, 2018
Thanks for all the likes and great comments!
 
jacquihess Jan 25
So serious great view

Squirrel Stumpy Copy of 014 - Copy



My wild squirrel Stumpy (tail bit off) pops out from nowhere as I fill the bird feeders,
My wild squirrel Stumpy (tail bit off) pops out from nowhere as I fill the bird feeders,
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Behind The Lens

Location
Backyard in Plano, TX . Month of July.
Time
I believe it was early morning when feeding the birds. The squirrels wait around for the birds to knock the seed to the ground.
Lighting
Natural light and under a tree, so I opened aperture more.
Equipment
Canon T5 Hand held Sigma 18-250 lens
Inspiration
I'm always taking photos of birds, animals, flowers and landscapes. I enjoy the hobby. I also have a pet squirrel I named Stumpy because his tail was bit off. I've fed this squirrel by hand since baby, so it's use to me getting close.
Editing
I might have hit brightness, but I don't have Light Source or Photoshop, so most of my photos are original shots. However, I sometimes hit contrast or brightness; which is added with simple Microsoft accessory installed software.
In my camera bag
I have a small camera bag in the car but I also have a backpack loaded for longer trips. I have 2 carabiners attached that can clip on a belt loop or hangs off the ground if needed. Canon t5, Sigma 18-250 lens, gloves, lens filter, lens brush, cleaning clothes, shower cap, extra 32SD card, extra battery and charger. Sometimes I'll bring my Sigma 150-600 telephoto lens and tripod when traveling and hunting animals to shoot.
Feedback
Focus on the eye of the subject and move slowly if taking photos of animals. Patience and quickness seems to catch the best and most interesting photos at either daybreak, golden hour or sunset. All about the light and clearness of the photo for myself. With those two alone important items, most photos can be edited to look good. I also do lots of Macros catch the best of the subject instead or too much; which too much sometimes takes away for the photo. Sometimes I'll set the WB on Shade when shooting over water, or it too bright outside to warm the photo. Also use the technique of focusing on either a dark or light area (depending on the quality of the 1st photo) then moving to the subject to snap the photo. A quick way to adjust light without turning knobs or pushing buttons.

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