Click of the Week – Red Squirrel

red squirrelFeeling Squirrely? This and several other Squirrels  were busy with their morning feeding chores, so I decided to try and get an “up close and personal” type of shot. Approaching very slowly, and being in tune with your subject’s behaviors and signs of alarm or stress are key to successful wildlife photography. I took my time approaching these little varmints  and stayed nice and low to not only get a very personal shot, but to seem less of a threat being on their level.

Pacific Northwest wildlife offers many opportunities this time of year to get out and see many different species active, and sometimes semi-cooperative for photographers. You just have to get out, plan for nice light, and BE THERE! Click on the image below for a large, hi-res. version.

Camera EXIF Data:

Canon 1D Mk IV, 500mm f/4 IS lens, ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/1600sec., -2/3rds

Red Squirrel

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